The Olson's Retirement RV Adventures travel blog

Entrance to Hourse park.

Man Of War statue and grave site.

A lot of descendants buried around him.

His story.

There is thousands of things to photograph in a museum.

When vehicles really did mean status.

Horse drawn trolley.

Mr. Musselman. Trotter Champion

Upclose.

Funnyside...2003 Derby Winner

Upclose.

Das Hoss ..only Gelding to win breeders cup 1993, 1996. He's 20...

Upclose.

Cigar... 16 straights wins. Horse of the decade in the 1990's.

 

Stables where these poor horses hangout.

 

 

Quarter Horse for cowboys.

Arabian Horse

Gypsie Vanner Horse.

Tennessee Walking Horse

Trotter. Do not remember the breed.

Ferrier Shop. DSW store for horses.

Indoor arena.

The story.

Jumping competition. Works good coming at you.

Not so much going away. Like trying to take a picture of...

Finally caught one jumping!


Lexington is the 'Horse Capital of the World". The Horse Park is a working horse farm. The facility is a 1200-acre park dedicated to "man's relationship with the horse." It is a beautiful farm property that has different stations accessible on paved walking trails shaded by huge trees. Horse paddocks and historic barns sit on the hilltops.

The $16pp entrance fee was well worth it as it also includes a horse drawn carriage ride thru part of the park and the International Museum of the Horse. Events and tours are scheduled at various times of the day. We were able to see derby winners and record setting horses as well as a 1 hour show of "Horses of the World" which shows a variety of breads as well as costume riders.

There is a very large covered arena for events that are scheduled all year long. They were having a hunters jumping competition while we were there.

It was a warm day. With so much to see we didn't mind it. Even if you know nothing about horses this is a must see. There is so much to learn and appreciate.



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