The Kentucky Horse Park comprises 1,229 acres and is located just north of Lexington off of Interstate 75. It is owned by the Commonwealth of Kentucky and houses the offices of over 30 national and regional equine organizations. It hosted the World Equestrian Games in 2010 - the first time the games had ever been held in the United States.
Of course, the horse park is all about horses. You'll find everything you want to know about horses from early equine history all the way to racing. Several famous race horses of the past are buried at the park. Various events including the Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event, reining, dressage, jumping, and other competitions are held there throughout the year.
The park offers trail rides, pony rides for the kids, and has a 260 site campground.
One of the attractions at the park is called Parade Of Breeds. During each show, various breeds from around the world are highlighted. The horses and riders are adorned with attire specific to a certain time period for that breed. Each rider shows off the horse while a brief history is given for that particular breed. At the end, visitors can see the horses up close and talk with the riders.
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