Recent KHP Activities


Keeping Up With
the Park

From horse shows, to holiday happenings, there is always something
unique happening at the Kentucky Horse Park. We invite you to stay up
to date with special events and celebrations at the Park!

Sidney Barnett has been named the new Volunteer, Outreach, & Education Program Director for the Kentucky Horse Park. Originally from Frankfort, Kentucky, Sidney studied at the University of Kentucky majoring in Equine Science and Communications.

The 19th Annual Southern Lights Stroll & 5K returned to the Kentucky Horse Park on November 20, 2021. The holiday spirit was on high after taking the previous year off due to Covid-19. Runners and strollers alike did not miss a step, and the Southern Lights Stroll welcomed one of its largest crowds ever with over 1,900 runners and walkers.

Since its inception in 2000, the Kentucky Horse Park Volunteer Program has served as an invaluable resource to the Park.  Day-to-day operation of the Park is only made possible through the thousands of hours KHP volunteers donate on an annual basis.  Annie Martin has spearheaded the program as the Kentucky Horse Park’s Volunteer and Outreach Manager since 2016.

Banner Battle

Now in its 8th year, the Battle in the Saddle Celebrity Team Penning Event, held on September 3 in the Kentucky Horse Park Covered Arena, was an overwhelming success.  Presented by Mt. Brilliant Farm, this beloved event has become a tradition for equestrians and equestrian-enthusiasts from across the Bluegrass, and this year’s event was more thrilling than ever!

The Kentucky Horse Park Foundation is honored to be a beneficiary of the 2021 Rood & Riddle Kentucky Grand Prix on Saturday, July 31st during Hats Off to Kentucky’s Horse Industry Day!

It’s summertime, and the Kentucky Horse Park is bursting with activity! Not only are tourists and equestrians enjoying the Park, but many families and health enthusiasts are too thanks to The Kentucky Horse Park’s Run/Walk Club presented by the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation. 

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