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Man O'War Funeral

Dates: Monday, November 01, 2010 - 08:00 AM to 08:00 PM
Event Description:

The actual funeral of Man o’ War was followed closely on radio not just in America, but also several countries around the world. A special airing of his funeral broadcast will be made available on local radio for fans to hear the special eulogy and listen to the funeral where literally thousands showed up to pay their respects to the great horse. Actual time and station TBD.

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: General
Hosted By:Kentucky Horse Park
Phone: 859-259-4200

Legends Saddlebred World: The Lives & Times Of Tom & Donna Moore

Dates: Friday, February 24, 2017 - 08:00 AM to Saturday, December 30, 2017 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:

Tom and Donna Moore were innovators and game changers in the Saddlebred industry, both as a team and separately. They fought their way to the top of the very exclusive world of Saddlebreds and put together several dynasties of show horses never before matched by a public training stable. Their names are synonymous with many world’s grand champions and a tradition of excellence. Featured in the exhibit are items and artifacts that belonged to Tom and Donna, including photographs, paintings, trophies, ribbons and memorabilia. The American Saddlebred museum is open daily from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and is included in the horse park admission fee.

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: American Saddlebred Musuem
Hosted By:American Saddlebred Museum & Gift Shop
Phone: 859-259-2746

Run For The Horses 5K

Dates: Friday, October 06, 2017 - 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Event Description:

Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center (MMSC), a non-profit equine adoption organization hailed as the “Gold Standard of Thoroughbred Reschooling” located in the Kentucky Horse Park, will be hosting the Run for the Horses on Friday, October 6 at 6 p.m. Proceeds will benefit MMSC’s initiatives to find second careers and future homes for former racehorses.

The course will be set throughout the scenic Kentucky Horse Park beginning at the MMSC campus during the Thoroughbred Makeover, the Retired Racehorse Project’s annual showcase for off the track Thoroughbreds. The Run for the Horses 5K will be presented by RaceRise who will provide chip timing for each runner. Awards will be given for overall and specific age groups. In addition, a special prize will be awarded in a challenge to anyone who can “Catch Tik,” a remarkable horseman who won the 2015 Thoroughbred Makeover Freestyle and placed fourth in the hotly contested Rolex Kentucky 5K in April of 2016.

“Our hope is that all who care about horses will come out and participate by running or walking in the Run for the Horses,” said MMSC director Susanna Thomas.  “Thoroughbreds have run their legs off for us.  Indeed, in addition to providing enjoyment with the sport of racing, our local economy is dependent on them, and every one of us in Lexington owes our beautiful bucolic lifestyle totally to them.  Let us now show our appreciation for all of this by striding out for them on Friday!” Register online here: www.RunForTheHorses5K.org

Packet pickup will be Friday, October 6 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Maker's Mark Secretariat Center office.

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:Maker's Mark Secretariat Center
Phone: 859.246.3080

Cemetery Crawl History Mystery KHP

Dates: Monday, October 09, 2017 - 04:30 PM to Friday, October 13, 2017 - 08:00 AM
Event Description:

Join us on this Historical tour for Hay Rides, Dueling, and Ghost Hunting. The Cemetery Crawl will take place 10/9-10/13, 10/16-10/20, 10/28, and 10/29 at 4:30pm, 5:30pm, and 6:30pm. Reservations are required, and the cost is $15/person. Space is limited to 13 people per tour. Tours start outside of the Visitor Center.

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: General
Hosted By:International Museum of the Horse
Phone: 859-259-4213

National Drive 2

Dates: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 05:00 PM
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/2017-spring-fling.html or call Save Sadler at 217-621-5547.

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Hosted By:The National Drive
Phone: 217-621-5547

Cemetery Crawl History Mystery KHP 1

Dates: Monday, October 16, 2017 - 04:30 PM to Friday, October 20, 2017 - 08:00 PM
Event Description:

Join us on this Historical tour for Hay Rides, Dueling, and Ghost Hunting. The Cemetery Crawl will take place 10/9-10/13, 10/16-10/20, 10/28, and 10/29 at 4:30pm, 5:30pm, and 6:30pm. Reservations are required, and the cost is $15/person. Space is limited to 13 people per tour. Tours start outside of the Visitor Center.

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: General
Hosted By:International Museum of the Horse
Phone: 859-259-4213

Cemetery Crawl History Mystery KHP 2

Dates: Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 04:30 PM to Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 08:00 PM
Event Description:

Join us on this Historical tour for Hay Rides, Dueling, and Ghost Hunting. The Cemetery Crawl will take place 10/9-10/13, 10/16-10/20, 10/28, and 10/29 at 4:30pm, 5:30pm, and 6:30pm. Reservations are required, and the cost is $15/person. Space is limited to 13 people per tour. Tours start outside of the Visitor Center.

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: General
Hosted By:International Museum of the Horse
Phone: 859-259-4213

KHSAA Cross Country Meet 1

Dates: Saturday, November 04, 2017 - 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
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.

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:Kentucky High School Athletic Association
Phone: 859-299-5472

Kentucky 5K

Dates: Sunday, December 03, 2017 - 03:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Event Description:
  • This is a chip timed, RRCA Championship event with prize money and prizes. Age-graded timing will be used to name the top 10 m/f runners to the Kentucky All-State Runners team. Race includes a KY Fast 1K Kids Dash.
  • Kentucky 5K – 3 p.m.

KY Fast 1K Kids Dash – 3:35 p.m.

  • $25 5K/adults; $10 kids/1K
Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:

Medals, Memories & Milestones: Great Moments in American Show Jumping

Dates: Thursday, December 07, 2017 - 09:00 AM to Friday, November 30, 2018 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:

The first phase of the new Wheeler Museum exhibit is now open at the USHJA Headquarters. The exhibit is open to the public and features items and stories from the Show Jumping Hall of Fame, as well as new materials loaned by riders, owners, grooms, and fans, telling the stories of legendary horses and people who have helped shape show jumping as an international and national sport. Many legendary horses are featured such as Idle Dice, Calypso, and Gem twist. The exhibit follows the history of the United States Equestrian Team from its founding in 1950 through the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. On the national scene, the exhibit highlights the growth and importance for riders, owners and spectators of grand prix series, such as those organized by the American Grandprix Association and the United States Grand Prix League. The exhibit will also feature the history of course design and fun facts about special classes such as the Puissance and bygone pairs and "doubles and trebles" classes. The Wheeler Museum is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: Museum Exhibitions
Hosted By:United States Hunter Jumper Association
Phone: 859-225-6700

Kentucky Three Day Event

Dates: Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 08:00 PM
Event Description:

The Kentucky Three-Day Event returns to Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, April 26-April 29. The field includes dozens of riders from countries all over the world.

This is one of the world's most prestigious equestrian competitions, and is one of only six Four-Star Three-Day Events in the world and the only one in the Western Hemisphere. It is a part of the FEI Classics Series, which unites the top four-star international Eventing competitions from around the world.

Known to fans as "The Best Weekend all Year," the Kentucky Three-Day Event offers something for everyone: the highest-level of equestrian competitors, tailgating, music, shopping, bourbon tastings, and more. Visitors also receive general admission to the Kentucky Horse Park, America's only theme park dedicated to horses.

Call (859) 254-8123 to order tickets.

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Hosted By:Equestrian Events, Inc.
Phone: 859.254.8123

Lunchtime Lecture Series - Rare Mares of KHP

Dates: Thursday, September 05, 2019 - 12:30 PM to 01:00 PM
Event Description:

Meet the Rare Mares of the Kentucky Horse Park!

On September 5th, join the staff of our Parade of Breeds as they introduce a special show of some of our Rare Mares! Discover what makes them special and how they came to live at the park.

Boxed lunches are available for purchase; please RSVP by calling 859-259-4232 for a lunch by August 29. Or simply bring your own and join us! The Lunchtime Lecture Series is a FREE event at the Kentucky Horse Park Breeds Barn. (Parking is $5 per car upon entering the park.)

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: General
Hosted By:

SEC Cross Country Championship

Dates: Friday, November 01, 2019 - 08:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Event Description:
Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:

KHP Veterans Day Presentation: Sergeant Reckless

Dates: Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM
Event Description:

Join us as Kentucky Horse Park Volunteer, Doug Carter, tells the stories of Staff Sergeant Reckless and other horses used in war.

Lieutenant Colonel, April Brown, U.S. Army and Program Coordinator for Ky Dept of Veterans Affairs will be leading the event with the National Anthem. A presentation of colors and flag folding ceremony will take place by the American Legion Post 8 Honor Guard.

Active, Veteran, retired military and their family receives free admission.


Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: General
Hosted By:

2019 EQUUS FILM & ARTS FEST

Dates: Thursday, December 05, 2019 - 09:51 AM to Sunday, December 08, 2019 - 09:51 AM
Event Description:

The EQUUS Film Festival has been created to highlight and reward the diverse and creative efforts of those who artistically pay homage to the horse. EFF offers a platform to educate and enlighten the world to all issues related to horses. EQUUS Film Festival’s ultimate goal is to better the world for horses. For full event details visit, http://www.equusfilmfestival.net.

WHEN: DECEMBER 5, 6, 7 & 8, 2019 
Thursday: Opening VIP event 6 pm – 10 pm 
EQUUS Pop-Up Gallery & PANELS - Friday & Saturday & Sunday – 9 am – 5 pm 
FILMS - Friday 1 pm - 10 pm \ Saturday 10 am - 10 pm \ Sunday 10 am – 6pm 
Sunday WINNIE Awards Ceremony 7 pm – 9 pm 

TICKETS: https://filmfreeway.com/EQUUSFilmFestival/tickets 

WHERE: KENTUCKY HORSE PARK, Lexington KY

FILMS - WRIGLEY MEDIA GROUP Theaters 

POP-UP GALLERY – International Museum Of The Horse @ Kentucky Horse Park 

HOST HOTEL: GLO Lexington – Ask for EQUUS Film Festival Rate 

https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/book/hotels-in-lexington/glo-best-western-lexington/propertyCode.18114.html 

AIRPORTS: Bluegrass Regional Airport 4000 Terminal Dr, Lexington, KY 40510 
26 min (14.2 mi) via Newtown Pike 
Code: LEX - https://bluegrassairport.com/airlines.html 

Louisville International Airport 600 Terminal Dr, Louisville, KY 40209 
1 h 8 min (73.8 mi) via I-64 E 
Code: SDF - https://www.flylouisville.com/ 

HOW: Tickets available online, visit the website for more details: https://filmfreeway.com/EQUUSFilmFestival/tickets 

VIP Party & Film Screening on Thursday 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm at the Kentucky Horse Park 
VIP Herd Gathering on Friday 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm at the Hockensmith Gallery 
VIP Herd Gathering on Saturday 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm at Wrigley Media Group Studios 
VIP Herd Gathering on Saturday 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm at Horse & Barrrel Tours 

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/EquusFilmFestivalNYC 
Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.com/EFFNYC/ 
Twitter - https://twitter.com/EQUUSFilmNYC 

EQUUS CONTACTS: 
Director & Film Contact: Lisa Diersen, [email protected]  1-630-272-3077 
Press Link: Diana De Rosa, [email protected]   1-516- 848-4867 
Author Contact: Carly Kade, [email protected]   1-201-927-2135 
Panel Contact: Candace Wade, [email protected]   1-615-465-6955 
PODCAST Coordinator: Julianne Neal, [email protected]   1-803-351-0223 


Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:

CASA Superhero Run 5K - Canceled

Dates: Saturday, September 05, 2020 - 08:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Event Description:

This is not your typical 5K! The CASA Superhero Run combines a 5K for all ages, a children’s 1K and a FESTIVAL! The 1K will start at 8:30 a.m. followed by the 5K at 9 a.m. Superhero figurines will line the 5K course and can be redeemed at the finish line for special prizes.

Whether or not you run, the festival is fun way to support CASA of Lexington’s mission to advocate for abused and neglected children. Activities include a superhero costume contests for kids, adults, teams, and pets; all complete with prizes. There will also be games, inflatables, crafts, face painting, free food and more!

Online registration to begin in early 2020! Early bird registration is $25 for the 5K and $20 for the 1K until August 5. After which, registration increases to $30 for the 5K and $25 for the 1K. Early registrations for the 1K will receive a custom CASA Superhero Run cape with registration. Registrants for the 1K received after August 5 will receive capes and medals while supplies last.

Bring your family and join our league of superheroes! Every child needs a hero, but abused and neglected children need superheroes.

 

 

 

Learn more and get registered at www.LexSuperheroRun.com


Contact: Jessica Byassee
[email protected]
859-246-4313

 

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:

Kentucky Book Fair - Canceled

Dates: Friday, November 13, 2020 - 09:00 AM to Saturday, November 14, 2020 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:

The Kentucky Book Festival ends its week of events with the Kentucky Book Fair featuring almost 200 authors with books for readers of all ages.  Will your favorite author be among them?

Learn more: https://www.kyhumanities.org/programs/kentucky-book-festival/2019-kentucky-book-festival-schedule-of-events

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:
Phone: 859.257.5932

Kentucky Horse Park Run/Walk Club - Every Monday

Dates: Monday, May 03, 2021 - 04:30 PM to 07:00 PM
Event Description:

The Kentucky Horse Park Foundation is proud to announce the return of the Kentucky Horse Park Run/Walk Club in May 2021!  Meeting every Monday evening from 4:30-7:00 at the KHP Visitor Center, the Park welcomes the community to explore the grounds free of charge!  A specific route is marked for visitors to walk or run a 1.5 mile or 3 mile loop through the beautiful horse capital of the world.

The KHP Run/Walk Club presented by the KHP Foundation will meet Monday evenings from 4:30-7:00, May 3-September 27 (closed July 12, July 26, September 6).

 

Event Details

  • Event is free to the public
  • Face Masks required when social distancing is not possible
  • Register online ahead of time or at the event (registration form below)
  • Run or Walk anytime 4:30-7:00pm along a marked route through the beautiful Commonwealth. Routes are clearly marked with signage.
  • No water stations this year, please bring your own waters
  • Food trucks will be available each week with snacks, dinner and drinks
  • No vendors, bands or yoga this year
  • Dogs permitted, only on leash
  • No bikes or other vehicles on the route

Parking for the KHP Run/Walk Club is at the Visitor Center Parking Lot, parking is free. Route starts at the Visitor Information Center.

 

Registration

Guests must register one time per season at https://www.khpfoundation.org/khp-runwalk-club/

 

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: General
Hosted By:

Lexington Polo Practice and Matches - June

Dates: Sunday, June 05, 2022 - 03:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Event Description:

CLUB MATCH EVERY SUNDAY at 3PM – We invite you to come and watch the Sport of Kings played in the horse Capitol of the World. Weather permitting, public matches are held between June 1st through the end of September. Practices take place Wednesdays/Fridays at 5:30 PM and matches 3:00 PM on Sundays. Tailgaiting is free to all with $5 parking.

Since its inception in 1977, the Lexington Polo Club has maintained its reputation as a premier destination for players and horses alike. The Lexington Polo Club hosted the U.S. Open Polo Championship at the Kentucky Horse Park in 1988, 1989, 1990, and 1991 and has a long history of maintaining some of the best Bermuda polo fields in the country.

Updates and weather notices: https://www.facebook.com/LexingtonKYPolo

 

 

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Hosted By:

Lexington Polo Practice and Matches - July

Dates: Sunday, July 03, 2022 - 03:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Event Description:

CLUB MATCH EVERY SUNDAY at 3PM – We invite you to come and watch the Sport of Kings played in the horse Capitol of the World. Weather permitting, public matches are held between June 1st through the end of September. Practices take place Wednesdays/Fridays at 5:30 PM and matches 3:00 PM on Sundays.

Tailgaiting is free to all with $5 parking.

Since its inception in 1977, the Lexington Polo Club has maintained its reputation as a premier destination for players and horses alike. The Lexington Polo Club hosted the U.S. Open Polo Championship at the Kentucky Horse Park in 1988, 1989, 1990, and 1991 and has a long history of maintaining some of the best Bermuda polo fields in the country.

Updates and weather notices: https://www.facebook.com/LexingtonKYPolo

 

 

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Hosted By:

Lexington Polo Practice and Matches - August

Dates: Sunday, August 07, 2022 - 03:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Event Description:

CLUB MATCH EVERY SUNDAY at 3PM – We invite you to come and watch the Sport of Kings played in the horse Capitol of the World. Weather permitting, public matches are held between June 1st through the end of September. Practices take place Wednesdays/Fridays at 5:30 PM and matches 3:00 PM on Sundays.

Tailgaiting is free to all with $5 parking.

Since its inception in 1977, the Lexington Polo Club has maintained its reputation as a premier destination for players and horses alike. The Lexington Polo Club hosted the U.S. Open Polo Championship at the Kentucky Horse Park in 1988, 1989, 1990, and 1991 and has a long history of maintaining some of the best Bermuda polo fields in the country.

Updates and weather notices: https://www.facebook.com/LexingtonKYPolo

 

 

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Hosted By:

Lexington Polo Practice and Matches - September

Dates: Sunday, September 04, 2022 - 03:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Event Description:

CLUB MATCH EVERY SUNDAY at 3PM – We invite you to come and watch the Sport of Kings played in the horse Capitol of the World. Weather permitting, public matches are held between June 1st through the end of September. Practices take place Wednesdays/Fridays at 5:30 PM and matches 3:00 PM on Sundays.

Tailgaiting is free to all with $5 parking.

Since its inception in 1977, the Lexington Polo Club has maintained its reputation as a premier destination for players and horses alike. The Lexington Polo Club hosted the U.S. Open Polo Championship at the Kentucky Horse Park in 1988, 1989, 1990, and 1991 and has a long history of maintaining some of the best Bermuda polo fields in the country.

Updates and weather notices: https://www.facebook.com/LexingtonKYPolo

 

 

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Hosted By:

KY National H/J Show

Dates: Wednesday, September 21, 2022 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, September 25, 2022 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:

Hunter/Jumper show held annually in Lexington, Kentucky at the Kentucky Horse Park.

NHS/Maclay Regional Championship 

$50,000 "The Betsy" Grand Prix 

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Hosted By:
Phone: 615.838.7560

The Crawl - Oct. 15

Dates: Saturday, October 15, 2022 - 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Event Description:
Celebrate the spooky season at the Kentucky Horse Park! Join the International Museum of the Horse as they bring back The Crawl—a unique event showcasing the many horse cemeteries around the park and stories of the ghosts that haunt the grounds. 👻
 
Not only will you learn about the park’s history and the incredible horses that call the park home eternally, but there will be plenty of activities such as nerf dueling, horse rider dress-up, examining a horse skull, and much more. There will also be plenty of snacks, candy, and a hot chocolate bar.
The event is free of charge but reservations are required! 

SORRY, REGISTRATION IS FULL


 

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: General
Hosted By:

The Crawl - Oct. 22

Dates: Saturday, October 22, 2022 - 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Event Description:
Celebrate the spooky season at the Kentucky Horse Park! Join the International Museum of the Horse as they bring back The Crawl—a unique event showcasing the many horse cemeteries around the park and stories of the ghosts that haunt the grounds. 👻
 
Not only will you learn about the park’s history and the incredible horses that call the park home eternally, but there will be plenty of activities such as nerf dueling, horse rider dress-up, examining a horse skull, and much more. There will also be plenty of snacks, candy, and a hot chocolate bar.
The event is free of charge but reservations are required! 

SORRY, REGISTRATION IS FULL


 

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: General
Hosted By:

Hallowhinny

Dates: Sunday, October 30, 2022 - 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Event Description:

Celebrate Halloween with horses! Visit the Kentucky Horse Park Sunday, October 30, for Hallowhinny! Watch the annual Hallowhinny show, wear your costume and trick-or-treat the park, and visit Cemetery Chats through the day to learn the history of the horses laid to rest at KHP. All of this is included in your admission to the park!


General Admission: $16
Seniors, 62+: $14
Children 6-12: $8
Children 5 and under: Free
Active Duty Military and Veterans with ID: $8

Parking: $5

Park Hours: 9:00 am-5:00 pm


Horse-Drawn Trolley

10:00 amHop on the trolley pulled by two of our draft horses for a 10-minute tour of the Kentucky Horse Park. Stop by the Big Barn any time during your visit to meet our Draft Horses.


Trick-or-Treat the Park!

10:00 am - 12:30 pm - Follow the candy icons on your map to find all the spots with sweet treats! 


Hall of Champions Show

11:00 amThe excitement of the racetrack is brought to life when you meet today’s featured Hall of Champions residents.  


Cemetery Chat: Hall of Champions

11:30 amAfter learning about the current residents of the Hall of Champions stick around to learn about the many past residents who eternally rest at the park. Learn about tales of triumph, heartbreak, and even a goat. 


Cemetery Chat: Supreme Sultan

12:00 pm Supreme Sultan (1966-1983) was a seven-time leading sire of champion American Saddlebreds. Buried under a life-size bronze statue by Patricia Crane, his legacy continues today in many champion bloodlines. Will meet in front of the American Saddlebred Museum.


Hallowhinny Show (Parade of Breeds)

1:00 pm  - Breed representatives perform in hand and under saddle in their HALLOWEEN COSTUMES! Stick around after show to get close to today’s featured horses. 


Cemetery Chat: Champions and Walnut Hall Stud Farm 

1:40 pmOnce you’ve learned about breeds from across the world, join us by the Big Barn to learn about some of the world’s most famous champions laid to rest here at the park. We’ll also dive into the park’s history and discover many of the horses that made this land the Standardbred capital of the world.


Horse-Drawn Trolley

2:00 pm Hop on the trolley pulled by two of our draft horses for a 10-minute tour of the Kentucky Horse Park. Stop by the Big Barn any time during your visit to meet our Draft Horses.


Derby Winner Nightcap

3:00 pmFind your way to the Hall of Champions for the last show of the day. Meet Funny Cide, 2003 Kentucky Derby Winner, as he is turned out to his paddock for the night. 


Cemetery Chat: Man o’War

4:00 pmMany people know the name, but few know that the “Mostest Hoss” is buried right here at the park. Visit Man O’ War’s memorial to learn more about his life and journey to the park, along with some of his offspring and the most outstanding jockey of all time. 


Mounted Police Barn

Stop by the Mounted Police Barn anytime during your visit! Our officers are happy to introduce you to their equine partners if they are not on patrol.

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: General
Hosted By:

Team Kentucky Walk for KECC

Dates: Sunday, October 30, 2022 - 12:30 PM to 03:00 PM
Event Description:

Spend a lovely fall afternoon at the Kentucky Horse Park for the inaugural Team Kentucky Walk for KECC! Registration starts at 12:30 and the fun walk happens at 1 p.m. Eastern on Sunday, Oct. 30.

Walk a 5K and collect much-needed dollars for more than 1,000 Kentucky charities who work hard to help our neighbors in need. 

To participate, CLICK "SIGN UP" at https://kecc.rallyup.com/2022walk, and ask friends and family to sponsor your walk with donations to the KECC Charities!

This public event is sponsored by the Public Protection and Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinets, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, and the Kentucky Horse Park.


Other details:

  • A rain date will not be scheduled.
  • No bikes, scooters, motorized recreational transport, or skateboards. Strollers, accessibility transport and wheelchairs are welcome.
  • Pre-registration is recommended, but not required. You can register and pay at the door.

Find out how your dollars help KECC charities succeed at KECC.org.

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:

Southern Lights Stroll 5K

Dates: Sunday, November 20, 2022 - 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Event Description:

Lace up, head out and help us turn on the lights! The Kentucky Horse Park Foundation invites you to help us set the Holiday Season in motion as you join us for the 2022 Southern Lights Stroll on Sunday, November 20th! The 5K competitive chipped race will start at 6:00pm, and the stroll (untimed walk) starting at 7:00.

The Kentucky Horse Park Foundation is delighted to host the 20th annual Southern Lights Stroll and 5K on Sunday, November 20, 2022.  Be one of the first to experience this year’s stunning displays as you race or stroll through the Kentucky Horse Park.  The 5K race will start at 6:00 p.m., and the Stroll will begin at 6:15 p.m.


Pre-registration is encouraged for both the 5K and the Stroll.  Shirts are included for the first 2,000 adults registered.  Children 12 & under are free. Youth ages 7-12 may register as an adult to receive a shirt.


A coat drive will be held in conjunction with this event to help those affected by the flooding in Eastern Kentucky.


Sign up here! Runsignup.com/sls5k


Shirts are limited to the first 2000 adults registered.

Children 12 and under are free. Youth ages 7 - 12 can receive a shirt if registered as an adult. 

Early packet pickup will be in the Visitor Information Center on the following dates:

Thursday, November 17th, 4-7 pm

Friday, November 18th, 4-7 pm

Packet pickup will begin at 4:30 on race day (Sunday, Nov. 20)

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:KHP Foundation
Phone: 859-255-5727

Southern Lights Holiday Festival

Dates: Friday, November 25, 2022 - 05:30 PM to Saturday, December 31, 2022 - 10:00 PM
Event Description:

Celebrating its 29th year at the Kentucky Horse Park, Southern Lights presented by Friends of Coal is a magical holiday tradition for thousands of families throughout the Bluegrass and beyond.  See over a million twinkling lights from the safety of your car.  Enjoy the return of the Holiday Village which promises to be brighter than ever!  Featuring photos with Santa, Animal Land, model trains, and so much more, the Southern Lights Holiday Village is sure to delight guests of all ages.

Drive through the lights nightly, November 25-December 31 (Closed Christmas Day) from 5:30-10:00 pm. Avoid the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and check this item off your list by pre-purchasing your tickets!

Tickets purchased online in advance are $30 per carload.

Tickets purchased at the ticket booth are $35 per carload.

Purchase Tickets and Learn More at SouthernLightsKY.com

 

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: Foundation Events
Hosted By:KHP Foundation

Dog Tracking

Dates: Sunday, February 19, 2023 - 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Event Description:

For more information visit:

http://lexingtonkennelclub.com

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Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
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KHJA Show - August

Dates: Wednesday, August 23, 2023 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, August 27, 2023 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:

KHJA was originally founded in 1965 as a non-profit by a group of devoted individuals. They hosted their very first "A" rated show in 1981 at The Kentucky Horse Park, where it has grown over the years drawing people from all over to compete!  

Learn more at http://www.khja.org/

 

 

 

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
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USEA American Eventing Championships

Dates: Tuesday, August 29, 2023 - 07:30 AM to Sunday, September 03, 2023 - 10:00 PM
Event Description:

The USEA American Eventing Championships is the annual national championships for every level of eventing from Beginner Novice to Advanced. Each September, hundreds of juniors, adult amateurs, and professionals travel from all across the nation to participate in this prestigious competition, vying for the chance to win a piece of the prize money and fabulous prizes and the chance to be named the best in the nation at their respective levels.

The AEC has become a central goal for eventers of every age and to even qualify is a pinnacle achievement. The AEC is unique in the fact that it brings together around 500 competitors of every age and experience level from all corners of the country to one venue. This championship is the only one in the country where a 12-year old girl riding her pony has the chance to compete alongside multiple Olympic riders.

The AEC offers over $100,000 in prize money spread across all divisions. The Adequan USEA Gold Cup Championship - Advanced Division will have $40,000 up for grabs to the top placing riders. In addition to the cash, numerous prizes will be awarded through sixth place in every division and include some incredible products courtesy of our sponsors.

 For more information and tickets visit https://useventing.com/events-competitions/competitions/aec.

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
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