Celebrating Kentucky’s Signature Industry – FREE Event!

Hats Off to Kentucky’s Horse Industry Day is a celebration of the horse and its impact on the state of Kentucky. The day offers fun family activities including arts and crafts for children, horse and pony rides for children and adults, interactive educational booths and a thrilling equestrian competition, and it’s all free! Hats Off Day is the only day of the year an entire family can enjoy the Kentucky Horse Park and all it has to offer, at no cost!

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Free Admission ALL DAY!  Children’s Activities start at 3 pm!

In celebration of the horse, Kentuckians flock to the Kentucky Horse Park on Hats Off Day for a free day of family fun and an opportunity to learn more about horses and the amazing things they do for our great state!


The Rood & Riddle Kentucky Grand Prix, a challenging show jumping competition between top international horses and riders, is the featured evening entertainment of Hats Off Day and is taking place in the beautiful outdoor Rolex Stadium.


This year’s event promises to be very exciting! There’s something for everyone — competition, great amenities and fantastic entertainment for the whole family!

9:00 a.m. Kentucky Horse Park opens
Admission and parking are free all day!

3:00 p.m. Hats Off Day activities start
Activities include:
-Horse and Pony rides
-Inflatable obstacle course
-Face painting
-Arts and Crafts
And much more!

6:45 p.m. Stadium Activities
-A Salute to Horse Breeds Important In History
-A Salute to Those Who Have Dedicated Their Life to the Horse

7:30 p.m. The Rood & Riddle Kentucky Grand Prix

Click HERE for more information!


Hats off Day 2023

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