Kentucky Horse Park

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, October 24, 2006  
Contact Information:  Cindy Rullman, 859-259-4209 ext 209,  

          LEXINGTON, KY (Oct 23, 2006) Kids do it.  Dogs do it.  Now horses will do it too at the Kentucky Horse Park this weekend when they don costumes and go trick-or-treating in the Halloween Parade of Breeds, Sunday, Oct 29 at 2pm at the park.  Resident park horses, guest horses and their riders will parade before park guests in their most creative Halloween costumes in this family-friendly event.  The costumes will be a surprise, but horses have been seen trying on hula skirts, fairy wings, and much more.


Other Halloween options for park guests will include: Halloween Trail Ride, Ride-A-Thon, and Used Tack Sale, Saturday, Oct 28 to raise funds for Central Kentucky Riding for Hope’s therapeutic riding program at the park.  They have been highly successful in helping people with a wide range of disabilities to develop self-esteem, confidence, coordination and a sense of achievement while learning horsemanship, tack and riding principles. Trail Ride: Riders from across the state may bring their own horses to the Kentucky Horse Park to ride on the beautiful grounds of the park and a neighboring farm. Ride-A-Thon: Riders can raise money for CKRH and ride for free by having their friends, neighbors, family, co-workers sponsor them, while riding their own horses. Costumes: Riders can be creative and compete for prizes by costuming themselves and their horses. Used Tack and Equipment Sale:  Horse owners on a budget can acquire new and used tack at bargain-basement prices.


For more information on the Halloween Parade of Breeds, included with park admission, call 859-233-4303.  For more information on the Halloween Trail Ride, Ride-A-Thon, and Used Tack Sale, click on or call 859-231-7066.


Park Hours and Rates: From March 15-October 31, the park is open seven days a week.  Admission is $15 for adults, $8 for children 7-12.  From November 1-March 14, the park is open Tuesday through Saturday.  Admission then is $9 for adults, $6 for children 7-12.  Children six and under are always admitted free of charge.  Admission always includes the International Museum of the Horse – a Smithsonian Affiliate - and 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 nearly 900,000 visitors and 15,000 competition horses in more than 100 special events and horse shows in 2005.  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.