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Kentucky Horse Park to unveil newly renovated ‘Ovation’ and ‘Mane’ theaters Wednesday


The Kentucky Horse Park will hold an official ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday at noon to celebrate the renovation of the Park’s signature theaters.

The two theaters, dubbed Ovation and Mane, are located in the Visitor Center and serve a variety of uses, from special movie screenings to lectures. The renovation will ultimately allow the Park an opportunity for additional revenue as rental space. Both theaters feature new paint, carpet and state-of-the-art sound systems.

The Ovation Theater features new seating with fold-away desks, allowing the space to be utilized specifically for lecture events for up to 112 people and an elevated platform for handicap access. The Mane Theater benefits from reupholstered bench seating for up to 150 people and is used primarily for screening equestrian films and videos, as well as the Park’s new visitor “Explore & Discover” video with animated map, and the signature film “Reign of Nobility” both produced by Wrigley Media Group.

“We’re delighted to have the support of Misdee Wrigley Miller and Wood Simpson along with the entire Wrigley Media team,” said Laura Prewitt, executive director of the Kentucky Horse Park. “The Visitor Center desperately needed a refresh, the first part of which was completed in 2017.

“The theaters however needed much more extensive work, and we simply would not have been able to take on such a project without the financial support of Wrigley Media Group. The ribbon cutting is our small gesture of appreciation and we look forward to utilizing these theaters for many events.”

“The Kentucky Horse Park holds a special place in the heart of Wrigley Media Group,” said Misdee Wrigley Miller, owner and president. “We’ve been involved in numerous events at the Park and produced countless videos and live stream shows. I, personally, have served on the KHP Foundation Board and have many fond memories of competing at the Park over the years.

“When the opportunity arose to help enhance the Visitor Center experience with updated theaters and a new corporate event space, we were thrilled to get involved. We hope that the 500 thousand plus visitors who frequent the Horse Park each year enjoy the new Wrigley Media Group Theaters as much as we love being part of the KHP family.”

For more information contact Kerry Howe, marketing director for the Kentucky Horse Park, at kerry.howe@ky.gov or 859-259-4224.

From Kentucky Horse Park


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