Mississippi Horse Park is fun for the entire family

CBS Sports is filming a special segment to be aired pre-game of the Egg Bowl and the Mississippi Horse Park was chosen to be the backdrop during one of the segments, so be looking for it this weekend! This is also the location for the annual Toy Tractor Show each February that Pepper & Mitch LOVE! This story originally ran in the October 2007 edition of North Mississippi Christian Family.


Mississippi Horse Park Manager Bricklee Miller works hard to keep a diverse lineup of events booked at the facility. Photo by Marco Nicovick


One of Starkville’s biggest tourism attractions makes family fun a top priority. The Mississippi Horse Park plays host to numerous events throughout the year designed to bring friends and families together.

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Barrel-racing events bring riders from all over the nation to Starkville.


Barrel Racing is one of the Horse Park’s most popular events, and they will start off the new year with the Frostbite Futurity. The Mississippi Dog Show and the wildly popular Indoor Motorcross event will also be held in January. A Monster Truck Show and a rodeo will be held in February.

And if you thought we were talking about a few little local events, you would be wrong. The Mississippi Horse Park has been recognized throughout the nation for producing quality events. Professional rodeos and other horse events draw competitors throughout the nation. And the other family events, such as the indoor motorcross and the monster truck events are professional grade. The staff strives to make each Horse Park experience as professional and sensational as possible.


“Once we started bringing in professional rodeos with big name competitors, we knew we could never go back,” said Mississippi Horse Park Manager Bricklee Miller. “We want to keep the bar high because we want everyone who visits us to have a great time at a quality event.”

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The Mississippi Horse Park is Mississippi State University’s South Farm facility, located on 100 acres adjacent to the university.

The Mississippi Horse Park is also a great example of community partnership. The Horse Park is jointly owned by Mississippi State University, Oktibbeha County and the City of Starkville. That partnership and great leadership has helped the MS Horse Park win special recognition as a top tourism organization.

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A Harness-Racing track is a popular feature of the Mississippi Horse Park.

For a great time, check out the calendar of events on their website at http://www.mississippihorsepark.msucares.com or call (662) 325-0508 for event information. Bring the whole family–you will be glad you did!


This story was featured in the October 2007 edition of North Mississippi Christian Family at NMSCF October 2007 p 10




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