The park presents live shows daily throughout the summer. The famous Horses of the World Show captures the sound and excitement of the show ring in presenting unique breeds of horses with authentically costumed riders. The excitement of the racetrack and show ring are brought to life by the elite group of horses in the Hall of Champions, which features retired champions from Thoroughbred, Standardbred and Quarter Horse Racing.
Visitors also have the opportunity to learn about horse history in the the largest of the world’s horse museums, the International Museum of the Horse, an affiliate of the renowned Smithsonian Institution.
On April 15, 1849, Henry Clay wrote, “I am in one respect better off than Moses. He died in sight of, without reaching, the Promised Land. I occupy as good a farm as any that he would have found, if he had reached it; & it has been acquired not by hereditary descent, but by my own labor.” Henry Clay deeply loved Ashland, the farm and home he had built upon it. For him, it provided a place of refuge and sanctuary from a difficult and often disappointing world and was one of the few places where Clay regularly found happiness.