KY Horse Park

Exciting New Kentucky Horse Park Facilities And Events Video

With special thanks to our friends at VisitLEX, we now have a wonderful video that highlights the horse park, as well as Lexington's vast beauty and abundant accommodations.

Founded in 1978, the Kentucky Horse Park is a 1,200 acre facility that operates as a working farm and international competition facility. The Rolex Stadium and the climate-controlled Alltech Arena are home to a variety of equine events throughout the year.

Statue of Cigar unveiled at the Kentucky Horse Park during the CP National Horse Show

Cigar's jockey Jerry Bailey, Bill Mott,Cigar's trainer and sculptor Douwe Blumberg

Budweiser Clydesdale attends ceremony to honor champion

"Incomparable, invincible, unbeatable" reads the inscription on a bronze statue of the champion Thoroughbred racehorse Cigar that was unveiled Tuesday during the CP National Horse Show. Memories shared by speakers including Cigar's jockey, Jerry Bailey, and his trainer, Bill Mott and others showed that the words on the statue describe the horse perfectly.

USA Today Covers Lexington for Breeders' Cup, Recommends KHP

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.

To read the full article, please follow the link below:

KHP Makes Herald-Leader's List of 10 Lexington Places to Visit

In preparation for the Breeders' Cup, the Lexington Herald-Leader recently posted its top ten places to visit while in Lexington, and the Kentucky Horse Park made the list, among many other deserving candidates.

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USEF Launches Elite Training Center Designation Program

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is pleased to announce the creation of the USEF Elite Training Center Designation Program. The program will, initially, allow venue owners, who have hosted at least one USEF sanctioned team, developing rider or horse training session within the last year, in one of the nine disciplines that the USEF runs programs for developing and preparing teams to compete internationally, to apply for their venue for Elite Training Center status.

Hats Off to Kentucky's Horse Industry Day

Hats Off to Kentucky's Horse Industry Day is a day to celebrate and promote Kentucky's Horse Industry.

The horse industry in Kentucky generates 80,000 - 100,000 in direct and indirect jobs, and impacts our economy by an estimated 8 billion dollars! 

In celebration of the horse, Kentuckians flock to the Kentucky Horse Park on Hats Off Day for a free day of family fun and an opportunity to learn more about horses and the amazing things they do for our great state!

Help Name the KHP Mounted Police Foals

Help us name our future police mounts. Below is a link to some basic information on our young recruits, as well as a form where you may submit name suggestions. Keep in mind that these will be future police horses. Please choose a name fitting both their profession and their personality. Naming suggestions will be accepted through July 12, 2015, at which point our three favorite names for each foal will be put forth for final public input by way of an online vote.

Submit your names now!


KY Horse Park Featured on Equitrekking

The Kentucky Horse Park was recently featured by Equitrekking in an article titled A Beginner’s Guide to the Kentucky Horse Park. The author, Sara Clendenin, takes the reader on an introductory trip through the park, while the photos show off some of the park's current autumnal beauty.

Information About the Cigar Memorial Fund

The Kentucky Horse Park Foundation joins equestrian enthusiasts from around the world in mourning the loss of beloved racehorse Cigar. This great champion’s legacy and impact are truly immeasurable, and the Hall of Champions here at the Kentucky Horse Park will never be the same. The Kentucky Horse Park Foundation has established a Cigar Memorial Fund and is honored to accept memorial gifts in Cigar’s name. Proceeds from the Cigar Memorial Fund will be used towards a statue and landscaping surrounding Cigar’s grave.


Kentucky Horse Park Mourns Loss of Incomparable, Invincible, ‘Unbeatable’ Horse

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 8, 2014) – Thoroughbred champion Cigar died last evening, Tuesday, Oct. 7, at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital from complications following surgery for severe osteoarthritis in his neck. Foaled April 18, 1990, the Hall of Fame horse and longtime visitor favorite at the Kentucky Horse Park’s Hall of Champions was 24.