Kentucky Horse Park
Set on a picturesque working horse farm just outside Lexington, the Kentucky Horse Park is a must-see attraction for horse lovers of all ages. No other place on earth celebrates the special relationship between humans and horses like this 1,200-acre park; here, visitors have unparalleled opportunities to get up close and personal with many breeds of horse, through barn tours, horseback riding, youth camps, three outstanding museums, a daily Parade of Breeds show, and more. Several retired celebrity horses make their home at Kentucky Horse Park, much to the delight of adoring fans.
The park also hosts the most comprehensive schedule of equestrian events in the country. Equine enthusiasts flock here to witness steeplechase, cross-country competitions, specialized breed shows, carriage driving, polo and the only four-star equestrian event in North America, the Land Rover Kentucky Three Day Event™.
Located in Lexington, Kentucky Horse Park is one of the state's most popular attractions for visitors of all ages, with more than 800,000 visitors each year.
If horseback riding is on your Kentucky to-do list, Kentucky Horse Park offers daily trail rides during the summer season that are suitable for first-timers, as well as pony rides for younger visitors.
Tour the scenic grounds on a trolley pulled by two beautiful draft horses, starting with a Meet & Greet session at the Big Barn. You'll get a lay of the land, plus info about events, park history and more.
Barn tours are a great way to get an up-close look at Kentucky Horse Park's resident horses being groomed and harnessed. Check out the Big Barn, Mounted Police Barn, Farrier Shop and Kids Barn.
Whatever time of year you visit, Kentucky Horse Park is a beautiful sight to behold. Winter visitors can see horses in their paddocks, tour the park's three museums, and take part in intimate Stall-Side Chats.