Equine Update

Jen Roytz



November 29 - December 31 | 5:30 - 10:00pm Kentucky Horse Park 

Attracting more than 100,000 people annually, the Kentucky Horse Park’s Southern Lights display has become a tradition for locals and out-of-towners alike. Guests come by the car-load
to see the 3+ miles of Kentucky-themed holiday light displays. Guests are also invited to experience the non-driving attractions, including a petting zoo, pony and camel rides, shopping, food vendors and more. Tickets are $20 per car-load Monday-Thursday, $25 Friday-Sunday (additional pricing for larger vehicles). All proceeds benefit the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation. For more information, visit kyhorsepark.com. 


Throughout December and January | days and times vary Mill Ridge Farm (and Zim’s Café) 

While each Thoroughbred’s actual birthday is listed on their regis- tration papers, January 1 has long been considered their universal birthday for cataloging purposes in racing. Horse Country Tours and Mill Ridge Farm invite you to celebrate their birthday with a farm tour to learn about how they’re raised and cared for. Then, during the months of December or January, bring your stamped Horse Country Tours passport to Zim’s Café downtown for a free carrot cake cup- cake! For more information, go to visithorsecountry.com. 


December 11-13 and 18-20 | Seating at Noon Keeneland’s Keene Place Estate 

Get inspired by the tradition of Keeneland and create a tradition of your own as you celebrate the holiday season over tea with friends and loved ones. Keeneland Executive Chef Marc Therrien will pre- pare a gourmet twist on a fine tea luncheon, which will be prepared with the chef’s choice of tea. Keeneland’s Keene Place, decorated in its holiday best, is a festive backdrop for what will surely become an annual event. Reservations are required in advance. For more information, go to keeneland.com.