In preparation for the 2010 FEI World Equestrian Games, GH2 planned and designed the comprehensive redevelopment of the Kentucky Horse Park stables, training, and support areas. Most of the existing facilities did not meet current international standards for competition facilities and were modernized and expanded.
Following the redevelopment projects, scheduled to be completed by July 2010, the Horse Park will be capable of housing 1,200 horses in exceptional permanent stables.
The stable areas are divided into two blocks situated on a major horse/pedestrian circulation promenade connecting the new indoor show jumping stadium with the existing outdoor dressage and show jumping rings. The stable block adjacent to the indoor show jumping stadium will feature 416 stalls, wash areas, offices, toilets and practice ring in four interconnected, climate-controlled structures. This stable block is also connected via covered breezeway to the new indoor show jumping stadium and accompanying assembly area. The second stable block consists of 15 stable buildings containing 50 stalls each. Divided into mini compounds of five stables each, these stables feature centralized wash area and toilet buildings with adjacent exercise pens.
The stable and training area also houses a new equine triage unit, outdoor training rings and exercise pens, the park's mounted security patrol headquarters, farrier facilities, show offices, foodservice, and hay/bedding/feed stores and sales office. The existing cross-country course will be modified and improved to surround and connect the stable blocks along the north perimeter of the Horse Park grounds.
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
Size: 1,224 acres
Services: Programming, Site Planning and Design Services