Kentucky Horse Park

Press Release Date:  Monday, October 17, 2005  
Contact Information:  Cindy Rullman, 859-259-4209,  

          LEXINGTON, KY (October 17, 2005) Folks who are looking for good, Halloween family fun will find plenty of it at the Kentucky Horse Park.  There will be activities for everyone, including:

          Campers: The inaugural Halloween Camp Out, Oct 28-29, will be held in the campground. The itinerary includes a campsite decorating contest, games, pony rides, horse show, tall tales and music around a bonfire, spook-tacular magic show, Electric Horseman – live horse presentation, Best of the West show, costume contests, horse-drawn hay rides, Ghost Walk on Saturday night, music, horse-drawn ice cream maker, storytelling, trick or treat, camper pot luck and a whole lot more.  For information, 800-370-6416.

          Park Day Guests: Watch the Halloween Parade of Breeds and Costume Contest on Oct 29 with lots of horses and riders in special Halloween costumes at 2pm on Saturday. Guest entries for the costume contest will be accepted through Oct 24.  Call 859-259-4223 for more information.

          Horse riders: Central Kentucky Riding for Hope (CKRH) will hold its annual Halloween Benefit Trail Ride and Tack Sale Oct 29 at the park’s Steeplechase Barn.  Horse and rider costume contest, ride-a-thon, used tack sale, etc. will benefit this important organization.  For more information call 859-231-7066 or click on                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

          Nature lovers: Take a self-guided Arboretum Tour and enjoy the fall colors in the park.  More than 75 species of trees and shrubs on 1,200 acres of rolling Bluegrass countryside!  For information call 859-233-4303.

          New Season Schedule:  From March 15-October 31, the park is open seven days a week.  Admission is $14 for adults and $7 for children ages 7-12.  From November 1-March 14, the park is open Wednesday-Sunday, 9am to 5pm, admission $9 for adults, $6 for children ages 7-12. Children six and under are always admitted free of charge. the American Saddlebred Museum.


          The Kentucky Horse Park is a working horse farm/theme park and equine competition facility dedicated to man’s relationship with the horse.  The park is an agency of the Kentucky Commerce Cabinet that hosted more than 900,000 visitors and 15,000 competition horses in 80 special events and horse shows in 2004.  The park is located at Exit 120, Interstate 75, just north of Lexington.  The place to get close to horses, the park is open daily March 15 to October 31, and Wednesday through Sunday, November 1 to March 14.