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ivy62
Sep. 15, 2010, 04:21 AM
Does anyone know where the parking that is $20/day at the park is? IS the entrance on Iron Works?

Mao
Sep. 15, 2010, 05:56 AM
Yes, parking access is from Iron Works, same side of the road as KHP.

I've heard it's a 1.8 mile walk from parking area to USEF building - which is at the outer edge of the Park. I'm thinking a pair of crutches would be good investment - to qualify for a ride on the handicap shuttle from the parking area. lol!

ivy62
Sep. 15, 2010, 07:20 AM
What would eb agood time to get there if you have a class to see starting at 10 am?

SmplySweet1021
Sep. 15, 2010, 07:31 AM
The parking is about .8 miles from the entrance to the HP not that far. Like any other major sporting event, your going to have to walk...wear comfy shoes is a given.

To the poster that made the comment about the crutches. If people like you use up the handicap services then people that have a difficult time walking or cannot walk will end of having to walk because your using the handicap service. Don't be rude. Buck up its a major sporting event...did you expect parking with a red carpet just for you?

ivy62
Sep. 15, 2010, 07:49 AM
We actually bought the preferred parking for 10/1 becuase our class starts at 7pm and that is our day to shop....I hope the weather is good..I thought about strapping my bike to the roof!

Mao
Sep. 15, 2010, 08:34 AM
The parking is about .8 miles from the entrance to the HP not that far. Like any other major sporting event, your going to have to walk...wear comfy shoes is a given.

To the poster that made the comment about the crutches. If people like you use up the handicap services then people that have a difficult time walking or cannot walk will end of having to walk because your using the handicap service. Don't be rude. Buck up its a major sporting event...did you expect parking with a red carpet just for you?

Oh for god's sake - lighten up. It was a joke.

I heard 1.8 miles from an employee of USEF who actually walked it.

ivy62
Sep. 15, 2010, 08:55 AM
Would it be better to try and find one of the free lots and take a shuttle? Where do they drop you off?

SmplySweet1021
Sep. 15, 2010, 09:18 AM
Oh for god's sake - lighten up. It was a joke.

I heard 1.8 miles from an employee of USEF who actually walked it.

As someone that spent several months on crutches and had this happen to me where I needed to walk the distance when someone else used the handicap assistance....it wasn't a joke to me.

I like to joke as much as the next person. But making comments to abuse the handicap assistance isn't funny.

Well the volunteers have heard it straight from the director of parking that in the general lot it is .8 possibly a little more depends where you are parked to the the entrance of WEG.

Mao
Sep. 15, 2010, 10:41 AM
As someone that spent several months on crutches and had this happen to me where I needed to walk the distance when someone else used the handicap assistance....it wasn't a joke to me.

I like to joke as much as the next person. But making comments to abuse the handicap assistance isn't funny.


I guess that's why you're a tad over-sensitive?

I'll have horses at the Equine Village for a total of 12 days. Which means I'll be hoofin it back and forth from the parking lot several times a day. Jokes are better than complaining when there is already plenty of negativity surrounding WEG. I've hardly disparaged or abused handicap assistance. Good lord.

LauraKY
Sep. 15, 2010, 10:46 AM
Would it be better to try and find one of the free lots and take a shuttle? Where do they drop you off?

Free lot? Shuttle? Nope. You can park at the downtown parking lot (fee) and take the bus. Don't know how that's going to work out, though.
http://www.lextranonthemove.org/

And remember, once you enter the horsepark with your ticket, if you leave to go back to the parking lot, you can not get back in! You're captive for the day.

SmplySweet1021
Sep. 15, 2010, 02:05 PM
There is no public drop off. Only drop off is when patrons use limo's or taxi's then there is a drop off area. If your not too far away I would maybe take a bike from coldstream after you park there.

Or park there and call a cab :)

vineyridge
Sep. 15, 2010, 02:32 PM
If you have horses and are "staff", wouldn't you have parking by the back barns?

findeight
Sep. 15, 2010, 02:58 PM
If you have horses and are "staff", wouldn't you have parking by the back barns?

If you are an exhibitor? Yes there would be parking near the barns-but maybe not so close as you might think.

If you are paid USEF or other office staff? Nope. Although they have softened on the "don't bring your car to work" stance due to the smaller crowds now expected during office hours, they won't be parking in their usual right near the door spots.

The security will be pretty tight and vehicles kept to a bare minimum.

Carol Ames
Sep. 15, 2010, 03:08 PM
To the poster that made the comment about the crutches. If people like you use up the handicap services then people that have a difficult time walking or cannot walk will end of having to walk because your using the handicap service. Don't be rude. Buck up its a major sporting event...did you expect parking with a red carpet just for you? __________________

Mao
Sep. 15, 2010, 03:37 PM
To the poster that made the comment about the crutches. If people like you use up the handicap services then people that have a difficult time walking or cannot walk will end of having to walk because your using the handicap service. Don't be rude. Buck up its a major sporting event...did you expect parking with a red carpet just for you? __________________

Oh my god. Please re-read for comprehension.

Mao
Sep. 15, 2010, 03:42 PM
If you have horses and are "staff", wouldn't you have parking by the back barns?

No. Aside from unloading/loading horses, exhibitors at Equine Village are parking in designated section in the Spycoast Parking lot.

ivy62
Sep. 15, 2010, 04:07 PM
Where is the prepaid parking? We have that for one day....So to get to this lot, do I go past the KHP coming from Georgetown or before that? I am just trying to get my directions straight..
Have they made the jump for Teddy?
Thanks,

Peggy
Sep. 15, 2010, 09:21 PM
It appears that the bus from downtown Lexington to WEG does make a few stops along the way. One of them is about two miles from our hotel. I am wondering if it might be worth it to walk to the bus, or take a city bus and transfer?

Schedule: http://www.lextranonthemove.org/Downloads/flyers/Rt%2028%20Horse%20Park%20Express%209-25%20to10-10.pdf

SmplySweet1021
Sep. 15, 2010, 09:28 PM
To the poster that made the comment about the crutches. If people like you use up the handicap services then people that have a difficult time walking or cannot walk will end of having to walk because your using the handicap service. Don't be rude. Buck up its a major sporting event...did you expect parking with a red carpet just for you? __________________

Thank you for feeling the same way on this. It's nice to know I'm not the only one that took the comments about abusing the handicap system the way they were written & not as a joke which the OP keeps trying to state. The comments about it being a joke came after I called you out on the rudeness of your "joke." Which makes me assume that you didn't think someone would call you out.

DMK
Sep. 15, 2010, 10:01 PM
Look, it was a joke. It was funny to some of us (me), it's not funny to you. Who really cares either way? Cry a river, build a bridge (preferably closer to the horse park) and get over it... Or better yet, reserve your displeasure for somebody who actually violates the rights of the handicapped as opposed to someone who just violates a few internet 1's and 0's. :rolleyes:

Mao
Sep. 17, 2010, 04:48 AM
Late breaking news. Churches to provide shuttle buses from Spycoast.

Praise Jesus! lol!

http://www.kentucky.com/2010/09/17/1438229/free-shuttles-from-parking-to.html


Posted on Fri, Sep. 17, 2010
Free shuttles from parking to park at the World Equestrian Games
churches to offer free bus service
By Linda B. Blackford
lblackford@herald-leader.com
Free shuttle buses will be provided for attendees of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games who don't want to walk from the parking lot next to the Kentucky Horse Park, Gov. Steve Beshear announced Thursday.

At least eight buses a day will be provided by Kentucky churches, which are volunteering their vehicles and drivers through Affiliated International Ministries, religious groups and churches that have come together for the Games.

The buses will start at 7 a.m. each day and run continuously.

They will join the golf cart shuttles provided by Games organizers to transport disabled spectators from the parking lot to the park and between venues within the park. The service will be free.

The buses will answer concerns from people worried about walking from Spy Coast Farm, which is next to the Kentucky Horse Park campground, Beshear said.

"Once inside the gate, spectators will have many opportunities to walk from one event or attraction to the next," he said in a statement. "By providing to-the-door service from the paid parking, visitors will arrive at the gate in comfort."

Earlier this summer, Games organizers changed their plan of a free park-and-shuttle system based at Coldstream Research Park, which would have dropped people directly at the gates of the park. Now, people will park at Spy Coast for $20 (cash only), then walk or take a shuttle to the park.

Once visitors are inside the park, shuttles will be provided only for disabled spectators.

Jamie Link, the CEO of the World Games Foundation, said at a recent news conference that the distance had been exaggerated and was only 0.8 mile from the parking lot to the venues inside. But, at the same event, first lady Jane Beshear said that people's concerns had been heard and would be addressed.

AIM was formed out of the Equestrian Ministries International, a group of religiously active people in the horse industry.

Larry Martin, its director, said the Games are a great way for the ministries to form new relationships that will help some of the programs with which they work, such as therapeutic riding programs for the disabled.

"We want to provide services in as many different ways as we can at the World Games," Martin said. That includes the shuttle buses, which have as many as 50 volunteer drivers from area churches.

AIM also is coordinating two church services every Sunday of the Games. There will be one at 8 a.m. at Cane Run Baptist Church, 4326 Iron Works Pike, near the Horse Park. Another will be at the Georgetown Equine Expo at 10:30 a.m.

AIM will sponsor several other events at the Georgetown expo and the International Equestrian Festival at the Lexington Convention Center. Both events will be held during the Games, which are Sept. 25 to Oct. 10.

ezmissg
Sep. 17, 2010, 06:34 PM
Man, that's the best news I've heard in awhile. I was not looking forward to that hike, particularly if I had bought something I didn't think I could live without.



Late breaking news. Churches to provide shuttle buses from Spycoast.

Praise Jesus! lol!

ivy62
Sep. 17, 2010, 07:33 PM
Where is Spy Coast farm? I am staying in Georgetown so which side of the park is it on?

Mao
Sep. 18, 2010, 06:36 AM
Coming from the intersection of Newtown Pike & Iron Works, Spycoast is before the Campground Entrance and KHP Entrance. All are on the right side, from that direction.

dogontired
Sep. 18, 2010, 07:13 PM
To the poster that made the comment about the crutches. If people like you use up the handicap services then people that have a difficult time walking or cannot walk will end of having to walk because your using the handicap service.

Mao didn't make any allusions to potentially using handicap parking or services, honey. Scanned a couple of your other several dozen posts re: WEG too, apparently you work for PR for WEG? If Mao paid for tix, seems to me like you're biting the hand that's paying your salary, Sweetie. :(

SmplySweet1021
Sep. 18, 2010, 08:36 PM
Mao didn't make any allusions to potentially using handicap parking or services, honey. Scanned a couple of your other several dozen posts re: WEG too, apparently you work for PR for WEG? If Mao paid for tix, seems to me like you're biting the hand that's paying your salary, Sweetie. :(

Nope I don't work at WEG I am a volunteer, that lives locally. I am maybe 1 of the only people that is very excited living here in Lexington to have the games.

Get your facts right first don't make comments about "biting the hand that feeds" I don't get paid to be a volunteer. I am more than happy to do it. I just get annoyed when posters make rude unnecessary comments. But have fun stalking my posts.

dogontired
Sep. 18, 2010, 09:13 PM
gee, what a coincidence, I'm a volunteer too. Spending approximately $1800 to come in for this event. This includes hotel, food, gas, hauling horse across 3 states to and from, boarding at local barns in Lexington Thurs and Sat pm because I can't keep my horse at the Horse Park those days. No access to Horse Park with vehicle other than dropping off at stall on Friday morning and hauling out on Sat pm. Have to pay to get on the grounds to ship in my horse and feed on Friday. No tack stalls, parking over 1 mile away. Am afraid to ask if there is anything more to make my volunteer experience more of a hassle or cost me any more money.

Comparing how volunteers are treated during Rolex versus how we're being treated during WEG, a big fat gigantic :mad:

Now that you know the "facts", perhaps you have a bit more understanding of my less-than-stellar attitude toward this event. Am doing this solely out of loyalty to the outrider volunteer coordinaters, who have my undying admiration for what they are putting up with in trying to do this with less than one-third of the outriders who volunteer for Rolex.

How much money are you spending to volunteer? Gas for trip to and from your house, maybe $8 if you get caught in traffic. Food, maybe $20/day for eating while you are on the grounds during the day. At least you will have money left over for shopping and you won't be exhausted from trying to provide basic care for your horse.

I understand that other volunteers were going door to door in Lexington begging locals to show up and attend the event. Is the local support for WEG very high? Asking simply because I don't know, no ulterior motive or snarky comment........

SmplySweet1021
Sep. 18, 2010, 09:29 PM
gee, what a coincidence, I'm a volunteer too. Spending approximately $1800 to come in for this event. This includes hotel, food, gas, hauling horse across 3 states to and from, boarding at local barns in Lexington Thurs and Sat pm because I can't keep my horse at the Horse Park those days. No access to Horse Park with vehicle other than dropping off at stall on Friday morning and hauling out on Sat pm. Have to pay to get on the grounds to ship in my horse and feed on Friday. No tack stalls, parking over 1 mile away. Am afraid to ask if there is anything more to make my volunteer experience more of a hassle or cost me any more money.

Comparing how volunteers are treated during Rolex versus how we're being treated during WEG, a big fat gigantic :mad:

Now that you know the "facts", perhaps you have a bit more understanding of my less-than-stellar attitude toward this event. Am doing this solely out of loyalty to the outrider volunteer coordinaters, who have my undying admiration for what they are putting up with in trying to do this with less than one-third of the outriders who volunteer for Rolex.

How much money are you spending to volunteer? Gas for trip to and from your house, maybe $8 if you get caught in traffic. Food, maybe $20/day for eating while you are on the grounds during the day. At least you will have money left over for shopping and you won't be exhausted from trying to provide basic care for your horse.

I understand that other volunteers were going door to door in Lexington begging locals to show up and attend the event. Is the local support for WEG very high? Asking simply because I don't know, no ulterior motive or snarky comment........

You don't know ANYTHING about my personal situation so DO NOT make comments about my finances or my life. I don't know you so I never made comments about that. It is NOT my problem nor my fault that you don't live here, and it costs you more to attend this event than it does me.

You chose to be a volunteer so did I. Also your comment about eating at the games.....we as volunteers get food from Fazoli's prepared fresh on the grounds. Stop being so angry at being a volunteer and maybe see that you are volunteering for something exciting.

From what I understand no one "begged" people to attending they just passed out info to show people that there is more than horses at the event. Not many people realized that there are kentucky history exhibits, animals coming down from the Newport Aquarium, Alltech center.

dogontired
Sep. 18, 2010, 09:34 PM
yes dear. I'm sure you are absolutely correct. About everything.

SmplySweet1021
Sep. 18, 2010, 09:36 PM
yes dear. I'm sure you are absolutely correct. About everything.

Really is this necessary. I never said I was correct about everything. I was trying to explain benefits to you. But apparently you have no interest in hearing another opinion. Fine have no fun at WEG and hate the time you have there.

This is absolutely ridiculous.

dogontired
Sep. 19, 2010, 08:51 AM
Really is this necessary. I never said I was correct about everything. I was trying to explain benefits to you. But apparently you have no interest in hearing another opinion. Fine have no fun at WEG and hate the time you have there.

This is absolutely ridiculous.

Nope, still coming, if only to accept your gracious offer of southern hospitality. Which by the way is unlike any I have ever experienced. In Lexington or anywhere else in places considered southren (hint: not a typo).

I'll look for you to be standing by the city limits sign for Georgetown wearing your "Welcome" hat and waving at the "tourists". In case you don't recognize us by our license plates, we're the ones who are bringing our money and our warm bodies to Lexington to attend this event.

And now you can add your next post so you can have the last word, dear. Such a cute, effusive little thing...........kind of like a post turtle.

Moderator 1
Sep. 19, 2010, 11:24 AM
Please tone it down and relax a little bit, folks. Let's put the misunderstanding re: the crutches comment behind us, take any further OT personal disagreements to PM, and refocus the thread on the parking questions related to the WEG.

Thanks,
Mod 1

dogontired
Sep. 19, 2010, 05:26 PM
Mod 1, thank you for pulling this back up out of the mud. This did get profoundly off track with inappropriate comments by posters, including me. mea culpa.