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Parade of Foals at KHP

LEXINGTON, KY - For most Kentuckians and visitors to the Bluegrass state, few things stir the heart more deeply and surely than the sight of frolicking foals in green pastures on warm, summer days. At the Kentucky Horse Park, that sight is only the beginning of an experience most people will remember for a lifetime. Visitors also get to touch these exquisite creatures, take photos and learn all about foals every day during the Mare and Foal Show, through July 31.


To date, the Mare and Foal Show includes a Miniature filly, a Percheron/Paint colt and a Pinto colt. More foals are expected.


John Nicholson, Executive Director of the Kentucky Horse Park noted, “It is easy for us to get caught-up in the excitement of the large, prestigious international horse shows that take place here at the park, and those are all good things. Perhaps more important, however, and more real, are the one-on-one encounters that take place here every day of the week between people and horses. A child who touches a foal for the very first time and develops a life-long passion, an adult with an unfulfilled longing for a horse of her own getting to interact with the object of her desire, a senior who, upon touching a horse again, is flooded with happy childhood memories of his first pony, a physically or mentally challenged person who responds joyously to the feel of a warm, soft muzzle on his face…. This is what the Kentucky Horse Park is all about. It’s what matters. It’s what lasts.”


The Mare and Foal Show takes place daily at 11:45am and is included with park admission. The foals are available for photo ops in their paddock any time during park hours.


Park Hours and Rates: From March 15 through October 31, the park is open seven days a week. Admission is $15 for adults, $8 for children 7-12. Children six and under are always admitted free of charge. Admission includes the Mare and Foal Show, the International Museum of the Horse – In Association with the Smithsonian Institution - and the American Saddlebred Museum.

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