Hats Off to Kentucky's Horse Industry Day is a day to celebrate and promote Kentucky's Horse Industry and includes free KY Horse Park general admission from 9am- 5pm. The horse industry in Kentucky generates 80,000 - 100,000 in direct and indirect jobs, and impacts our economy by an estimated 8 billion dollars! In celebration of the horse, Kentuckians flock to the Kentucky Horse Park on Hats Off Day for a free day of family fun and an opportunity to learn more about horses and the amazing things they do for our great state!
Events include children’s activities, free pony rides, educational booths, interactive equine stations, Grand Prix Show Jumping, and much more!
The Rood & Riddle Kentucky Grand Prix, a challenging show jumping competition between top international horses and riders, is the featured evening entertainment of Hats Off Day and is taking place in the beautiful outdoor Rolex Stadium!
2015 promises to be very exciting! There’s something for everyone -- competition, a terrific book fair, great amenities and fantastic entertainment for the whole family!
The show is sponsored by Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital and prize money totals $50,000. For more information about the Rood & Riddle Grand Prix, visit http://www.hatsoffky.com/grandprix.html.
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Free KHP general admission
Line up for Free Souvenir hats while supplies last at the North Gate entrance!
4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Free Pony Rides, Picture on a Pony, Inflatable Games, Art and Crafts, Music, contests, prizes and more!
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m
Annual Equine Exclusive Book Fair Opens - Meet authors of celebrated equine-themed books!
Spectacular equine exhibitions featuring a thrilling Driving Demonstration and Opening Ceremonies for the $50,000 Rood and Riddle Kentucky Grand Prix
$50,000 Rood and Riddle Kentucky Grand Prix Show Jumping Competition begins!