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$100,000 raised for Central Kentucky Riding For Hope

Kentucky Horse Park hosts Road to the Horse competition

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 22, 2013) — The Kentucky Horse Park hosted The Road to the Horse on March 15-17, giving spectators at Alltech Arena the opportunity to watch as elite horse trainers competed to build a relationship with an untamed horse.

Live and silent auctions as well as proceeds from wristbands sold raised more than $100,000 to benefit the Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life and the health of children and adults with special physical, cognitive, emotional and social needs through therapeutic activities with the horse.

CKRHLogo2The goal of Road to the Horse is to teach horsemen and women that natural horsemanship is a kinder, gentler way of working with horses. Competitors are judged on both a final test of skill and the methods used to get to the end result.

This year’s event was the first time Road to the Horse was conducted at the Kentucky Horse Park. Previous events were held in Murfreesboro, Tenn., but the popularity of the competition left organizers in search of a larger venue.

This year’s competition, which marked its 10th anniversary, also brought more than 100 exhibitors who lined the arena concourse showcasing equine-related goods and services.

The dates for next year’s Road to the Horse are March 14-16.

To learn more about Central Kentucky Riding For Hope, visit www.ckrh.org.