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Kentucky Horse Park

The Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington is the state's largest state-owned tourist attraction. The park is dedicated to sharing Kentucky’s love of horses with the world, and hosts nearly one million visitors and 19,000 competition horses in 200 special events and horse shows annually. It's a working horse farm, educational theme park, equine competition facility, and equine office park all in one. Dogs are allowed to accompany their owners on the park's outdoor grounds as long as they are leashed or confined to an approved kennel. If carried or confined to a wheeled kennel, pets are allowed to go into the gift shop, but they may not go inside restaurants or the Alltech Arena. Dog-friendly outdoor seating is available at the restaurants. Pets are allowed in the museum lobby but not in the museum exhibits, so visitors will need to take turns staying with their pets outside of these areas. Pets are not allowed to be left unattended in vehicles, roam without a leash, or tied-out on the grounds. Visit Website

Or call (800) 678-8813 or email info@KyHorsePark.com for more information.


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Kentucky Horse Park has received a rating of 5.0 out of 5 bones by 10 canine critics on BringFido and 4.5 out of 5 by 2,704 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Rebecca
    Jan. 18, 2023
    Fun & educational walk!

    Spacious place! We were there on a slow day, but the guy at the gift shop said during the summer they could have 3,000 people a day. It was a really nice walk around the property…with educational signs & barns to walk through. Everybody was friendly. The dogs had a blast!

  • Jessica
    Dec. 28, 2022
    Great Experience

    It was quite cold when we went, but our pup had a blast. All of the people and horses there were great with our dog, who was quite excited until he actually got up close to a horse and realized how big they were. It was a great time for our dog, but we (the people) enjoyed the talks and experience. I'm looking forward to going again.

  • Melissa
    Sep. 4, 2022
    Great Adventure

    I will say know your pup before you go but Letty loves horses and isn’t a barker so we had a blast walking the grounds, watching the horse shows and cooling off in the visitor center. You won’t be allowed in the museum but if you take turns.
    Letty had a blast and it made up for the 6 hours in the car!

  • Karrie
    Apr. 2, 2022
    Best Stop

    The staff was very dog friendly and the horses too!! I have 3 Goldens who had a great time!! Close to 75!

  • Britni
    Mar. 27, 2022
    Amazing place!!

    pup and I had the best time! spent 2 hours strolling through the park. she loved the smells and everyone was Soo nice! perfect place for pups

  • Bailey
    Dec. 4, 2021
    Loved being able to bring my pup for this incredible experience!

    I just moved to Lexington for the month (I travel around the country working remotely) and was in need of something fun to do for my birthday, but I don't have a pet sitter yet. I checked out Bring Fido and saw the Horse Park. I'm not into horse racing, but I do love animals and I love walking with with senior pup Harley, so we gave it a go. I'm so glad we did! We spent an hour in the morning just walking the grounds, then in the afternoon we did the stall-side meet and greets where you get to meet the horses. The staff was super friendly to my pup, and she got to be up close and personal with famous horses. This place definitely exceeded my expectations.

  • Cassandra
    Nov. 6, 2021
    Great fun

    They were great about our dog. She is still learning but she loved walking around and looking at the horses, who were great around the dog. The staff were friendly and we got to see all the shows as well. Just make sure you are aware there are certain indoor spots like the museum and gift shop that dogs are not allowed unless they are service animals. But overall a great experience for dogs and people.

  • Wendy
    Aug. 2, 2021
    Wonderful experience! 🐎

    I learned about KHP from Bring Fido, so THANK YOU! We stayed in the campground for 2 nights & loved visiting the park! I expected restrictions, but I was very pleasantly surprised at how many areas where open to well-behaved pups! 💝

  • Kimberly
    Mar. 31, 2019
    Great place

    I didn't bring my dog bc I didn't know it was dog friendly. While visiting, I saw tons of dogs there. It was a really nice park. I loved being able to pet the horses.

  • Marcia
    More than a year ago

    The whole park except the museum is dog friendly. At the museum, the young ladies at the front dog sat for us while we toured the museum.

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