The Kentucky Horse Park is one of the world’s best equine competition facilities and one of the leading “horse” tourist attractions. It is about 1,200 beautifully groomed acres and includes the world-renowned International Museum of the Horse.
The museum is the largest and most comprehensive horse museum in the world. The gravesites of several famous horses are found throughout the park as well as statues and markers to honor horses that are buried elsewhere. At the entrance to the museum is a statue of Secretariat, 1973 Triple Crown winner.
Also near the entrance to the museum is a statue of Man o’ War, the greatest race horse and leading money winner of his day, 1919-1920.
There are various activities throughout the day. One was a Draft Horse Demonstration.
The Hall of Champions houses some celebrity horses, including Kentucky Derby winners.
The museum is incredible. Everything you ever wanted to know about the horse and it’s history.
Rooms full of trophys:
A Breeds Barn had a variety of breeds and put on a great educational costumed display of different horses.
After the show everyone was invited to meet and pet the horses.
This wasn’t half the pictures I took today, and we didn’t get to see everything. We’d love to come back to see more but we should get on our way to New England. Hopefully we will return soon.
- Parking: $5
- Admission: $36