This park is a perfect way to learn about Kentucky's world of horses. The 1,032-acre park offers something for visitors ... More
Kentucky Horse Park
This park is a perfect way to learn about Kentucky's world of horses. The 1,032-acre park offers something for visitors of all ages and interests. Surrey rides, guided trail rides, and pony rides are available. The park also has a year-round, 260-site campground, a restaurant, and a great gift shop.
My wife and I went there on vacation and could not have been happier. The staff were wonderful. Everyone was friendly and there was alot to take in. The gift shop is well stocked and the Champions Exhibition kicked ass. We will definately be back again. If you are debating about going to the KHP, don't hesitate. You will be well taken care of and have a great time.
This is an extremely valuable resource for the state of Ketucky and the horse industry. Every type person can learn and benefit from a visit to this park. My agency has routinely arranged for groups of Urban, at risk youth to visit and camp each summer. They love their time riding and being around the equine. Personally, I loaned one of my saddle mules to the all Breeds barn where she was well taken care of. Do you remember Peaches? The 2010 event will bring world attention to this first class facility. Remember this is more of a fun and educational park than an amusement park and you will be pleased with your experience. Take pictures and ask questions!! Remember all of the special events planned year round. The park is worth more than one visit per year if you will take advantage of the many monthly events.
We visited the park several years ago and loved it. We've owned our own horses in the past. We were introduced to a number of different breeds that we were not familiar with and got to see them in action. This time, we saw far fewer breeds and each of those for only a very brief time. To our regret, it was rather boring.
The purpose of the park seems to have changed. Apparently it is now primarily a vehicle for a variety of separate shows rather than an in-depth introduction to a wide variety of living horses. Visitors have less than an hour of actual live horse viewing (aside from those that you can see out in the pastures.) . Not worth the money for horse lovers who crave some time with horses.
There is, however, an excellent museum for those that do not need to get close up to the real thing. The grounds, by the way, are beautiful.
We just visited the park...My daughter loves horses and I thought this would be a great birthday present for her. We drove three hours to visit the park, but it was not worth it! There wasn't but a handful of horses in all of the barns put together. I asked an employee, where were all of the horses, his reply was "They're all out in the pastures, you can see them alongside the highway". Well, I thought I paid to see them in the park. Next time I'm in the area, I will just park alongside the highway & save my money! We were not allowed to go to the pasture areas. We hardly even saw an employee in the park, except in the museums. There wasn't anyplace to purchase a drink or snacks, the snack bar was closed. You are supposed to get to ride the horses, never happened. Carriage rides...never happened. To anyone wanting to visit the horse park, DON'T visit in the winter months, you will just be wasting your time and money!
well it all started i took a horse to rood and riddle to get worked on and before i left i wanted to see john herny and i did and that night they put him down but the horse park is for all ages and a great place to visit i will be back soon
I have loved horses since I was knee high to a grasshopper. This place is great! It gives you a historical account of the greats in racing and other breeds as well. We even got a chance to see a horse showing while we were there. What a great museum to go to before the Kentucky Derby!
The Horse Park is extremely clean and well kept. It is apparent that all personnel at the park truly love the animals. You see them in many different activities such as brushing, walking, feeding. It is not an amusement park but a learning experience. The Big Barn is truly something to behold. Where can you see such huge stalls, large aisles, and pleasant - no flies.
Concession stands sell reasonably priced food; personnel at all points are friendly and helpful. They make you feel that your visit is special.
An unbelievable place. The concession which takes children & adults on trail rides is also very worthwhile. Same concerns for animals.
We feel that our grandsons will be old enough to enjoy it next year when they are 8 and 9 years old. Will enjoy the competetion as well which goes on daily.
We were at the Kentucky Horse Park from JUly 24th to the 31st for the United States Pony Club Championships and Festival. It was amazing-take as many of the tour and stuff as you can!! Everyone was so friendly and helpfull cant wait to go back 2010 USPC Champs and Festival
I love The Kentucky Horse Park VERY much because it has a lot of different places to go and enjoy. I am so happy to be born in Lexington, Kentucky and grow up with horses.
I am so amazed by every thing the Horse Park has to show to the public!! Great Job!!
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