Months before its scheduled completion date, the Kentucky Horse Park has already booked events for the park’s new indoor arena well into 2014.
“The Kentucky General Assembly placed a lot of faith in our ability to make the Kentucky Horse Park the finest equestrian facility in the world,” said John Nicholson, executive director of the park, “so I am particularly pleased to see that their faith is already being rewarded as we bring new business and new revenue into our commonwealth with these shows, and make a solid contribution to the local economy.”
Thus far, the horse park has booked 14 first-time events, most of which will bring hundreds – and in some cases, thousands – of competitors to the new indoor facility. In addition, a number of events that already take place at the horse park will return, but are contracted for the indoor arena for the first time, enabling the park to book additional events in the existing covered arena.
“It is gratifying to see that the investment in the Kentucky Horse Park is paying off with these new events that will help boost tourism in Kentucky,” said Tourism, Arts and Heritage Secretary Marcheta Sparrow. “This helps to confirm the important role the Kentucky Horse Park and our commonwealth have in the equine industry.”