International Museum of the Horse at the Kentucky Horse Park

4089 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511 - United States



Smithsonian Affiliate Museum

Museum Day Hours of Operation: 9:00 am ‐ 5:00 pm

The museum traces the 50-million-year history of the horse. Priceless artifacts and special exhibits showcase the variety of horse breeds and disciplines available today.

Permanent museum exhibitions highlight the history of the horse from ancient times to the many popular sporting events of modern times.

Self-produced blockbuster exhibitions such as “All the Queen’s Horses: The Role of the Horse in British History;” “Imperial China: The Art of the Horse in Chinese History;”, and “A Gift from the Desert: the Art, Culture and History of the Arabian Horse,” provide a distinctive glimpse into subjects where the horse has been especially significant in shaping human history. Contemporary art exhibitions focus on the talents of equine artists around the globe and give talented local equine artists much needed exposure to a worldwide audience.


"Timeline of the Horse"

"Horse Breeds of the World"

"The Horse in Sport"

The Al-Marah Arabian Horse Galleries

"Equine Treasures of the Bluegrass"

"Ted Bassett: A Kentucky Legend"

Check out our website for additional exhibits!

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