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After two years of being virtual, Breyerfest returns to the Kentucky Horse Park

Visitors at Breyerfest 2019
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Visitors at Breyerfest 2019

After two years of being a virtual event, Breyerfest is returning to the Kentucky Horse Park. The event draws thousands of horse lovers to central Kentucky, often referred to as “the Horse Capitol of the World.”

Lee Carter is the executive director of the Kentucky Horse Park. He said Breyerfest will have something for everyone.

“They will have over 200 horses, live horses on property, it will provide a hands-on experience for guests to get up close and personal to horses. It’s very unique, they have workshops, they have seminars, they have contests, they have model horseshows.”

Carter says the event is expected to draw between 30 and 40-thousand people to the Lexington area this weekend. He says this is an economic boon to the area because people are staying in hotels and eating at area restaurants.

Lexington area even though Central Kentucky is dealing with a spike in COVID-19 cases. Carter said there is another option for those not wanting to attend in person.

“If they elect not to attend in person, there is a virtual option. You can go to breyerhorses.com, that website and you can look at the Breyerfest virtual option that’s there. If there are those hesitant to come out, that is there, they were virtual last year as many things were.”

This is the festival’s 33rd year and it will focus on horse culture in Germany.

Breyerfest kicks off Friday at the Kentucky Horse Park and runs through Sunday.

Stan Ingold is WEKU's News Director. He has worked in public broadcasting for 18 years, starting at Morehead State Public Radio before spending the past 10 years at Alabama Public Radio. Stan has been honored with numerous journalism awards for his public radio reporting.
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