Kentucky Horse Park

Banner Year for Country Heir I & II in Bluegrass Country

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For more than 20 years, the Country Heir I and II Horse Shows scheduled in June have become a tradition for many at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY and 2016 was another successful and exciting year. Over the course of the two week world class Premier AA event, which featured  almost $400,000 in total prize money, Country Heir was host to some of the finest horses and riders from both the US and abroad. More than 1,000 exhibitors competed.

Entries Filling Fast for Kentucky Summer Horse Shows Series

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Kentucky Horse Shows LLC is pleased to announce that the prize list is currently available online for the 2016 Kentucky Summer Horse Shows series. The series features four weeks of competition throughout four premier hunter/jumper events hosted by Kentucky Horse Shows LLC at the Kentucky Horse Park. The prize list and entry form are posted at, and hard copies are available by request by

Horse Network's Inside Perspective on the Hunter Competition

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Carleigh Fedora of the Horse Network ( takes you behind the scenes and inside the head of a rider in a hunter competition. Ever wonder what it's like for the competitor's you see here at the Kentucky Horse Park? This article provides some insight.

To read the full article, please follow the link below:
An Eventer’s Adventures in Hunterland

Governor Matt Bevin Announces Kentucky Horse Park Appointments

Governor Matt Bevin today announced six new members to the Kentucky Horse Park Commission and a revamped commission structure.

The reorganization of the Kentucky Horse Park Commission reduces the size of the board from seventeen to fifteen. It also increases the required number of members involved in the equine industry from two to four and required members involved in the tourism or commerce industry from two to four.  The reorganized commission brings in the appropriate combination of members with institutional knowledge and members with new ideas.

Kentucky Horse Park Commission Special Meeting Announcement

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The Kentucky Horse Park Commission will meet Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. EDT. The meeting will be held in the Club Lounge on the second floor of the Covered Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park. The agenda is as follows:

I.    Swearing in of New Commission Members.
II.    Call to Order; determination of Quorum with eight (8) or more members of the Commission. 
III.    Ratification/Approval of Special Meeting.
IV.    New Business:

Kentucky Horse Park Beginner Youth Riding Camp

Enroll in the Kentucky Horse Park Beginner Youth Riding Camp today!

Youth Riders will expand their equine knowledge and skills while having fun in a safe environment. Camps will be from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday.

Early arrival and late pick-up times are available for an additional fee. Rider’s ages 10-16 and weighing less than 200 lbs. are welcome to register. The session is limited to 10 available spots.

Camp Details

Camp will be filled with activities such as:


The Pyramid Society

The 36th Annual Egyptian Event will be held June 7-11, 2016 at the beautiful Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, USA, and will celebrate the international role that Egyptian Arabian horses have played throughout recent history. 

Attendees from over 15 countries throughout North & South America, Europe, the Middle East and Australia travel to Lexington each year to enjoy the Event’s world-class competition, festivities, educational activities, camaraderie and of course, the world’s most beautiful horses.

Drive-Thru Wagering for Ky Oaks and Ky Derby

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Avoid the traffic on Versailles Road and beat the crowds to place your Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby bets with our advanced wagering options at the Kentucky Horse Park, conveniently located on Iron Works Pike off of Interstate 75, Exit 120, on the north side of Lexington between Georgetown Road and Newtown Pike. Six drive-thru wagering windows will open on both days, immediately within the main entrance gate of the park. Neither parking nor park admission is required.