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PARADE OF BREEDS SHOW

The Kentucky Horse Park is not only THE place to get close to horses, it’s also one of the few places on earth to see so many equine breeds.

SO MANY BREEDS, SO LITTLE TIME


Humankind’s 6,000-year bond with the horse is brought to life with music, narration, and personal interaction at the Parade of Breeds Show.,. From the rare Marwari to the iconic American Quarter Horse, breed representatives perform in hand and under saddle. During the summer season, breed representatives perform in colorful attire that evokes the culture, time period, and customs of their native land. During the spring and fall seasons, the demonstration is more casual in nature. 

Every Parade of Breeds Show includes 5-6 breed representatives, an opportunity for guests to take photos, pet the horses, and chat with our riders. Visit the Breeds Barn throughout the day to see horses being bathed, groomed, and trained.

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GUEST WEEKENDS

Guest Weekends were established to allow registries, clubs, organizations, and associations a chance to highlight their trademark breed or discipline in the Parade of Breeds Shows. Guest Weekends are not only educational, but they are also great opportunities for outside exhibitors to showcase their horses at the Kentucky Horse Park. Guest Weekend participants perform twice daily in the Parade of Breeds Shows and greet our visitors at ring-side or in their stables following each presentation. The park strives to fill each weekend throughout the summer with a different highlight.

For more information, contact Mindy Welch at 859-281-7976 or [email protected].
Click here to apply to be a guest weekend exhibitor!


2022 BREED REPRESENTATITVES:

 

Akhal-Teke

“Aslan”  Akhal Spirit

2009 Buckskin Gelding

Donated by Terri Fender of Osakis, MN

 

American Morgan Horse

“Chance”  Beyond The Light

2002 Sooty Palomino Gelding 

On loan from Jordan Hewitt of Michigan

 

American Morgan Horse

“Ronny”  Three Fates Cheiron

2005 Chestnut Gelding

On loan from Lori Sargeant of Wadsworth, OH

 

American Mustang

Paree

2013 Black Mare

On loan from Megan Mulrooney of Wellington, FL

 

American Mustang

Gilligan

2010 Bay Gelding 

Donated by Kelli Mardell

 

American Paint Horse

“T-Bird”  Catch Me On The Highway

2016 Paint Gelding 

On loan from Mary and David Covart of Denton, TX

 

American Paso Fino

“Echo”  Echo C.W.

2007 Black Gelding                       

Donated by Will & Carol White of Smithfield, KY

 

American Quarter Horse

“Autumn” I’m Falling For You

2014 Red Dun Mare 

Purchased by the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation for the Education Department

 

American Saddlebred

“Tango”  Tango Cat

2007 Chestnut Gelding                    

On loan from the American Saddlebred Legacy Foundation in Louisville, KY

 

American Sugarbush Harlequin Draft

“O.B.” Oberon de Fermes Boisvert

2015 Black Leopard Gelding

On loan from Mary Boisvert or Frederic, WI

 

Arabian

“Rafiq” Lord Rafiq

2003 Black Gelding

Donated by Diana Sauer of Orlando, FL

 

Arabian

“Red” Heirresistible

2012 Chestnut Gelding

On loan from Shannon Feinroth of Sarasota, FL

 

Chincoteague Pony 

“James” James Bond

2008 Pinto Gelding 

 

Chincoteague Pony

“Blue” Bluegrass

1998 Pinto Gelding
Donated by Grandeur Arabian Farm of Citra, FL

 

Dales Pony

“Aris” Lagniappe Aristocrat

2007 Bay Gelding

On loan from Patricia Hall of Sadieville, KY

 

Fell Pony

“Daisy” Scafell Pike’s Instant Karma
Gray Mare

On Loan by Heather Kyle of Owensboro KY

 

Friesian

Jochem

2003 Black Gelding

On loan from Olivia Dixon of Salvisa, KY

 

Friesian

“Frodo”  Fabien F’ant Brillehoff

2009 Black Gelding

On loan from Julie Good of Mannheim, PA

 

Gypsy Vanner

“Mikki” RGR’s Miss Michigan

2011 Black Mare                        

On loan from Tracy Creguer of Lexington, KY

 

Haflinger

“Melody” Fortune Tellar’s Melody 2HS

2016 Chestnut Mare

On loan by Doug and Kathy Lindsey of Paris, KY

 

Lipizzan 

“Willow” Willomina

2018 Gray Mare

On loan from Dawn Wietfeldt of Bardstown, KY

 

Norwegian Fjord

Solveig

2016 Dun Mare

On loan from Gloria Cooper of Gallatin, TN

 

Norwegian Fjord

Boaz

2010 Dun Gelding

On loan from Gloria Cooper of Gallatin, TN

 

Shire

​​“Flynn”  Big Sky Tuff’s Bandit

2013 black gelding

On loan from Casey Schmitz of Brazil, IN

 

Suffolk Punch

“Laura” Phelan Laura

2007 Chestnut Mare

Donated by Mack Gavitt of Cullman, AL

 

Tennessee Walking Horse

“Bro” Brother Oh Brother

2009 Black Sabino Gelding

Donated by Franklin Riding Academy of Franklin, TN


ADDITIONAL BREEDS REPRESENTED ON THE PARK:

Belgian  
Clydesdale
Percheron
Silesian
Standardbred
Suffolk Punch
Thoroughbred

The Kentucky Horse Park is the best place around to see horses of all breeds. If you're a horse enthusiast, don't miss out on these amazing events showcasing the immense variety and skill found in the world of show horses. 

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