Southern Lights and the Kentucky Horse Park are supporting the US Marine Corps Reserve's Toys for Tots toy drive this year. Collection boxes are set up under the Christmas tree in the park’s Visitor Center through Wednesday, December 16. If you visit Southern Lights, or your office makes charity plans for the season, please consider contributing a toy to the Toys for Tots campaign to make the holidays brighter for children in our community! Learn more about this wonderful program at www.toysfortots.org or at 859/537-2774.
Kentucky Horse Park
The Kentucky Horse Park appears at the top of the list for Classic Equine Equipment's "Why You Should Visit Lexington, Kentucky" article. Noted for its horses, museums, and shows, the horse park is in good company with Lexington's bustling downtown, beautiful horse farms, and famous racetrack.
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Park Open Normal Schedule Friday through Sunday for Holiday Visitors
The Kentucky Horse Park will be closed on Wednesday, Nov. 25 and Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 26. The park will be open its normal schedule Friday through Sunday, Nov. 27-29, 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. 23-24.
Family-Favorite Event Runs Nov. 20-Dec. 31 at Kentucky Horse Park
A family tradition in Kentucky, the Southern Lights holiday festival, presented by Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky Inc., returns to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Nov. 20-Dec. 31. 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.
Competitors are now arriving on the hallowed grounds of the Kentucky Horse Park for this week’s US Dressage Finals presented by Adequan®, and these horses and riders represent a myriad of both physical and personal journeys in traveling from across the country to take part in this unique national head-to-head dressage competition. For one exhibitor, even financial constraints and the memory of an “exploding truck” can’t keep her from making her annual pilgrimage to Lexington.
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. 2 until March 16, the park will be open Wednesdays through Sundays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This week, Lexington, Kentucky, ushers in both top racehorses for the Breeders' Cup and the nation's leading hunter and jumper horses for the prestigious CP National Horse Show. The horse show, marking the culmination of the year-long show circuit, kicked off Tuesday morning at the Kentucky Horse Park with a full day of professional and amateur hunter competition.
With the Breeders' Cup taking place in Lexington in 2015, USA Today published an article about the city and its many attractions. The Kentucky Horse Park leads its "Don't Miss" section of recommendations.
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With the Breeders' Cup taking place in Lexington in 2015, lots of visitors will be looking for travel tips to enhance their time here. Lady and the Track has compiled a list, and a visit to the Kentucky Horse Park is the top suggestion.
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On Tuesday, October 27, 2015, the park unveiled a statue dedicated to the great Thoroughbred champion racehorse, Cigar, who died in October 2014 after living at the park’s Hall of Champions for 15 years. Sculpted by Kentucky artist Douwe (Dow) Blumberg, the bronze features Cigar, with jockey Jerry Bailey, from his 1995 Breeders’ Cup Classic win. One of the world’s richest racehorses, Cigar achieved many notable wins and accolades over his racing career including being voted Racehorse of the Decade of the 1990s, and was the 18th best racehorse of the 20th century.