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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. 


The International Museum of the Horse's 60,000 square feet of permanent exhibitions are dedicated to showcasing the relationship between horses and humans through time. 

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.

Saddle Up

Saddle Up

Explore the park's paddocks by horseback! Trail rides and pony rides for the kids can be reserved inside the Visitor Center the day of your visit. 

Visit the Kentucky Horse Park

Open: Wednesday - Sunday, 9am - 5pm
Closed: Mondays & Tuesdays


General Admission (Ages 13-61)  |  $20
Senior (Ages 62+)  |  $18
Children (Ages 6-12)  |  $10
Ages 5 and under  |  Free
Active Duty Military and Veterans with I.D.  |  $10
Daily Parking  |  $5

Visit Safely

Effective July 29th, visitors 6 years and older (regardless of vaccination status) will be required to wear face coverings while inside Executive Branch buildings/offices which includes the Kentucky Horse Park Visitor Center, International Museum of the Horse, and Campground Store.
Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation. We hope to see you soon at the Kentucky Horse Park! 


Kentucky Summer Classic

Wednesday, August 04, 2021 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, August 08, 2021 - 05:00 PM
Kentucky Horse Shows Website
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USEF Pony Finals

Tuesday, August 10, 2021 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, August 15, 2021 - 05:00 PM
In 1959, the British National Pony Society and the British Show Pony Society challenged American pony riders to an international Pony Hunter Competition
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Lexus Smooth Jazz Fest

Saturday, August 14, 2021 - 07:30 PM to 10:00 PM
It's time to make your plans to visit Kentucky's destination for Smooth Jazz! Each year in August, Smooth Jazz fans from across the commonwealth of Kentucky and beyond
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Meeting Advisory: Kentucky Horse Park Commission

Article Updated July 21, 2021

Volunteer of the Month: Rachel Berry

Article Updated July 15, 2021
Rachel began volunteering at the Kentucky Horse Park in 2019, after working in the Museum when the Park opened in 1978! She’s volunteered over 100 hours in the past few years, always sharing her enthusiasm and knowledge of the Park with visitors

Kentucky Horse Park Commission seeks Executive Director

Article Updated June 10, 2021
The Kentucky Horse Park Commission is seeking a strong, decisive and results-driven person for the position of Executive Director of the Kentucky Horse Park

Meeting Advisory: Commission meeting set for May 20, 2021

Article Updated May 18, 2021

The Park At a Glance

Kentucky Horse Park

4089 Iron Works Pike
​Lexington, KY 40511


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

Main Season
March 31 - October 31, 2021

OPEN: Wednesday-Sunday, 9 am - 5 pm EST
Closed Mondays & Tuesdays

Winter Season
November 4, 2020 – March 30, 2021

OPEN: Wednesday-Sunday 10 am - 4 pm
Closed Monday & Tuesday


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

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

Main Season
March 31 - October 31, 2021

Adults: $20
Senior: $18 (62+)
Military $10 (with ID)
Children: $10 (6-12) 
(Ages 5 & under, Free)

Daily Parking: $5

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

Winter Season
Beginning November 3, 2021

Adults: $12
Children: $6 (6-12) 
Senior: $10 (62+)
Military $6 (with ID)
(Ages 5 & under, Free)

Daily Parking: $5

OPEN: Wednesday-Sunday 10 am - 4 pm

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

"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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