Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Fayette | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Warren | Webster
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

Hats Off Day Celebrates the Horse’s Contribution to Kentucky Culture and Industry

hatsoff 300LEXINGTON, Ky (6/27/13) – Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital and its fellow sponsors announced today the 10th Annual Hats Off Day will be held on Saturday, July 27, 2013, beginning at 4 p.m. at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky.
 
Hats Off Day provides a full afternoon and evening of free, custom events and activities designed to celebrate the horse and acknowledge the cultural and economic contributions made by the Equine Industry to Kentucky. Admission and all activities are free, including the Kentucky Horse Park’s regular features, plus a variety of special activities for children, an evening show jumping competition in Rolex Stadium, and the first-ever equine book fair, featuring well-known authors available for book signing. Featured authors include Elizabeth Letts, author of the New York Times bestseller The Eighty Dollar Champion.
 
Last year more than 13,000 people attended Hats Off Day. Dr. Tom Riddle of Rood & Riddle and an event founder, said, “Our goal is to have even more people come out and celebrate what Kentucky is known for around the world. Kentucky means horses, and we offer the only day all year when the Kentucky Horse Park has free admission. We hold this special event because it’s important for Kentuckians to recognize the equine industry in Kentucky not only for its multi-billion dollar contribution to our economy, but also for its role as the Horse Capital of the World.”
 
The afternoon begins with a free horse farm hat giveaway followed by family activities, including arts and crafts, free pony rides, interactive educational booths, a chance to ride a mechanical race horse, and spectacular equine demonstrations in the Rolex Stadium. The evening activities include the Rood and Riddle Kentucky Grand Prix, a $50,000 show jumping competition. The Grand Prix also serves as a charity fundraiser for the Kentucky Equine Humane Center (www.kyehc.org) and the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation (www.khpfoundation.org).
 
About the Sponsors:
Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital is a full-service equine hospital established in 1986 as a referral center for horses requiring specialized medical and surgical care. Today Rood & Riddle is known and respected throughout the world for innovative and highly skilled treatment of horses.
 
Other major sponsors: Spy Coast Farm (Official Partner), Central Bank (Gold Sponsor), Zoetis Animal Health (Gold Sponsor)
 
Below is the full schedule of this year’s event:
4 pm: Arrive for free horse farm souvenir hats while supplies last at the north entrance gate.
4pm - 8 pm: Free pony rides, picture on a pony, inflatables, games, arts and crafts, music, contests, prizes and more.
5 pm – 7 pm: Meet the authors of best-selling, horse enthusiast books at the “Exclusively Equine Book Fair”
7 pm: Spectacular equine exhibitions and opening ceremonies for the $50,000 Rood and Riddle Kentucky Grand Prix.
7:30 pm: $50,000 Rood and Riddle Kentucky Grand Prix Show Jumping Competition begins.
 
Getting There:
The Kentucky Horse Park is located at 4089 Iron Works Pike, Lexington, KY 40511, .5 miles east of I-75 off Iron Works Pike (1973) at Exit 120. Driving directions from various regional cities can be found by clicking here.
 
For more information on Hats Off Day, go to www.hatsoffky.com, visit our Facebook page or contact LaTonna Wilson at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 859-233-0371.
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by Gabrielle Dudgeon

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

Posted on 2/2/14
Genovese - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=35646&sub= Lewis - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=bracken_lewis Holt - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=drholt Napier - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=dr.napier_page Newman - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=50353
Genovese - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=35646&sub= Lewis - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=bracken_lewis Holt - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=drholt Napier - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=dr.napier_page Newman - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=50353
3/12 - 718 switched from reg 2 to hopkins only
Posted on 1/31/2014
2/6/2014 - posted
447 on Feb 15th (Val ad ended) switched to kid books
2/18 - 553 clicks
CHANGED TO SIMPLE AD ON 2/19 619 HITS
Genovese - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=35646&sub= Lewis - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=bracken_lewis Holt - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=drholt Napier - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=dr.napier_page Newman - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=50353
Genovese - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=35646&sub= Lewis - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=bracken_lewis Holt - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=drholt Napier - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=dr.napier_page Newman - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=50353
3/12 - 718 switched from reg 2 to hopkins only
Posted on 1/31/2014
2/6/2014 - posted
447 on Feb 15th (Val ad ended) switched to kid books
2/18 - 553 clicks
CHANGED TO SIMPLE AD ON 2/19 619 HITS
Genovese - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=35646&sub= Lewis - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=bracken_lewis Holt - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=drholt Napier - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=dr.napier_page Newman - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=50353
Genovese - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=35646&sub= Lewis - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=bracken_lewis Holt - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=drholt Napier - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=dr.napier_page Newman - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=50353
3/12 - 718 switched from reg 2 to hopkins only
Posted on 1/31/2014
2/6/2014 - posted
447 on Feb 15th (Val ad ended) switched to kid books
2/18 - 553 clicks
CHANGED TO SIMPLE AD ON 2/19 619 HITS
Genovese - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=35646&sub= Lewis - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=bracken_lewis Holt - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=drholt Napier - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=dr.napier_page Newman - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=50353
Genovese - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=35646&sub= Lewis - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=bracken_lewis Holt - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=drholt Napier - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=dr.napier_page Newman - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=50353
3/12 - 718 switched from reg 2 to hopkins only
Posted on 1/31/2014
2/6/2014 - posted
447 on Feb 15th (Val ad ended) switched to kid books
2/18 - 553 clicks
CHANGED TO SIMPLE AD ON 2/19 619 HITS

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

April 16, 2014 18849

UPDATE- Sheriff's Office Following Leads…

in Top Stories by Taylor Riley, SurfKY News Reporter
April 14, 2014 6313

U.S. Bank Hanson on Lockdown Due to Bomb…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
April 14, 2014 5243

Pedestrian Killed During Two Vehicle…

in Top Stories by Chris E. King
April 17, 2014 3221

KSP Nabs St. Charles Man Wanted by U.S.…

in Top Stories by Trooper Stu Recke
April 15, 2014 3016

Police Searching for Sureway's 'Baby…

in Top Stories by Taylor Riley, SurfKY News Reporter

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

April 14, 2014 5243

Pedestrian Killed During Two Vehicle…

in Top Stories by Chris E. King
April 17, 2014 3221

KSP Nabs St. Charles Man Wanted by U.S.…

in Top Stories by Trooper Stu Recke
April 15, 2014 3016

Police Searching for Sureway's 'Baby…

in Top Stories by Taylor Riley, SurfKY News Reporter
April 15, 2014 2679

Multi-Agency Investigation Leads to Drug…

in Top Stories by Lori Blakeley
April 15, 2014 1037

State Approves $500K for Hopkins Archery…

in Top Stories by Rebecca Hanchett

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

April 14, 2014 2033

Grow Garden Grow - Spring Has Sprung

in News by Barbara Cecil Russ
April 15, 2014 1569

Owensboro Police Investigate Auto Accident

in News by Michael Hathaway
April 15, 2014 1232

Owensboro Parks Offers Tennis Lessons

in News by Britni Bunn
April 15, 2014 848

Happenings and Meetings Owensboro

in News by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News
April 14, 2014 661

Owensboro Health Hosts Tours for…

in Top Stories by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

April 16, 2014 2858

Sheriff's Deputies Nab Central City…

in Top Stories by Sheriff Curtis McGehee
April 14, 2014 2494

MCC Staff Shares Good News with…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News Reporter
April 15, 2014 1867

'Walk Right Back' An Everly Brother's…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News Reporter
April 15, 2014 1702

Local MCHS Students Train at Job Corps

in Top Stories by Karen Robinson
April 15, 2014 1396

Thumbpickers Unite at Mose Rager Day

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News Reporter

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)

SurfKY Owensboro News Bureau
920 Frederica St. / Suite 210  •  Owensboro, KY 42301  •  270.683-8060 (phone)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social 06social 21social 22social 04social 03