A visit to the Kentucky Horse Park

A visit to the Kentucky Horse Park is a must when you visit Lexington.

Kentucky is known as the “Horse Capital of the World.”

The Kentucky Horse Park creates an appreciation, education, and admiration for these beautiful creatures. 

The park is set on 1,200 acres of beautiful rolling hills and your biggest challenge will be deciding what area to visit first.

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We decided to check out the horse jumping competition first.

Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky

The weekend of our visit was a Pyramid Society Egyptian Arabian Event. The Kentucky Horse Park hosts national and international competitions throughout the year.

Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky

I was really excited to watch this competition because this has been on my list to see.

Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky

The Kids’ Barn is filled with lots of activities for kids.

Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky

There are a lot of interactive displays along with education pieces throughout the barn.

Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky
Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky

On the outside of the Kids’ Barn, my kids got to try their fence jumping skills.

Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky
Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky

The Hall of Champions was probably one of our favorite parts of our experience.

Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky
Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky

Hall of Champions

You get to see race horses that are living legends.The presentation showed you brief clips of the horses racing along with the backstory of each horse.

Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky

Our favorite horse that we got to see was “Cigar” who won 16 consecutive races. This horse was an incredible race horse that beat all of the odds and didn’t even begin racing until after his 3 year old year due to an injury.

Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky

The Horse Park has several barns that you can walk through that give you an up-close look at the horses and also equipment that has been used for generations.

Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky

Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky

Horse Shows at the Kentucky Horse Park

While visiting at the Horse Park, you can also enjoy a horse show. Our visit featured a group that did a fantastic job performing stunts while riding the horses.

Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky

American Saddlebred Museum

Admission to the American Saddlebred Museum and Gift Shop is also included with a visit to the Horse Park.

Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky

You also have a few fun areas set up for photo ops.

Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky

The Horse Park also has a playground and a nearby area where you ride horses if your kids need to burn off some extra energy.

Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky

A visit to the Kentucky Horse Park, where you get close to horses, helps you understand why there is such pride, rich history, and love of horses in Kentucky. This park is the only one of its kind in the world!

General Admission rates include next day FREE!

Parking is $3 daily and $5 for special events.

The Horse Park also offers horseback riding, pony rides in the Summer Season and Unique Farms Tours are available year-round for an additional fee.

Where is the Kentucky Horse Park Located?

The Kentucky Horse Park is located at 4089 Iron Works Pkwy, Lexington, KY 40511

Disclosure: I was given complimentary admission for my family for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

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