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Jimmy Winkfield

Black Horsemen of the Kentucky Turf

The IMH’s latest exhibit, which opened April 1, celebrates the influential contributions of African Americans to the horse industry in Kentucky.  

Camp with Us

Camp with Us

Our campground offers 260 spacious sites with 50/30/20 amp electric and water. All sites are 55' paved back-ins with fire rings and picnic tables. Two dump stations are provided, as well.



The Kentucky Horse Park is seeking applications for interim (seasonal) positions in many different areas. Please follow the link for more information on how to apply.

Hours & Admission

 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
April 1 - November 3, 2019 

Get your 2019 Annual Pass and Parking Pass here!

Adults • $20     Kids • $10
Seniors • $18    Military • $10

(Kids 6-12, 5 and under FREE)


Hats Off Day

Hats Off to Kentucky's Horse Industry Day is a celebration of the horse and its impact on the state of Kentucky. The day offers fun family activities including arts and crafts for children, pony rides, interactive educational booths, thrilling equestrian competition, and it's all free! Hats Off Day is the only day of the year an entire family can enjoy the Kentucky Horse Park and all it has to offer, at no cost!

Presented by Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, Hats Off Day will be held on Saturday, July 27. This year's event promises to be very exciting! There’s something for everyone -- competition, great amenities and fantastic entertainment for the whole family!


KHJA- Kentucky Summer

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, July 28, 2019 - 05:00 PM
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Hats Off Day

Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Hats Off to Kentucky's Horse Industry Day is a celebration of the horse and its impact on the state of Kentucky
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Rood & Riddle Grand Prix

Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 04:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital is the proud sponsor of the Rood & Riddle Kentucky Grand Prix, a premier show jumping competition held annually at the Kentucky Horse Park for the past 25 years
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KHJA- Kentucky Summer Classic

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, August 04, 2019 - 05:00 PM
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Gene Carter, Kentucky Horse Park Employee, Celebrates 93rd Birthday

Article Updated July 16, 2019
Eugene Carter Jr

Kentucky Horse Park Commission Meeting

Article Updated July 12, 2019
Meeting Advisory Lexington, Ky

Hats Off Day, a family fun tradition, set for Kentucky Horse Park on July 27; free event by Rood & Riddle

Article Updated July 09, 2019
Presented by Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital, Hats Off Day on Saturday, July 27 celebrates a day of free admission to the Lexington-based Kentucky Horse Park

ABC 36 - WTVQ visits the Kentucky Horse Park

Article Updated May 28, 2019
ABC 36 - WTVQ and Erica Bivens stopped by the Kentucky Horse Park to give Kentuckians an inside look at what they can expect to do and see at the Park this summer! Check out their 2-part story below:    

The Park At a Glance

Kentucky Horse Park

4089 Iron Works Pike
​Lexington, KY 40511


(859) 259-4200
(800) 678-8813

November 6, 2018 – March 31, 2019

Open Wed – Sun, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Closed Mon & Tue

April 1, 2019 – November 5, 2019

Open daily, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time


Thanksgiving Eve & Day
Christmas Eve & Day
New Year’s Eve & Day

General Admission - Includes Next Day Free

November 6, 2018 – March 31, 2019

Adults: $12
Children 6-12: $6

April 1, 2019 – November 4, 2019 (April 25-28, 2019 - Kentucky Three-Day Event ticket required)

Adults: $20
Children 6-12: $9

"Quintessential Kentucky!
If you're looking for a nice day in a park, make it this one. The scenery is gorgeous, and there's something for everyone, whether your a horse-lover or just an outdoor enthusiast. There are iconic landmarks for Secretariat, Man O' War and others. There are museums and traveling exhibits that change all the time. The live shows are fun, and you can even take a ride! It really is one of the most enjoyable places to visit, especially for the authentic Kentucky experience."

– Bethany O.

"This was probably the best place I’ve ever toured. Fantastic exhibits and history. Loved all the statues and being able to interact with the horses. Thank you for making a bucket list item an amazing experience." 

– Megan R.

"This place is one in a million! The people at the horse park could not be kinder! Everyone we encountered was friendly, informative, and genuinely happy to be there speaking with the public. The park is absolutely gorgeous and extremely well kept. It’s amazing to have the opportunity to interact with such phenomenal horses. This is the perfect venue for dog shows and other events!"

– Lindsay F.

"The Kentucky Horse Park is my favorite tourist attraction here in Kentucky. I have a special love for this place since I love horses, but if you know nothing about horses, it is the perfect place to experience them for the first time. There is so much to see and do. You can always catch an event of some kind. This is a great location for families and for local Kentuckians, too. There are both indoor and outdoor attractions. Once you come, you will want to come back again and again to see what is new and to visit your favorite horses."

– Sarah C.

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