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, and our beautiful grounds year-round. During the summer and shoulder seasons, guests will also enjoy our Horse-Drawn Tour and equine presentations throughout the day. Many additional horse shows and special events take place on our grounds throughout the year, but may require a separate or additional ticket. 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.

GENERAL ADMISSION RATES:


SUMMER SEASON - Includes Next Day Free

May 27, 2016 - September 5, 2016, 9 am to 5 pm

Adult $20.00
Children (6-12) $9.00
Children (5 & under) Free


FALL SEASON - Includes Next Day Free

September 6, 2016 - November 6, 2016, 9 am to 5 pm

Adult $18.00
Children (6-12) $8.00
Children (5 & under) Free


WINTER SEASON - Includes Next Day Free

November 7, 2016 - March 14, 2017, 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


SPRING SEASON - Includes Next Day Free

March 15, 2017 - May 25, 2017, 9 am to 5 pm (April 27 - April 30, 2017 - a Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event ticket required, which includes park admission, www.rk3de.org)

Adult $18.00
Children (6-12) $8.00
Children (5 & under) Free


PARKING:

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

2016 Parking Pass Order Form


DISCOUNTS

Seniors 62+, active duty military, retired 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.


2016 SEASON PASS

(Not valid during the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, April 28 - May 1, 2016)

  • Adult $50.00
  • Children (6-12) $30.00
  • Children (5 & under) Free
  • Family of 4 $100.00

SHOW/ACTIVITY SCHEDULE

YEAR-ROUND ACTIVITIES

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.


INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE HORSE

The IMH is the largest and most comprehensive museum in the world dedicated to exploring the important history of all horses and their impact on human civilization. Through its ever-growing library and archives, it also serves as a resource for scholars and researchers throughout the world. 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.


AMERICAN SADDLEBRED MUSEUM and GIFT SHOP

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 Saddlebreds is 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).


THE REIN OF NOBILITY

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.


SHOW SCHEDULE

SUMMER SEASON

(May 27 - September 5, 2016)

  • 9:30 am - Groom and Shine
  • 10:00 am - Horse Drawn Trolley Tour*
  • 10:30 am - Hall of Champions Show
  • 11:30 am - Draft Horse Demonstration
  • 2:00 pm - Breeds Barn Show
  • 2:45 pm - Groom and Shine
  • 3:00 pm - Horse Drawn Trolley Tour*
  • 3:15 pm - Hall of Champions Show
*Horse Drawn Trolley Tour will not run during Breyerfest and Hats Off Day.

FALL SEASON

(September 6 - November 6, 2016)

  • 10:00 am - Horse Drawn Trolley Tour
  • 10:30 am - Hall of Champions Show
  • 11:30 am - Draft Horse Demonstration
  • 2:00 pm - Breeds Barn Show
  • 2:45 pm - Groom and Shine
  • 3:00 pm - Horse Drawn Trolley Tour

WINTER SEASON

(November 7, 2016 - March 14, 2017)

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.


SPRING SEASON

(March 15 - May 25, 2017)

  • 10:00 am - Horse Drawn Trolley Tour*
  • 10:30 am - Hall of Champions Show
  • 11:30 am - Draft Horse Demonstration
  • 2:00 pm - Breeds Barn Show
  • 2:45 pm - Groom and Shine
  • 3:00 pm - Horse Drawn Trolley Tour*
*Horse Drawn Trolley Tours will not run during Rolex KY Three-Day Event and The Great Day Race + Fest.

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES

HORSE-DRAWN TROLLEY TOUR

(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. Horse-drawn trolley tours typically depart at 10:00 am and 3:00 pm.


HORSEBACK RIDING

(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 $7.00 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 Monday - Thursday: 11:00 am, 12:15 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:45 pm, 4:00 pm. Times and availability subject to change. Tickets must be purchased by 2:45 pm.
  • Load Times Friday - Sunday: 11:00 am, 12:15 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:45 pm, 4:00 pm (plus 9:45 am on Saturdays and for pre-booked groups of 15 or more). Times and availability subject to change. Tickets must be purchased by 3:45 pm.

PONY RIDES

(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 Monday - Thursday: 11:00 am, 12:15 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:45 pm, 4:00 pm. Times and availability subject to change. Tickets must be purchased by 2:45 pm.
  • Load Times Friday - Sunday: 11:00 am, 12:15 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:45 pm, 4:00 pm (plus 9:45 am on Saturdays and for pre-booked groups of 15 or more). Times and availability subject to change. Tickets must be purchased by 3:45 pm.

UNIQUE HORSE FARM TOURS

(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.

CHARITABLE TICKET DONATIONS

HORSES HELP

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.