Even in the rain, the Kentucky Horse Park is fascinating. Plan on spending a day! Every 30 to 60 minutes, there’s a scheduled activity to attend: horse drawn tours, shop talk with the farrier (horse shoer), Parade of Breeds, Hall of Champions Show, and in June and July, a children’s favorite, the Mare and Foal Show. Plus the International Museum of the Horse features a chronology of man’s relationship with the horse. We spent a lot of informative and entertaining time there when it was pouring outside. When we explored the gallery’s exhibit of art featuring animals, we were tickled to discover a painting by Denver artist Susan Bell who has a gallery on South Pearl Street in our old neighborhood, Platt Park!
The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games will be held in the United States for the first time when Kentucky Horse Park hosts it in 2010. Equestrians will compete from September 25 to October 10, 2010 in eight equestrian sports – show jumping, dressage, eventing, driving, endurance, vaulting, reining and para-equestrian. You can already get tickets. (Unfortunately, the neighboring Kentucky Horse Park Campground will not be available for public use. Reserve elsewhere now!)