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, dates, and venues.

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October 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.
 
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 9:00am to Sunday, November 6, 2016 - 5:00pm
The International Museum of the Horse is exhibiting the first of three exhibitions chronicling the Middle Eastern adventures of Preston Dyer as he sought to acquire new Arabian blood for his employer, William Randolph Hearst, in 1947....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.
 
Friday, September 30, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 5:00pm
The Jump Start Horse Trials is a 3-day-eventing competition. Riders will compete in Dressage, Cross Country and Show Jumping. This event features levels that are recognized by the United States Eventing Association, and/or the United States Equestrian Federation....Read More.
 
Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 5:00pm
October 1 - October 2, 2016    8am-5pm (These are identical one-day clinics)...Read More.
 
Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm
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....Read More.
 
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 1:00pm to Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 5:00pm
The UPHA Chapter 9 Kentucky Fall Classic Horse Show is a 3-day show for saddle/gaited horses. Classes that will be taking place include harness, pleasure, roadster, equitation, and breed-specific classes....Read More.
 
Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 9:00am to Sunday, October 9, 2016 - 5:00pm
The Kentucky Classic Combined Driving Event is a 4-day event. This year’s event will feature preliminary, intermediate, and advanced level divisions. The advanced-level competition is an FEI-level two-star (CAI**) event....Read More.
 
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 6:00pm
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....Read More.
 
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 9:00am to Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 8:00pm
The Halloween Campout returns for its annual fright with two great weekends in 2016! It will include an ice cream social, games and crafts for the kids, live entertainment, trick or treating, a costume contest and much more. This is the perfect way to send the camping season out with a bang....Read More.
 
Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 5:00pm
The Kentucky Dressage Association Fall Classic is a KDA recognized Dressage show with classes from introductory level to grand prix level....Read More.
 
Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
The Lexington Catholic Cross Country Invitational is a high school cross country competition hosted by Lexington Catholic High School. A small fee will be charged to spectators that will benefit the high school....Read More.
 
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 9:00am to Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 8:00pm
The Halloween Campout returns for its annual fright with two great weekends in 2016! It will include an ice cream social, games and crafts for the kids, live entertainment, trick or treating, a costume contest and much more. This is the perfect way to send the camping season out with a bang....Read More.
 
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 8:00pm
The Hagyard MidSouth Three-Day Event and Team Challenge is a 3-day eventing competition. This event is USEA and USEF sanctioned. The three disciplines that will make up the competition are dressage, cross-country, and show jumping....Read More.
 
Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 8:00am to 12:00pm
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....Read More.
 
Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 5:00pm
For 25 years the United States Mounted Games Association has provided opportunities for riders of all ages to enjoy games on horseback and to compete internationally as well as in the United States. The United States Mounted Games Association was formed to inspire, encourage interest, and increas...Read More.
 
Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 9:00pm
The Fall Harvest Show showcases the Arabian, Morgan, and Friesian breeds. Classes include sport horse in hand, stick horse, tandem riding, showmanship, halter classes, liberty classes, driving classes and breed championships. Competition begins on Saturday at 8:00 a.m....Read More.
 
Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 5:00pm
They say you cannot teach an old dog new tricks, but what about an old horse? The Thoroughbred Makeover is proof that this age old saying does not apply to the horse world....Read More.
 
Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 8:00pm
During the Octoberfest Horse Trials green through novice divisions will be on display and is a great event for green to advanced horses in training....Read More.
 
Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 8:00am to 3:00pm
The Central Kentucky Riding for Hope Halloween Trail Ride and Used Tack Sale are events to benefit the Central Kentucky Riding for Hope. The Halloween Trail Ride allows riders to ride over park grounds that are not usually open to riders....Read More.
 
Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 2:00pm to Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 3:00pm
This year, the spirit of HalloWhinny is taking over the weekend. Halloween is approaching, and the park won’t let the holiday pass without offering two presentations of HalloWhinny, the annual Halloween show, where park horses and their riders are likely to show up as just about any kind of “scar...Read More.
 

October 2016