Kentucky Horse Park

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. 

KHP's Progress Featured in Business Lexington Article

Since the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games just wrapped up in Normandy, it was the perfect time for Business Lexington to review the experience we had here at the Kentucky Horse Park while hosting in 2010, as well as what has been happening at the park since the games concluded.

Click the link to read the full article:
http://bizlex.com/2014/09/the-kentucky-horse-park-4-years-after-weg

Photo by Steve Faust

KENTUCKY HORSE PARK HOSTS BOOK SIGNING WITH ELLEN HARVEY

‘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.

THE PYRAMID SOCIETY CELEBRATES ITS 34TH ANNUAL EGYPTIAN EVENT

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.