Tuesday, September 28, 2010

THE 2010 WORLD EQUESTRIAN GAMES HAVE BEGUN



The 2010 World Equestrian Games are now happening in Lexington, Kentucky. This is the first time they have ever been held outside of Europe and Kentucky is proud to be the first US venue. And what a beautiful place to have the games - right in the midst of Kentucky horse country!
If you live anywhere near you should go. I'm having a hard time deciding what to go see as there are so many interesting events. It is only an hour drive from the Inn and the weather is going to be great during the games.
The opening ceremony was last Saturday night and it was spectacular. If you missed it you can still see it by going to this site, www.USEFnetwork.com There are also some pretty funny guys from Great Britan with a behind the scenes show on that same site.
We Kentuckians claim to be the Horse Capital of the World and this event is one more world class horse sporting event to add to our long list.
The Games are an Olympic style event that lasts 16 days with opening and closing ceremonies, daily equine exhibits and and competitions for eight world championships.
Competitors have come from 58 countries to participate in the vaulting, which is like gymnastics on horseback; dressage, which tests a horse's obedience to the rider's smallest commands; jumping, where horses and riders complete an obstacle course; driving, which involves four horses leading a carriage through dressage and a marathon course; and reining, where riders guide horses through patterns including 360 degree spins and a 100 mile endurance race.
When you purchase a ticket to any of the competitive events then you that allows you to visit the other areas in the park. So you are able to see the Equine Village, the Alltech Experience Pavilion and the Kentucky Experience area. Live music, horse exhibitions and food are available at all these areas. To get tickets go to www.ticketmaster.com or call them at 1-888-934-2010.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

September Happenings

SNEAK PEEK AT THE KENTUCKY DERBY MUSEUM
The movie "Secretariat" is coming out this month but you can get some inside information starting this Thursday September 23 if you visit the Kentucky Derby Museums new exhibit: "Secretariat: Big Red's Journey to the Silver Screen." The exhibit features props, costumes and behind the scenes footage and interviews from the movie. Also historical footage and artifacts from the horses life, as well as a dress up area where you can try on fashions from the Secretariat era. The exhibit runs through March 27 at the Kentucky Derby Museum.



ANTIQUES AT LOCUST GROVE


ANTIQUE MARKET AT LOCUST GROVE
Head over to Locust Grove Historic Home next Sunday, September 26 for the Fall antique show. Booths full of American country antiques, silver, porcelain, jewelery, and art will be overflowing on the grounds of the historic 1790's home. The hours are from 10a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but come early for the best finds. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children and include a tour of the house.


LOUISVILLE IDEA FESTIVAL

The Idea Festival returns to Louisville September 29 through October 2, 2010. This festival brings together some of the most original, daring and visionary thinkers and performers in the world for five days full of discussion, performance and innovation. Some of the speakers include Philippe Petit who walked the high wire between the twin towers, Louisville's own Tori Murden McClure who will talk about her experiences while crossing the Atlantic solo in a rowboat and Saffire author or "Push" which was made into the award winning film "Precious". Events are held at the Kentucky Center for the Arts and a schedule and tickets are available at www.ideafestival.com or you can call 1-866-966-4607.

Heart Healthy Breakfast Options




Many of our guests are looking for a breakfast that is heart healthy. We have several appetizing options for them. A wonderful bowl overflowing with organic berries and toppings of granola and muesli starts things off. Then they have a choice of organic hot oatmeal served with dried cranberries, blueberries and cherries or Natures Path cereals with soy milk. We always have egg white options: either scrambled or with fresh vegetables folded into a light healthy omelet. Finish off with Great Harvest whole wheat toast and organic chicken sausage seasoned with sage.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Great Last Minute Deal at the Inn

Three Beautiful Houses
One Great Place to Stay
And a Fabulous Breakfast!
Hello out there to all you bargain hunters! Tonight - Friday the 10th of September - you can have any room that is open for half off. If you can't make it tonight keep watching my blog and facebook for future great deals!