We took a little trip this past weekend to visit my aunt. She lives in rural Fayette Co, which is right smack in the middle of all the big horse farms. Saturday we took some time to explore the Ky Horse park. They have really added and upgraded a ton of stuff to get ready for the World Equestrian Games that will be held there in the fall. Here are few pictures of what we saw.
My daughter at the entrance
Statue of Man O' War ( He a great, great grandsire for both my girls. Bella has a lot of his head features, especially the eyes & ears)
We took a trolley ride first around part of the property. These were our tour guides. I believe they told us they were English Shires.
Cute little white mini colt, can't remember his name.
A 19.2 hands tall horse. He was a Sport mix used for Vaulting. He is just standing there normally, he doesn't have his head raised at all. Looks like he needs a taller stall!! For perspective, my daughter is 4'10" tall.
At the Hall of Champions we got to see famous horses such as
Funnycide the gutsy gelding
And Cigar who took in around 10 million in winnings in his career. I didn't know it but he is sterile, can you imagine how much he would have brought in if he had been able to reproduce?
Another of Cigar, he was my favorite. A bit of a naughty boy too. lol He sure didn't like coming out of his stall in the heat. He wanted the fan to blow on him.
These are the stall door where they are kept. It has the brass plated name of the horse that's stalled there and below it is horses that have been stalled there previously.
This is my daughter, in the lobby before we went into the new exhibit. A Gift from the Desert. It was all about the Arabian. No cameras were allowed :( but we got to see the Standard of Ur and lots of BC items, bridles, stirrups, cheek pcs, pottery. It was breathtaking!
All in all it was a great day. It was cheap too. We got to walk around the entire property and see the museum's and exhibits for only $21 for adults and $11 for the kids. 6 and under are free I believe. If you ever get a chance to go I'd recommend it. I would love to go back for the World games but admission then at the cheapest is around 300 bucks ( I think) with some even in the 800 price range.