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Man O'War Funeral

Dates: Monday, November 01, 2010 - 08:00 AM to 08:00 PM
Event Description:

The actual funeral of Man o’ War was followed closely on radio not just in America, but also several countries around the world. A special airing of his funeral broadcast will be made available on local radio for fans to hear the special eulogy and listen to the funeral where literally thousands showed up to pay their respects to the great horse. Actual time and station TBD.

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: General
Hosted By:Kentucky Horse Park
Phone: 859-259-4200

Legends Saddlebred World: The Lives & Times Of Tom & Donna Moore

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

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 and put together several dynasties of show horses never before matched by a public training stable. Their names are synonymous with many world’s grand champions and a tradition of excellence. Featured in the exhibit are items and artifacts that belonged to Tom and Donna, including photographs, paintings, trophies, ribbons and memorabilia. The American Saddlebred museum is open daily from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and is included in the horse park admission fee.

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: American Saddlebred Musuem
Hosted By:American Saddlebred Museum & Gift Shop
Phone: 859-259-2746

Kentucky Horse Park Runwalk Club

Dates: Monday, September 25, 2017 - 05:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Event Description:

The Kentucky Horse Park Run/Walk Club (​#KHPRunWalkClub) will meet on Mondays from June 5 to September 25 (except Labor Day). Check-in is between 5-8pm. It all starts at the Kentucky Horse Park Visitor Center. Every week will feature a different variety of local craft beers, food trucks, music, vendors, yoga from 6:30pm-7:30pm, information tables and horse meet-and-greets. There will also be previews of some of the Kentucky Horse Park’s many attractions. This is a free event and participants can either run or walk at their own pace. Participants can also choose between a 2-mile loop and a 3.5-mile loop around the park. Kids, joggers/strollers and leashed dogs are welcome! For this particular date, we expect to offer pony rides, music by Living Proof Band, and outside vendors Rolling Oven and Bella Shaved Ice are scheduled to be here, as well.

*WHAT IS RUN/WALK CLUB?
Run/Walk Club is an open event for all to attend (for free!) at the Kentucky Horse Park! We have a 2 mile loop and 1.5 mile addition to walk or run at your own pace. Our goal is to bring those in the Lexington community together and explore the Kentucky Horse Park (which is only 10 minutes from downtown!)

*WHEN IS RUN/WALK CLUB?
The Kentucky Horse Park Run/Walk Club meets every Monday from June 5 through September 25 (except Labor Day) from 5:00pm-8:00pm. Guests will check in at the Visitor center and have a chance to stop and talk with the vendors and charities that are set up.

*WHO CAN COME TO RUN/WALK CLUB?
Everyone! Bring your family, friends, coworkers, children and dogs! We ask that kids do not ride bikes during this event (for safety reasons) but scooters and strollers are allowed! We are very dog friendly – please keep dogs on leashes at all times.

*DO YOU HAVE TO BE A MEMBER?
No! We do have a registration table where participants will sign in (name, location and age) so that the Kentucky Horse Park and keep track of our wonderful participants, but you do not have to be affiliated with the park to participate.

*ARE THERE HORSES AT RUN/WALK CLUB?
Of course! Each week at 5:30pm we will feature a different area of the park – Breeds Barn, Big Barn, Kids Barn, Hall of Champions, International Museum of the Horse and the Mounted Police!

*WANT TO BE A VENDOR AT RUN/WALK CLUB?
We would love to have you set up a table in front of the Visitor Center and tell folks about your company! A $50 seasonal fee will allow you to come out as often as you’d like! Email us at KHPrunclub@gmail.com for more information and the Vendor Application Form.

Questions? Email us at KHPrunclub@gmail.com.

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:Kentucky Horse Park Run/Walk Club
Phone: 859-259-4226

Run For The Horses 5K

Dates: Friday, October 06, 2017 - 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Event Description:

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 Run for the Horses on Friday, October 6 at 6 p.m. Proceeds will benefit MMSC’s initiatives to find second careers and future homes for former racehorses.

The course will be set throughout the scenic Kentucky Horse Park beginning at the MMSC campus during the Thoroughbred Makeover, the Retired Racehorse Project’s annual showcase for off the track Thoroughbreds. The Run for the Horses 5K will be presented by RaceRise who will provide chip timing for each runner. Awards will be given for overall and specific age groups. In addition, a special prize will be awarded in a challenge to anyone who can “Catch Tik,” a remarkable horseman who won the 2015 Thoroughbred Makeover Freestyle and placed fourth in the hotly contested Rolex Kentucky 5K in April of 2016.

“Our hope is that all who care about horses will come out and participate by running or walking in the Run for the Horses,” said MMSC director Susanna Thomas.  “Thoroughbreds have run their legs off for us.  Indeed, in addition to providing enjoyment with the sport of racing, our local economy is dependent on them, and every one of us in Lexington owes our beautiful bucolic lifestyle totally to them.  Let us now show our appreciation for all of this by striding out for them on Friday!” Register online here: www.RunForTheHorses5K.org

Packet pickup will be Friday, October 6 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Maker's Mark Secretariat Center office.

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:Maker's Mark Secretariat Center
Phone: 859.246.3080

Lexington Catholic Cross Country Invitational 1

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

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 benefit the high school. For more information about the Lexington Catholic Cross Country Invitational please call (859) 276-5086 or visit http://www.lexingtoncatholic.com/apps/pages/athleticnewsandupdates.

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:Lexington Catholic High School
Phone: 859-276-5086

Cemetery Crawl History Mystery KHP

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

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. Reservations are required, and the cost is $15/person. Space is limited to 13 people per tour. Tours start outside of the Visitor Center.

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: General
Hosted By:International Museum of the Horse
Phone: 859-259-4213

National Drive 2

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

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 series of clinics, demonstrations and private driving lessons featuring some of the nation’s most prominent clinicians and driving experts. Participants are able to drive their horses throughout the park from dawn until dusk. For more information on the National Drive please visit http://www.nationaldrive.net/2017-spring-fling.html or call Save Sadler at 217-621-5547.

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Hosted By:The National Drive
Phone: 217-621-5547

Cemetery Crawl History Mystery KHP 1

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

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. Reservations are required, and the cost is $15/person. Space is limited to 13 people per tour. Tours start outside of the Visitor Center.

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: General
Hosted By:International Museum of the Horse
Phone: 859-259-4213

Vintage Market Days

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

Vintage Market Days® is an upscale vintage-inspired market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, seasonal plantings and a little more. Vintage Market Days® events are so much more than a flea market. Each Vintage Market Days® event is a unique opportunity for vendors to display their talents and passions in creative venues.

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:Vintage Market Days

Cemetery Crawl History Mystery KHP 2

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

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. Reservations are required, and the cost is $15/person. Space is limited to 13 people per tour. Tours start outside of the Visitor Center.

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: General
Hosted By:International Museum of the Horse
Phone: 859-259-4213

KHSAA Cross Country Meet 1

Dates: Saturday, November 04, 2017 - 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Event Description:

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association Cross Country Meet is a high school cross-country competition. A small fee will be charged to spectators of the event. For more information on the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Cross Country Meet please call 859-299-5472 or go to www.khsaa.org. Photo courtesy of KHSAA.

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:Kentucky High School Athletic Association
Phone: 859-299-5472

Southern Lights Stroll

Dates: Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Event Description:

This event features a 5k run along with mini train rides, refreshments, and prize drawings. A food drive will also take place for God’s Pantry and local animal shelters. A limited number of free souvenir t-shirts will be distributed to registered adults, while a limited number of registered kids will receive a free holiday souvenir. For more information on the Southern Lights Stroll please contact the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation at 859-255-5727.

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:KHP Foundation
Phone: 859-255-5727

Southern Lights Presented KHP Foundation

Dates: Friday, November 17, 2017 - 05:30 PM to Sunday, December 31, 2017 - 10:00 PM
Event Description:

The 24th Annual Southern Lights holiday festival will return to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, November 17 to December 31, 2017. The Kentucky Horse Park Foundation presents Southern Lights annually, a greatly anticipated holiday tradition for families all across Kentucky, in support of the programs, activities and facilities of the Kentucky Horse Park.

From 5:30 until 10:00 pm each evening, visitors will be awed by the dazzling display of majestic lights. The drive will begin at the Kentucky Horse Park Campground, and will proceed through an enhanced dreamland of dazzling lighted and often animated figures. While many displays represent the holiday season, favorites are customized to represent the Bluegrass state.

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: Foundation Events
Hosted By:KHP Foundation
Phone: 859-255-5727

Medals, Memories & Milestones: Great Moments in American Show Jumping

Dates: Thursday, December 07, 2017 - 09:00 AM to Friday, November 30, 2018 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:

The first phase of the new Wheeler Museum exhibit is now open at the USHJA Headquarters. The exhibit is open to the public and features items and stories from the Show Jumping Hall of Fame, as well as new materials loaned by riders, owners, grooms, and fans, telling the stories of legendary horses and people who have helped shape show jumping as an international and national sport. Many legendary horses are featured such as Idle Dice, Calypso, and Gem twist. The exhibit follows the history of the United States Equestrian Team from its founding in 1950 through the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. On the national scene, the exhibit highlights the growth and importance for riders, owners and spectators of grand prix series, such as those organized by the American Grandprix Association and the United States Grand Prix League. The exhibit will also feature the history of course design and fun facts about special classes such as the Puissance and bygone pairs and "doubles and trebles" classes. The Wheeler Museum is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: Museum Exhibitions
Hosted By:United States Hunter Jumper Association
Phone: 859-225-6700

Kentucky Three Day Event

Dates: Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 08:00 PM
Event Description:

The Kentucky Three-Day Event returns to Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, April 26-April 29. The field includes dozens of riders from countries all over the world.

This is one of the world's most prestigious equestrian competitions, and is one of only six Four-Star Three-Day Events in the world and the only one in the Western Hemisphere. It is a part of the FEI Classics Series, which unites the top four-star international Eventing competitions from around the world.

Known to fans as "The Best Weekend all Year," the Kentucky Three-Day Event offers something for everyone: the highest-level of equestrian competitors, tailgating, music, shopping, bourbon tastings, and more. Visitors also receive general admission to the Kentucky Horse Park, America's only theme park dedicated to horses.

Call (859) 254-8123 to order tickets.

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Hosted By:Equestrian Events, Inc.
Phone: 859.254.8123