The Kentucky Horse Park was a working horse farm until 1978 when the educational theme park opened. Located just north of Lexington, Kentucky of the Iron Works Pike and Interstate 75
The equestrian facility is a 1,200-acre park dedicated to “man’s relationship with the horse.” Open to the public, the Park has a twice daily Parade of Breeds, showcasing both common and rare horses from across the globe. You will also find horses of almost every breed represented here.
In additional to being an educational facility that includes several museums, the Kentucky Horse Park hosts hundreds of horse shows, dog shows and other events every year. The Kentucky Horse Park website has a complete listing of all the event and activities at the park.
On December 6, 2005, it was announced the Lexington and Kentucky Horse Park will host the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in September and October, 2010. The 2010 games will mark the first time the games have been held outside of Europe.
Improvements to the park have been underway since and include:
- A new $36 Million Indoor Arena
- A new $28 Million dollar outdoor arena
- New footing in many arenas
- New barns
- New road system through the park
- And many other changes too numerous to mention.
You can keep up to date on all the changes with our Construction Blog Updates.
Here is a map of the new layout of the park for the 2010 WEG (click to enlarge):
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