Kentucky- Kentucky Horse Park Video

Take a video tour of the Kentucky Horse Park!

by Darley Newman

One of the highlights of my visit to Kentucky was the Kentucky Horse Park. I had imagined that it was a Disneyland for horse lovers and it is. There are breeds from around the world, museums, shows and competitions and even trail riding. While we didn’t ride at the park, we did see the parade of breeds and admire the beautiful black Friesians, Marwari horses, Draft horses and the retirees at the Hall of Champions.

Cigar, who won almost $10 million on the track in the 1990’s is one of the stars at the Hall of Champions. When we came to visit him, he had just been seen by a dentist and had been given a sedative, so was not totally up to his usual self. Staring at this horse with his shiny coat and perfectly proportioned body, I thought of what a good life these retirees have at the Kentucky Horse Park. They basically hang out and eat grass, being pampered by the staff here.

How you can go:
Visit the Kentucky Horse Park website for information on admission, special events and trail rides. The park is open year-round.
4089 Iron Works Parkway
Lexington, Kentucky 40511
Tel. (859) 254-0253 or (800) 678-8813
Kentucky Horse Park tickets include admission to the world-renowned International Museum of the Horse, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and worth a stop during your visit.