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.

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September 2016

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 9:00am to Sunday, November 6, 2016 - 5:00pm
The International Museum of the Horse presents a new concept in special exhibitions with its opening of Equine Treasures of the Bluegrass....Read More.
 
Friday, April 1, 2016 - 9:00am to Friday, December 30, 2016 - 5:00pm
The American Saddlebred Museum’s 2016 exhibit will open to the public on April 1, 2016. Titled Trainers’ Treasures: Gifts From Saddlebred Professionals, the exhibit will run through December 30, 2016....Read More.
 
Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 9:00am to Monday, September 5, 2016 - 5:00pm
The Bluegrass Classic Dog Show is a 5-day dog show sponsored by the Lexington Kennel Club Inc., the Northern Kentucky Kennel Club Inc., and the Mid-Kentucky Kennel Club Inc....Read More.
 
Saturday, September 3, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, September 4, 2016 - 5:00pm
The Park Equine Hospital Kentucky Classique Horse Trials is a 2-day-eventing competition. This is a United States Eventing Association (USEA) sanctioned event. All levels will be competing in Dressage, Cross Country and Show Jumping....Read More.
 
Saturday, September 3, 2016 - 6:00pm to Sunday, September 4, 2016 - 12:00pm
The Labor Day Campout will take place at the Kentucky Horse Park Campground. ...Read More.
 
Monday, September 5, 2016 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
This event has been cancelled for Labor Day....Read More.
 
Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 8:00am to Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 9:00pm
The International Grand Championship Rocky Mountain Horse Association Show is a Class A Rocky Mountain Horse Show. More than 300 horses will be shown in this event. Classes that will be displayed include equitation, saddleseat, breed demonstrations, and a stallion row....Read More.
 
Friday, September 9, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 5:00pm
The New Vocations Charity Thoroughbred Show will take place in the Hunter Jumper Complex. ...Read More.
 
Friday, September 9, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 5:00pm
The MidSouth Eventing and Dressage Association (MSEDA) Dressage in the Park is a 3-day dressage show. This event draws competitors from Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Indiana, Georgia, and Florida, and around 100 to 150 horses compete in the event....Read More.
 
Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 8:00am to 2:00pm
5K Registration on the day of the event closes at 8:45AM. Order by August 22nd to ensure correct size t-shirt. After the 22nd there will be limited quantities of capes and t-shirts....Read More.
 
Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 8:00am to 4:30pm
Riders are given the opportunity to school their horses on the famous Kentucky Horse Park cross country course. For a $35 fee, riders can school their horse for four hours on the course....Read More.
 
Monday, September 12, 2016 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
The Kentucky Horse Park Run/Walk Club will meet every Monday from June 6 to September 26. Check-in is between 5-8pm. It all starts at the Kentucky Horse Park Visitor Center, featuring local craft beers, food trucks, information tables and horse meet-and-greets....Read More.
 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 8:00am to Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 8:00am
The Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse Association (KMSHA) and the Spotted Mountain Horse Association are both very passionate about their specific breeds. Both organizations strive to demonstrate the value and beauty of these mountain horses....Read More.
 
Friday, September 16, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 5:00pm
The Fall Classic I Hunter Jumper Show is a 2-day hunter/jumper event. All ages and all levels of hunter and jumping competition will be on display at this event....Read More.
 
Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 8:00am to 8:00pm
The Special Olympics Kentucky State Equestrian Competition is generally held the first full weekend in October. The event is currently held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. There are approximately 30 riders who compete annually....Read More.
 
Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
The Horses and Hope Trail Ride is an event benefitting the Horses and Hope charity which works with Kentucky’s equine industry to provide awareness, early detection through screening and treatment referral to women in the equine industry....Read More.
 
Monday, September 19, 2016 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
The Kentucky Horse Park Run/Walk Club will meet every Monday from June 6 to September 26. Check-in is between 5-8pm. It all starts at the Kentucky Horse Park Visitor Center, featuring local craft beers, food trucks, information tables and horse meet-and-greets....Read More.
 
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 9:00pm
The Kentucky National Hunter Jumper Show is a 5-day event showcasing some of the best Hunter/Jumper competitions in the country....Read More.
 
Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 7:00am to 5:00pm
The Franklin County Cross Country Invitational is a middle school and high school cross country meet. The meet is hosted by Franklin County High School. There will be a spectator fee for this event, the fee is $5. Divisions are split by gender, level, and distance....Read More.
 
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 7:00am to Friday, September 30, 2016 - 5:00pm
The Kentucky Horse Park and the Lexington Mounted Police Unit host the annual Mounted Police Colloquium at the Kentucky Horse Park. National and International instructors are brought in to train both police and civilians in various types of training to include equitation, jumping, crowd control a...Read More.
 
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
The Kentucky Horse Park Run/Walk Club will meet every Monday from June 6 to September 26. Check-in is between 5-8pm. It all starts at the Kentucky Horse Park Visitor Center, featuring local craft beers, food trucks, information tables and horse meet-and-greets....Read More.
 
Friday, September 30, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 5:00pm
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 States Eventing Association, and/or the United States Equestrian Federation....Read More.
 
Friday, September 30, 2016 - 4:30pm to 10:00pm
The KHP Foundation Battle in the Saddle is a celebrity team penning event benefitting the KHP Foundation. This event pairs two amateur team penning riders with a celebrity guest rider to determine who can pen the group of cattle in the quickest amount of time....Read More.
 

September 2016