The Kentucky Horse Park Commission has chosen Ted Nicholson - no relation to retiring director John Nicholson - to serve as interim director of the Horse Park.
Ted Nicholson will begin his tenure in May and serve until a permanent executive director is hired later this year. He is currently a partner with a horse racing consultant firm.
Before that, the interim director was general manager of the KFC Yum Center in Louisville.
The Kentucky Horse Park will give a presentation this summer in hopes of landing the World Equestrian Games in 2018. The international event was held in Lexington in the fall of 2010.
John Nicholson's retirement becomes effective the middle of next week