Kentucky Horse Park / Indoor Equestrian Arena


Location: Lexington, Kentucky

Size: 226,000  SF/New Construction
Program Elements:
5,700 fixed stadium seats
200 luxury box seats
Closed Circuit and Broadcast Television Facilities
Catering and Concession Amenities
Exhibition and conference Space

The Kentucky Horse Park’s 70-acre pastoral setting is the location for the world-class equestrian indoor arena, the design of which focused on one of Kentucky’s greatest natural resources – the horse. The Arena is completely conditioned for the comfort of event participants and spectator alike and features the amenities necessary for all types of equestrian events.  Features include a 135’ x 300’ event floor with attached warm-up & staging areas, and an adjacent stable area to allow for convenient and safe event access.  Service, access and support facilities are provided to enhance the competition and spectator experience.  The site is arranged to separate spectator and horse related functions and services for the ease and access of spectators and the safety of the horses. The multipurpose facility can also be used as an excellent venue for small concerts, trade shows, conventions and other events.

GBBN Architects in collaboration with HOK Sport (formerly 360 Architecture).