Impact of Your Gift

Our Impact

Impact of Your Gift

Charitable contributions to the KHPF provide the private support
necessary for the Kentucky Horse Park to fulfill its missions.

Our Three Primary Missions

Each year, nearly one million people visit the Kentucky Horse Park. On any given day, our guests range from the casual equine enthusiast to tourists wanting a uniquely Kentucky experience to the world champion readying for a competition. Charitable contributions to the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation provide the private support necessary for the Kentucky Horse Park to fulfill its three primary missions:

As a Working Horse Farm

Home to approximately 75 horses, representing 30 different breeds, the Kentucky Horse Park offers visitors the opportunity to interact up close and personally with the horses living here. Horse-drawn trolley tours, pony and horse rides, the daily Breeds Barn Show, and the Hall of Champions are just a few of the ways our guests enjoy hands-on experiences with our equine friends. Charitable donations through the Man o’ War Society are used to provide food, shelter, veterinary care and equipment for the horses living on our working horse farm as well as costumes and supplies for the Breeds Barn and the Hall of Champions.

As a World-Renowned Center for Equestrian Competition and the Hub of Sport Governance

Annually, the Kentucky Horse Park is home to more than 80 shows, exhibitions, competitions, and regional, National, and International Champion ships. In addition, the Kentucky Horse Park is the hub of equestrian sport governance, home to U.S. Equestrian, designated by the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee as the National Governing Body for Olympic equestrian competition, as well as the American Association of Equine Practitioners representing all equine veterinarians in the United States. In all, thirty prominent national equine organizations are headquartered at the KHP Nation al Horse Center supporting the notion that Lexing ton, KY is truly the Horse Capital of the World.

As a Center for Equine Education

The International Museum of the Horse, the Al-Marah Arabian Horse Galleries, the American Saddlebred Museum, and the National Horse Center are all located at the Kentucky Horse Park. We provide community-based education year round through special projects such as the Kentucky Horse Park Mustang Troop for at-risk youth; the Kentucky Horse Park Field Trip Fund that promotes the love of the horse and the love of education by connecting thousands of local elementary students to horses; and a variety of educational clinics and programs providing instruction for all levels, from experienced equestrians to recreational riders and horse enthusiasts.

Mary Quinn Ramer

“The Kentucky Horse Park is a gem—a place like no other! Through an unparalleled commitment to the horse and man’s relationship to the horse, the park inspires, educates and engages visitors from across the U.S. and abroad.

Conventioneers and locals interact with horses through special events; athletes compete in world-class equine sport activities; and leisure visitors enjoy a diverse line-up of daily shows, interactive exhibits and horseback riding.

The dedication to year-round programming allows VisitLEX an opportunity to showcase—and share–the state’s signature industry. As one of the leading tourism attractions in Lexington and Central Kentucky, VisitLEX is proud to support the mission of the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation.”

– Mary Quinn Ramer, President, Visit Lex, Lexington, KY