If you’re touring the park, competing in a horse show or planning a social event, hunger is sure to strike. Our restaurants and staff can satisfy that craving!
Bit & Bridle Restaurant
Our staff prides itself on fresh food and friendly service. The menu offers hot and cold sandwiches, homemade soups and bestselling daily specials. The traditional Kentucky fare is family-friendly, offering enjoyment for even the pickiest of eaters. All selections are made fresh to order and courteously delivered to your table!
The Bit & Bridle Restaurant is located next to the Visitor Center. Amenities include indoor/outdoor dining, restrooms and free Wi-Fi.
Entrees $4.25 - $8.25. All major credit cards accepted.
Hours of operation:
April 1 - November 5: open daily 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
The Thoroughbred Room located in the restaurant is available for rental year-round. For more information, contact Kentucky Horse Park Special Events at 859-259-4226.
Paddock Café/Patio Bar
The Paddock Café is a great grab-and-go location for competitors and their families on the way to the show ring. Here, customers can find sandwiches, hot dogs and other easily portable foods that are great on the run. The Paddock Café is located on the corner of Nina Bonnie Boulevard and Vendors Row by the competition barns and show rings and operation follows the horse show schedule.
While enjoying any of the many horse shows this summer and shopping on Vendors Row, take a break at the park’s newest lineup in food and refreshment offerings-the Patio Bar. Nestled beside the Kentucky Horse Park Gift & Tack Shop, across from the Paddock Cafe, the Patio Bar is THE spot to gather and to watch all the action in the Stonelea Ring in the Hunter Jumper Complex. Relax under the trees with your choice of items from the full bar, and linger on the lighted patio into the evening as heated competition may continue into the cool night. The Patio Bar is open with the horse show event schedule through the end of the summer season, approximately Wednesday-Sunday, 10 a.m. until the daily end of show.
The Tack Room Bar & Grill
The Tack Room Bar & Grill, a covered café located at the edge of the Rolex Stadium's Sheila Johnson Arena, allows spectators an up-close look at all of the exciting action taking place at the summer's hunter jumper shows, USEF competitions, and other special events. The Rolex Stadium is located on the corner of Rolex Way and Nina Bonnie Boulevard. Amenitites include covered/outdoor dining and the only full bar on the park.
The Tack Room Bar & Grill menu features gourmet burgers, fresh salads and sandwiches delivered to your table, and the only full bar on the park. Savor the flavors, as well as the sights and sounds, as you enjoy a glass of wine along with a sunset and breeze from the lake while you cheer on your favorite horse and rider combination.
Entrees $3.50 – $10.00. All major credit cards accepted.
Hours of operation:
March 15 - November 1, varies according to the events in the Rolex Stadium (often 10 a.m. until daily end of show)
November 2 - March 14, Closed for season
Catering and Custom Menus
Planning an event at the Kentucky Horse Park?
Our chef infuses classic French technique with traditional Kentucky cuisine to create a unique dining experience! Our staff can service your event style from boxed lunches to elegant receptions. Choose from a selection of unique catering experiences or create a custom menu with the aid of our knowledgeable staff. Your guests will be complimenting their host as they find their palates delighted!
Kentucky Horse Park Gift Shop
The Kentucky Horse Park Gift Shop is conveniently located in the Visitor Center at the entrance of the park. The shop features a variety of snacks and drinks including Kentucky Proud products.
Kentucky Horse Park Campground Store
The Kentucky Horse Park Campground store provides a selection of grocery store items and farm-fresh produce most convenient to overnight campers, and provides a variety of other camping necessities and souvenirs.