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(Updated May 15, 2020)

Kentucky Horse Park 
Due to the rising concern of COVID-19, Kentucky Horse Park attractions, including the International Museum of the Horse and Park barns, are currently closed until further notice. Park visitors will continue to have access to the park’s walking trail with a number of memorials/sculptures between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m

Outdoor recreation plays an important role in fostering positive physical and mental health. Kentucky State Parks and the Kentucky Horse Park offer a variety of outdoor recreation activities that Kentuckians can continue to enjoy while engaging in social distancing.

Please use park grounds responsibly by following these guidelines:
  • Do not use parks or trails if you are exhibiting symptoms;
  • Be prepared for limited access to restrooms and water fountains;
  • Maintain safe social distancing of the recommended six feet separation;
  • Do not congregate in groups at parking lots, trailheads or golf courses;
  • Avoid games that require close contacts such as basketball and football; and
  • Move to a different location to avoid crowds.
  • Keep dogs on a leash at all times;
  • Do not feed the horses;
  • Playgrounds are closed;

Kentucky Horse Park Campground 
The Kentucky Horse Park Campground will open on June 11 to self-contained campers and RVs in accordance with the Healthy at Work camping guidelines. Campground bathrooms and bathhouses will be closed.

In an abundance of caution and in setting the example for social distancing in managing COVID-19, the decision has been made to cancel or postpone the following upcoming events:

Kentucky Spring Classic,  May 13-17
Split Rock Jumping Tour, May 20-24 - Rescheduled for June 17-21

KDA Spring Warm-Up & Annual Dressage Show, May 22-24
MayDaze Horse Trials, May 22-24
Woodford County Schools Graduation, May 22
Franklin County High School Graduation, May 23
Western Hills High School Graduation, May 23
Anderson County High School Graduation, May 23
AQHA Open, May 25-31
Border Terrier Club of America National Specialty, June 2-6
Country Heir I Hunter Jumper Show, June 3-7
Country Heir II Hunter Jumper Show, June 10-14
4H Horse Judging, June 11

Festival of the Bluegrass, June 11-14
MidSouth PC Horse Trials Rally, June 18-21
Road to the Horse, June 18-21
Extreme Mustang Makeover, June 25-28 - Now a Virtual Event

Breyerfest 2020, July 10-12 - Now a Virtual Celebration
USPC Festival 2020, Presented by SSG Riding Gloves, July 13-20
Hats Off Day, July 25
Bluegrass Classic Dog Show, Aug 27-31

This decision was made in conjunction with event organizers, Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet and the Kentucky Horse Park, as part of the Commonwealth’s ongoing effort to ensure the health and wellness of the public as Kentucky fights aggressively to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

For more information about Kentucky’s COVID-19 response, visit

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