KY Horse Park

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.

Farewell Letter from KHP Executive Director John Nicholson

The following farewell letter from John Nicholson has been published in the 2014 edition of the Kentucky Horse Park Discover Horses magazine, and is being shared with you out of courtesy as John nears retirement as the park’s Executive Director on April 30. Please join us in celebrating 17 successful years. What an incredible tenure! 

Gene Carter Featured for Lifetime of Contributions

Gene Carter is being featured on the Kentucky Personnel website today in recognition for his lifetime of work with horses here in Kentucky. Over the course of his 87 years, he has experienced so much within the equine business and serves as a human encyclopedia of knowledge.

Here at KHP, we are grateful for his contributions and encourage everyone to enjoy our own Robin Bush's article in full to find out more about Gene and his wonderful story.

Read Part I (begins near the bottom of the page)