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Lexington - Kentucky Horse Park

4089 Iron Works Parkway

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.


Brady Morris

Saturday, March 31, 2018
I attended a summer day camp here and highly recommend it! It was incredible and entirely worth the money! They have a theater that they show a movie in, and i do not want to give away the surprise but it is spectacular cinematography. I attended with a friend, and I was taught so much about horses and got to ride my first thoroughbred here. An experience i will always treasure!

Carlton McGee

Monday, April 2, 2018
Mecca for horse lovers. A great place to go even if you don't care for horses. I'm giving 4 stars because it is not world traveler friendly. Signs and staff are English only. No public transportation. If you have car, easy to get to. Events all year. I really like the historic museums.

Amanda Leslie

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
The Kentucky Horse Park was an amazing place to stretch your legs! They have a map of the ground and you are welcome in the barns they have scheduled activities for adults and kids! A must see is the big barn where the oversize horses have stals. You must also check out the Hall of Fame barn as of now they have the oldest Kentucky Derby winner who is 28 and also blind! Make sure to make the 11am or 2p trolley tour! They also have the only Museum in the world that covers several breeds of horses!

Giant Catbass

Thursday, March 8, 2018
Kentucky Horse Park is a working horse farm and an educational theme park opened in 1978 in Lexington, Kentucky. It is located off Kentucky State Highway 1973 (Iron Works Pike) and Interstate 75, at Exit 120, in northern Fayette County in the United States. The equestrian facility is a 1,224-acre (4.95 km2) park dedicated to "man's relationship with the horse." Open to the public, the park has a twice daily Horses of the World Show, showcasing both common and rare horses from around the globe. The horses are ridden in authentic costume. Each year the park is host to a number of special events and horse shows.

Jim DeLung, PhD

Sunday, April 15, 2018
This HUGE equine facility has something for everyone. Come early and enjoy the shows (included) all day long. The staff was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. $5 parking $20 adults

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Upcoming Events at Kentucky Horse Park

Sergeant Reckless Unveiling Party

Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 1:00pm
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Man O' War Run for Big Red 5K/10K

Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 at 8:00am
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Family Movie Night at Rolex Stadium

Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 at 5:00pm
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Friday, Aug 3, 2018 at 6:00pm
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