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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

Southern Lights Stroll 2017

Dates: Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM
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 contact the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation at 859-255-5727.

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

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

Kentucky Horse Park Run/Walk Club

Dates: Monday, May 06, 2019 - 05:00 PM to Monday, July 29, 2019 - 08:00 PM
Event Description:

The popular Kentucky Horse Park Run/Walk Club will return on May 6 and continue to meet on Monday evenings through July 29 (except for May 27 in observance of Memorial Day). Check-in is between 5-8 p.m. It all starts at the Kentucky Horse Park Visitor Center. Each week we will have delicious food, live music, a featured vendor and yoga! (Yoga class from 6:30-7:30) Run/Walk Club is an open event for all to attend (for FREE) at the Kentucky Horse Park! Run Walk participants can choose between a 2-mile loop and a 3.5-mile loop (or both!) around the park. Kids, joggers/strollers and leashed dogs are welcome! #KHPRunWalkClub

Distance: 2.1 mi: https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/2461341124

Distance: 1.24 mi: https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/2461330603

 


We are excited to feature
these businesses and organizations! 

         

       


Take part in an onsite Yoga class during each
Run/Walk event with Chelsey Reid, MPH. 

Chelsey is Trauma-Informed RYT 200 certified and has instructed Yoga during the last 3 seasons of KHP's Run/Walk Club!


We are excited to announce a great line-up of Monday night music at the Kentucky Horse Park's Run/Walk Club!


WHAT IS RUN/WALK CLUB?

Run/Walk Club is an open event for all to attend (for free!) at the Kentucky Horse Park! We have a 2-mile loop and 1.5-mile addition to walk or run at your own pace. Our goal is to bring those in the Lexington community together and explore the Kentucky Horse Park (which is only 10 minutes from downtown!)

WHEN IS RUN/WALK CLUB?

The Kentucky Horse Park Run/Walk Club begins May 6 and continues to meet on Monday evenings through July 29 (except for May 27 in observance of Memorial Day) from 5:00pm-8:00 pm. Guests will check in at the Visitor Center and have a chance to stop and talk with the vendors and charities that are set up.

WHO CAN COME TO RUN/WALK CLUB?

Everyone! Bring your family, friends, coworkers, children, and dogs! We ask that kids do not ride bikes during this event (for safety reasons) but scooters and strollers are allowed! We are very dog-friendly – please keep dogs on leashes at all times.

DO YOU HAVE TO BE A MEMBER?

No! We do have a registration table where participants will sign in (name, location, and age) so that the Kentucky Horse Park and keep track of our wonderful participants, but you do not have to be affiliated with the park to participate.

ARE THERE HORSES AT RUN/WALK CLUB?

Yes! The horses that are in our daily shows will be turned out into their paddocks for the night. You will be running, or walking, right past their paddocks.

WANT TO BE A VENDOR AT RUN/WALK CLUB?

Email Amy at [email protected] for more information and the Vendor Application Form.

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:Kentucky Horse Park Run/Walk Club
Phone: 859-259-4226

KHJA Horse Show (1)

Dates: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 07:00 AM to Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 01:08 PM
Event Description:
Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Hosted By:

USEA American Eventing Championships

Dates: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 07:30 AM to Sunday, September 01, 2019 - 05:00 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 USEA has selected Lexington, Ky., as the host city of the USEA American Eventing Championships for a two-year term beginning in 2019. The 2019 and 2020 events will be managed by Equestrian Events, Inc. (EEI) and Mary Fike, organizer of the Park Equine Kentucky Classique. The events will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park.

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.

AEC would not be possible without this lineup of incredible sponsors: NutrenaAdequanDevoucouxMerck Animal HealthStandlee Hay Parker Equine InsuranceCharles Owen,  CWDThe Chronicle of the HorseAuburn Laboratories Inc., SmartpakDubarry of Ireland, FITS RidingEventing Training OnlineGumBits, RevitavetRide Heels Down, The Scoring Chix, and more

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.

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Hosted By:

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:

CASA 5K Superhero Run

Dates: Saturday, September 07, 2019 - 08:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Event Description:
Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:
Phone: 859.246.4313

Franklin County Cross Country

Dates: Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Event Description:
Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:

KY National H/J Show

Dates: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:
Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Hosted By:
Phone: 615.838.7560

Bourbon Country Burn

Dates: Friday, September 27, 2019 - 02:55 PM to Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 02:55 PM
Event Description:

The Bourbon Country Burn is a three-day, fully-supported bicycle tour of the bourbon distilleries and thoroughbred horse farms of Kentucky. Explore quiet country roads and quaint communities en route to world-famous bourbon distilleries nestled amongst the rolling bluegrass hills. Join our friends from more than 37 different states (& Canada) as we cheers to another round of riding bikes and drinking bourbon in our great home state of Kentucky.

Learn more at...
https://www.bourboncountryburn.com

 

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

Vintage Market Days

Dates: Friday, October 25, 2019 - 10:00 AM to Sunday, October 27, 2019 - 04:00 PM
Event Description:

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. Each Vintage Market Days® event is a unique opportunity for vendors to display their talents and passions in creative venues.

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

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:

Dog Tracking

Dates: Saturday, November 02, 2019 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, November 03, 2019 - 05:00 AM
Event Description:
Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:

KHSAA Cross Country

Dates: Saturday, November 02, 2019 - 08:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Event Description:

For more details including the time of the event visit... https://khsaa.org

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

Lexington Hot Cider Hustle

Dates: Sunday, November 03, 2019 - 09:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Event Description:

RACE DAY
7:30 a.m. Last Minute Registration & Packet Pick Up Open
8:40 a.m. Last Minute Registration & Packet Pick Up Close
9:00 a.m. 5K Start
10:30 a.m. Course Closes

Learn more...
https://kentuckyruns.com/lexingtonhotciderhustle

 

 

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

Kentucky Book Fair

Dates: Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Event Description:
Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:
Phone: 859.257.5932

Southern Lights Stroll

Dates: Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 06:30 PM to 09:30 PM
Event Description:
Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Hosted By:
Phone: 859.255.5727

Southern Lights Holiday Festival

Dates: Friday, November 29, 2019 - 05:30 PM to Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - 10:00 PM
Event Description:

The 26th Annual Southern Lights holiday festival will return to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, November 29-December 31(Non-Driving Holiday Festival activities closed Dec. 24-31) 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.

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