On Tuesday, October 27, 2015, the park unveiled a statue dedicated to the great Thoroughbred champion racehorse, Cigar, who died in October 2014 after living at the park’s Hall of Champions for 15 years. Sculpted by Kentucky artist Douwe (Dow) Blumberg, the bronze features Cigar, with jockey Jerry Bailey, from his 1995 Breeders’ Cup Classic win.
The CP National Horse Show offers thrilling competition for horse lovers to enjoy, including the country's finest hunters and international show jumping for six days, beginning Oct. 27. The excitement will build from the opening day's hunter classes to the final day's featured events.
Breyer Animal Creations has made a model of everyone’s favorite American Pharoah, and the KHP Gift Shop has it on the shelves right now! Be sure to come out to the Kentucky Horse Park to get yours while supplies last, or call the shop to order one at 859-259-4234.
All young horse fans and their families are invited to come in costume for free admission Saturday, Oct. 31. Trick-or-treating begins at 6:30 p.m. on Halloween with over 30 vendors handing out candy and goodies on the Alltech Arena concourse at the Kentucky Horse Park.
Register NOW to win great prizes during the Dover Saddlery Barn Night at the CP National Horse Show. All equestrian groups, barns and local organizations are invited to the festivities Friday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. Many fantastic prizes will be awarded to Dover Saddlery Barn Night participants during this fun and entertaining evening.
HalloWhinny is the Best Way to Enjoy Halloween in Kentucky on October 31
The CP National Horse Show is right around the corner, and there is one event that will have the attention of junior riders from across the country. Saturday, Oct. 31 and Sunday, Nov. 1, the Alltech Arena in Lexington, Kentucky, will host the prestigious ASPCA Alfred. B Maclay Horsemanship Championship.
Artist Adrian Landon Installs Moving Sculpture at Park
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 22, 2015) – With a 10-foot wide steel and stainless steel body, 100 bearings, 30 feet of chain, 23 articulating joints and one small motor, a new Mechanical Horse sculpture, will welcome visitors to the Kentucky Horse Park.
Bronze Sculpture Features Cigar and Jockey Jerry Bailey Winning 1995 Breeders’ Cup Classic
Park Pays Tribute to 19th-Century Jockey, Kentucky’s African-American Horsemen