Kentucky Horse Park

Bits & Pieces of Saddlebred History

Dates: 
Monday, March 9, 2015 - 9:00am to Monday, March 21, 2016 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The American Saddlebred Museum’s 2015 exhibit, Bits & Pieces of Saddlebred History: Recent Donations & Special Selections will feature new acquisitions to the permanent collection along with loans of unusual items from several collectors of Saddlebred memorabilia. By showcasing recent gifts to the collection and loans of relevant pieces, the exhibit is both a thank you to our donors and a way to expose the public to some unique bits of Saddlebred history that are not yet a part of our collection. Bits & Pieces of Saddlebred History will run from March 9, 2015 through March 21, 2016. 
 

Hosted by: 
The American Saddlebred Museum
Phone: 
(859) 259-2746

CASA Superhero Run

Dates: 
Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 8:00am to 2:00pm
Event Description: 

5K Registration on the day of the event closes at 8:45AM.

Order by August 22nd to ensure correct size t-shirt. After the 22nd there will be limited quantities of capes and t-shirts.

There will be a 1K for kids 12 and under (begins @ 8:30AM) and a 5K for all ages (begins @ 9AM). The 5K is a competitive distance verified course with chip timing. However, walkers are welcome!

There will be water on the course, and times given at each mile.

All 1K participants will receive custom cape! All 5K participants will receive a race shirt with artwork from local artist Rick McGee.

Many fun family activities, including face painting, bouncers, games, crafts and food. Guests will include Disney Princesses, Ghostbusters, Superheroes, and mini ponies from Central Kentucky Riding for Hope!

Participation in the festival – costume contests, inflatables, games, face painting, free food giveaways, etc. is complimentary to all race participants.  Please ensure you have your race bib on to participate in all activities and giveaways.

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Hosted by: 
CASA of Lexington
Phone: 
859-246-4313

Great Day Race & Festival

Dates: 
Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 9:00am to 7:00pm
Event Description: 

This is a race event like no other. A 5K, 10K and the only steeplechase obstacle course where racers test their fitness on the same course as world-champion equestrian athletes!

The Great Day is a full day of play for everyone. Sign up for a race, take an outdoor yoga class, learn Booiaka dance/exercise or see a jiu jitsu demonstration. Or, sign up for the karaoke competition or the family hula hoop challenge!

Local food trucks, live music from vintage blues to bluegrass to Western swing, local craft brews and all right in the heart of horse country!

Early Bird discounts are available until March 31. Register and snag your festival passes today!
www.GreatDayFest.com

The Great Day Race & Festival has partnered with the Kentucky Cancer Foundation to support getting on the course to prevention.

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Phone: 
(859) 225-3537

Commit to Prevent Run/Walk

Dates: 
Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
Event Description: 

Please attend the 4th Annual Commit to Prevent Run/Walk, Saturday, April 15, 2017 at the Kentucky Horse Park. For more information please contact Christy Tussey at 859-225-8879 or ctussey@pcaky.org.

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Hosted by: 
Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky
Phone: 
859-225-8879

KHSAA Cross Country Meet

Dates: 
Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association Cross Country Meet is a high school cross-country competition. A small fee will be charged to spectators of the event. For more information on the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Cross Country Meet please call 859-299-5472 or go to www.khsaa.org. Photo courtesy of KHSAA.

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Hosted by: 
Kentucky High School Athletic Association
Phone: 
859-299-5472

Southern Lights - Presented by the KHP Foundation

Dates: 
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 5:30pm to Sunday, December 31, 2017 - 10:00pm
Event Description: 

The 24th Annual Southern Lights holiday festival will return to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, November 17 to December 31, 2017. The Kentucky Horse Park Foundation presents Southern Lights annually, a greatly anticipated holiday tradition for families all across Kentucky, in support of the programs, activities and facilities of the Kentucky Horse Park.

From 5:30 until 10:00 pm each evening, visitors will be awed by the dazzling display of majestic lights. The drive will begin at the Kentucky Horse Park Campground, and will proceed through an enhanced dreamland of dazzling lighted and often animated figures. While many displays represent the holiday season, favorites are customized to represent the Bluegrass state.

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Hosted by: 
KHP Foundation
Phone: 
859-255-5727

Southern Lights Stroll

Dates: 
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Event Description: 

This event features a 5k run along with mini train rides, refreshments, and prize drawings. A food drive will also take place for God’s Pantry and local animal shelters. A limited number of free souvenir t-shirts will be distributed to registered adults, while a limited number of registered kids will receive a free holiday souvenir. For more information on the Southern Lights Stroll please call the Kentucky Horse Park at 859-259-4226 or go to http://www.kyhorsepark.com/events/featured-events/southern-lights-stroll.

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Hosted by: 
KY Horse Park
Phone: 
859-259-4226

Horses and Hope Trail Ride

Dates: 
Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Event Description: 

The Horses and Hope Trail Ride is an event benefitting the Horses and Hope charity which works with Kentucky’s equine industry to provide awareness, early detection through screening and treatment referral to women in the equine industry. For more information on the Horses and Hope Trail Ride please visit www.horsesandhope.orgPhoto courtesy of Samantha L. Clarke.

2016 Horses and Hope Brochure
2016 Registration & Waiver Form (2 pages)

Hosted by: 
Kentucky Cancer Program
Phone: 
877.326.1134

The Wonderland Ride to Benefit E7 Kids Café

Dates: 
Saturday, August 6, 2016 - 8:00am to 2:00pm
Event Description: 

E7 Kids Cafe Wonderland Ride
August 6th
A Family friendly Event!
White Rabbit Chase
Bikes, Runners, Walkers

The Mad Hatter's Tea Party
Face painting, games, crafts, snacks!
Registration is 8:30am-9:30am
Chase starts at 9:30am
Tea Party 10:30am

Located at the Ky Horse Park 
Alltech  Arena Area
Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for children, or $50 for a family of four.

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Hosted by: 
The Wonderland Ride

Dyslexia Dash Fun Run/5K

Dates: 
Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Description: 

Dyslexia Dash Fun Run/5K is Sunday October 2 at the Kentucky Horse Park from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Surprise guest speakers will be at the event along with special music guests Seton Star Singers, Dan Houston on guitar, and Student Instrumentalists. Parking for this event is free. Enjoy park events all day with special discounted tickets (separate from Dash tickets), free admission for kids 6 and under and $8 for everyone else. 
 
Cost to participate in the Dyslexia Dash Fun Run/5K:
Ages 0-2: Free or $10 with t-shirt
Ages 3-6: $5 or $15 with t-shirt
Ages 7-17: $10 or $20 with t-shirt
Ages 18 & older: $15 or $25 with t-shirt
 
To register visit http://idakentucky.org/dash.htm.
For more information contact Brenda at brendamccray2014@gmail.com.

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Hosted by: 
International Dyslexia Association | Kentucky Branch
Phone: 
859-948-0013