Parkwide

No Fireworks Scheduled

Dates: 
Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 9:00pm
Event Description: 

The Kentucky Horse Park will NOT have fireworks anywhere on the park on Thursday, July 9.  This was mentioned in error in a press release by the Lexington Fire Department listing activities for the 4th of July.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

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859-259-4200

The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event

Dates: 
Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 6:00pm
Event Description: 

The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event returns to Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, April 28-May1. The field includes dozens of riders from countries all over the world.

"Rolex Kentucky" 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, and also gives competitors a shot at the $350,000 Rolex Grand Slam of Eventing, which is awarded to any rider who wins the Rolex Kentucky, Mitsubishi Motors Badminton and Land Rover Burghley Four-Star Events in succession.

Known to fans as "The Best Weekend all Year," the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event offers  something for everyone:  the highest-level of equestrian competitors, tailgating, music, shopping, bourbon tastings, and, new this year, a 5K and a Commemorative Maker's Mark Bottle Fundraising Auction and Reception. 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.

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Hosted by: 
Equestrian Events, Inc.
Phone: 
859.254.8123

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.

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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

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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.

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

Spring Fling Carriage Drive

Dates: 
Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 9:00am to Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 7:00pm
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

The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event

Dates: 
Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 8:00am to Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

A record 91 horses have been entered for this year's event that returns to Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, April 23-26, breaking last year's record of 82. The field includes 75 riders from nine countries including Australia, Canada, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, New Zealand, Sweden, The Netherlands and USA.

In addition to 2012 Olympic teammates Fox-Pitt and Phillips, the list of entries includes Michael Jung of Germany who won individual Gold medals at both the 2012 Olympic Games in London and the 2010 FEI World Equestrian Games at the Kentucky Horse Park. All entries have their sights set on the Rolex title. This year's prize money has been increased to $300,000 - with $100,000 going to the winner along with a Rolex watch. This year's event is also an official selection trial for the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and will help determine which US event riders will be chosen to compete at the Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada, next July.

British rider Zara Phillips, granddaughter of the Queen, will be making her debut appearance at "Rolex Kentucky", and has entered High Kingdom, the horse on whom she won a Team Silver medal for Great Britain at the 2012 Olympic Games in London and also at the 2014 FEI World Equestrian Games in France. Joining her is her London teammate and four-time Olympian William Fox-Pitt, who has claimed the Rolex title three times previously (2014, 2012, 2010) and has three horses entered including Bay My Hero, the horse on whom he claimed victory with last year. Nicola Wilson, also a member of the 2012 British Olympic team, has two horses entered including her 2014 World Equestrian Games horse Annie Clover.

Although he competed at the Kentucky Horse Park during the 2010 FEI World Equestrian Games, Michael Jung is another newcomer to Rolex Kentucky.  He has entered La Biosthetique - Sam FBW, the horse with whom he won double gold medals at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, and also the World Championship title when the World Equestrian Games were held at the Kentucky Horse Park in 2010. 

U.S. rider Phillip Dutton, a five-time Olympian with two Gold medals to his name, will be looking to reclaim the Rolex Kentucky title that he won in 2008 with one of the three horses that he has entered. He heads a strong U.S. contingent that will be seeking to win the Rolex title for the U.S. for the first time since Dutton's win in 2008.

"Rolex Kentucky" 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, and also gives competitors a shot at the $350,000 Rolex Grand Slam of Eventing, which is awarded to any rider who wins the Rolex Kentucky, Mitsubishi Motors Badminton and Land Rover Burghley Four-Star Events in succession.

The Dubarry of Ireland Nations Team Challenge will be featured again this year, awarding $20,000 in prize money while helping national teams prepare for the team competition at the Pan American Games this summer. The winning nation will be the nation with the fewest penalties after adding together the final scores of the three highest-placed individuals from that nation. The prize money will be split among the top four teams.

Held in conjunction with the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event is the $120,000 Kentucky Reining Cup, the crown jewel of the annual FEI Reining schedule, which also features The Adequan/USEF Open Reining National Championship. The Championship will be an FEI-recognized CRI3* event held in two rounds over two days, April 24-25.  The Kentucky Reining Cup will also include the World Freestyle Championship which will award the title of "World Champion" in Freestyle Reining, as well as $20,000 prize money that will mark the largest purse for a Reining Freestyle anywhere in the world.

Known to fans as "The Best Weekend all Year," the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event offers  something for everyone:  the highest-level of equestrian competitors, tailgating, music, shopping, bourbon tastings, and, new this year, a 5K and a Commemorative Maker's Mark Bottle Fundraising Auction and Reception. Visitors also receive general admission to the Kentucky Horse Park, America's only theme park dedicated to horses.

Horses and Hope, a breast cancer initiative of the Office of Kentucky's First Lady and the Kentucky Cancer Program (KCP), has been named the Official Charity of the 2015 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event Presented by Land Rover and will be the recipient of the proceeds from the Maker's Mark Commemorative Bottle Auction and Reception. Tickets to this fundraising event are $200 per individual or $300 per couple. A voucher worth $100 will be included with each individual or couple ticket purchased. That voucher can be used during the bottle auction. Tickets will not be available at the door. Limit of one bottle per ticket.  Call (859) 254-8123 to order tickets.

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Hosted by: 
Equestrian Events, Inc.
Phone: 
859.254.8123

Fayette County Farm Bureau Auction

Dates: 
Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 9:30am 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 IRON WORKS PIKE, LEXINGTON, KY)
Man o’ War Parking Lot
Exit 120, I-75, at Iron Works Pike
$5.00 Parking Fee

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Fayette County Farm Bureau
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.

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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
 

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Hosted by: 
Lexington Kennel Club
Phone: 
859-272-2846