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Kentucky Horse Park to host 40th anniversary event series

Family-friendly evenings will include park activities, food trucks

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 17, 2018) — To commemorate the Kentucky Horse Park’s 40th anniversary and the people, horses, and events it has touched, there will be a series of community events held at the park throughout the spring and summer. 

From several Family Fun Nights, to the second annual Run for Big Red 5K/10K, the KHP’s 40th anniversary schedule includes options for all ages to enjoy. 

“We are proud of the Kentucky Horse Park’s rich history, and we are excited to host several Family Fun Nights and other community events this season to showcase our beautiful facilities,” said Kentucky Horse Park Executive Director Laura Prewitt. “Our 40th anniversary is the perfect way to celebrate the park’s success, as well as its importance to visitors and competitors around the state, country and world.” 

An outline of KHP 40th anniversary events are as follows: 

May 18, June 29, July 21 and Aug. 24 from 5-8 p.m.:


Families will be able to enjoy special evening hours at the Kentucky Horse Park’s Kids Barn and International Museum of the Horse, as well as take part in other special events and activities. $5 per carload. 

May 18: Mounted Police Night

June 29: Parade of Breeds Dinner Theater

July 21: Family Movie Night at Rolex Stadium

Aug. 24: Hall of Champions Night

Sept. 21: Draft Horse Night 

Monday night, June 4-Sept. 24, from 5-8 p.m. (except Labor Day):


Run or walk one of two different routes at your own pace through the beautiful Kentucky Horse Park! Free to the public, this weekly event will also feature food trucks, live music, and free yoga at 6:30 p.m.

July 21:


Winding through Park grounds, walkers and runners of all ages will enjoy a special race held in conjunction with KHP’s Anniversary Celebration. The competitive and casual 5K and 10K events will include a 40th Anniversary-themed t-shirt, free KHP admission pass, and prizes for top three finishers in each age group. $25 for 5K; $35 for 10K; $15 for children 7-12. Race signup at Runsignup.com. 

For more information about these events and more, visit www.kyhorsepark.com