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RRP Thoroughbred Makeover Featured by America's Best Racing

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America's Best Racing recently published an article about the Retired Racehorse Project’s Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium being held at the Kentucky Horse Park. The event will take place from Oct. 27 – 30 and will pull from over 300 horses in 10 disciplines to determine the title for the Most Wanted Thoroughbred.

Attention Legacy Trail Users

Legacy Trail

Attention Legacy Trail users:  Although the new Legacy Trail extension running around the exterior of the Kentucky Horse Park looks complete, please be aware that final prep including important safety signage has not yet been installed at critical intersections, most notably at the main entrance to the Kentucky Horse Park. Until all work is complete, signage is installed and the trail is officially opened by the city, the trail extension remains CLOSED.  

We urge all trail users and vehicular traffic in the vicinity of the Kentucky Horse Park to use the utmost caution.  

Park Haunted by Halloween Happenings

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Cemetery Crawl: History and Mystery of the Kentucky Horse Park
How much do you really know about the Kentucky Horse Park? Are you thinking about equestrian events or the museums? Or perhaps you’re envisioning the miles of fencing and the picturesque landscaping dotted with hundreds of horses.

Do you think of duels? Or Native American attacks? Cholera or Civil War Generals?

KHP Executive Director and Deputy Executive Director Featured by

TopsinLex logo recently published features on both Laura Prewitt and Jonathan Lang of the Kentucky Horse Park.

In July, Prewitt became the park's new executive director, and Lang became the park's new deputy executive director.

Follow the links below to read the full articles:

Laura Prewitt - Filly of the Month

Gene Carter Video Featured on

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Gene Carter, truly one of the old guard of Kentucky’s Thoroughbred horse industry, is still contributing his memorable stories and his charming wit at 90 years young working full time each summer at the Kentucky Horse Park.

The only known person still living that sat on the back of Man o’ War, Mr. Carter shares his story in this interview with the Herald-Leader’s ( Linda Blackford.

Storyteller and So Enchanted Receive Large Regular and Small Green Hunter Pony Titles at 2016 US Pony Finals Presented by Collecting Gaits Farm

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The first championship titles of the US Hunter Pony Championship presented by Sallee Horse Vans were claimed Wednesday as the Large Regular Hunter Ponies and the Small Green Hunter Ponies completed their final phases of competition in the 2016 US Pony Finals presented by Collecting Gaits Farm at the Kentucky Horse Park. Mimi Gochman and Storyteller earned top overall honors in the Large Regular Hunter Pony Championship, while Caroline Passarelli and So Enchanted received the Small Green Hunter Pony Championship title.

Storyteller and Mimi Gochman Lead Large Ponies on Day One of 2016 U.S. Pony Finals

Mimi Gochman and Storyteller

Mimi Gochman kicked off her fifth year at U.S. Pony Finals with a win aboard Fair Play Farm's Storyteller in the Large Pony Model and a third-place finish in the Large Pony Under Saddle, heading into day two of competition sitting in the lead with 521.8 points.

"I'm really excited and very happy," Gochman said, smiling. "Since I've done Pony Finals so many times, it makes me so happy to have success here. In the past few years I've gotten better at doing this, but modeling is hard and hacking can be very hard, so to win out of so many kids, I'm very proud of him."

So Enchanted and Caroline Passarelli Sweep the Small Green Pony Hunter Model and Under Saddle on First Day of U.S. Pony Finals

Caroline Passarelli and So Enchanted

Fourteen-year-old Caroline Passarelli rounded out the first day of U.S. Pony Finals with back-to-back blues in the Small Green Pony Hunter division with her mount, So Enchanted.

"Lex," as the mare is called in the barn, is owned by Jessica Zandri, and Passarelli recently got the ride aboard the 8-year-old chestnut mare in the beginning of June. Despite this new partnership, Passarelli took the top prize in the model before heading back into the ring for the under saddle phase, where she triumphed yet again.