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:
Here are some shots of the inside:
Some shots of us recording at the new indoor:
Finally, some shots of the outside of the new indoor: