Kentucky Horse Council Announces $14,000 Equine Art Contest at Kentucky Round-Up

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.”

Entries for the contest must be delivered by 12:00 noon to the Kentucky Round-Up event at the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park.  Acceptable media for the contest are drawings and paintings. The results of the judged contest will be announced at 3:00 pm.

Admission to this February 2nd equestrian event is FREE for children 12 and younger and $10 in advance for adults ($15 at the door); youth groups receive free admission with half-price tickets available for youth leaders.  An evening concert featuring well-known Kentucky country music artist, John Michael Montgomery, closes the event with tickets available through Ticket Master.

For more information about Kentucky Round-Up and ticket information, visit

For more information about the Children’s Art Academy, visit

For more information about AIC College of Design, visit

ABOUT THE KENTUCKY HORSE COUNCIL – The Kentucky Horse Council is a non-profit organization dedicated, through education and leadership, to the protection and development of the Kentucky equine community. The Kentucky Horse Council provides educational programs and information, outreach and communication to Kentucky horse owners and enthusiasts, equine professional networking opportunities through KENA, trail riding advocacy, health and welfare programs, and personal liability insurance and other membership benefits.  The specialty Kentucky Horse Council license plate, featuring a foal lying in the grass, provides the primary source of revenue for KHC programs.


Ginny Grulke
Executive Director
Phone:  859.367.0509

Kentucky Horse Council
1500 Bull Lea Rd, Suite 214C
Lexington, KY 40511
Phone:  859.367.0509

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