Kentucky Horse Park

2018 KY Lexington Kentucky Horse Park sign

Kentucky Horse Park sign from the street.

Since we had to work in Louisville, we decided to head over to Lexington and visit the Kentucky Horse Park. We found a Groupon that charged us $24 for two adults and since the kids were free …….  to the horse park we went!

It costs $5 to park. After parking in the visitor’s lot, you walk into the park-like atmosphere. You pay inside the Visitor’s Center.

2018 KY Lexington Kentucky Horse Park Visitors Center front

You redeem your Groupon or purchase your ticket here at the Visitor’s Center.

2018 KY Lexington Kentucky Horse Park Guillermo learning how to jump Lol

Learning how to jump over things.

This woman was so nice. She came out of the Kid Barn to help my kids learn how to jump over these horse thingees. They LOVED running around the little obstacle course. It was a good way to get some energy out and they got to practice jumping over things. It’s good for their motor skills, right? Lol

I was surprised to learn that the Kentucky Horse Park has an AMAZING museum that has a surprising exhibit on Black horsemen. It not only talks about the contributions of those that worked, trained, and rode the horses but it also provides historical information and it is very accurate. I was happy to learn so much about those that were enslaved in Kentucky, those that fought during the civil war (and their families), and those that were able to build a life from the skills that they learned.

2018 KY Lexington Kentucky Horse Park Museum of the Horse Arabian horse exhibit cutouts Shay cowgirl

Enjoying the Kid Barn.

2018 KY Lexington Kentucky Horse Park Museum of the Horse Arabian horse exhibit life size models

Arabian horse exhibit.

2018 KY Lexington Kentucky Horse Park Museum of the Horse Arabian horse exhibit Guillermo enjoying the storytelling

Enjoying the storytelling section of the Arabian horse exhibit.

2018 KY Lexington Kentucky Horse Park Museum of the Horse how horses sailed

There are lots of things dangling from the ceiling. Lol This illustrates how horses used to sail.

 

We really had a fun time.

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