Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Denny's featured student - "Hellie"

I'd like to feature a few of my students in the next few blogs - this entry is dedicated to Helen or "Hellie" as she likes to be called by her friends. Hellie had been looking for that perfect horse for a long time. She sent us on a mission to find him, and we came back with "Smokey" - a beautiful grey Racking Horse gelding. After a bit of training and a few regular lessons, Smokey has become a great trail horse and a wonderful companion. He and Hellie are getting along beautifully and they've been learning new ways to have fun as you can see in the picture. Congratulations to Hellie and Smokie - you make us proud...Happy Trails!

Friday, August 10, 2007

Wild West Entertainment Welcomes New Staffer!

We'd like to welcome Stephanie Cons to the Wild West Entertainment team! Stephanie is a former member of the Canadian Cowgirls Precision Drill Team, and has been training with us to learn Trick Horse Training, Trick Riding, Mounted Trick Shooting and other Wild West Arts. Stephanie will be performing at many of our upcoming events!

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Congratulations to a good friend...

Linda Brantley, a 28-year veteran of the Kentucky Horse Park, is retiring soon. Linda has been the voice of the KHP as she has been the official announcer for all the live shows on the grounds for many years, as well as the Entertainment Coordinator. Linda and I worked closely together during my time at the Park and we have many fond memories of all the wonderful horses there. Linda is a class act and a great announcer/personality, and was my announcing mentor as I was learning the ropes. She'll be spending her retirement announcing various horse fairs and special events around the country. Good luck to a good friend!