Kentucky Horse Park

Bits & Pieces of Saddlebred History

Dates: 
Monday, March 9, 2015 - 9:00am to Monday, March 21, 2016 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The American Saddlebred Museum’s 2015 exhibit, Bits & Pieces of Saddlebred History: Recent Donations & Special Selections will feature new acquisitions to the permanent collection along with loans of unusual items from several collectors of Saddlebred memorabilia. By showcasing recent gifts to the collection and loans of relevant pieces, the exhibit is both a thank you to our donors and a way to expose the public to some unique bits of Saddlebred history that are not yet a part of our collection. Bits & Pieces of Saddlebred History will run from March 9, 2015 through March 21, 2016. 
 

Hosted by: 
The American Saddlebred Museum
Phone: 
(859) 259-2746

HalloWhinny

Dates: 
Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 2:00pm to Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 3:00pm
Event Description: 

This year, the spirit of HalloWhinny is taking over the weekend. Halloween is approaching, and the park won’t let the holiday pass without offering two presentations of HalloWhinny, the annual Halloween show, where park horses and their riders are likely to show up as just about any kind of “scary,” funny, or quirky dual human/horse costume for the holiday. Held at 2 p.m. on October 29th and October 30th in the park’s Breeds Barn, park employees and special guests will show off costumes that many have planned all year. Joining the staff, volunteers (and of course, horses) from the Breeds Barn and Big Barn will be Patrick the Miniature Horse, retired race horses from Ohio Standardbreds and Friends, and miniature horses from Stampede of Love. **HalloWhinny is included in regular park admission.

Hosted by: 
Kentucky Horse Park
Phone: 
859-259-4200

Lexington Catholic Cross Country Invitational

Dates: 
Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The Lexington Catholic Cross Country Invitational is a high school cross country competition hosted by Lexington Catholic High School. A small fee will be charged to spectators that will benefit the high school. For more information about the Lexington Catholic Cross Country Invitational please call (859) 276-5086 or visit http://www.lexingtoncatholic.com/lcccinvitational.html.

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Hosted by: 
Lexington Catholic High School
Phone: 
859-276-5086

The National Drive

Dates: 
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 8:00am to Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The National Drive is a 6-day event devoted to recreational equine driving. This event is the largest gathering of recreational equine drivers in North America. Highlighting the event is a series of clinics, demonstrations and private driving lessons featuring some of the nation’s most prominent clinicians and driving experts. Participants are able to drive their horses throughout the park from dawn until dusk. For more information on the National Drive please visit http://www.nationaldrive.net or call Mike Lyon at (931) 492-0154.

Hosted by: 
The National Drive
Phone: 
(931) 492-0154

Franklin County Cross Country Invitational

Dates: 
Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 7:00am to 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The Franklin County Cross Country Invitational is a middle school and high school cross country meet. The meet is hosted by Franklin County High School. There will be a spectator fee for this event, the fee is $5. Divisions are split by gender, level, and distance. For more information on the Franklin County Cross Country Invitational, please visit http://ky.milesplit.com/ or email David Lawhorn at dlawhorn@kheaa.com.

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Hosted by: 
Franklin County High School

CASA Superhero Run

Dates: 
Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 8:00am to 2:00pm
Event Description: 

5K Registration on the day of the event closes at 8:45AM. Order early to ensure correct size t-shirt. There will be a 1K for kids 12 and under (begins @ 8:30AM) and a 5K for all ages (begins @ 9AM). The 5K is a competitive distance verified course with chip timing. However, walkers are welcome! There will be water on the course, and times given at each mile. All 1K participants will receive custom cape! All 5K participants will receive a race shirt. Many fun family activities, including face painting, bouncers, games, crafts and food. Guests will include Disney Princesses, Ghostbusters, Superheroes, and mini ponies from Central Kentucky Riding for Hope! Participation in the festival – costume contests, inflatables, games, face painting, free food giveaways, etc. is complimentary to all race participants. Please ensure you have your race bib on to participate in all activities and giveaways.

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Hosted by: 
CASA of Lexington
Phone: 
859-246-4313

CASA Superhero Run

Dates: 
Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 8:00am to 2:00pm
Event Description: 

5K Registration on the day of the event closes at 8:45AM.

Order by August 22nd to ensure correct size t-shirt. After the 22nd there will be limited quantities of capes and t-shirts.

There will be a 1K for kids 12 and under (begins @ 8:30AM) and a 5K for all ages (begins @ 9AM). The 5K is a competitive distance verified course with chip timing. However, walkers are welcome!

There will be water on the course, and times given at each mile.

All 1K participants will receive custom cape! All 5K participants will receive a race shirt with artwork from local artist Rick McGee.

Many fun family activities, including face painting, bouncers, games, crafts and food. Guests will include Disney Princesses, Ghostbusters, Superheroes, and mini ponies from Central Kentucky Riding for Hope!

Participation in the festival – costume contests, inflatables, games, face painting, free food giveaways, etc. is complimentary to all race participants.  Please ensure you have your race bib on to participate in all activities and giveaways.

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Hosted by: 
CASA of Lexington
Phone: 
859-246-4313

Great Day Race & Festival

Dates: 
Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 9:00am to 7:00pm
Event Description: 

This is a race event like no other. A 5K, 10K and the only steeplechase obstacle course where racers test their fitness on the same course as world-champion equestrian athletes!

The Great Day is a full day of play for everyone. Sign up for a race, take an outdoor yoga class, learn Booiaka dance/exercise or see a jiu jitsu demonstration. Or, sign up for the karaoke competition or the family hula hoop challenge!

Local food trucks, live music from vintage blues to bluegrass to Western swing, local craft brews and all right in the heart of horse country!

Early Bird discounts are available until March 31. Register and snag your festival passes today!
www.GreatDayFest.com

The Great Day Race & Festival has partnered with the Kentucky Cancer Foundation to support getting on the course to prevention.

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Phone: 
(859) 225-3537

Commit to Prevent Run/Walk

Dates: 
Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
Event Description: 

Please attend the 4th Annual Commit to Prevent Run/Walk, Saturday, April 15, 2017 at the Kentucky Horse Park. For more information please contact Christy Tussey at 859-225-8879 or ctussey@pcaky.org.

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Hosted by: 
Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky
Phone: 
859-225-8879

KHSAA Cross Country Meet

Dates: 
Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association Cross Country Meet is a high school cross-country competition. A small fee will be charged to spectators of the event. For more information on the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Cross Country Meet please call 859-299-5472 or go to www.khsaa.org. Photo courtesy of KHSAA.

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Hosted by: 
Kentucky High School Athletic Association
Phone: 
859-299-5472