Kentucky Horse Park

Bits & Pieces of Saddlebred History

Dates: 
Monday, March 9, 2015 - 9:00am to Monday, March 21, 2016 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The American Saddlebred Museum’s 2015 exhibit, Bits & Pieces of Saddlebred History: Recent Donations & Special Selections will feature new acquisitions to the permanent collection along with loans of unusual items from several collectors of Saddlebred memorabilia. By showcasing recent gifts to the collection and loans of relevant pieces, the exhibit is both a thank you to our donors and a way to expose the public to some unique bits of Saddlebred history that are not yet a part of our collection. Bits & Pieces of Saddlebred History will run from March 9, 2015 through March 21, 2016. 
 

Hosted by: 
The American Saddlebred Museum
Phone: 
(859) 259-2746

Park in the Dark Eclipse Viewing Party

Dates: 
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The Kentucky Horse Park will host Park in the Dark, a solar eclipse viewing party, on August 21, 1:30 – 3 p.m. at Rolex Stadium. The sun in Lexington is going to be 95% covered by the moon, with peak darkness at about 2:30 p.m.

During the event, the eclipse will be broadcast on the scoreboard monitor in Rolex Stadium, kids crafts will be held 1:30 – 2:15 p.m., and there will be music and food trucks available. The park will also offer half-price admission for the day allowing guests to enjoy all of the normal schedule of demonstrations and shows in the morning, and shuttles will be available to take guests to and from Rolex Stadium for the viewing party.

In addition to the day’s planned special activities, the first 250 park guests will be given free eclipse viewing glasses as part of their park admission, beginning at 9 a.m.

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Hosted by: 
Kentucky Horse Park

Run for the Horses 5K

Dates: 
Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Event Description: 

Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center (MMSC), a non-profit equine adoption organization hailed as the “Gold Standard of Thoroughbred Reschooling” located in the Kentucky Horse Park, will be hosting the Run for the Horses on Friday, October 28 at 6 p.m. Proceeds will benefit MMSC’s initiatives to find second careers and future homes for former racehorses.

The course will be set throughout the scenic Kentucky Horse Park beginning at the MMSC campus during the Thoroughbred Makeover, the Retired Racehorse Project’s annual showcase for off the track Thoroughbreds. The Run for the Horses 5K will be presented by RaceRise who will provide chip timing for each runner. Awards will be given for overall and specific age groups. In addition, a special prize will be awarded in a challenge to anyone who can “Catch Tik,” a remarkable horseman who won the 2015 Thoroughbred Makeover Freestyle and placed fourth in the hotly contested Rolex Kentucky 5K in April of 2016.

“Our hope is that all who care about horses will come out and participate by running or walking in the Run for the Horses,” said MMSC director Susanna Thomas.  “Thoroughbreds have run their legs off for us.  Indeed, in addition to providing enjoyment with the sport of racing, our local economy is dependent on them, and every one of us in Lexington owes our beautiful bucolic lifestyle totally to them.  Let us now show our appreciation for all of this by striding out for them on Friday!” Register online here: www.RunForTheHorses5K.org

Packet pickup will be Friday, October 28 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Maker's Mark Secretariat Center office.

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Hosted by: 
Maker's Mark Secretariat Center
Phone: 
859.246.3080

2017 Kicking Butt 5k

Dates: 
Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 8:00am to 12:00pm
Event Description: 

The 2017 Kicking Butt 5k - Lexington is an event to raise awareness and funds to eliminate preventable colon cancer by increasing screening rates. The Colon Cancer Prevention Project is a 501(c)(3) that works to lessen the impact of colon cancer through advocacy, health systems improvement, and patient support.

  • 7:30 am, onsite registration
  • 8:00 am activities begin
  • 9:00 am race starts
  • $25, advance registration through midnight August 14. $35, registration after August 14. Chip-timed.
     
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Hosted by: 
Colon Cancer Prevention Project
Phone: 
502-290-0288

Sign Ceremony to Unveil American Pharoah Way

Dates: 
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Event Description: 

The Kentucky Horse Park will be hosting a sign ceremony to unveil the American Pharoah Way in Woodford & Fayette Counties. The ceremony will begin at 1:00 p.m. and will be held in the park's courtyard (visitor center, in the case of inclement weather).

Event Category: 
Hosted by: 
Kentucky Horse Park
Phone: 
859-233-4303

Spirit Riding Free Fun Day

Dates: 
Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Event Description: 

From 10am-1pm the Kentucky Horse Park gift shop will offer 10% off the newly released Spirit Riding Free line. Activities include Spirit Riding Free model horse painting, coloring pages, a raffle, and posters.

Event Category: 
Hosted by: 
Kentucky Horse Park Gift Shop
Phone: 
859-259-4234

Kentucky Three-Day Event

Dates: 
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 8:00am to Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 8:00pm
Event Description: 

The Kentucky Three-Day Event returns to Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, April 26-April 29. The field includes dozens of riders from countries all over the world.

This is one of the world's most prestigious equestrian competitions, and is one of only six Four-Star Three-Day Events in the world and the only one in the Western Hemisphere. It is a part of the FEI Classics Series, which unites the top four-star international Eventing competitions from around the world.

Known to fans as "The Best Weekend all Year," the Kentucky Three-Day Event offers something for everyone: the highest-level of equestrian competitors, tailgating, music, shopping, bourbon tastings, and more. Visitors also receive general admission to the Kentucky Horse Park, America's only theme park dedicated to horses.

Call (859) 254-8123 to order tickets.

Hosted by: 
Equestrian Events, Inc.
Phone: 
859.254.8123

Kentucky Horse Park Commission Meeting

Dates: 
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The Kentucky Horse Park Commission will meet on Thursday, April 20, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. EDT.

The meeting will be held in a meeting room on the lower level of the International Museum of the Horse at the Kentucky Horse Park.  
 
AGENDA:
Meeting of Kentucky Horse Park Commission 
Thursday, April 20, 2017
2:00 p.m. EDT
Lower Level of the International Museum of the Horse, Kentucky Horse Park 

 
1. Welcome and Call to Order from Chair – Tandy Patrick
2. Approval of Minutes of March 16 Commission Meeting
3. Consideration of proposed Ground Lease with the United States Equestrian Federation
4. Discussion regarding Strategic Plan
5. Consideration of proposed Response of the Commission to Report from Kentucky State Auditor issued on 2/22/17
6. New Business
 NEXT FULL COMMISSION MEETING:  THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 2017, 3:00 P.M. IN NORTH EXHIBIT HALL, ALLTECH ARENA
 

Event Category: 
Hosted by: 
Kentucky Horse Park
Phone: 
859-233-4303

Girls on the Run Central Kentucky

Dates: 
Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Event Description: 

At Girls on the Run we inspire girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind. Trained coaches lead small teams through our research-based curricula which includes dynamic discussions, activities and running games. Over the course of the ten-week program, girls in 3rd-8th grade develop essential skills to help them navigate their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness. The program culminates with girls positively impacting their communities through a service project and being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K event. The race begins at 9:00am, and packet pickup is available on Friday 4/21 4-6 PM at Howard Curry Shoes ( 2535 Nicholasville Rd) or Saturday 4/22 7-8:30 AM at Kentucky Horse Park (4089 Iron Works Parkway).

Event Category: 
Hosted by: 
Girls on the Run Central Kentucky
Phone: 
(859) 268-4687

Man o' War Movie Night - Sponsored by Keeneland Kids Club

Dates: 
Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Event Description: 

Spend an evening with your family at the Kentucky Horse Park for a special price! Two equine-themed movies will be shown in the park's theatres (Secretariat and Spirit), with children's activities, events, and International Museum of the Horse exhibits also offered. $5 per carload for parking.

  • Free pony rides: 6-8 p.m.
  • International Museum of the Horse and Kids Barn open: 6-9 p.m.
  • Showings of Secretariat and Spirit at 6:15 and 8:15 p.m. in Visitor Center theatres 
  • Parade of Breeds show: 7 p.m.
  • Food trucks & Alltech “Mostest Wheat Ale”

Click below to view the flyer:
Poster PDF

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Hosted by: 
Kentucky Horse Park
Phone: 
859-259-4200