Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
Kentucky Horse Park you will meet thoroughbred legends at the Hall of Champions, see the Parade of Breeds Show or head enjoy a barn tour, see police horses, blacksmith facility and explore a kids’ barn with stories and activities perfect for young visitors.
Visit our museums for a comprehensive look at horse history and culture around the world–there’s nothing else like it! Celebrate history’s greatest horses at the memorials and statues located around the park. And take a horseback riding tour of the grounds to capture the true essence of the Kentucky Horse Park.
Next time you’re in the area, stop by the Kentucky Horse Park and see what makes us one of the most popular Lexington attractions for horse enthusiasts or those who just love the outdoors. Plan a trip to the Kentucky Horse Park today!
“Unlike most of the people who’ve previously walked through the gates of the West Virginia Penitentiary in Moundsville, you can be fairly certain you’ll be walking out again a few hours later.
In 1777, Patrick Henry, then Governor of Virginia, granted 9,000 acres of land in the Kentucky Territory to his brother-in-law, William Christian, as a reward for his service in the French and Indian War. A wealthy Virginian, Colonel Christian moved his family to Kentucky in 1785 and established a farm on Beargrass Creek near Louisville. Christian was killed by Indians in 1786, and his daughter, Elizabeth Dickerson, inherited the Elkhorn Creek tract, 3,000 acres of land now in both Scott and Fayette Counties. Part of this land became the Kentucky Horse Park.
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