Parkwide

Southern Lights Military Night

Dates: 
Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 5:30pm to 10:00pm
Event Description: 

All active duty and veteran military that show proper military ID will receive free admission for one personal vehicle to Southern Lights.

Location: 
Event Category: 
Hosted by: 
Kentucky Horse Park Foundation
Phone: 
859-255-5727

Southern Lights - Presented by the KHP Foundation

Dates: 
Friday, November 20, 2015 - 5:30pm to Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 10:00pm
Event Description: 

The 22nd Annual Southern Lights holiday festival will return to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, November 20 to December 31, 2014.  The Kentucky Horse Park Foundation presents Southern Lights annually, a greatly anticipated holiday tradition for families all across Kentucky, in support of the programs, activities and facilities of the Kentucky Horse Park.

From 5:30 until 10:00 pm each evening, visitors will be awed by the dazzling display of majestic lights.  The drive will begin at the Kentucky Horse Park Campground, and will proceed through an enhanced dreamland of dazzling lighted and often animated figures.  While many displays represent the holiday season, favorites are customized to represent the Bluegrass state.  

At the end of the driving route, visitors have the option to leave their cars behind and walk into the park to see a multitude of holiday happenings including seasonal entertainment, a petting zoo, pony rides, camel rides, model trains, holiday and craft vendors, refreshments and the Mini-Train Express.  Special weekends and added exhibits or attractions will add to the holiday excitement throughout the event.  The lights on the driving route are on each night through December 31, and the other holiday attractions will be open each night, with the exception of November 26 (Thanksgiving) and December 24 to 31.

The Southern Lights Stroll will kick off the event again this year with a 5K race and fun walk on Thursday, November 19.  This is the only night the lights can be viewed on foot.

The American Bus Association (ABA) selected Southern Lights a Top 100 event for 2013 and 2014, which is an annual compendium of the best events for group travel in the United States and Canada.  Winners are chosen from hundreds of celebrations, festivals, fairs, and commemorative events that have been nominated by ABA members.  In addition, Southern Lights has been annually selected as a winner of the Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 Events and the Kentucky Travel Industry Association’s Top 10 Events.


Admission

  • Personal Vehicle (Sunday – Thursday) $15.00
  • Personal Vehicle (Friday and Saturday) $20.00
  • Extended Passenger Van - $30.00
  • Limousine - $30.00
  • Mini-Bus - $50.00
  • School Bus - $75.00
  • Motorcoach - $125.00

Additional Attractions

  • KHP Gift Shop and Holiday Merchants
  • Exotic Petting Zoo
  • Pony Rides, Camel Rides and Reindeer Encounter
  • Santa Claus with visits from Frosty
  • Mini-Train Express
  • Live Entertainment and Children’s Activities
  • Bluegrass Railroad Club Model Trains
  • Bluegrass Miniature Society Doll Houses
  • International Museum of the Horse Calumet Trophies

Contact

Visit the Southern Lights web page
Chris Nentwick, Kentucky Horse Park Foundation
859/255-5727, Foundation@KHPFoundation.org, www.SouthernLightsKY.org, www.KyHorsePark.com

Kentucky Horse Park, 4089 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511, 859/233-4303, 800/678-8813

Location: 
Event Category: 
Hosted by: 
KHP Foundation
Phone: 
859-255-5727

The National Drive

Dates: 
Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 8:00am to Sunday, October 11, 2015 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The National Drive is a 6-day event devoted to recreational equine driving. This event is the largest gathering of recreational equine drivers in North America. Highlighting the event is a series of clinics, demonstrations and private driving lessons featuring some of the nation’s most prominent clinicians and driving experts. Participants are able to drive their horses throughout the park from dawn until dusk. For more information on the National Drive please visit http://www.nationaldrive.net or call Mike Lyon at (931) 492-0154.

Location: 
Hosted by: 
The National Drive
Phone: 
(931) 492-0154

Spring Fling Carriage Drive

Dates: 
Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 8:00am to Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The Spring Fling driving event is an opportunity for drivers to bring their horses to the Kentucky Horse Park to practice driving for the upcoming show or recreational season as well as get to opportunity to drive their horses on the beautiful park grounds. Driving is the sport of horses pulling carriages, within driving there are many disciplines ranging from combined driving to wagon pulling. This event is open to all disciplines and drivers; novice to advanced. Joanna Wilburn will give private lessons and give free group lessons to the participants throughout the long weekend. 

Location: 
Hosted by: 
Mike Lyon
Phone: 
931-492-0154

KY Farm Bureau Auction

Dates: 
Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 7:00am to 5:00pm
Event Description: 

Open to the public! Donated Items! Please bring any usable item to the auction (no junk). All items will be auctioned off with 100% of the proceeds going to the Fayette County Farm Bureau Education Foundation. Tax ID number will be available. All types of farm equipment and lawn & garden equipment will be on hand. Equipment accepted on Thursday, March 19th & Friday, March 20st- 9:00-5:00p.m. (No equipment will be accepted the day of the sale.) No Fuel Tanks, Tobacco Sticks, Float Trays, Camper Tops or Junk. Auctioneer Has The Right To Refuse Any Item. No Trucks, Trailers, Boats or ATV’s will be accepted without proper titles.

Location:
Kentucky Horse Park Main Entrance (4089 IRONWORKS PIKE, LEXINGTON, KY)
Man o’ War Parking Lot
Exit 120, I-75, at Ironworks Pike
$5.00 Parking Fee

Location: 
Event Category: 
Hosted by: 
KFB Office
Phone: 
859.253.0023

AKC Tracking Dog Test and Tracking Dog Excellence Test

Dates: 
Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 8:00am
Event Description: 

The AKC Tracking Dog Test and Tracking Dog Excellence Test are put on by Lexington Kennel Club. These tests are the competition form of canine search and rescue. A scent track is laid with multiple changes of direction for the dog to follow to an item left at the end of the track. The dog will earn titles at the completion of each type of tracking test. Upon completion of the AKC Tracking Dog Test, the dog will receive a TD or Tracking Dog Title. Upon completion of the Tracking Dog Excellence Test the dog will receive a TDX or Tracking Dog Excellence Title. For more information on the AKC Tracking Dog Test and Tracking Dog Excellence Test please call the Lexington Kennel Club at 859-272-2846, or go to www.lexingtonkennelclub.com. Photo courtesy of www.lexingtonkennelclub.com.

Location: 
Event Category: 
Hosted by: 
Lexington Kennel Club
Phone: 
859-272-2846

AKC Tracking Dog Test and Tracking Dog Excellent Test

Dates: 
Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 8:00am
Event Description: 

LEXINGTON KENNEL CLUB
PREMIUM LIST
Sunday, February 16, 2014AKC Tracking Dog Test and Tracking Dog Excellent Test
Kentucky Horse Park (I-75 North Exit 120) 4089 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511

ENTRIES CLOSE: Thursday, February 6, 2014 (4:00pm)
Drawing for entries will be Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 3508 Newport Drive, Lexington, KY 40517 at 6:00 PM
 
ENTRY FEE:TD Event # 2014039101 $85 Limit 6 DogsTDX Event # 2014039102 $125 Limit 6 Dogs

JUDGES
Karen Boyce (15196) Jeanene Tessari (78616) Knoxville, TN (TD) Lexington, KY (TD) Billie French (5213) Annette Rossman (18976) Lexington, KY (TDX) Springfield, KY(TDX)

CLUB OFFICERS
President…………………………………………..Bonnie Massie
 Vice President…………………………………….Phillip Hammond
 Treasurer ………………………..…………………Leah Belt
 Secretary…………………………………………..Scott Holmes

1204 Equine Court, Lexington, KY 40504
TRACKING TEST COMMITTEE Event Secretary:
Susan Buxton, 3508 Newport Drive, Lexington, KY40517-2747, (859) 272-2846 H or (859) 940-2272 C
Assistant Event Secretary:
Leah Belt
Tracking Committee
Janet Rivers Fred Rivers Billie French Annette Rossman
 

Location: 
Event Category: 
Hosted by: 
Lexington Kennel Club
Phone: 
859-272-2846

Southern Lights - Presented by the KHP Foundation

Dates: 
Friday, November 21, 2014 - 5:30pm to Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 10:00pm
Event Description: 

The 21st Annual Southern Lights holiday festival will return to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, November 21 to December 31, 2014.  The Kentucky Horse Park Foundation presents Southern Lights annually, a greatly anticipated holiday tradition for families all across Kentucky, in support of the programs, activities and facilities of the Kentucky Horse Park.

From 5:30 until 10:00 pm each evening, visitors will be awed by the dazzling display of majestic lights.  The drive will begin at the Kentucky Horse Park Campground, and will proceed through an enhanced dreamland of dazzling lighted and often animated figures.  While many displays represent the holiday season, favorites are customized to represent the Bluegrass state.  

At the end of the driving route, visitors have the option to leave their cars behind and walk into the park to see a multitude of holiday happenings including seasonal entertainment, a petting zoo, pony rides, camel rides, model trains, holiday and craft vendors, refreshments and the Mini-Train Express.  Special weekends and added exhibits or attractions will add to the holiday excitement throughout the event.  The lights on the driving route are on each night through December 31, and the other holiday attractions will be open each night, with the exception of November 27 (Thanksgiving) and December 24 to 31.

The Southern Lights Stroll will kick off the event again this year with a 5K race and fun walk on Thursday, November 20.  This is the only night the lights can be viewed on foot.

The American Bus Association (ABA) selected Southern Lights a Top 100 event for 2013 and 2014, which is an annual compendium of the best events for group travel in the United States and Canada.  Winners are chosen from hundreds of celebrations, festivals, fairs, and commemorative events that have been nominated by ABA members.  In addition, Southern Lights has been annually selected as a winner of the Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 Events and the Kentucky Travel Industry Association’s Top 10 Events.

Admission

  • Personal Vehicle (Sunday – Thursday) $15.00
  • Personal Vehicle (Friday and Saturday) $20.00
  • Extended Passenger Van - $30.00
  • Limousine - $30.00
  • Mini-Bus - $50.00
  • School Bus - $75.00
  • Motorcoach - $125.00

Additional Attractions

  • KHP Gift Shop and Holiday Merchants
  • Exotic Petting Zoo
  • Pony Rides, Camel Rides and Reindeer Encounter
  • Santa Claus with visits from Frosty
  • Mini-Train Express
  • Live Entertainment and Children’s Activities
  • Bluegrass Railroad Club Model Trains
  • Bluegrass Miniature Society Doll Houses
  • International Museum of the Horse Calumet Trophies

Contact

Visit the Southern Lights web page
Chris Nentwick, Kentucky Horse Park Foundation
859/255-5727, Foundation@KHPFoundation.org, www.SouthernLightsKY.org, www.KyHorsePark.com

Kentucky Horse Park, 4089 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511, 859/233-4303, 800/678-8813

Location: 
Event Category: 
Hosted by: 
Kentucky Horse Park Foundation
Phone: 
859-255-5727

Equine Art, Antique and Rare Book Consignment Auction

Dates: 
Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The Equine Art, Antique, and Rare Book Auction is an annual event put on by the American Saddlebred Museum. A variety of serious equine artwork, antiques, collectibles, rare books and historic artifacts can be purchased at this event. The focus of the auction is particularly Saddlebred items, but coaching, Thoroughbred, Standardbred, draft horse, Hackney and Morgan artwork are also accepted. The auction draws and specializes in works by George Ford Morris, one of America's premier 19th - 20th century sporting artists. For more information on the Equine Art, Antique, and Rare Book Auction please visit http://www.asbmuseum.org/art-auction.php. Picture courtesy of the American Saddlebred Museum. (1923 Oil on Canvas of Julius Fleischmann by George Ford Morris)

Location: 
Hosted by: 
American Saddlebred Museum
Phone: 
859-259-2746