Kentucky Horse Park

KY Horse Park Featured on Equitrekking

The Kentucky Horse Park was recently featured by Equitrekking in an article titled A Beginner’s Guide to the Kentucky Horse Park. The author, Sara Clendenin, takes the reader on an introductory trip through the park, while the photos show off some of the park's current autumnal beauty.

KENTUCKY HORSE PARK TO HONOR THOROUGHBRED CHAMPION CIGAR

Edited Release
Public Memorial Service to be Held at Hall of Champions

A public memorial service for Thoroughbred champion Cigar will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, at 2 p.m. The service will be held at the park’s Hall of Champions near Cigar’s gravesite and the paddock he occupied for most of the 15 years he lived at the park.

Cigar died Oct. 7 at age 24 due to complications following surgery for severe osteoarthritis in his neck.

THE SPIRIT OF THE HORSE: A Dazzling Example of Equine Theater Entertainment Returns to Kentucky Horse Park in December

The highly praised production of THE SPIRIT OF THE HORSE that was performed for the first time at the Alltech Arena in the Kentucky Horse Park in November 2013 returns for its second season on December 5 and 6, 2014.
 
Produced by Half Pass Moon Productions, the show features world-class horses, including three-time USDF Horse of the Year GP Raymeister, and top dressage riders from the KYB Dressage team, including Kim and Yvonne Barteau. 
 

Comeback Award Added to Kentucky Experience Schedule

Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital has announced that an award honoring the remarkably hardy show jumper Flexible has been added to the schedule of the Kentucky Experience on Friday, Oct. 31, during the National Horse Show at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. The Comeback Award is being presented by Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, an all-breeds organization whose mission is to fund veterinary research for the benefit of horses.

HALLOWEEN SHOW BRINGS FRIGHTS AND DELIGHTS TO KENTUCKY HORSE PARK

Unusual Sightings of Humans and Horses Abound

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 22, 2014) – It’s not just area children who dress up in costumes for Halloween. In Kentucky, horses do, too!  On Sunday, Oct. 26, at 2 p.m., the Kentucky Horse Park will present its annual Halloween Show at the Horses of the World Barn where park horses and their riders are likely to show up as just about anything – a scary headless horseman, cranky wicked witch, swashbuckling pirates, genie with a bottle, “Phantom of the Opera” – it’s different every year.

KENTUCKY HORSE PARK COMMISSION SELECTS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The Kentucky Horse Park Commission announced today that it has selected Jamie Link as the new executive director of the Kentucky Horse Park.

“I look forward to working with Jamie as we strive to make the Kentucky Horse Park an even better attraction for visitors to Kentucky,” Gov. Steve Beshear said. “This is an outstanding selection by the commission, and I appreciate their hard work. The Kentucky Horse Park plays a vital role in tourism for the entire state.”

Link is currently the deputy chief of staff for Gov. Beshear.  A start date will be set later.

CELEBRATING THE YEAR OF THE HORSE IN THE HORSE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD

International Museum of the Horse Hosts Exhibition of Chinese Ink Horse Paintings

2014 is the Year of the Horse according to the Chinese lunar calendar.  To celebrate this cultural tradition within the Horse Capital of the World, the International Museum of the Horse at the Kentucky Horse Park, in partnership with the University of Kentucky’s Confucius Institute, and UK’s School of Art and Visual Studies, will host a special exhibition of ink horse paintings by Xu Qingping, a Chinese artist from Beijing, Oct. 18, 2014 to Feb. 17, 2015.

Plan to Attend America’s Oldest Indoor Horse Show: The National Horse Show

The 2014 National Horse Show takes center stage on October 28 - November 2, 2014 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky.  In addition to the top-rated hunters and the ASPCA / NHSAA Alfred B. Maclay National Championship, the show features world-class international, open, junior and amateur-owner jumpers competing for the biggest prize money on the United States indoor tour.

SPIRIT OF THE HORSE CAST TO APPEAR IN FESTIVAL OF THE HORSE GRAND HORSE PARADE IN GEORGETOWN

Members of the cast of the Holiday Spectacular The Spirit of the Horse will participate in The Festival of the Horse Grand Horse Parade that takes place on the streets of downtown Georgetown October 4, 2014.