Tickets & Pricing

Kentucky Horse Park tickets include admission to the world-renowned International Museum of the Horse, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, the American Saddlebred Museum - the Showplace for Saddlebreds, a Horse-Drawn Tour and equine presentations throughout the day. Some shows and/or special events may require a separate or additional charge. Food concessions are available on park grounds, but visitors are welcome to picnic on the grounds as well. Picnic tables are available first come, first serve. Domestic pets are allowed to accompany their owners on the park grounds as long as they are on a leash or confined to an approved kennel.



November 2, 2015 - March 15, 2016, 9 am to 5 pm (closed on Mondays & Tuesdays, Thanksgiving Eve & Day, Christmas Eve & Day, New Year's Eve & Day).

Adult $12.00
Children (6-12) $6.00
Children (5 & under) Free


  • Regular/Daily - $5.00
  • Weekly Rate - $15.00 (vehicle may leave and reenter freely during this period)

2015 Parking Pass Order Form


Seniors 62+ and active duty military and veterans receive $1.00 off each general admission ticket purchased. Must show proper ID. These and other promotional discounts must be presented at the time of ticket purchase. Only one discount per transaction.


(Not valid during the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, April 23 - 26, 2015)

  • Adult $40.00
  • Children (7-12) $25.00
  • Children (6 & under) Free
  • Family of 4 $90.00



The Kentucky Horse Park lives up to its reputation as the place to get close to horses as our daily show and activity schedule demonstrates. Home to many different breeds, large and small, the park introduces you to the world of the horse. Experience the behind-the-scenes sights and sounds of a real working horse farm as you explore the grounds.


An Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, the museum traces the 55-million-year history of the horse.  See racing trophies, priceless artifacts, carriages and more. Open 9:00 am to 5:00 pm with the park schedule.


Home to the largest collection of Saddlebred artifacts in the world including trophies, photographs, tack, artwork and a library of over 2,400 volumes used for bloodline and genealogical research. The Showplace for Saddlebredsis an exciting destination in the park. Visitors learn about the American Saddlebred throughout American history, see rare artifacts, and enjoy many wonderful interactive exhibits. Open 9:00 am to 5:00 pm with the park schedule.  The American Saddlebred Museum's hours of operation extended to 6:00 pm during June, July and August (one hour later than the park).


Narrated by venerable horseman and film and TV star William Shatner, this majestic film explores the world of the horse and is shown in the Visitor Center throughout the day from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, with the park schedule.



(March 15 - November 1, 2015)

  • 9:30 am - Kids Barn Pony Tails
  • 10:00 am - Trolley Tour
  • 10:15 am - Hall of Champions Presentation
  • 11:00 am - Breeds Barn Show
  • 1:00 pm - Trolley Tour
  • 1:15 pm - Hall of Champions Presentation
  • 2:00 pm - Breeds Barn Show
  • 2:45 pm - Kids Barn Groom and Shine
  • 3:00 pm - Trolley Tour
  • 3:15 pm - Hall of Champions Presentation
  • 4:00 pm - KHP Horse Talk


(November 2, 2015 - March 15, 2016)

Over the winter some of the park's resident horses will take a few months off for some much-deserved R&R in the fields, while others will continue to work and train in the Breeds Barn, giving visitors a behind-the-scenes view of this important park activity, weather permitting. Each horse's breed information and biography will be posted outside of its stall, to allow visitors the opportunity to learn detailed information about the breeds in a self-guided tour. In addition, the champion horses in the Hall of Champions are available to meet and greet, as well as the “gentle giant” draft horses stabled in the historic Big Barn.



(Summer Season: Mid-March - October)

A 10- to 12-minute narrated trolley tour of the main activities area pulled by a team of Draft Horses . Included with paid admission. Weather permitting. Summer season -  horse-drawn tours depart at 10:00 am, 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm.


(Summer Season: Mid-March - October)

  • A guided 35-minute trail ride, suitable for first-time riders, takes you along the outskirts of the park.  Available weather permitting.
  • Tickets: $25.00 per ride.
  • Save $8.00 when purchased with park admission.
  • Tickets are first-come, first-serve on the day of visit.
  • Advance tickets available for groups 15 or more. Contact Group Sales at (859) 259-4225.
  • Restrictions: must be at least 7 years old, at least 4 feet tall, and not exceeding a weight limit of 240 lbs.
  • Load Times: 11:00 am, 12:15 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:45 pm, 4:00 pm daily (plus 9:45 am on Saturdays and for pre-booked groups of 15 or more). Times and availability subject to change.


(Summer Season: Mid-March - October)

  • Rides are three times around the paddock.  Available weather permitting.
  • Tickets: $5.00 per ride.
  • Tickets are first-come, first-serve on the day of visit.
  • Rides are seasonal.
  • Restrictions: for ages 2 through 12, not exceeding a weight limit of 90 lbs.
  • Load Times: 11:00 am, 12:15 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:45 pm, 4:00 pm daily (plus 9:45 am on Saturdays and for pre-booked groups of 15 or more). Times and availability subject to change.


(Summer Season: Mid-March - October)

This rare opportunity lets you see some of the most important horses to set foot on a racetrack. Hear behind-the-scenes stories about the individuals and horses that help make Lexington, Kentucky "The Horse Capital of the World."

  • Tour time is 2 1/2 to 3 hours.
  • Comfortable 15-seat passenger van.
  • Tickets are limited.
  • For advance sales, call (859) 233-4303.
  • Tickets: $40.00 per adult, $20.00 child (age 12 and under).
  • Load Times: 12:15 pm and 3:15 pm.  Times and availability subject to change.  This tour is not recommend for children under 4.
  • Seating is limited.  Customers with service dogs will be required to allow at least a six-hour notice for the tour company, which may result in special accommodation.
  • Horse show participants may purchase season-long parking passes here:  Event Parking Pass Order Form
  • Charitable organizations may request tickets by completing this form:  Horses Help Donation Form
  • Visit the Unique Horse Farm Tours page for more information.



The Kentucky Horse Park’s Horses Help program is pleased to partner with schools, religious and civic organizations, and other nonprofit agencies with their fundraising efforts. To be considered for a Horses Help charitable donation of general admission tickets for your organization’s fundraising event, fill out the donation form and return it to the address below:

HORSES HELP - The Kentucky Horse Park
4089 Iron Works Parkway
Lexington, KY 40511

Click here to download the Horses Help donation form.

Photography Credits: Photography throughout this website provided by Kentucky Horse Park, Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism, and Steve Faust.