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The Kentucky Horse Park hosts a diverse selection of events. On any given weekend, visitors will find some of the most fun things to do in Lexington, including horse shows, rodeos, festivals, museum exhibits, shopping and more. If you're searching for fun family things to do in Lexington, check out our event calendar below for activities that will keep everyone entertained.

Please note that while we make every effort to present accurate information on our calendar, all listings are subject to change without notice. Contact the event organizer via the information provided in the calendar listing to verify events, times, prices, dates, and venues.

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April 2018

Thursday, June 08, 2017 - 09:00 AM to Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 05:00 PM

The International Museum of the Horse follows the journey of Preston Dyer as he embarks on the second leg of his trip to the Middle East to seek out Arabian bloodstock to bring back to Americ ...Read More

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Thursday, December 07, 2017 - 09:00 AM to Friday, November 30, 2018 - 05:00 PM

The first phase of the new Wheeler Museum exhibit is now open at the USHJA Headquarters. The exhibit is open to the public and features items and stories from the Show Jumping Hall of Fame, a ...Read More

Saturday, April 07, 2018 - 12:00 AM to Monday, January 01, 0001 - 12:00 AM
The Cowboy Up for a Cure Rodeo is hosted annually by Cowboy Up for a Cure Inc., The UK Chapter of FarmH ...Read More

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Saturday, April 07, 2018 - 12:00 AM to Sunday, April 08, 2018 - 12:00 AM

The USEF recognized Spring Bay Horse Trials are held at the KY Hose Park and at Masterson Station Park in Lexington. More information at 

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Saturday, April 07, 2018 - 09:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Ending multiple sclerosis for good will take all of us. Walk MS helps us team up with friends, loved ones and co-workers to change the world for everyone affected by MS. Together, we become a power ...Read More

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Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 02:00 AM to Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 12:00 AM

Held in the Kentucky Horse Park's Alltech Arena, the Spring Premier Horse Show is charity driven show, the KY Spring Premier has held silent auctions, pitch a pig contests and other efforts to rais ...Read More

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Friday, April 13, 2018 - 12:00 AM to Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 12:00 AM

For more information, visit or the US Mounted Games Association Facebook page.

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Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 09:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Race Day Schedule:

  • 7:30 A.M. Registration
  • 8:30 A.M. Kids' 1k Race
  • 9:00 A.M. 5k Race Start
  • 10:00 A.M. Awards!


$10 per chi ...Read More

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Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 09:00 AM to 12:00 AM

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Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 12:00 AM to Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 12:00 AM

"Best Weekend All Year!" April 26-29, 2018. Only 4-star Eventing competition in North America! This is the toughest of all Equestrian Sports. Don't miss it! Tickets available now (and going f ...Read More

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Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 08:00 PM

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' ...Read More

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Friday, April 27, 2018 - 06:30 AM to 12:00 AM

Join us for the Head Up Heels Down 5K on Friday, April 27, 2018 at 6:30pm at the Kentucky Horse Park.  This is our 4th Annual 5K event held in conjunction with the ...Read More

April 2018