Kentucky Horse Park
Kentucky Horse Park is an equestrian facility in Lexington, Kentucky. It is located at 4089 Iron Works Pike (Kentucky Route 1989) near the town of Lexington, Kentucky in the Bluegrass region. The park sits on 1,400 acres (5.7 km²). The Horse Park was built in 1978 by Jessamine County and the Commonwealth of Kentucky to showcase the horse-related culture and heritage of Kentuckiana.
The "toastrack" style twin spires that sit atop the Grandstand are a major landmark along Interstate 75 in Kentucky; they can be seen up to seven miles away.
The park is home to two museums: the International Museum Of The Horse and Hall Of Champions Museum & Halls Of Fame Gallery. There are also several barns to let visitors experience the different types of horse training.
The park hosts events such as the All American Quarter Horse Congress, Rolex Three-Day Event, The Global Dressage Festival, and competitions sanctioned by the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF).
Many outdoor activities can be done at Kentucky Horse Park; camping, fishing, hiking trails, and riding horses. Visitors can stay in one of 30 campsites or find accommodations within ten miles of the park.
It is open year-round. It is closed on New Years Day (January 1), Thanksgiving (the 4th Thursday in November), Christmas Eve (December 24), and Christmas Day (December 25). Hours vary depending on the time of year so visitors are encouraged to call in advance.
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