Kentucky Sundown

The Kentucky Horse Park offers private after-hours program for groups of 50 or more. These evening programs available from March – October, provide guests with a causal dining experience, up close horse encounters and an opportunity to tour the grounds, all set right in the heart of the Bluegrass.

Each program is tailored to fit the particular schedule of the group and may include the following attractions and activities:

Welcome
Upon your arrival here at our 1,200 acre park you will be welcomed with a tour and history of the park and the grounds, along with the opportunity to visit the burial site of the legendary Man O’ War.

International Museum of the Horse
Discover years of equine history and explore the development of the special relationship between mankind and the horse.

Taste of the Bluegrass
Choose from a variety of delicious menu’s each filled with traditional Kentucky fare. The causal buffet option allows everyone to help themselves while the hors d’oeuvres are a budget- friendly choice providing great variety.

Gift Shop
Whether you want to remember your trip to the Kentucky Horse Park or are looking for the perfect equine gifts for a friend, the KHP gift shop has it all. Browse our selection of books, apparel, toys, jewelry, art and other souvenirs celebrating Kentucky horses and horse culture.

Equine Meet & Greet
A perfect chance to get “up close and personal” with two of our equine residents, led in-hand by their handlers. This complimentary Meet & Greet can be upgraded to a full Courtyard Presentation for the opportunity to see two of our unique equine breeds and their riders in full native costumes or show attire. ($400.00 Courtyard Presentation)

Hall of Champions
The Hall of Champions is home to our retired “equine millionaires”. View champion Thoroughbreds, Standardbreds and Quarter Horses, while listening to an impressive 30 min. presentation of the horse’s background and racing history. ($600.00)

Parade of Breeds
Watch an entertaining demonstration and narrative of the history and uses of some of the park’s equine breeds. ($1,500 - $2,000 price dependent upon show and performance time)


Contact
For additional information or to book your Kentucky Sundown Program, please contact:
Danielle Rice
Special Events - Kentucky Horse Park
859.259.4226
Daniellen.Rice@ky.gov


2017 - MENU OPTIONS

Menu Options include Eco-Friendly Plateware, Cutlery and Beverage Service. Additional options are provided and detailed following menus.

Menus are based on minimum of fifty (50) guests per event and inclusive of server staffing.

Menu #1 – $45.00 per person
Cracked Pepper and Dill Coleslaw (V)
Southern Red Skin Potato Salad with Sour Cream and Chives (V)
Brown Sugar Baked Beans
Kaiser Rolls and Corn Muffins
Hickory Smoked Pulled Pork with Apple Cider BBQ
Granny Smith Apple Bars and Homemade Chess Bars
Iced Tea and Lemonade

Menu #2 – $52.00 per person
Kentucky Caesar Salad with Local Heirloom Tomatoes, Crumbled Goat Cheese, Pickled Red Onion and Cucumber, Herb Croutons and Smoked Tomato Parmesan Dressing (V)
Southern Green Beans with Caramelized Onions (V)
Roasted Garlic Whipped Yukon Potatoes (V)
Cheddar and Herb Biscuits with Whipped Butter
Buttermilk Fried Chicken with Cracked Pepper Gravy
Hot Brown Casserole with Local White Cheddar Mornay and Applewood Bacon
Kentucky Bread Pudding with Butterscotch, Cranberries and Bourbon Caramel
Iced Tea and Lemonade

Menu #3 – $58.00 per person
Crisp Field Greens and Arugula Salad with Julienned Bell Pepper, Shaved Red Cabbage, Crisp Sugar Snap Peas, Creamy Cucumber Dressing and Bloody Mary Vinaigrette (V)
Fresh Broccoli and Grape Salad with Marinated Red Onion, Bell Pepper and Honey Poppy Seed Vinaigrette (V)
Local Summer Squash and Zucchini Parmesan (V)
Rosemary Roasted Red Skin Potatoes (V)
Dinner Rolls with Whipped Butter
French Cut Chicken Breast Herb Roasted with Local Goat Cheese, Blistered Local Heirloom Tomatoes and Fresh Basil
Tuxedo Mousse Cheesecake and Citrus Mousse Shooters with Candied Lemon, Pistachio and Raspberry Glaze
Iced Tea and Lemonade


2017 – HORS D’OEUVRES

Three (3) items (Two from Menu - A and one from Menu - B) – 40.00 per person
Four (4) items (Two from Menu - A and two from Menu - B) – 45.00 per person
Five (5) items (Three from Menu - A and two from Menu - B) – 50.00 per person
Hors D’oeuvres menus include Iced Tea and Lemonade along with Chefs Fresh Baked Desserts

Menu - A
Local Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta with Herbed Crostinis
Individual Roasted Garlic and Red Pepper Hummus Shooters and KY Beer Cheese Shooters with Carved Crudité and Cumin Pita Chips
Caprese and Anti Pasto Skewers
Tortellini Skewer with Sugar Snap Peas, Grape Tomatoes and Mustard Tarragon Vinaigrette
Crispy Parmesan Asparagus Phyllo
Prosciutto, Roasted Butternut Squash and Parmesan Tartlets
Caramelized Shallot, Local Goat Cheese, Fresh Spinach and Herb Phyllo

Menu - B
Herb Roasted Chicken and Local Goat Cheese Tartlets
Cashew Teriyaki Chicken Skewers with Scallion Salsa
Assorted Demi Quiches
Demi Hot Browns with White Cheddar Mornay
Sweet Potato Biscuit with Shaved Pork Tenderloin and Peach Chutney
Black and Bleu Beef Tenderloin Croustades with Shallot Bleu Cheese Crème
Marinated and Grilled Beef Tenderloin Skewers with Tobacco Onions and Horseradish Cream


2017 KENTUCKY SUNDOWN BAR OPTIONS

Kentucky Horse Park Catering will provide bar service adjacent to the buffet at no additional charge. Upon request, additional bar locations are available. The fee for each additional location is $150.00.

Cash Bar
Cash bar service is available and will include top shelf liquor, domestic beer selection and wines. Bartender fees not included.

Hosted Bar Service
Hosted bar service is available and will include top shelf liquor, domestic beer selection and wines. The client will be directly invoiced for charges and bartender fees. Hosted bar service can be arranged as follows:

  • Beer, Wine & Soda Hosted Bar - $17.00 per person per hour
  • Full Bar Service - $21.00 per person per hour

*One bartender is required for every 50 guests at a rate of $125.00 each