Kentucky Horse Park


‘Standardbred Old Friends’ Profiles Breed in Stories and Photos

The Kentucky Horse Park will host a book signing for “Standardbred Old Friends” with author Ellen Harvey on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, from 10 a.m.-noon. A collection of endearing stories on the lives of legendary Standardbred horses, this book is a collaboration with award-winning equine photographer Barbara Livingston, whose popular books “Old Friends” and “More Old Friends,” painted a sentimental portrait of champion racehorses long gone from the spotlight.


Lexington, KY (May 29, 2014) – Every year since 1981 enthusiasts from across the globe gather in "The Horse Capital of the World" the first week in June to experience The Pyramid Society’s annual Egyptian Event – well known as the world’s largest showcase of the Egyptian Arabian Horse. This year’s Event, taking place June 3rd– 7th at the Kentucky Horse Park, is free to attend for KY Horse Park visitors, and offers a variety of compelling activities for every age – all in celebration of the legendary Egyptian Arabian horse!

Adam Retires from the KHP Mounted Police

The Kentucky Horse Park Mounted Police announce the recent retirement of one of their trusted equine partners at the beginning of May. Adam, a Percheron/Thoroughbred cross born in Canada, was brought into Kentucky by Dian Cecil who realized that this type of horse was needed by police departments across the country. Adam grew to be a big boned, durable and athletic horse. He has a kind disposition, is friendly and curious in character.

Kentucky Dressage Association Announces the KDA Kearney Cancer 5K & Fun Walk to Benefit the Markey Cancer Center

KDA Kearney Cancer 5K and Fun Walk, hosted by the Kentucky Dressage Association on Saturday, May 24th at the Kentucky Horse Park, announces $1,000 in prize money and invites the public to attend an evening of family fun and entertainment.


Ted Nicholson Chosen to Manage Park During Search for Permanent Executive Director

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 23, 2014) – The Kentucky Horse Park Commission announced today that it has selected Ted G. Nicholson as the interim executive director of the Kentucky Horse Park following the retirement of John Nicholson on April 30. Ted Nicholson will begin his tenure in May and serve until a permanent executive director is hired later this year.  A search firm is expected to begin work to conduct a nationwide search for the permanent executive director within the next 30 days.

Kentucky Horse Park Shares ‘Equine Treasures of the Bluegrass’

Horses Welcome Visitors for a New Season of Fun and Excitement
With the arrival of spring, the Kentucky Horse Park also celebrates a new tourism season beginning March 12. The park will entertain visitors with special events and horse shows throughout the year, and more opportunities to get close to amazing horses. Named a TripAdvisor Top 25 Travelers’ Choice® award winner for attractions in 2013, the park offers a one-of-a-kind, family-friendly entertainment choice not to be missed.

Kentucky Horse Council Announces Kentucky Round-Up - A Two Day Family Event

Lexington KY, February 10, 2014- Kentucky Round-Up 2014, hosted by the Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) on February 15 and 16, at the Kentucky Horse Park, announces its schedule of clinicians, demonstrations, exhibits and activities for families, children, novice Horse Owners and advanced horsemen. The full two-day schedule includes breed displays and a Cowboy Mounted Shooting Competition!