PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) Pikeville city officials say it was well worth the wait. It took three years to plan and three months to build, but now horseback riders will have a stable to board their horses at the Bob Amos Park.
"It plays right into our whole park system with our blue water trails and our ponds that we have in town with fishing and the kayaking and the tubing and everything with the river and the cut through, it all just ties in perfectly," said City Commissioner Jimmy Carter.
Pikeville tourism officials are capitalizing on the area's scenery and natural resources to draw in visitors. Building the barn is part of the city's comprehensive plan to grow it's park system.
"It's really been, I guess you can say, a welcome addition, it's been a great project and as you can see it's a well built, well constructed barn" said Carter
The 19 stable barn is alongside a two and a half mile equestrian trail.
The stable also has a riding rink and a wheelchair accessible ramp to give those with disabilities access to ride the horses.
"I encourage anyone that has horses, please utilize this facility. It should be a great time for everyone," said Carter
Three different grants funded the $320,000 stable. Commissioner Carter said there will be no fee to use the barn.