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Former Freestyle Park land to be used by Medieval Times horses

MedievalTimesHorsesPart of the former Freestyle Music Park location — a small slice of land near Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament — is going to the horses.

According Medieval Times spokeswoman Jennifer Willard, the Myrtle Beach dinner theater attractions is buying about four acres of land from the park property owners so the attraction’s 22 horses can use it for exercise and grazing.

The attraction had used that piece of land for the horses prior to the theme park opening as Hard Rock Park in 2008. With the property owners now selling off the rides, Medieval Times saw an opportunity to again use a small slice of the park property that is beside Medieval’s parking lot.

When the theme park was operating, Medieval Times used a stable in the Socastee area for its horses to get some exercise, Willard said. It’s just more convenient having an area beside the theater, she said.

“It was a nice addition for us to recapture that land,” Willard said.

A corral has already been installed on the land.

The 140-acre Freestyle Music Park property hasn’t seen much action since the park shut down after summer 2009. The park failed twice in two years, first as Hard Rock Park during the summer of 2008 then as Freestyle, which operated for summer 2009.

Read the full story by The Sun News’ Dawn Bryant here or visit the Medieval Times website here.