Hats off Day, presented by Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, will celebrate the impact of the horse industry with a day of free admission to the Kentucky Horse Park July 30. Now in its 19th year, Hats Off Day offers family-friendly activities beginning at 3 p.m., including horse and pony rides, interactive educational booths, and a Grand Prix show jumping competition. Free hats, provided by area horse farms and businesses will be distributed at the entrance, while supplies last.
Sponsored by Central Bank and other industry leaders, Hats Off Day is the only day of the year that admission to the Kentucky Horse Park is free, and serves as a fundraiser for the Kentucky Equine Adoption Center and the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation. More than $1,180,000 has been raised for worthy organizations in Kentucky since the inaugural event in 2003.
“The Kentucky Horse Park provides our state with a beautiful backdrop to learn about Kentucky's signature industry,” said Dr. Tom Riddle, founder of Hats Off Day and co-founder of Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital. “Hats Off Day allows families to get up-close-and-personal with these majestic animals.”