Protecting the Park
Located in the center of the park, the Kentucky Horse Park Mounted Police barn houses our equine police force and their horses. Officers provide daily barn tours, as well as perform their patrol duties by horseback, motor vehicle, golf cart, or on foot. The officers play an important role in the park, providing effective crowd control and being the first to respond during emergencies. The KHP Mounted Police can be seen patrolling the park’s 1,200+ acres 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
The responsibilities of the KHP Mounted Police Department are:
Provide uniform patrol service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
Provide traffic control and related duties for large events
Monitor and respond to the fire and security alarm system
First responders in emergency and/or crisis situations
Investigate criminal and non-criminal complaints to include personal injury and accident reports
Enforce Kentucky Administrative Regulations
Coordinate with cabinet officials and other law enforcement agencies on special events
Promote and maintain positive public relations
Maintain safe and suitable horses capable of performing police-related patrols and details
Perform ceremonial duties by participating in honor guard and escort details
National Mounted Police Colloquium & Civilian Sensory Clinic
The KHP Mounted Police and the Lexington Mounted Police units host the annual National Mounted Police Colloquium and Civilian Sensory Clinic at the Kentucky Horse Park.
National and international instructors are brought in to instruct both police and civilians in various types of training to include: equitation, jumping, crowd control, and sensory techniques. Training is always conducted in a controlled environment geared toward improving the confidence of both the horse and rider.