Kentucky Horse Park

Kentucky Horse Park Expects Heavy Traffic For Events July 8-12

During the coming week, July 8 to 12, the Kentucky Horse Park expects to experience heavier than normal traffic due to several special events scheduled to take place at the facility. In addition to two scheduled horse shows, the USMGA World Team Challenge, July 9-12, and the Champagne Run Horse Trials, July 10-12; the park will be hosting the much anticipated return of the Ichthus music festival to the Bluegrass, July 8-11, and the Traveling Vietnam Wall, July 9-12.



Fence Maintenance Costs will be Redirected to Key Operational Needs

The Kentucky Horse Park will soon be transitioning almost 30 miles of white plank fencing to black fencing. The white fencing has been in place since the iconic facility opened in 1978. The park is making this transition due to the economic and operational realities of maintaining white fencing versus black fencing.

Mementos at Traveling Wall to be Collected by Kentucky Historical Society

Mementos left at the Traveling Vietnam Wall when it visits Lexington next month may end up in a collection displayed at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.

The Traveling Wall will be open to the public at the Kentucky Horse Park beginning at noon Thursday, July 9, and stay open 24 hours a day through 3 p.m. Sunday, July 12. The opening ceremony begins at 10 a.m. Friday, July 10.

Governor Steve Beshear will participate in the opening ceremony, which Lieutenant Governor Crit Luallen also plans to attend.

Kentucky Summer Series Promises Exciting Hunter Action with Two WCHR Weeks

The Kentucky Horse Park is gearing up for a summer of premier competition at the 2015 Kentucky Summer Series. The series features four weeks of premier hunter/jumper events., Both the Kentucky Summer Horse Show, July 22 - 26 and the Bluegrass Festival Horse Show, August 11 - 16 are recognized by the World Champion Hunter Rider (WCHR) program. The prize list and entry forms are posted at

CAA Carriage Festival at KHP

The CAA Carriage Festival, a weekend focused on the sport of showing antique carriages and testing the skill of those driving and restoring them, will be held at Lexington’s Kentucky Horse Park on the final weekend in June. The Festival is held once a year by the Carriage Association of America (CAA) which is headquartered at the Park. Antique carriages and exhibitors from throughout the nation are expected to attend the festival, one of the largest displays in the US.

Gov. Beshear, Retired Brig. Gen. Dan Cherry to Speak at Opening of Traveling Vietnam Wall

Ceremony July 10 at Kentucky Horse Park

Retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Edward Daniel “Dan” Cherry will join Governor Steve Beshear as a speaker at the July 10 opening ceremony for the Traveling Vietnam Wall at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

“We are so very pleased to have Governor Beshear and General Cherry at our event,” said Heather French Henry, commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs. “The general’s story of personal heroism and personal reconciliation speaks directly to experience of so many Vietnam veterans.”


For nearly four decades, the Kentucky Horse Park has hosted events featuring some of the most physically fit athletes in the world, both two- and four-legged. On Saturday, June 13th, for the first time the horse park will be the host site of a special event featuring the most physically fit humans, when the Great American Fitness Challenge presents a series of races and fitness events at the renowned facility.

KHP on Blog for the Kentucky Spring Classic

Meg is a blogger from Florida, and she runs a very nice website ( that tracks her travels to the top equestrian events across the country.

See her recent post on the Kentucky Spring Classic just held here at the Kentucky Horse Park: