Kentucky Horse Park

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The Kentucky Horse Park has submitted a formal bid to the FEI, the governing body of International Equestrian Sports, to host the World Equestrian Games in 2022.

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Republican state Senator Damon Thayer is applauding a state Legislative Ethics Commission decision dropping an ethics complaint against him.

VisitLex rates the Kentucky Horse Park as the number one tourist destination in the Bluegrass region but as Samantha Lederman reports the park is also home to some aspiring riders hoping to capture gold in the Summer Olympic Games in Rio.

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The shakeup continues at the Kentucky Horse Park as the newly-reconstituted park commission chooses a new executive director.

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The views at the Kentucky Horse Park may be picturesque, but a peek behind the scenes reveals an ongoing political tug-of-war over the venue’s leadership. WUKY’s Josh James and Samantha Lederman take a look at two conflicting images of the Central Kentucky tourist attraction.

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Republican Senate Majority Leader Damon Thayer has taken the lead in challenging the Kentucky Horse Park Commission management, but the former chairwoman is firing back.

New Kentucky Horse Park Chair Selected

Mar 4, 2016

Gov. Matt Bevin's administration says the Kentucky Horse Park's governing body has a new chairwoman.

Thayer Says Former Governor Beshear Used Horsepark As Patronage Tool

Feb 15, 2016
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A leading Senate Republican is calling for a new audit of the Kentucky Horse Park to review what he claims has been mismanagement at the popular tourist attraction.

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The white fences at the Kentucky Horse Park will soon be turning black.  The park says it's making the change because of the cost and labor involved to maintain white fences as opposed to black. The park says it expects to save more than $50,000 a year by making the change.

New Director Chosen For Kentucky Horse Park

Oct 14, 2014

The Kentucky Horse Park Commission has chosen Gov. Steve Beshear's deputy chief of staff, Jamie Link, as the new executive director of the park.