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Good Question: How big are the World Equestrian Games?

The Horse Park has been a Kentucky landmark for years, but with the World Equestrian Games now calling it home, many of us are learning more about the park than we ever knew.

We are breaking down some of the facts and figures of the park.

Good Question: How big are the World Equestrian Games?

For many of us we've been to the Kentucky Horse Park once or twice.

We know it's a pretty big place, but just how big when it comes the World Equestrian Games.

A lot has gone into getting the park ready for the daily grind of a 16 day event.

Right now there is over 40,000 feet of fence, that's about eight miles.

There are 400 temporary structures scattered across the grounds.

And some 20,000 temporary seats were added to give all those spectators a good view in the main stadium and the driving stadium.

The park is roughly 1224 acres, for WEG about 500 acres are being used.

This is the first time that all of the events are together in one venue.

But when you look at the actual size of the park and compare it to say Disney you really understand just how big of a place we are talking about.

For example, Epcot is about 300 acres, the Magic Kingdom, 107 and then there's the Disney Hollywood Studio.

If you look at the map, all three parks could fit into the space that is currently home to this world championship event.

Here's another fun fact, WEG released Wednesday that there are 725 horses at the park, 500 of those are being used for demonstration.


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