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The Kentucky Horse Park hosts a diverse selection of events. On any given weekend, visitors will find some of the most fun things to do in Lexington, including horse shows, rodeos, festivals, museum exhibits, shopping and more. If you're searching for fun family things to do in Lexington, check out our event calendar below for activities that will keep everyone entertained.

Please note that while we make every effort to present accurate information on our calendar, all listings are subject to change without notice. Contact the event organizer via the information provided in the calendar listing to verify events, times, prices, dates, and venues.

Parking May Apply - $6 Daily

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September 2023

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Tuesday, August 29, 2023 - 07:30 AM to Sunday, September 03, 2023 - 10:00 PM

The USEA American Eventing Championshipspresented by Nutrena Feeds is the annual national championships for every level of eventing from Beginner Novice to Advanced. Each September, hundreds of…

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Thursday, August 31, 2023 - 08:00 AM to Monday, September 04, 2023 - 05:00 PM


Parking fee for the Kentucky Horse Park – Parking is $6 per day or $18 for the weekend. 

Admission to Alltech Arena – Bluegrass Classic Dog Shows will charge $10. per day for admission to all dog events.…

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Friday, September 01, 2023 - 05:30 PM to 11:00 PM
Battle in the Saddle Celebrity Team Pinning Event

Teams compete against each other with their celebrity rider to determine who has the skills and bravery necessary to pen a group of cattle in the…

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Wednesday, September 06, 2023 - 09:00 AM to Saturday, September 09, 2023 - 05:00 PM

Horses representing the Rocky Mountain Horse breed from all over the country will come together to compete for the once-in-a-lifetime chance to be crowned Grand Champion. Whether you are a horse owner…

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Saturday, September 09, 2023 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, September 10, 2023 - 05:00 PM

Midsouth Eventing & Dressage Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

MSEDA’s mission is to promote and preserve the sports of Eventing and Dressage in the Mid-South area, by providing…

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Saturday, September 09, 2023 - 09:00 AM to Sunday, September 10, 2023 - 05:00 PM

Looking for a great way to spend a day or the weekend? If you are a gun collector or a hunting enthusiast, the gun show at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY is a great place to spend some time.…

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Saturday, September 09, 2023 - 05:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Water Lantern Festival is a floating lantern event that is all about connections. As the sun begins to set on the evening sky, the Water Lantern Festival begins to shine with the launch of the…

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Monday, September 11, 2023 - 07:00 AM to Saturday, September 16, 2023 - 05:00 PM

The Kentucky Horse Park will be the conference site for the 38th Annual National Mounted Police Colloquium.

Sept. 11: Arrival
Sept. 12-13: Classes
Sept. 14-15: Competition
Sept. 16: Move-out…

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Thursday, September 14, 2023 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, September 17, 2023 - 05:00 PM

Prize Lists, Entry Forms and Schedules will be available here!

The Kentucky Hunter Jumper Association was founded as a non-profit 501(c) 3 in 1965 by a few dedicated horsemen and women, including Ned…

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Thursday, September 14, 2023 - 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

After an exciting 2022 show in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee, THE RENFRO SHOW is happy to get back to its Kentucky roots at the Alltech Arena within the beautiful Kentucky Horse Park.

Renfro Supply…

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Friday, September 15, 2023 - 09:00 AM to Sunday, September 17, 2023 - 05:00 PM

Taught by Justin and Tori McLeod of 4Hooves Large Animal Services, LLC, this course is designed to educate emergency responders, veterinary professionals, animal control officers, horse industry…

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Saturday, September 16, 2023 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Join Thoroughbred trainers Jena Antonucci and Katie Miranda for our September EquineEd lecture series! Jena and Katie are co-owners of horseOlogy, a full-cycle thoroughbred training and ownership… ...Read More

Wednesday, September 20, 2023 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, September 24, 2023 - 05:00 PM

Hunter/Jumper show held annually in Lexington, Kentucky at the Kentucky Horse Park.

NHS/Maclay Regional Championship 

$50,000 "The Betsy" Grand Prix 

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Friday, September 22, 2023 - 10:00 AM to Sunday, September 24, 2023 - 04:00 PM

Vintage Market Days® is an upscale vintage-inspired indoor/outdoor market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies,…

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Wednesday, September 27, 2023 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, October 01, 2023 - 05:00 PM

Established in 2015, Split Rock Jumping Tour is an Unparalleled Hunter/Jumper event held across 6 cities and 11 shows.  



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Friday, September 29, 2023 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, October 01, 2023 - 05:00 PM

Jump Start Horse Trials was started in 1990 by Keeneland Pony Club and has grown to 375+ competitors. A multitude of divisions are offered. Riders come from throughout the United States and Canada to…

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Friday, September 29, 2023 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, October 01, 2023 - 09:00 PM

The Burn is a three-day, fully-supported bicycle tour of the bourbon distilleries and Thoroughbred horse farms of Kentucky. Explore quiet country roads and quaint communities en route to world-famous…

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Friday, September 29, 2023 - 10:00 AM to Saturday, September 30, 2023 - 08:00 PM

The Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse Association and the Spotted Mountain Horse Association pledge to protect and preserve the heritage of their breeds by leading their membership in a positive and…

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September 2023


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