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.

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May 2016

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 9:00am to Sunday, November 6, 2016 - 5:00pm
The International Museum of the Horse presents a new concept in special exhibitions with its opening of Equine Treasures of the Bluegrass....Read More.
 
Friday, April 1, 2016 - 9:00am to Friday, December 30, 2016 - 5:00pm
The American Saddlebred Museum’s 2016 exhibit will open to the public on April 1, 2016. Titled Trainers’ Treasures: Gifts From Saddlebred Professionals, the exhibit will run through December 30, 2016....Read More.
 
Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, May 8, 2016 - 5:00pm
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Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 8:00am to Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 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.
 
Friday, May 6, 2016 - 8:00am to 6:00pm
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 Roa...Read More.
 
Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 7:30am to 6:15pm
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 Roa...Read More.
 
Sunday, May 8, 2016 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
Shows are geared for Thoroughbreds just starting their show careers with entry-level divisions in multiple disciplines, including dressage, combined training, hunter/jumper, and in hand....Read More.
 
Sunday, May 8, 2016 - 8:00am to Monday, May 9, 2016 - 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 11, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 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 2016 series. This event draws local riders, international riders and even former Olympians....Read More.
 
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
The $35,000 Welcome Speed CSI3* is part of the Kentucky Spring Horse Show and is scheduled to take place at the Rolex Stadium at the Kentucky Horse Park on Wednesday, May 11th at 12:00pm. ...Read More.
 
Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm
The $35,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic CSI3* is part of the Kentucky Spring Horse Show and is scheduled to take place at the Rolex Stadium at the Kentucky Horse Park on Thursday, May 12th at 6:00pm. ...Read More.
 
Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 9:00am to 7:00pm
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!...Read More.
 
Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 6:30pm to 10:00pm
The $130,000 Mary Rena Murphy Grand Prix CSI3* is part of the Kentucky Spring Horse Show and is scheduled to take place at the Rolex Stadium at the Kentucky Horse Park on Saturday, May 14th at 6:30pm. ...Read More.
 
Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
The USHJA International Hunter Derby & Hallway Feeds/USHJA National Hunter Derby are part of the Kentucky Spring Horse Show and are scheduled to take place at the Claiborne Ring at the Kentucky Horse Park on Sunday, May 15th at 1:00pm. ...Read More.
 
Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 3:00pm to 7:00pm
The $50,000 Commonwealth Grand Prix is part of the Kentucky Spring Horse Show and is scheduled to take place at the Rolex Stadium at the Kentucky Horse Park on Sunday, May 15th at 3:00pm....Read More.
 
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 8:00pm
The Kentucky Spring Classic is the second leg of Kentucky Spring Horse Show 2016 series. This hunter/jumper event draws some of the best riders in the world....Read More.
 
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
The $35,000 Welcome Speed CSI3* is part of the Kentucky Spring Classic and is scheduled to take place at the Rolex Stadium at the Kentucky Horse Park on Wednesday, May 18th at 12:00pm. ...Read More.
 
Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 6:30pm to 10:00pm
The $35,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic CSI3* is part of the Kentucky Spring Classic and is scheduled to take place at the Rolex Stadium at the Kentucky Horse Park on Thursday, May 19th at 6:00pm. ...Read More.
 
Saturday, May 21, 2016 - 8:00am to 12:00pm
The $5,000 Hallway Feeds/USHJA National Hunter Derby is part of the Kentucky Spring Classic and is scheduled to take place at the Stonelea Ring at the Kentucky Horse Park on Saturday, May 21st following the morning amateur owner hunters. ...Read More.
 
Saturday, May 21, 2016 - 6:30pm to 10:00pm
The $130,000 Hollow Creek Farm Grand Prix CSI3* is part of the Kentucky Spring Classic and is scheduled to take place at the Rolex Stadium at the Kentucky Horse Park on Saturday, May 21st at 6:30pm. ...Read More.
 
Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 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, terrier races, pony relays and the parade of the Woodford Hounds will also be taking place. Tailgating is encouraged....Read More.
 
Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 3:00pm to 7:00pm
The $50,000 Bluegrass Grand Prix is part of the Kentucky Spring Classic and is scheduled to take place at the Rolex Stadium at the Kentucky Horse Park on Sunday, May 22nd at 3:00pm. The $25,000 Under 25 Grand Prix will immediately precede the $50,000 Bluegrass Grand Prix, as well. ...Read More.
 
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 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 27, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 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 27, 2016 - 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.
 
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 7:30pm to Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 5:00pm
The Kentucky High School Rodeo Association and the Kentucky Junior High School Rodeo Association join together for the Kentucky Invitational High School Rodeo....Read More.
 
Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 11:00am
Memorial Day celebration at the KHP Campground. Open to campers only. ...Read More.
 

May 2016