Kentucky Horse Park

Southern Lights - Presented by the KHP Foundation

Dates: 
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 5:30pm to Sunday, December 31, 2017 - 10:00pm
Event Description: 

The 24th Annual Southern Lights holiday festival will return to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, November 17 to December 31, 2017. The Kentucky Horse Park Foundation presents Southern Lights annually, a greatly anticipated holiday tradition for families all across Kentucky, in support of the programs, activities and facilities of the Kentucky Horse Park.

From 5:30 until 10:00 pm each evening, visitors will be awed by the dazzling display of majestic lights. The drive will begin at the Kentucky Horse Park Campground, and will proceed through an enhanced dreamland of dazzling lighted and often animated figures. While many displays represent the holiday season, favorites are customized to represent the Bluegrass state.

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Hosted by: 
KHP Foundation
Phone: 
859-255-5727

Southern Lights Stroll

Dates: 
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Event Description: 

This event features a 5k run along with mini train rides, refreshments, and prize drawings. A food drive will also take place for God’s Pantry and local animal shelters. A limited number of free souvenir t-shirts will be distributed to registered adults, while a limited number of registered kids will receive a free holiday souvenir. For more information on the Southern Lights Stroll please call the Kentucky Horse Park at 859-259-4226 or go to http://www.kyhorsepark.com/events/featured-events/southern-lights-stroll.

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Hosted by: 
KY Horse Park
Phone: 
859-259-4226

Horses and Hope Trail Ride

Dates: 
Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 9:00am to 6:00pm
Event Description: 

The Horses and Hope Trail Ride is an event benefitting the Horses and Hope charity which works with Kentucky’s equine industry to provide awareness, early detection through screening and treatment referral to women in the equine industry. Registration will start at 9:00 a.m., trail ride 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. with lunch at 1:30 p.m. in the South Exhibit Hall. For more information on the Horses and Hope Trail Ride please visit www.horsesandhope.orgPhoto courtesy of Samantha L. Clarke.

2016 Horses and Hope Brochure
2016 Registration & Waiver Form (2 pages)

Hosted by: 
Kentucky Cancer Program
Phone: 
877.326.1134

The Wonderland Ride to Benefit E7 Kids Café

Dates: 
Saturday, August 6, 2016 - 8:00am to 2:00pm
Event Description: 

E7 Kids Cafe Wonderland Ride
August 6th
A Family friendly Event!
White Rabbit Chase
Bikes, Runners, Walkers

The Mad Hatter's Tea Party
Face painting, games, crafts, snacks!
Registration is 8:30am-9:30am
Chase starts at 9:30am
Tea Party 10:30am

Located at the Ky Horse Park 
Alltech  Arena Area
Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for children, or $50 for a family of four.

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Hosted by: 
The Wonderland Ride

Dyslexia Dash Fun Run/5K

Dates: 
Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Description: 

Dyslexia Dash Fun Run/5K is Sunday October 2 at the Kentucky Horse Park from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Surprise guest speakers will be at the event along with special music guests Seton Star Singers, Dan Houston on guitar, and Student Instrumentalists. Parking for this event is free. Enjoy park events all day with special discounted tickets (separate from Dash tickets), free admission for kids 6 and under and $8 for everyone else. 
 
Cost to participate in the Dyslexia Dash Fun Run/5K:
Ages 0-2: Free or $10 with t-shirt
Ages 3-6: $5 or $15 with t-shirt
Ages 7-17: $10 or $20 with t-shirt
Ages 18 & older: $15 or $25 with t-shirt
 
To register visit http://idakentucky.org/dash.htm.
For more information contact Brenda at brendamccray2014@gmail.com.

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Hosted by: 
International Dyslexia Association | Kentucky Branch
Phone: 
859-948-0013

BreyerFest 5K Run/Walk

Dates: 
Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 8:00am to 10:00am
Event Description: 

Join us for the inaugural Breyerfest 5K Run/Walk to benefit Old Friends on Sunday, July 24, 2016 at 8:00am at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY.

In honor of the summer games, BreyerFest is celebrating Carnival, Rio, and the sights and sounds of Brazil! The race includes commemorative dry fit T-shirts, chip timing, awards including Breyer models for winners, a DJ spinning samba sounds, post race snacks, and a raffle with cool Breyer swag and more! Prize models will not be exclusive to BreyerFest.

An untimed 1 mile fun run/walk for those not interested in the full 5K (3.1 mile) distance is also being offered. All ages and abilities are welcome!

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Hosted by: 
Breyer Animal Creations®
Phone: 
800-413-3348

Kentucky 5K Race/Racewalk

Dates: 
Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 8:00am to 12:00pm
Event Description: 

Open Registration for walker/runners of all level. The Kentucky 5K will be a chip timed, RRCA sanctioned event, and USATF Certified 5k Race/Racewalk Saturday, October 22, 2016 8am at the KY Horse Park. It offers a flat/fast course never used before to show off the park and give participants their best chance for a PR. Prize money for the top 5 M/F overall and overall Master/Grandmaster M/F finishers. Special Recognition for top 5 overall M/F Racewalk finishers. Registrants can qualify for custom swag and VIP Race Day accommodations by registering and submitting a previous 5k time in the last 24 months that meets the Racer's qualifying time standard. Unique to the Kentucky 5K is the option to sign up as a Fundraiser. Fundraiser registrants commit to the minimum goal of $75 for the charity of their choice and the registration fee is included. Custom Training plans and coaching available to purchase for all levels when registering. We want you to be your best at the Kentucky 5K.

START TIME: 8:00am EDT
PRICE: $35.00 Race Fee + $3.00 SignUp Fee 
REGISTRATION: Registration ends October 15, 2016 at 11:59pm EDT

Event Category: 
Hosted by: 
KY 5K
Phone: 
859-509-4472

Drive-Thru Wagering for Ky Derby

Dates: 
Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 7:30am to 6:15pm
Event Description: 

Avoid the traffic on Versailles Road and beat the crowds to place your Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby bets with our advanced wagering options at the Kentucky Horse Park, conveniently located on Iron Works Pike off of Interstate 75, Exit 120, on the north side of Lexington between Georgetown Road and Newtown Pike.  Six drive-thru wagering windows will open on both days, immediately within the main entrance gate of the park. Neither parking nor park admission is required.

Kentucky Derby Day Wagering - Saturday, May 7
Kentucky Horse Park drive-thru wagering will open at 7:30 a.m. and remain open until Kentucky Derby post-time (approximately 6:24 p.m.).

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Hosted by: 
Kentucky Horse Park
Phone: 
859-233-4303

Drive-Thru Wagering for Ky Oaks

Dates: 
Friday, May 6, 2016 - 8:00am to 6:00pm
Event Description: 

Avoid the traffic on Versailles Road and beat the crowds to place your Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby bets with our advanced wagering options at the Kentucky Horse Park, conveniently located on Iron Works Pike off of Interstate 75, Exit 120, on the north side of Lexington between Georgetown Road and Newtown Pike.  Six drive-thru wagering windows will open on both days, immediately within the main entrance gate of the park. Neither parking nor park admission is required.

Kentucky Oaks Wagering - Friday, May 6
Kentucky Horse Park drive-thru wagering will open at 8 a.m. for the Kentucky Oaks day and Kentucky Derby day advance wagering, and remain open until 6 p.m.

Kentucky Derby Day Wagering - Saturday, May 7
Kentucky Horse Park drive-thru wagering will open at 7:30 a.m. and remain open until Kentucky Derby post-time (approximately 6:24 p.m.).

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Hosted by: 
Kentucky Horse Park
Phone: 
859-233-4303

Maker’s Mark Bourbon Tastings at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event

Dates: 
Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 12:00pm to Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 4:00pm
Event Description: 

Love bourbon? Never tried it? Attend one of the Maker’s Mark Bourbon Tastings at the Rolex Kentucky! For $15, a Maker’s Mark Distillery Bourbon Specialist will guide you through a tasting of three select Maker’s Mark bourbons — Maker’s Mark, Maker’s 46 and Maker’s Mark Cask Strength Bourbon, which will leave you feeling like a bourbon expert. Plus, you receive a goodie bag with purchase of a tasting ticket! Tickets are selling quickly so make sure to book early for a unique experience at the Rolex Kentucky!

All participants must be 21 years of age or older. Voucher for tickets will be included for pre-ordered tickets. Vouchers will be exchanged for tickets at the box office with Valid ID.

Buy your tickets here (listed with the seat tickets) or call the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event Box Office (859-254-8123) to add Maker’s Mark Bourbon Tasting tickets to your existing order! 

2016 Tasting times
Thursday: Noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m. & 3 p.m.
Friday: Noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m.& 3 p.m.
Saturday: Noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m.& 3 p.m.
Sunday: Noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m.& 3 p.m.

Event Category: 
Hosted by: 
Equestrian Events, Inc.
Phone: 
(859) 254-8123