Kentucky Horse Park

Holiday Gift Ideas from the Cabinet of Tourism, Arts and Heritage

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (November 29, 2016) – The Kentucky Cabinet of Tourism, Arts and Heritage is encouraging Kentuckians to give a gift with a Kentucky theme this holiday season.

“The holidays are a perfect time to give gifts made in Kentucky to friends and family,” said Don Parkinson, Secretary of the Cabinet of Tourism, Arts and Heritage. “Throughout the state, shops feature uniquely Kentucky gifts from books, food, artwork, performances and more.”

Southern Lights Featured in Kentucky.com Article

Southern Lights and Man o' War memorial statue

A recent article written by Tanya J. Tyler for the Lexington Herald-Leader points out that the Kentucky Horse Park's Southern Lights event is a Top 20 Event in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society.The event began over 20 years ago and is open nightly through the end of the year.

Follow the link below to read the full article:
http://www.kentucky.com/advertise/advertorial/lipstik/article117008333.html

KY Horse Park Receives Praise for Quality Footing

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A recent article written by Nancy Jaffer for FEI (http://www.fei.org) reveals how impressed and pleased riders and officials were with the footing at the Kentucky Horse Park's Alltech Arena for the recent $250,000 Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Lexington event.

Follow the link below to read the full article:
http://www.fei.org/stories/fantastic-footing-at-lexington

Southern Lights Holiday Festival Returns to the Bluegrass

Family-Favorite Event Runs Nov. 18-Dec. 31 at the Kentucky Horse Park

The 23rd annual Southern Lights holiday festival, presented by Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky Inc., returns to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Nov. 18-Dec. 31. A holiday tradition for many families, more than 125,000 individuals in more than 30,000 vehicles attend Southern Lights annually from Kentucky and beyond, making Southern Lights a premier holiday event in the region and nation.  

CP National Horse Show staging 5K run/walk event to benefit MiracleFeet at Kentucky Horse Park

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Equestrians won’t be the only ones competing during the CP National Horse Show at the Kentucky Horse Park. This year a 5K race will be held concurrently to raise funds for MiracleFeet, an organization that seeks to eradicate untreated clubfoot.

The Miles for MiracleFeet 5K presented by the CP National Horse Show and Suncast Commercial will take place on Nov. 5, the final Saturday of the horse show. Participants may designate themselves as “run” or “run/walk.” All donations and a portion of each registration fee will be donated to the non-profit MiracleFeet.

Kentucky Horse Park Announces New Hours for Winter Season

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Annual Southern Lights Holiday Festival Returns as Seasonal Highlight

The Kentucky Horse Park begins its winter season with new hours of operation and family events for the holiday season. From Nov. 7 until March 14, the park will be open Wednesdays through Sundays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Horses and Hope Cancer Screening Van at KHP

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The Horses and Hope Cancer Screening Van will be at the Kentucky Horse Park on October 28, 2016 from 10am until 2pm. The van is going to be located next to the Special Events office, near the exhibitors who will be present for the weekend shows. The Horses and Hope Cancer Screening Van is equipped to provide both men and women with screenings and education for many cancers. Patients will also be navigated to local resources for care and support.