KENTUCKY HORSE PARK OFFICIALLY OPENS NEW INDOOR ARENA
$45 Million Facility Secures Park as the World’s Leading Equestrian Venue

The arena was designed by GBBN Architects (offices in Lexington and Louisville), and built by DW Wilburn, a Lexington company. It was designed specifically for the park, after consultations with the leaders of numerous equestrian disciplines, so that it would be the most versatile and user-friendly facility possible.  While designed for equestrian competition, the arena will also be used frequently for other types.

Special features include 5,700 stadium seats and nine suites with 200 suite suite seats, a 135 x 300-foot event floor (equal to one football field or four basketball courts) with special equine surface, 20,000 square feet of exhibitor space, six concession areas, a warm-up barn, outdoor warm-up ring, high-tech sound system, 568 parking spaces, and bathrooms with 91 stalls.

We were there at the grand Opening recording a show.  Listen to this special episode here.

Here are some of the pictures that we took at the event, enjoy:

The Grand Opening Ceremonies:

Executive Director KY Horse Park, John Nicholson

Executive Director KY Horse Park, John Nicholson

Governor of Kentucky Steve Beshear

Governor of Kentucky Steve Beshear

First Lady of kentucky Jane Beshear

First Lady of kentucky Jane Beshear

Lexington Mayor Newberry

Lexington Mayor Newberry

The Ribbon Cutting

The Ribbon Cutting

Here are some shots of the inside:

New Indoor Kentucky Horse Park

New Indoor Kentucky Horse Park

New Indoor Kentucky Horse Park

New Indoor Kentucky Horse Park

New Indoor Kentucky Horse Park

New Indoor Kentucky Horse Park

Some shots of us recording at the new indoor:

Interviewing John Nicholson

Interviewing John Nicholson

Interviewing Janie Atkinson

Interviewing Janie Atkinson

Interviewing Susanna Elliot

Interviewing Susanna Elliot

Finally, some shots of the outside of the new indoor:

New Indoor at Kentucky Horse Park

New Indoor at Kentucky Horse Park

New Indoor at Kentucky Horse Park

New Indoor at Kentucky Horse Park

New Indoor at Kentucky Horse Park

New Indoor at Kentucky Horse Park

New Indoor at Kentucky Horse Park

New Indoor at Kentucky Horse Park

Glenn the Geek being Glenn the Geek

Glenn the Geek being Glenn the Geek