Lexington KY, January 24, 2012 – The Kentucky Round-Up, hosted by the Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) on February 2, 2013 at the Kentucky Horse Park, today announces an Equine Art Contest for aspiring artists ages five through adult.
Three scholarships will be awarded to the winners of an Equine Art Contest to be held at Kentucky Round-Up on February 2, 2013. The Children’s Art Academy of Fort Thomas, Kentucky will award two scholarships of $2,000 each to the winners of a contest for ages five through 15. The AIC College of Design of Cincinnati will offer one $10,000 scholarship to be awarded to the winner of a contest for ages 16 and older.
“Throughout the ages, the horse has been a subject of many great works of art, and that tradition continues into the 21st century,” said Anna Zinkhon, President of the Kentucky Horse Council. “We recognize the value of the arts to our equine culture and would like to encourage children and adults to express the beauty of the horse through the visual arts.”
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Ronald McDonald House, New Beginnings Therapeutic Riding to Benefit from Kentucky Round-Up Event
Lexington KY, December 31, 2012 – The Kentucky Horse Council today announces that Kentucky Round-Up, a new family event featuring horses, will benefit two family-oriented charities: Kentucky’s two Ronald McDonald Houses, Bluegrass and Kentuckiana, and New Beginnings Therapeutic Riding of Bowling Green.
Kentucky Round-Up will be held February 2, 2013 at the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park, and is designed for families, children and adults interested in fun, learning and entertainment revolving around the horse. Kentucky Round-Up also includes the KHC Members’ Awards Banquet and an evening concert by country music star John Michael Montgomery.
The two charities were chosen based on the important work they do in the areas of support for children and families with needs in the area of health care support and equine therapy for special needs.
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Lexington KY, December 21, 2012 – The Kentucky Round-Up, hosted by the Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) on February 2, 2013 at the Kentucky Horse Park, highlights the need for effective communication between horse and rider through focused demonstrations. Presenting clinicians Linda Starnes, Avo Kiviranna and Robin Gollehon focus on understanding the horse as an individual and working within his/her strengths as the key to maximizing performance.
Linda Starnes of Brownsville, KY is a certified Level III Parelli Natural Horsemanship Trainer. She owns, breeds, trains and competes Tennessee Walking Horses with a focus on versatility. Starnes utilizes Horsenality, a term coined by natural horse training sensation Pat Parelli, to identify horse psychologies and recognize each individual horse’s innate character. By understanding what is uniquely important to the individual horse, Starnes develops a training regimen tailored to them.
Starnes will conduct a live demonstration designed to help the audience better understand the philosophy of utilizing the Horsenality approach to working with horses. According to Pat Parelli, “This approach to understanding horses helps horses – and their humans – become more balanced, centered and confident.”
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Lexington KY, December 10, 2012 – The Kentucky Horse Council today announces the Kentucky Round-Up, a new family event featuring horse fun, learning and interaction. Kentucky Round-Up will be held February 2, 2013 at the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park. Kentucky Round-Up also includes an evening concert by country music star John Michael Montgomery.
The event has been designed to provide families with no horse involvement to be around horses, learn about their personalities, grooming, safety, and horse sports that kids can be involved with. In addition, those who already ride horses will find advanced speakers, clinicians, vendors and demonstrations for their interest. Also taking place at the Kentucky Round-Up is the 4th Annual International Safety Symposium, sponsored by riders4helmets.com, attracting attendees and speakers from around the world.
In the evening, well-known Kentucky country music artist John Michael Montgomery will be in concert in the arena, with the Danny Frazier Band as the opening act.
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