Each year, nearly one million people visit the Kentucky Horse Park. On any given day, our guests range from the casual equine enthusiast to tourists wanting a uniquely Kentucky experience to the world champion readying for a competition. Charitable contributions to the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation provide the private support necessary for the Kentucky Horse Park to fulfill its three primary missions:
AS A WORKING HORSE FARM
Home to approximately 130 horses, representing 40 different breeds, the Kentucky Horse Park offers visitors the opportunity to interact up close and personally with the horses living here. Horse-drawn trolley tours, pony and horse rides, the daily Breeds Barn Show, and the Hall of Champions are just a few of the ways our guests enjoy hands-on experiences with our equine friends.
Charitable donations through the Man o’ War Society are used to provide food, shelter, veterinary care and equipment for the horses living on our working horse farm as well as costumes and supplies for the Breeds Barn and the Hall of Champions.
AS A WORLD-RENOWNED CENTER FOR SHOW AND COMPETITION
Annually the Kentucky Horse Park is home to more than 80 shows, exhibitions, competitions and championships. From the International Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event to the U.S. Pony Club national championships to vaulting, reining and carriage driving competitions, the show facilities of the Kentucky Horse Park play host to equestrians of all ages and skill levels from around the world. Regardless of your discipline, if you are an equestrian, you have a home at the Kentucky Horse Park.
Charitable donations are needed to build and maintain the world-class arenas, show rings, barns and footing for these local, national and international competitors. Gifts from Man o’ War Society members are instrumental in supporting these competitions.
AS A CENTER FOR EQUINE EDUCATION
The International Museum of the Horse, the American Saddlebred Museum and the National Horse Center are all located at the Kentucky Horse Park. We also provide community-based education year round through special projects such as the KHP/CKRH Equine Troop for at-risk youth; the Kentucky Horse Park Field Trip Fund; promote the love of the horse and the love of education by connecting thousands of local elementary students to horses; and support a variety of educational clinics and programs providing instruction for all levels, from experienced equestrians to novices.
Man o' War Society donations are critical to underwriting the cost of offering these educational programs and museum exhibitions to the local community and visitors from around the world.
Your gift is vital to sustaining and growing these programs. Please make a donation today!