About The Foundation

Since its inception in 1985, the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation has provided over $25 million worth of improvements, helping make the Kentucky Horse Park the leading equestrian facility of its kind in the world. There are many ways to support the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation.

The Kentucky Horse Park Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to enhancing, expanding, and improving the Kentucky Horse Park. Revenue generated from visitor fees and support from the Commonwealth of Kentucky only provide a portion of the funding needed to operate the Kentucky Horse Park. Contributions from the private sector are vital to filling the gap and achieving the vision for the park as the world's leading equestrian destination as a working horse farm, a world-renowned center for show and competition, and an international center for equine education.

Man o’ War Society

This annual campaign raises unrestricted funds to meet the immediate operating and maintenance needs of the Kentucky Horse Park. It is essential for bridging the gap between earned income and support from the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the annual expenses of the park. Membership benefits at various levels include exciting ways to experience the park, from an invitation to the Foundation Rolex Hospitality Tent, annual admissions to the park, and complimentary car passes to Southern Lights.


Capital Projects

The park is often in need of private support to fund capital projects that are essential to the park's mission and overall purpose. Donors may choose to direct gifts towards a specific capital project and naming opportuities are available for gifts at various levels.


Nina Bonnie Endowment

This permanently endowed fund epitomizes the foundation's commitment to securing the continual maintenance of the park's facilities and to bringing the park closer to its ultimate goal of self-sufficiency.


Champions' Circle Society

This society honors those individuals who have notified the foundation of their intent to make a planned gift. Planned gifts provide essential funding to the Kentucky Horse Park. Ranging from a simple bequest to a charitable annuity, these gifts may provide important benefits for the donor during his/her lifetime, while supporting the park in perpetuity.

Please explore this site and our programs for yourself, and please help us support the Kentucky Horse Park. We welcome your comments and inquiries. You may reach us at 859-255-5727 or by email. Thank you!