Kentucky Horse Park

Kentucky Dressage Association Announces the KDA Kearney Cancer 5K & Fun Walk to Benefit the Markey Cancer Center

KDA Kearney Cancer 5K and Fun Walk, hosted by the Kentucky Dressage Association on Saturday, May 24th at the Kentucky Horse Park, announces $1,000 in prize money and invites the public to attend an evening of family fun and entertainment.

KENTUCKY HORSE PARK COMMISSION SELECTS INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Ted Nicholson Chosen to Manage Park During Search for Permanent Executive Director

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 23, 2014) – The Kentucky Horse Park Commission announced today that it has selected Ted G. Nicholson as the interim executive director of the Kentucky Horse Park following the retirement of John Nicholson on April 30. Ted Nicholson will begin his tenure in May and serve until a permanent executive director is hired later this year.  A search firm is expected to begin work to conduct a nationwide search for the permanent executive director within the next 30 days.

Kentucky Horse Park Shares ‘Equine Treasures of the Bluegrass’

Horses Welcome Visitors for a New Season of Fun and Excitement
 
With the arrival of spring, the Kentucky Horse Park also celebrates a new tourism season beginning March 12. The park will entertain visitors with special events and horse shows throughout the year, and more opportunities to get close to amazing horses. Named a TripAdvisor Top 25 Travelers’ Choice® award winner for attractions in 2013, the park offers a one-of-a-kind, family-friendly entertainment choice not to be missed.
 

Kentucky Horse Council Announces Kentucky Round-Up - A Two Day Family Event

Lexington KY, February 10, 2014- Kentucky Round-Up 2014, hosted by the Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) on February 15 and 16, at the Kentucky Horse Park, announces its schedule of clinicians, demonstrations, exhibits and activities for families, children, novice Horse Owners and advanced horsemen. The full two-day schedule includes breed displays and a Cowboy Mounted Shooting Competition!

Several Horse Breeds Needed at the KHP Breeds Barn

Attention Horse People!!!

The Breeds Barn at the Kentucky Horse Park is looking for a few specific breeds of horses to be ambassadors for their breeds in the “Horses of the World Show” at our world-famous tourist attraction and equine competition facility!

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:

KHP's Nicholson on Horses in the Morning Radio Show

Horses in the Morning recently visited with Kentucky Horse Park executive director John Nicholson for their February 3rd edition of their daily radio show. Horses in the Morning airs weekdays and can be heard via www.horsesinthemorning.com, among other outlets.

To listen to this episode simply click this link: Horses in the Morning 2/3/2014.

INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE HORSE HOSTS STUDENT ARTWORK

Wellington Elementary School Students Exhibit Work to Celebrate the Year of the Horse

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 22, 2014) – Lexington’s Wellington Elementary School and the International Museum of the Horse at the Kentucky Horse Park will be celebrating the Year of the Horse with a special exhibit, beginning Jan. 22. "Shodo: The Art of Japanese Brush Painting," will feature calligraphy created by the school’s third, fourth, and fifth grade students.  

Reds Caravan Stops at KHP Jan. 25

The 2014 Cincinnati Reds Caravan begins and ends at Great American Ball Park with an expanded route of 17 fan stops in five states with the addition of stops in Evansville, Ind., and Nashville, Tenn.

The kick off for this 3,000 mile journey over four days is Thursday, Jan. 23 from the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum and ends on Sunday, Jan. 26 in the FOX Sports Ohio Champions Club. The Reds Caravan is presented by Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network.

Kentucky Horse Park Executive Director Announces Retirement

John Nicholson Oversaw Park During Greatest Period of Growth, Earning World-wide Recognition

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 15, 2014) – John Nicholson, executive director of the Kentucky Horse Park since June 1, 1997, announced his retirement today, effective April 30. Nicholson is the longest-serving executive director of the Kentucky Horse Park in its 35-year history, and has served at its helm during its greatest period of growth – garnering world-wide recognition for the facility.