Selected Community Events
Hats Off to Kentucky's Horse Industry Day
Kentucky Horse Park - 4089 Iron Works Parkway - Lexington, KY 40511
Hats Off to Kentucky’s Horse Industry Day features free events designed to celebrate the horse. This year’s theme is “Triple Crown Winners of the 20th Century” and features appearances by Kate Chenery Tweedy (daughter of Secretariat owner Penny Chenery Tweedy); Triple Crown winning jockey Jean Cruguet (Seattle Slew, 1977); and legendary Sports Illustrated writer and Secretariat expert Bill Nack.
The day offers free family activities including a horse farm hat giveaway, pony rides (with photos), inflatables, stick horse races and more! The event includes spectacular equine demonstrations and the $50,000 Rood & Riddle Kentucky Grand Prix jumping competition. The second annual Equine Exclusive Book Fair is from 5-7 p.m. and features well-known equine authors including sports writer Lou Sahadi (Affirmed: The Last Triple Crown Winner), racing historian Ed Bowen (War Admiral) and more. Hats Off Day is presented by Official Partners Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital and Spy Coast Farm and Free Admission Sponsor Central Bank. The book fair is presented by Joseph-Beth Booksellers. Hats Off Day is the only day of the year that admission to the Kentucky Horse Park is free!
Danielle Waller; 502-974-4021; Danielle@guthriemayes.com