Directions: The Kentucky Horse Park is located on Iron Works Pike, north of Lexington. From I-75, take exit 120. From other highways, watch for Kentucky Horse Park signs. Enter main gate entrance for the park, watch for signs to US Dressage Finals stabling (or ask for directions from the gate attendant). Address for GPS: 4089 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY, 40511
Parking: Passes may be obtained from the Parking Booth or Visitor Information Center upon entry. The fee is $15.00 assessed for each parking pass per event or $5.00 per day. All trailers must park in approved lot. No parking is allowed in the barn area. Trailers must be dropped in the main Kentucky Horse Park parking lot and not in the stabling area.
Kentucky Horse Park $10 (per horse) Equine Facility Fee: This fee has been enacted to produce a sustainable stream of revenue to support show facility maintenance. These funds will go into a restricted account that can only be used for footing maintenance and/or replacement, barn repair, water truck/drag maintenance, etc. This fee will also pertain to non-competing horses, as well as those who choose to show out of their trailers; helping to keep Kentucky Horse Park a world-class facility for years to come. Note: Trailer-ins are not permitted at this competition. ALL horses must be stabled.
Footing/Arenas: All competition arenas and designated competition warm-up rings will be standard size with silica sand and fiber manufactured by OttoSport or another company. Some warm-up arenas may be sand/clay base. Indoor competition arena (Alltech) in addition to outdoor competition arenas will be used. Outside and covered lungeing areas with sand/clay footing marked on facility layout map.
Stabling: Stalls are 10’x10’ in permanent shed row barns or indoor heated barns and have full sliding doors. A limited number of double heated interior stalls (10’x20’) are available in the Alltech Barn. No temporary equipment may be permanently attached to any existing KHP property such as signs, barricades, stabling, trees, etc. Staples, nails, and/or screws of any kind are not allowed.
Bedding: No bedding will be supplied. Straw and shavings are available for purchase from Dever at the horse park (859-233-9702, or email@example.com, or www.deverinc.com) each day between the hours of 8:00am and 7:00pm. Exhibitors should contact Dever at least 24 hours prior to their arrival to make arrangements. Exhibitors may also bring their own bedding, but only wood shavings or straw are permitted. Bring your own bedding if you are planning to arrive after 7:00pm, or contact Dever earlier in the day to ensure that you will receive your bedding that night.
Feed and Hay: Feed and hay can be pre-ordered from Dever (859-233-9702 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.deverinc.com). Exhibitors should contact Dever at least 24 hours prior to their arrival. Exhibitors may also bring their own feed and hay.
Concessions: Indoor and outdoor food and concessions will be available on the show grounds Wednesday through Sunday.
Early Arrivals and Layovers: Horses occupying early ship-in (from Tuesday 9am until Wednesday 12pm) or layover stabling (past Sunday midnight) are not allowed in any Park arena, ring or other facilities.
Golf Carts/Mopeds Etc.: Must be at least 16 year of age, with valid driver's license to operate a golf cart, moped, etc. Not allowed in the tourist/visitor areas of the park. No four-wheelers, three-wheelers, or motor bikes over 50 cc are allowed on park grounds. Golf carts can be rented through Cunningham Golf Carts. Reserve golf car here and click on the button for KY Horse Park rentals.
In accordance with GR1301.7: Minors who do not have a valid driver’s license which allows them to operate a motorized vehicle in the state in which they reside will not be permitted to operate a motorized vehicle of any kind, including, but not limited to, golf carts, motorcycles, scooters, or farm utility vehicles, on the competition grounds of licensed competitions. Minors who have a valid temporary license may operate the above described motorized vehicles as long as they are accompanied by an adult with a valid driver’s license. The parent(s), legal guardian(s), or individual who signs the entry blank as a parent or guardian of a minor operating a motorized vehicle in violation of this rue are solely responsible for any damages, claims, losses or actions resulting from that operation. Violations of this rule will be cause for sanctions against the parent(s), guardian(s) and/or trainer(s) who are responsible for the child committing the offense. Penalties may include exclusion of the child, parent(s), guardian(s), and/or trainer(s) from the competition grounds for the remainder of the competition and charges being filed against any of the above individuals in accordance with Chapter 6. Wheelchairs and other mobility assistance devices for individuals with disabilities are exempt from this rule.
Warning: Under the Equine Activity Liability Act, each participant who participates in an equine activity expressly assumes the risks of engaging in and legal responsibility for injury, loss, or damage to person or property resulting from the risk of equine activities.
UNDER KENTUCKY LAW, A FARM ANIMAL ACTIVITY SPONSOR, FARM ANIMAL PROFESSIONAL, OR OTHER PERSON DOES NOT HAVE THE DUTY TO ELIMINATE ALL RISKS OF INJURY OF PARTICIPATION IN FARM ANIMAL ACTIVITIES. THERE ARE INHERENT RISKS OF INJURY THAT YOU VOLUNTARILY ACCEPT IF YOU PARTICIPATE IN FARM ANIMAL ACTIVITIES. KRS 247.4027
Weather/Acts of God/Accidents or Emergency Policy: Management reserves the right to cancel any classes due to hazardous weather, Acts of God, Accidents or Emergencies. In addition, management reserves the right to move, close or add designated lungeing areas due to hazardous weather, Acts of God, accidents or emergencies. Every effort will be made to reschedule with priority given to Championship classes. No refunds for cancellations due to hazardous weather, Acts of God, Accidents or Emergencies.