Black Stallion Show Coming to Kentucky Horse Park

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LEXINGTON, KY (March 23, 2010) The world famous Arabian Nights from Kissimmee, FL will bring The Black Stallion Show for a one-time only performance to the Kentucky Horse Park on Tuesday May 11 at 7pm in the new Indoor Arena.

The show features a variety of breeds performing rarely-seen liberty acts.  The Black Stallion from the Walter Farley classic will be among the highly trained horses that are included in the show.

World-class equine performer Clay Maier and his spectacular Friesians, now permanent members of the Kentucky Horse Park family, will also give a pre-program performance.

Admission is only $10.  Children age 6 and under will be admitted free of charge.

The Kentucky Horse Park’s International Museum of the Horse and the Black Stallion Literacy Foundation have partnered in bringing the Black Stallion Literacy Program to Central Kentucky and the Black Stallion Show is the culmination of that program.

Sponsors for this program are UKHealthcare, Kentucky Children’s Hospital, Kentucky Bank, Pepsi, Channel 36 WTVQ, Columbia Gas, Kentucky Horse Park and the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation.

Proceeds from the Black Stallion Show will benefit the Black Stallion Literacy Foundation www.bslf-online.org.

For tickets call the Kentucky Horse Park, 859-233-4303. For more information on Arabian Nights, go to www.arabian-nights.com.  To view a short video of the Arabian Nights performance click on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWW2mVV8XUY.

The Kentucky Horse Park is a working horse farm/theme park and equine competition facility dedicated to man’s relationship with the horse.  The park is an agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet that hosted nearly 870,000 visitors and campers, as well as 15,000 competition horses in more than 100 special events and horse shows in 2009.  The park is home to the National Horse Center which comprises more than 30 national and regional equine organizations.  Located at Exit 120, Interstate 75, just north of Lexington, the Kentucky Horse Park is the place to get close to horses. Open daily March 15 to Oct 31, and Wednesday through Sunday, Nov 1 to March 14.

4089 Iron Works Pkwy Lexington, KY 40511-8400 USA

Cindy Rullman

859-259-4209 ext 209

Cindy.Rullman@ky.gov

Sally Phillips
859-250-1740
sphillipspiano@hotmail.com

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