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, March 31, 2017 - 5:00pm
The American Saddlebred Museum’s 2016-2017 exhibit will open to the public on April 1, 2016. Titled Trainers’ Treasures: Gifts From Saddlebred Professionals, the exhibit will run through March 31, 2017....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.
Friday, October 28, 2016 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
How much do you really know about the Kentucky Horse Park? Are you thinking about equestrian events or the museums? Or perhaps you’re envisioning the miles of fencing and the picturesque landscaping dotted with hundreds of horses....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 - 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 - 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