Kentucky Horse Park

Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet Statement regarding 2018 World Equestrian Games

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After learning Bromont was unable to host the World Equestrian Games in 2018, the Kentucky Horse Park and the Cabinet of Tourism, Arts and Heritage immediately reached out to event sponsors and analyzed the benefits and disadvantages of hosting the World Equestrian Games in 2018.

Equus Magazine Highlights IMH Exhibit

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Equus Magazine's website recently published a feature about equine-related art available to be viewed in museums this summer. Among other things, Fran Jurga's article spotlights the International Museum of the Horse and its exhibit "Losing Ground: The Greatest Threat."

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Horse Trotting Blog

Horse Trotting

Horse Trotting recently published a blog post about "The Mechanical Horse" at the Kentucky Horse Park. The life-sized stainless steel horse sculpture was created by Adrian Landon and is currently on loan at the park, via the International Museum of the Horse.

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BreyerFest Carnival Celebrates Brazil, Brio, Marchadors and Models!

BreyerFest Carnival! 2016

Breyer®, the number one name in horse toys, invites children and families to discover the world of horses at Breyer’s 27th annual fan festival and horse fair, BreyerFest Carnival, to be held July 22-24, 2016 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. BreyerFest is dedicated to model horses, the real horses that inspire Breyer’s models and horse lovers of all ages, will celebrate the ‘brio’ of Rio’s Carnival and Brazil’s equine heritage, in tribute to the host country of the 2016 Olympic Games!

Alan Carasso of The Thoroughbred Daily News Looks Back to 1996 to "The Day Cigar Rose to the 'Challenge'"

By Alan Carasso, Thoroughbred Daily News, July 13, 2016

Two decades ago, he came, he saw he conquered.

It was July 13, 1996, that the legendary Cigar thrilled a crowd of 34,223 adoring fans at Arlington International Racecourse, a race, an experience that no one–including this reporter who was ‘born’ in a sense on that sunsplashed afternoon–will ever forget.

Banner Year for Country Heir I & II in Bluegrass Country

Courtney Calcagnini and Bowie

For more than 20 years, the Country Heir I and II Horse Shows scheduled in June have become a tradition for many at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY and 2016 was another successful and exciting year. Over the course of the two week world class Premier AA event, which featured  almost $400,000 in total prize money, Country Heir was host to some of the finest horses and riders from both the US and abroad. More than 1,000 exhibitors competed.

Entries Filling Fast for Kentucky Summer Horse Shows Series

Kentucky Summer Horse Shows

Kentucky Horse Shows LLC is pleased to announce that the prize list is currently available online for the 2016 Kentucky Summer Horse Shows series. The series features four weeks of competition throughout four premier hunter/jumper events hosted by Kentucky Horse Shows LLC at the Kentucky Horse Park. The prize list and entry form are posted at, and hard copies are available by request by