Horses of the World

The Kentucky Horse Park honors horses of all breeds and types, and there is no better place to meet some of these “stars of the park” than at the Horses of the World. During the summer months, the color, sound, and excitement of the show ring are captured twice daily in the Horses of the World Shows. Throughout the winter months, an informative walk-through presentation features several breeds in the barn area.  All shows and presentations are included with park admission.

March 12 - November 1

The Horses of the World Shows are held daily at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

This half-hour presentation highlights the unique characteristics of selected breeds, while authentically costumed handlers put the horses through their paces. After each show, visitors have the opportunity to pet their favorite horses, take up close pictures, and speak with the handlers during the “meet and greet” sessions.

11:45 a.m. Mare and Foal Show (Memorial Day – July 31st):  

A presentation following the 11 a.m. Horse of the World show in which the adorable foals and their beautiful moms are brought out for visitors to see up close and to learn about the basics of gestation, mare and foal care, and the early life of a horse.

Volunteer in the Horses of the World!

Guest Weekends

Guest Weekends were established to allow registries, clubs, organizations, and associations a chance to highlight their trademark breed or discipline in the Horses of the World Shows. It is proven that Guest Weekends are not only educational, but they are also great opportunities for outside exhibitors to showcase their horses at the Kentucky Horse Park. Guest Weekend participants peform twice-daily in the Horses of the World Shows and greet our visitors at ring-side or in their stables following each presentation. The park strives to fill each weekend throughout the summer with a different highlight.

For more information, contact Kelli Mardell, Entertainment Director, at (859)-259-4223 or via e-mail at

List of live breeds represented in the Horses of the World Barn:

American Miniature Horse
American Morgan Horse
American Mustang
American Paso Fino
American Quarter Horse
American Saddlebred
Chincoteague Pony
English Shire
Gypsy Vanner
Kiger Mustang
Norwegian Fjord
Shetland Pony
Shire Sport Horse

 Additional breeds represented on the park:

Suffolk Punch