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Enjoy live equine presentations! The park's daily schedule includes the Parade of Breeds, Big Barn Stall-Side Chat, the Hall of Champions Show, and the Derby Winner Nightcap. 

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.



Join the our team! The Kentucky Horse Park is seeking applications for full-time and seasonal positions in many different areas.

Upcoming Events

View the Event Calendar for a complete list of events coming to the Kentucky Horse Park and Alltech Arena! 

Southern Lights Holiday Festival

Celebrating its 29th year at the Kentucky Horse Park, Southern Lights presented by Friends off Coal is a magical holiday tradition for thousands of family throughout the Bluegrass and beyond.​ Drive through the lights nightly, November 25-December 31 (Closed Christmas Day) from 5:30-10:00 pm. Avoid the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and check this item off your list by pre-purchasing your tickets!


Celebration of Song

Sunday, December 11, 2022 - 04:00 PM to 05:30 PM
Celebrate the magic of the holiday season as we present our traditional Alltech Celebration of Song featuring the UK Opera Theatre and winners of the Alltech Vocal Scholarship Competition
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KY Invitational Truck & Tractor Pull

Thursday, January 05, 2023 - 07:00 PM to Saturday, January 07, 2023 - 10:00 PM
The 11th Annual Kentucky Invitational rolls into Alltech Arena on January 5th-7th
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Tristate MX

Saturday, January 14, 2023 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, January 15, 2023 - 10:00 PM
Come join us at the Alltech Arena January 14-15th for Tristate MX! Tickets are sold at the door
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Meeting Advisory: Kentucky Horse Park Commission

Article Updated November 03, 2022

May Day Maddness Exhibit Now Open at the International Museum of the Horse

Article Updated May 11, 2022
The Madden party was the place to be seen on the eve of the Kentucky Derby

The Park At a Glance

Kentucky Horse Park

4089 Iron Works Pike
​Lexington, KY 40511


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

Winter Season

November 9, 2022 – March 12, 2023
OPEN: Wednesday – Sunday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
CLOSED: Monday & Tuesday

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

Spring & Main Season

Spring Season: March 15 – April 30
OPEN: Wednesday – Sunday, 9:00am – 5:00pm
CLOSED: Monday & Tuesday

Main Season: May 3 – November 5
OPEN: Wednesday – Sunday, 9:00am – 5:00pm
CLOSED: Monday & Tuesday

Kentucky Horse Park passes include the next day free with the exception of major events and holidays.

Winter Season

November 9, 2022 – March 12, 2023
General Admission: $12
Senior: $14 (62+)
Children: $8 (6-12) 
Military: $8 (with ID)
(Ages 5 & under, Free)

OPEN: Wednesday-Sunday 10 am - 4 pm

CLOSED: Monday & Tuesday, Thanksgiving Eve & Day, Christmas Eve & Day, New Year's Eve & Day 

Spring Rates

March 15 – April 30, 2023
Adults: $16
Senior: $14 (62+)
Military $8 (with ID)
Children: $8 (6-12) 
(Ages 5 & under, Free)

Daily Parking: $5

OPEN: Wednesday-Sunday, 9 am - 5 pm
CLOSED: Monday & Tuesday

Main Season Rates

Main Season: May 3 – November 5, 2023
General Admission: $20
Senior: $18 (62+)
Children: $10 (6-12) 
Military: $10 (with ID)
(Ages 5 & under, Free)

Daily Parking: $5

OPEN: Wednesday-Sunday, 9 am - 5 pm
CLOSED: Monday & Tuesday

"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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