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$15 for a One-Day Admission for One Adult and One Child ($30 Value)
As a nod to the upcoming London Olympics, the theme of the 23rd annual BreyerFest is British Invasion. Between the days July 20–22 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and until 3 p.m. on Sunday, the grounds of Kentucky Horse Park will be packed with an array of British horse breeds, including dales ponies, hackneys, cleveland bays, gypsy vanners, and a drum horse—drum horses are English steeds tasked with carrying ceremonial silver kettledrums during royal parades.
At BreyerFest, a child counts as anyone aged 6–12. Admission includes two limited-edition Stablemates model horses, hand crafted and hand painted. Children under 6 are admitted free, but do not receive a model.
Every July, a crowd of people and horses press down the lush grasses of Kentucky Horse Park. The occasion is BreyerFest, a model-horse festival hosted by Breyer Animal Creations (known for purveying handcrafted model horses). Equine enthusiasts funnel into the park and disperse across the grounds to participate in a daily array of family-oriented activities. Aside from more than 40 live-horse exhibitions, attractions include crafts, pony rides, a petting zoo, face-painting booths, and a magic show. Each year's festival is marked by a theme that influences the breed and origin of the horses on display.