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Winter Season at the Kentucky Horse Park

The winter season is a time of rest and relaxation for our horses. They spend most of their time turned out to their paddocks but take turns visiting Park guests during Stall-Side Chats. Guests can visit the International Museum of the Horse, the American Saddlebred Museum, and Wrigley Media Theater for the short film – Rein of Nobility. 

Masks are required indoors and in outdoor areas where at least 6ft cannot be maintained. For the latest information on Kentucky's state guidelines visit https://govstatus.egov.com/kycovid19.

Winter Park Admission

November 4-March 30 

OPEN: Wednesday-Sunday 10am-4pm

CLOSED: Monday & Tuesday, Thanksgiving Eve & Day, Christmas Eve & Day, New Year's Eve & Day 

Adult      $12     
Child     $6      ages 6-12   
Senior     $10      ages 62+   
Military     $6      with ID   

Children 5 and under, Free

As always, your admission includes the next day FREE with receipt! 

Parking is $5 daily upon entering the park.  


Meet & Greet Schedule

11:00 am   Hall of Champions
1:30 pm   Breeds Barn
2:00 pm   Big Barn
2:30 pm   Hall of Champions

The winter season is a time of rest and relaxation for our horses. They spend most of their time turned out to their paddocks but take turns visiting Park guests during Stall-Side Chats.

The Kentucky Horse Park has made some changes to provide a safe visit for guests. Below is a detailed list of areas that remain closed:

BIG BARN: Guests are welcome to walk through the Big Barn to visit the largest horses of the Park and any point during the day. Stop by for the Stall-Side Chat at 2:00 pm.

BREEDS BARN: Access to the barn’s stall area is closed. The Stall-Side Chat will take place in the barn's show area.

HALL OF CHAMPIONS: Access to the barn is closed, but we bring horses out in the grassy area in front of the barn or meet them from their paddock areas.

MOUNTED POLICE BARN & KIDS BARN: Access to barns remains closed.  


International Museum of the Horse

The International Museum of the Horse is dedicated to the history of the horse and its unique relationship with humans through time. With over 60,000 square feet to enjoy, the Museum’s permanent exhibitions highlight the history of the horse from ancient times to the many popular sporting events we participate in today. Entrance to the IMH is included with your Park admission. The museum closes for cleaning from 1:00 to 2:00 pm.


Horseback Trail & Pony Rides

($) Spaces Limited, Reservations Only, Weather Permitting

Explore the park's beautiful countryside on horseback. Horseback and pony rides will continue through November 29.*

Reserve your ride at Visitor Center on the day of your visit. The Park is open Wednesday-Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm.

Load Times: 12:15 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:45 PM

*Availability subject to change. Please call the Visitor Center,(859) 233-4303, on the day of your visit to check availability if you are coming for horseback rides only. 

Find more info on Horseback Trail & Pony Rides here!


Film: Rein of Nobility

Wrigley Media Theaters, Ovation Theater, Visitor Center
15-minute film, runs continuously from 10 am-3 pm 

Rein of Nobility is narrated by venerable horseman, film and TV star William Shatner. This majestic film explores the world of the horse and is shown in the Visitor Center's Ovation Theater. 


Kentucky Horse Park Gift Shop

Iron Works Café is currently closed but grab-and-go food items can be purchased at the Park's Gift Shop! Whether you want to remember your trip to the Kentucky Horse Park or are looking for the perfect equine gift for a friend, the KHP gift shop has it all. Browse our selection of books, apparel, toys, jewelry, art, and other souvenirs celebrating Kentucky horses and horse culture. You can also shop online at ShopKyHorsePark.com!


Park Statues & Memorials

Use your Park map to locate the Park's memorials and statues during your visit!


The Kentucky Horse Park... at Home! 

The International Museum of the Horse has put together many fun & educational activities that families can do at home! Find them here! Watch the Park's Virtual Tours, here!

 

 

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