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Winter at the Park

The winter season is a time of rest and relaxation for our horses. They spend most of their time turned out to their paddocks but take turns visiting Park guests during Stall-Side Chats. Guests can also visit the International Museum of the Horse and American Saddlebred Museum. Horseback and Pony Rides are closed for the winter season.

Winter Season Hours
Begins November 8, 2023
OPEN: Wednesday – Sunday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
CLOSED: Monday & Tuesday
CLOSED: Thanksgiving Eve & Day, Christmas Eve & Day, New Years Eve & Day

2023 Hours & Admission

Spring Season: March 15 – April 30
OPEN: Wednesday – Sunday, 9:00am – 5:00pm
CLOSED: Monday & Tuesday
General Admission, $16; Senior, $14; Children, $8; Military, $8

Main Season: May 3 – November 5
OPEN: Wednesday – Sunday, 9:00am – 5:00pm
CLOSED: Monday & Tuesday
General Admission, $20; Senior, $18; Children, $10; Military, $10

Learn more about visiting during the Main Season!

Stall-Side Chat Schedule

While our horses enjoy their winter season out in the paddocks, they do enjoy the attention from Park guests during Stall-Side Chats! Guests are welcome to tour the barns anytime during the day, but the Stall-Side Chats are the best times to see horses. Weather Permitting

Follow the Daily Schedule on your Park Map provided at entry!

11 a.m. Hall of Champions
1:30 p.m. Breeds Barn
2:00 p.m. Big Barn
2:30 p.m. Hall of Champions

International Museum of the Horse

The International Museum of the Horse is dedicated to the history of the horse and its unique relationship with humans through time. With over 60,000 square feet to enjoy, the Museum’s permanent exhibitions highlight the history of the horse from ancient times to the many popular sporting events we participate in today. Entrance to the IMH is included with your Park admission. 

American Saddlebred Museum

The American Saddlebred Museum highlights the role Saddlebred horses have played in American history and culture. Featuring a large research library, exhibits, and gift shop, the museum is the finest institution in which to learn about American Saddlebreds.

Winter Park Admission: Begins November 8, 2023

Admission can be purchased at the Visitor Center the day of your visit. Admission includes the next day free with the exception of major events and holidays. Open Wednesday-Sunday, 10am-4pm. Closed Mondays & Tuesdays. *Pricing subject to change. 

General Admission

Ages 13-61



Ages 62+



Ages 6-12
Ages 5 and under, Free



Active Duty Military and Veterans with I.D.


Daily Parking



Rein of Nobility is currently being shown in the lower level of the International Museum of the Horse. 
The 15-minute film runs continuously from 10 am-4 pm 

Narrated by venerable horseman, film, and TV star William Shatner, this majestic film explores the world of the horse.


Iron Works Café is currently closed but grab-and-go food items can be purchased at the Park's Gift Shop! Whether you want to remember your trip to the Kentucky Horse Park or are looking for the perfect equine gift for a friend, the KHP gift shop has it all. Browse our selection of books, apparel, toys, jewelry, art, and other souvenirs celebrating 


You can find equine sculptures from artists around the globe throughout the grounds of the Kentucky Horse Park. Pick up your Equine Sculpture Walk guide at the Visitor Center or International Museum of the Horse. 

Park Map

View the current Kentucky Horse Park map, here.

Kentucky Gift Cards

The perfect gift for anyone or any occasion, Kentucky Gift Cards can be used just like credit cards at the Kentucky Horse Park and Campground, Kentucky State Resort Parks, Kentucky Artisan Center, and the Kentucky Historical Society’s 1792 Store. Gift cards can be purchased at the Kentucky Horse Park or online at:

We’re Pet Friendly 

Domestic pets are welcome to accompany their owners on park grounds, either on a leash or confined to an approved kennel, providing that the owners clean up after their pets. Pets are not welcome in the museum exhibits area (lobbies are okay), the Iron Works Café (covered patio is okay), and the Alltech Arena. Please DO NOT leave pets in cars unattended for any reason.


The Kentucky Horse Park is conveniently located off of  I-75 in Lexington, Kentucky, just minutes from Georgetown.
4089 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY