High Prairie Farms Equestrian Center Transferred to
the Colorado Horse Park
CO High Prairie Farms Equestrian Center has been transferred
to the ownership of The Colorado Horse Park, Inc., a 501 (c) 3 charitable
foundation. After years of hard work by a multitude of people, the
Colorado Horse Park belongs to the community.
is a very exciting development for everyone who has been involved
with the Colorado Horse Park, said Hank Held, Chairman of
the Board for the Colorado Horse Park and Senior Vice President
and In House Counsel at LGC Management.
this transfer is just the beginning, Held continued. The transfer
paves the way for further development of the history and heritage
of the horse in the West, including museums, expanded show facilities
and more in the Park.
land, buildings and activities of High Prairie Farms Equestrian
Center are now under the direction of the Board of Directors. The
Board is committed to the continued success of the Park, including
expansion of the horse show calendar and development of the Park
as a place to enjoy the tradition and romance of the horse.
Park has served as an international equestrian competition center
for more than a decade and has become a major economic driver in
Douglas County. The North American Young Riders Championships,
the US Equestrian Combined Driving Singles Championship, and AGA
Grand Prix are just a few of events held at the Park over the past
few years. Now that the facility is no longer privately owned, fundraising
for development of additional public facilities will begin in earnest.
addition to Mr. Held, the Board is comprised of Carol Beam, an active
leader in the community and the former President of Beam Research
Services; Tom Miller, CEO of Castle Rock Bank; Bruff Shea, Senior
Vice President of Operations for New Land Colorado; Senator John
Evans; and Helen Krieble, President of the Vernon K Krieble Foundation
of Public Policy and President of Management II Ltd. Krieble also
serves as CEO of the Colorado Horse Park.
Colorado Horse Park is comprised of 150 acres, including show grounds,
entertainment and hospitality center, boarding and training facility
as well as commercial acreage for future development, including
the museums and public attractions. The Park is currently using
an additional 275 acres for cross country and carriage events.
www.coloradohorsepark.com for more information and stop by to visit
this exciting venue in person!