Kentucky Horse Park

Praise for KHP from the New York Public Library

The Kentucky Horse Park received a nice blog write-up from the New York Public Library earlier this month. The piece, written by Miranda McDermott of the Bronx Library Center, combines the author's past first-hand experiences with the park's current offerings to give the reader a nice idea of what the Kentucky Horse Park offers.

We should note that the Horses of the World show mentioned in the blog is now referred to as the Breeds Barn Show.

Isaac Murphy & KHP Featured by Lady and the Track is described on its website as "a news site and beginner’s guide to the exciting world of horse racing." As such, it makes sense that one of its writers, Jessica Smith, recently published an article about five jockeys of the past who significantly impacted the Kentucky Derby.

Among the five listed is Isaac Murphy, who (as the article points out) is buried at the Kentucky Horse Park near Man o' War. With another Kentucky Derby fast approaching, the article is an excellent primer on some of the race's history, particularly as it pertains to its jockeys.

KHP Looking for New Breed Ambassadors

The Kentucky Horse Park is looking for a few specific breeds of horses to be ambassadors for their breeds in the “Breeds Barn Show” at our world-famous tourist attraction. The representatives must fit their breed standards, be sound and between the ages of 5 and 10, preferably geldings, and have no bad habits. The breeds we would like to add to the Breeds Barn include:

Welsh Cob
Paint Horse
Irish Draught 
Norwegian Fjord
English Shire
Connemara Pony

Trekaroo Recommends KHP to Families in Cincinnati

Recently, Trekaroo (a web resource widely utilized by parents and grandparents seeking out family-friendly activities) posted a blog listing recommendations for people in the Cincinnati area. The Kentucky Horse Park was mentioned in a section recounting ideas for nearby places to go.

The article was written by Karen Locke, and the article may be read by following the link provided below:
Trekaroo Recommends KHP to Families in Cincinnati

Open Flatwork Schooling at Alltech Arena Warm-Up

During this time of inclement weather, the Kentucky Horse Park is pleased to offer the warm-up of the Alltech Arena for open flatwork schooling of up to 15 horses per session (minimum of 7).

(Due to other events, the main floor of the Alltech and the Covered Arena are unavailable during this time frame.)

Times and dates offered: Thursday, February 26, Friday, February 27 and Monday, March 2 through Friday, March 6  - 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Cost - $20 per horse, payable either by credit card over the phone or by check on the night of schooling – no cash, please.

Canadian Pacific Ups the Ante with National Horse Show Title Sponsorship

Lexington, KY - February 2, 2015  - The National Horse Show announced today a new sponsorship with Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) that brings them on board as the title sponsor of this prestigious and long running show. The overall event will now be known as the CP National Horse Show. The show returns to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, on October 27 -November 1, 2015.

Business Lexington Features Secretariat Center

Business Lexington recently published a feature on the Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center (MMSC) highlighting how much former racehorses have benefited from the organization's efforts.

The Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center (MMSC), located in the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, the Horse Capital of the World, is a premier reschooling facility and showcase for adoptable Thoroughbreds.

Click here to read the full article.


Park Open Normal Schedule Friday Through Sunday For Holiday Visitors
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 24, 2014) - The Kentucky Horse Park will be closed on Wednesday, Nov. 26 and Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 27. The park will be open its normal schedule Friday through Sunday, Nov. 28-30, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The park is normally closed on Mondays and Tuesdays during the winter season, and will not be open Nov. 24-25 this week.