CAUTION – Side affects may include: frolicking, squealing with glee, dancing, hopping, moments of awe, twirling, leaping, uncontrollable smiling, giggling, twinkling of the eye, episodes of extreme inspiration, and unpredictable gawking.
The Kentucky Horse Park is not for those who... WHO AM I KIDDING, IT'S FOR EVERYONE!! 8)
Yes definitely check out the parade of breeds and then pop on over to the hall of champions and say hello to Cigar and Funny Cide!
I always loved going to the horse park! We used to go all the time when we lived in Paris. My friends and I went on a trail ride there for my birthday one year and we got to go through part of the cross country course for the Rolex which was pretty cool, but I don't think they do that any more. It was a good 15 years ago.
Just make sure to bring your camera and take lots of pictures!
I loovvee the KY Horse Park. It's even better if you can schedule it during an eventing competition...so much fun to watch!
If you're staying in the area, visit Claiborne Farms. Sooo beautiful, you can walk right up to the graves of Secretariat, Swale, Round Table, Nasrullah, Princequillo, Buckpasser, Riva Ridge, Hoist the Flag, Mr. Prospector, and countless others. Churchill Downs is also fun to tour, and the racing museam.
Hubby and I did the ride around the park. It was a slow ambling walk but the park is so gorgeous it was totally worth it!
And see both parade of breeds shows as they have different breeds in the morning session and the afternoon session. I have to admit, tears came to my eyes during both of them just because of the sheer beauty of the horses. Yeah...I'm a geek!
Oh! And you can also take a van tour of some breeding and training farms. It was a bit cheesy but OMG the places we stopped at were breathtaking!!!! You can get reservations at the front desk at the horse park and a van will pick you up and take you around.