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    Does anyone know where the parking that is $20/day at the park is? IS the entrance on Iron Works?
    Mai Tai aka Tyler RIP March 1994-December 2011
    Grief is the price we pay for love- Gretchen Jackson
    "And here she comes. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's ZENYATTA!"

  • #2
    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!

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    • Original Poster

      #3
      What would eb agood time to get there if you have a class to see starting at 10 am?
      Mai Tai aka Tyler RIP March 1994-December 2011
      Grief is the price we pay for love- Gretchen Jackson
      "And here she comes. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's ZENYATTA!"

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      • #4
        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?
        "The horse you get off f is not the same horse you got on. It is your job as a rider to ensure that as often as possible, the change is for the better" - unknown author

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          #5
          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!
          Mai Tai aka Tyler RIP March 1994-December 2011
          Grief is the price we pay for love- Gretchen Jackson
          "And here she comes. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's ZENYATTA!"

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          • #6
            Originally posted by SmplySweet1021 View Post
            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.

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            • Original Poster

              #7
              Would it be better to try and find one of the free lots and take a shuttle? Where do they drop you off?
              Mai Tai aka Tyler RIP March 1994-December 2011
              Grief is the price we pay for love- Gretchen Jackson
              "And here she comes. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's ZENYATTA!"

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Mao View Post
                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.
                "The horse you get off f is not the same horse you got on. It is your job as a rider to ensure that as often as possible, the change is for the better" - unknown author

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by SmplySweet1021 View Post
                  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.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ivy62 View Post
                    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.

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                    • #11
                      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
                      "The horse you get off f is not the same horse you got on. It is your job as a rider to ensure that as often as possible, the change is for the better" - unknown author

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                      • #12
                        If you have horses and are "staff", wouldn't you have parking by the back barns?
                        "I'm a lumberjack, and I'm okay."
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by vineyridge View Post
                          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.
                          When opportunity knocks it's wearing overalls and looks like work.

                          The horse world. Two people. Three opinions.

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                          • #14
                            Thank you, Simply Sweet 1021

                            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? __________________
                            breeder of Mercury!

                            remember to enjoy the moment, and take a moment to enjoy and give God the glory for these wonderful horses in our lives.BECAUSE: LIFE is What Happens While Making Other Plans

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Carol Ames View Post
                              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.

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by vineyridge View Post
                                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.

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                                • Original Poster

                                  #17
                                  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,
                                  Mai Tai aka Tyler RIP March 1994-December 2011
                                  Grief is the price we pay for love- Gretchen Jackson
                                  "And here she comes. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's ZENYATTA!"

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                                  • #18
                                    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/Down...%20to10-10.pdf
                                    The Evil Chem Prof

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by Carol Ames View Post
                                      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.
                                      "The horse you get off f is not the same horse you got on. It is your job as a rider to ensure that as often as possible, the change is for the better" - unknown author

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                                      • #20
                                        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.
                                        Your crazy is showing. You might want to tuck that back in.

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