Kentucky Horse Park

Several Horse Breeds Needed at the KHP Breeds Barn

Attention Horse People!!!

The Breeds Barn at the Kentucky Horse Park is looking for a few specific breeds of horses to be ambassadors for their breeds in the “Horses of the World Show” at our world-famous tourist attraction and equine competition facility!

The representatives must fit their breed standards, be sound and between the ages of 5 and 10, preferably geldings, and have no bad habits. The breeds we would like to add to the Breeds Barn include:

KHP's Nicholson on Horses in the Morning Radio Show

Horses in the Morning recently visited with Kentucky Horse Park executive director John Nicholson for their February 3rd edition of their daily radio show. Horses in the Morning airs weekdays and can be heard via, among other outlets.

To listen to this episode simply click this link: Horses in the Morning 2/3/2014.


Wellington Elementary School Students Exhibit Work to Celebrate the Year of the Horse

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 22, 2014) – Lexington’s Wellington Elementary School and the International Museum of the Horse at the Kentucky Horse Park will be celebrating the Year of the Horse with a special exhibit, beginning Jan. 22. "Shodo: The Art of Japanese Brush Painting," will feature calligraphy created by the school’s third, fourth, and fifth grade students.  

Reds Caravan Stops at KHP Jan. 25

The 2014 Cincinnati Reds Caravan begins and ends at Great American Ball Park with an expanded route of 17 fan stops in five states with the addition of stops in Evansville, Ind., and Nashville, Tenn.

The kick off for this 3,000 mile journey over four days is Thursday, Jan. 23 from the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum and ends on Sunday, Jan. 26 in the FOX Sports Ohio Champions Club. The Reds Caravan is presented by Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network.

Kentucky Horse Park Executive Director Announces Retirement

John Nicholson Oversaw Park During Greatest Period of Growth, Earning World-wide Recognition

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 15, 2014) – John Nicholson, executive director of the Kentucky Horse Park since June 1, 1997, announced his retirement today, effective April 30. Nicholson is the longest-serving executive director of the Kentucky Horse Park in its 35-year history, and has served at its helm during its greatest period of growth – garnering world-wide recognition for the facility.

Road to the Horse Returns to Kentucky

Road to the Horse International 2014

Road to the Horse International 2014 celebrates the 11th anniversary of the World Champion Colt Starting competition with the most extravagant competition yet in Lexington, Kentucky. Taking over the Kentucky Horse Park’s Alltech Arena, March 13-16, 2014, Road to the Horse is an exclusive horsemanship experience that combines valuable education and thrilling entertainment.

The Southern Lights Are ON Nov. 22 to Dec. 31

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Southern Lights holiday festival, presented by Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc., returns to the Kentucky Horse Park from November 22 to December 31. In addition to reaching a milestone two decades as a premier holiday event for Kentucky families, Southern Lights, produced by the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation, has also achieved status as a leading holiday event in the region and nation. More than 27,000 cars and 115,000 individuals attend Southern Lights annually.

Kentucky Horse Park Named TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Winner

Park Honored in Top 25 United States Amusement Parks and Water Parks Category for 2013


The Kentucky Horse Park has been chosen as an overall winner in the Top 25 Amusement Parks and Water Parks in the United States category by TripAdvisor in its 2013 Travelers’ Choice® awards for attractions. One of the world’s largest travel sites, TripAdvisor has established itself as one of the most important for travel information among consumers due to its platform of posting unbiased reviews of real travelers.


American Saddlebred Museum Exhibit Offers Glimpse of Yesteryear

The American Saddlebred Museum’s 2013 special exhibit is sure to entertain and interest horse fans and antique buffs alike. Entitled The Art of Selling with Saddlebreds: The Show Horse in Vintage Advertising, it will feature images of the breed on products, printed advertising and corporate collectibles dating from the late 1800s through the 1970s.