As you might imagine, the Kentucky Horse Park is (and has been for quite some time now!) in the midst of a flurry of activity in preparation for next year’s FEI Alltech World Equestrian Games. The beautiful new indoor arena is finished, and attached stabling is now under construction. The arena itself was inaugurated with this summer’s WEG test events in the sports of reining and vaulting.

The new outdoor arena was formally inaugurated earlier this year and has been used for the dressage and jumping phases of the Rolex KY Three-Day Event in April, the FEI North American Junior / Young Riders Championships this summer, and more.

the grandstand structure of the KHP's new outdoor arena, as seen from the "people entrance" on Nina Bonnie Blvd

the grandstand structure of the KHP’s new outdoor arena, seen from Nina Bonnie Blvd

The roads into and around the park are continually under construction, being widened, improved, and beautified. Nearly every week that we attempt to drive in to work, there’s a different road closed, re-done, or re-routed.

And … here’s the most exciting part as far as we’re concerned … construction has begun on the new marathon obstacles for the driving portion of the WEG. I’ll post photos of one amazing-looking structure tomorrow. Stay tuned!