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“Annual Breyerfest Celebration Vacation”

Kentucky Horse Park
Ranked #2 of 128 things to do in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The only park of its kind in the world, the Kentucky Horse Park is a working horse farm, educational theme park and equine competition facility dedicated to man's relationship with the horse. Set on more than 1,200 acres in the heart of the Kentucky's famous Bluegrass region, the park is THE place to get close to horses! Featuring dozens of breeds of horse at work and at play, the park showcases the horse in daily equine presentations, horse drawn tours, horseback and pony rides, and an array of horse shows and special events throughout the year. The park's International Museum of the Horse, a Smithsonian Affiliate, is the world's largest equestrian museum. Offering both the experienced horseman and novice an opportunity to explore the many facets of humanity's relationship with the horse, the museum is dedicated to all breeds and disciplines of horse and covers some 50-million years of equine history. State-of-the-art technology complements rare artifacts and scholarly research to present a unique, educational, museum experience for all ages. The American Saddlebred Museum, the Showplace for Saddlebreds, celebrates Kentucky's first native breed of horse. The museum features interactive exhibits and a movie. With the park's own tourist activities and the numerous additional horse shows that take place in the equine competition facilities throughout the year, there can be a fair amount of walking involved, depending on visitor interest level. Comfortable shoes and clothing is recommended, appropriate for Kentucky's seasonal weather. Dogs and other pets are permitted on park grounds, as long as they are on a leash or in an approved carrier, although they may not be permitted in some buildings.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Stroller parking, Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access
Reviewed July 25, 2013

This was our 5th year in a row, of going to the beautiful Kentucky Horse Park. They hold an annual Breyerfest in the Horse Park every year, in July. It's a three-day event. If you buy three-day tickets, you also get access to the entire Horse Park. Lots of fun, family orientated events, live equine shows, the Hall of Champions is presently home to famous thoroughbreds Cigar & Funny Side. During Breyerfest, you can meet the real horses they use to make their models, get up close & pet them, & have the owners sign the models. Lots of contests, crafts, food & tons of vendors, as well as a live concert in the beautiful new Alltech Arena. We're already planning for next year. I highly recommend this Horse Park to all horse lovers, of all ages.

Thank Valerie W
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

I usually come only during BreyerFest, but I love the KHP so much that I'm coming back again this year for a dog show too. Such a peaceful setting, and there is something for everyone no matter your familiarity level with horses. My husband, a non-traveler, even enjoys it and we make sure to see the Hall of Champions every year.

I have been visiting with my son each year since he was born - you can park under trees that afford a quiet, grassy, shady spot to go in the afternoon so that you can picnic (save a few $$) and, if you have a very little one, even set up a playpen for naptime in the shade next to the car. It's worked for us every year. My son, who is 4, loves it as much as I do. If I lived closer I'd definitely have a season pass.

Thank Dog Show Traveler
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Reviewed July 24, 2013

The Kentucky Horse Park features many incredible and beautiful horses, and the scenery is fantastic! If you have grown up with horses- or anywhere in the Bluegrass Region of Kentucky- this place is for you. I thought it was average on account that I'm not as much of a horse fan, but I know there are several people out there who love them that should definitely visit here. The park is very well taken care of, and so are the horses. If you're in Lexington or nearby areas for either nostalgia, peaceful Kentucky scenery, or just plain love horses, you'll like it. Although, I do not recommend coming from far away just for this.

Thank Clay L
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

I grew up with horses, my husband did not. Surprised that husband enjoyed more than I did! A beautiful farm/grounds, helpful attendents, beautiful horses and the exhibts were wonderful. I learned things that I didn't know about the horse. Great for all ages. Don't miss it!

Thank griess44
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

If you love horses you will love the horse park. I have only been during Breyerfest, but the park is beautiful and the horses are all very well taken care of.

Don't miss the museum of the horse or the Saddlebred museum. Both have great exhibits tbat shouldn't be missed.

The shows are great. You don't want to miss the Hall of Champions.

Food can be pricey, but most parks are this way and you can always bring your own lunch.

Thank Cormak
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