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Kentucky Horse Park

4089 Iron Works Parkway
859-233-4303

In 1777, Patrick Henry, then Governor of Virginia, granted 9,000 acres of land in the Kentucky Territory to his brother-in-law, William Christian, as a reward for his service in the French and Indian War. A wealthy Virginian, Colonel Christian moved his family to Kentucky in 1785 and established a farm on Beargrass Creek near Louisville. Christian was killed by Indians in 1786, and his daughter, Elizabeth Dickerson, inherited the Elkhorn Creek tract, 3,000 acres of land now in both Scott and Fayette Counties. Part of this land became the Kentucky Horse Park.



Reviews

Christine Stephenson

Rating:
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Quite inexpensive for what you get to see. Lots of reading of displays but loved meeting the famous horses up close and personal. Lots of walking, they need to provide transportation for those who can't walk fast. The trolley ride was really not much but they did point out a few interesting things.

Claudia Sergejev

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Saturday, June 16, 2018
I live in Pueblo West, Colorado, and visiting the Kentucky Horse Park was a beautiful experience. If I'm fortunate enough to get there a second time, I'll arrive early so won't miss the activities. Enjoyed the documentary film in the Visitor Center (watched it several times as it was so beautiful!) and loved seeing the many lovely horse paintings in the Visitor Center and restaurant. Beautiful statues, lovely landscaping, and friendly staff. The restaurant had a reasonably-priced menu and nicely-presented food. If I get back, I would like to spend a few days there; it would be my number one priority!

Jared Johnson

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Today was my second time coming, the last time we had come I was a young boy and had loved it. This visit was no different, the exhibits on the museum were very well curated and I enjoyed especially the Arabian section. It was fun to visit the Hall of Champions and see the different breeds in the various barns. But for me, growing up reading black stallion and other horse racing books, my favorite part is Man-O-War's memorial. Would love to come back in a few years.

Geri Tisdale

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Saturday, June 16, 2018
For any travelers, this is very easy to get to. They weren't very busy when we were there around noon. Even for someone not super interested in horse history, the horses they have there are nice to look at and enjoy forehead scratches. It's also a nice place to walk around. They do allow dogs, but not inside the museum. The gift shop has a lot of different items to choose from.

Shelly CLA

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Wonderful place to visit. Everything was great except for the fact that ---„ÄčNot one single horse was out and about walking around. That was a major bummer!!! The second issue was the steep cost to ride a horse!! One plus *The overall feel was beautifully done and the people were professional (except for the young gal who told our group at the pony rides "It's hot today and I don't want to be here!" My husband and I were shocked!!!!)

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Upcoming Events at Kentucky Horse Park

Man O' War Run for Big Red 5K/10K

Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 from 8:00am to 10:00am
Lexington, KY
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Family Movie Night at Rolex Stadium

Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Lexington, KY
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Kentucky Horse Park Run/Walk Club

Monday, Jul 23, 2018 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
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Kentucky Horse Park Run/Walk Club

Monday, Jul 30, 2018 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
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Makers Mark Sip and Celebrate

Friday, Aug 3, 2018 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Lexington, KY
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Kentucky Horse Park Run/Walk Club

Monday, Aug 6, 2018 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
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Kentucky Horse Park Run/Walk Club

Monday, Aug 13, 2018 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
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Kentucky Horse Park Run/Walk Club

Monday, Aug 20, 2018 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
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Kentucky Horse Park Run/Walk Club

Monday, Aug 27, 2018 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
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Kentucky Horse Park Run/Walk Club

Monday, Sep 10, 2018 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
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Kentucky Horse Park Run/Walk Club

Monday, Sep 17, 2018 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Lexington, KY
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Family Fun Night - Draft Horse Night

Friday, Sep 21, 2018 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Lexington, KY
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Kentucky Horse Park Run/Walk Club

Monday, Sep 24, 2018 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Lexington, KY
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