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UPCOMING EVENTS

The Kentucky Horse Park hosts a diverse selection of events. On any given weekend, visitors will find some of the most fun things to do in Lexington, including horse shows, rodeos, festivals, museum exhibits, shopping and more. If you're searching for fun family things to do in Lexington, check out our event calendar below for activities that will keep everyone entertained.

Please note that while we make every effort to present accurate information on our calendar, all listings are subject to change without notice. Contact the event organizer via the information provided in the calendar listing to verify events, times, prices, dates, and venues.

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October 2017

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Friday, February 24, 2017 - 08:00 AM to Saturday, December 30, 2017 - 05:00 PM

Tom and Donna Moore were innovators and game changers in the Saddlebred industry, both as a team and separately. They fought their way to the top of the very exclusive world of Saddlebreds an ...Read More


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Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 09:00 AM to Wednesday, November 01, 2017 - 05:00 PM

Man o' War: The Mostest Horse That Ever Was will run at the International Museum of the Horse from March 29, 2017 through November 1, 2017. Man o’ War is considered to be the success ...Read More


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Thursday, June 08, 2017 - 09:00 AM to Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 05:00 PM

The International Museum of the Horse follows the journey of Preston Dyer as he embarks on the second leg of his trip to the Middle East to seek out Arabian bloodstock to bring back to Americ ...Read More


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Friday, September 29, 2017 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, October 01, 2017 - 05:00 PM

The Jump Start Horse Trials is a 3-day-eventing competition. Riders will compete in Dressage, Cross Country and Show Jumping. This event features levels that are recognized by the United Stat ...Read More


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Wednesday, October 04, 2017 - 08:00 AM to Saturday, October 07, 2017 - 05:00 PM

The UPHA Chapter 9 Kentucky Fall Classic Horse Show is a 3-day show for saddle/gaited horses. Classes that will be taking place include harness, pleasure, roadster, equitation, and breed-spec ...Read More


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Thursday, October 05, 2017 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, October 08, 2017 - 05:00 PM

Watch hundreds of Thoroughbred racehorses from across North America competing for $100,000 in prize money in ten sports: barrel racing, competitive trails, dressage, eventing, field hunters, ...Read More


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Thursday, October 05, 2017 - 09:00 AM to Sunday, October 08, 2017 - 09:00 PM

The Kentucky Classic Combined Driving Event is a 4-day event. This year’s event will feature preliminary, intermediate, and advanced level divisions. The advanced-level competition is an FEI-level ...Read More


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Friday, October 06, 2017 - 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center (MMSC), a non-profit equine adoption organization hailed as the “Gold Standard of Thoroughbred Reschooling” located in the Kentucky Horse Park, will be hosting the R ...Read More


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Saturday, October 07, 2017 - 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM

The Lexington Catholic Cross Country Invitational is a high school cross country competition hosted by Lexington Catholic High School. A small fee will be charged to spectators that will bene ...Read More


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Monday, October 09, 2017 - 04:30 PM to Friday, October 13, 2017 - 08:00 AM

Join us on this Historical tour for Hay Rides, Dueling, and Ghost Hunting. The Cemetery Crawl will take place 10/9-10/13, 10/16-10/20, 10/28, and 10/29 at 4:30pm, 5:30pm, and 6:30pm. Reservat ...Read More


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Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 05:00 PM

The National Drive is a 6-day event devoted to recreational equine driving. This event is the largest gathering of recreational equine drivers in North America. Highlighting the event is a se ...Read More


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Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 09:00 AM to Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 08:00 PM

The Halloween Campout returns for its annual fright with two great weekends in 2017! It will include an ice cream social, games and crafts for the kids, live entertainment, trick or treating, ...Read More


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Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 09:00 PM

This is an AHA Region 14 & 13 qualifier for Arabians and Half Arabians. There are plenty of classes for ALL  breeds as well. This show features classes in sport horse and halter in hand a ...Read More


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Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 05:00 PM

The Kentucky Dressage Association Fall Classic is a KDA recognized Dressage show with classes from introductory level to grand prix level. For more information on the Kentucky Dressage Associ ...Read More


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Monday, October 16, 2017 - 04:30 PM to Friday, October 20, 2017 - 08:00 PM

Join us on this Historical tour for Hay Rides, Dueling, and Ghost Hunting. The Cemetery Crawl will take place 10/9-10/13, 10/16-10/20, 10/28, and 10/29 at 4:30pm, 5:30pm, and 6:30pm. Reservat ...Read More


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Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 08:00 AM to Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 05:00 PM

The Certified Horsemanship Association will take place in the club lounge and the covered arena from October 27, 2017 through October 28, 2017. This event is open to the public with advanced ...Read More


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Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 09:00 AM to Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 08:00 PM

The Halloween Campout returns for its annual fright with two great weekends in 2017! It will include an ice cream social, games and crafts for the kids, live entertainment, trick or treating, ...Read More


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Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 08:00 PM

The Hagyard MidSouth Three-Day Event and Team Challenge is a 3-day eventing competition. This event is USEA and USEF sanctioned. The three disciplines that will make up the competition are dr ...Read More


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Friday, October 20, 2017 - 10:00 AM to Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 04:00 PM

Vintage Market Days® is an upscale vintage-inspired market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, season ...Read More


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Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 08:00 AM to 03:00 PM

The Central Kentucky Riding for Hope Halloween Trail Ride and Used Tack Sale are events to benefit the Central Kentucky Riding for Hope. The Halloween Trail Ride allows riders to ride over pa ...Read More


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Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 08:00 AM to Friday, September 29, 2017 - 06:00 PM

During the Octoberfest Horse Trials green through novice divisions will be on display and is a great event for green to advanced horses in training. There will also be a trade fair on the grounds a ...Read More


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Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 05:00 PM

For 25 years the United States Mounted Games Association has provided opportunities for riders of all ages to enjoy games on horseback and to compete internationally as well as in the United ...Read More


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Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 04:30 PM to Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 08:00 PM

Join us on this Historical tour for Hay Rides, Dueling, and Ghost Hunting. The Cemetery Crawl will take place 10/9-10/13, 10/16-10/20, 10/28, and 10/29 at 4:30pm, 5:30pm, and 6:30pm. Reservat ...Read More

October 2017