Kentucky Horse Park

KENTUCKY HORSE PARKThe Kentucky Horse Park is North America’s premier equestrian facility and the only park in the world dedicated to man’s relationship with the horse.

Home to EQUITANA USA, the Kentucky Horse Park is located in beautiful Lexington, Kentucky, known as the Horse Capital of the World.  The Kentucky Horse Park is a 1,224 acre working horse farm, equine theme park and internationally renowned equestrian competition facility.  Founded in 1978, the Park is owned and operated by the Commonwealth of Kentucky and attracts more than 650,000 visitors from around the world annually.  The Park also boasts a 260-site campground with full amenities. 

The mission of the Kentucky Horse Park is to celebrate the history of the relationship between horse and man through education, exhibition, engagement, and competition – making the Kentucky Horse Park the ideal partner and venue for EQUITANA USA.  The Park is home to the International Museum of the Horse, a Smithsonian affiliate, and houses priceless equine artifacts and unique exhibits from around the world.  

The Kentucky Horse Park is home to some of the most touted equestrian events including the famous Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event, Breyerfest, USEF Pony Finals, the Thoroughbred Makeover, the National Horse Show, endless horse shows of all disciplines, and many more.  It is also home to the National Horse Center, which is comprised of more than 30 national equine associations representing a variety of breeds and sport horse disciplines. 

With the Park’s Lexington, Kentucky home and its close proximity (within minutes) to downtown Lexington, it makes visiting and staying in the area extremely convenient.  With an array of shopping, dining, entertainment, and affordable hotels, planning your trip is easy.  Lexington and the Kentucky Horse Park are also extremely accessible for both Domestic and International visitors.  There are two international airports within a one hour drive (Louisville International Airport and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport)  and one regional airport (Lexington Bluegrass) just 6 miles from downtown Lexington.

In 2017, the Kentucky Horse Park was voted Reader’s Choice Award for “Best Equine Venue” in the Chronicle of the Horse. 

Over the years, the Kentucky Horse Park has grown to become a crown jewel of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  Having recently celebrated its 40th anniversary, the Park boasts a rich history, with promise of an exciting and prosperous future.

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