Upcoming Events

The Kentucky Horse Park hosts a diverse selection of events. On any given weekend, visitors will find some of the most fun things to do in Lexington, including horse shows, rodeos, festivals, museum exhibits, shopping and more. If you're searching for fun family things to do in Lexington, check out our event calendar below for activities that will keep everyone entertained.

Please note that while we make every effort to present accurate information on our calendar, all listings are subject to change without notice. Contact the event organizer via the information provided in the calendar listing to verify events, times, prices, dates, and venues.

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May 2017

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 9:00am to Friday, November 30, 2018 - 5:00pm
The first phase of the new Wheeler Museum exhibit is now open at the USHJA Headquarters....Read More.
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 8:00am to Saturday, December 30, 2017 - 5:00pm
Tom and Donna Moore were innovators and game changers in the Saddlebred industry, both as a team and separately. They put together several dynasties of show horses never before matched by a public training stable, and their names are synonymous with world’s grand champions and a tradition of exce...Read More.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 9:00am to Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 5:00pm
Man o' War: The Mostest Horse That Ever Was will run at the International Museum of the Horse from March 29, 2017 through November 1, 2017. The International Museum of the Horse is celebrating Man o’ War’s 100th birthday with an exhibit in his honor!...Read More.
Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 8:00am to Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 5:00pm
The 2017 IHSA National Championships will take place May 4-7, 2017 at the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park. In 2017, IHSA marks its first 50 years -- starting as a handful of northeast teams brought together by Fairleigh-Dickinson University sophomore Bob Cacchione -- and next 50 as an or...Read More.
Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 8:00am to Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 5:00pm
For more information on the Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse Association please go to http://www.kmsha.com or call (859) 225-5674. Photo courtesy of Deep Meadow Farm. ...Read More.
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 8:00am to Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 6:00pm
Stride, presented by Commonwealth SC and Georgetown FC, offers an all-Bermuda field complex in the magnificent setting of the Kentucky Horse Park. Ample parking, beautiful scenery, and just off I-75 for easy access....Read More.
Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 8:00am to Monday, May 8, 2017 - 8:30pm
Riders are given the opportunity to school their horses on the famous Kentucky Horse Park cross country course. For a $35 fee, riders can school their horse for four hours on the course....Read More.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 8:00am to Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 8:00pm
The Kentucky Spring Horse Show is a 5-day hunter/jumper show, and is the first part of the two part Kentucky Spring Horse Show 2017 series. This event draws local riders, international riders and even former Olympians....Read More.
Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 8:00am to 10:00am
Join us at the beautiful Kentucky Horse Park on May 13, 2017 to honor and commemorate John Sensenig’s 40 years of service to the local running community. John has been a fixture in the local running and walking community since opening his first local running shop in 1977....Read More.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 8:00am to Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 8:00pm
The Kentucky Spring Classic is the second leg of Kentucky Spring Horse Show 2017 series. This hunter/jumper event draws some of the best riders in the world....Read More.
Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 8:00am to Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 5:00pm
The 2017 Division III College Championships will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., located about 75 miles south of Cincinnati. Bluegrass Ultimate, with the support of VisitLEX, will be the local organizing committee for the event. Each year, USA Ultimate’s College Championship...Read More.
Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 11:00am to 8:00pm
The High Hope Steeplechase is a jump-racing event benefiting the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation and Central Kentucky Riding for Hope. Along with the steeplechase races, the day will feature Side Saddle Races, terrier races, pony relays and the Parade of Hounds. Tailgating is encouraged....Read More.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 11:00am to Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 9:00pm
Come visit the Kentucky Horse Park Campground to enjoy the kick off of Summer. The junior-sized Olympic pool will open Friday May 26th at 10:00 a.m....Read More.
Friday, May 26, 2017 - 8:00am to Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 5:00pm
The MayDaze Horse Trials bring together more than 500 horses and their riders from approximately 20 states to compete in a 3-day event competition. Introductory to intermediate levels will be on display....Read More.
Friday, May 26, 2017 - 8:00am to Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 5:00pm
The Spring Warm Up show and the Annual Dressage Show combine for the first events of the season for the Kentucky Dressage Association (KDA)....Read More.
Friday, May 26, 2017 - 10:00am to Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 4:00pm
Vintage Market Days® is an upscale vintage-inspired market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, seasonal plantings and a little more. Vintage Market Days® events are so much more than a flea market....Read More.
Friday, May 26, 2017 - 7:00pm to 11:00pm
The Glo Run is a night time 5K thru a 1980's themed glowing wonderworld of a course. You will be taking selfies galore in front of huge glowing boomboxes, giant glowing '80s mobile phones, light shows and more. ...Read More.

May 2017