Grounds Pass 101:
Everything You Need and Want to Know About a Grounds Pass to the 2010 Games
What is a Grounds Pass ticket?
Grounds Pass tickets allow entry to the 2010 Games for the selected day of purchase and will give spectators access to a wide range of activities at the Kentucky Horse Park venue. Activities include shopping at more than 250 Trade Show booths; exciting exhibits and entertainment at the Kentucky Experience tourism pavilion and the Alltech Experience pavilions; and many of the Kentucky Horse Park’s world-renowned exhibits and museums.
Please note that a Grounds Pass ticket does not include access or seating in competition venues.
What is a Flex Grounds Pass ticket?
The Flex Grounds Pass can be used for entry on any one day of choice, without selecting a specific date of attendance at the time of purchase. A limited quantity of Flex Grounds Pass tickets will be available for $30.
Please note that a Flex Grounds Pass ticket does not include access or seating in competition venues.
Why are Grounds Pass tickets not available on Endurance, Eventing Cross-Country, and Driving Marathon days?
Grounds Pass tickets are available for 13 days during the Games, excluding the competition days of Endurance (9/26), Eventing Cross Country (10/2), and Driving Marathon (10/9). These competitions will not be held in a venue, rather park-wide, therefore all spectators on the park those days will be able to view competition. Other activities including the International Trade Show, the Equine Village, the Alltech Experience, the Kentucky Experience, and the Kentucky Horse Park’s museums will still be open to spectators on those days.
Spectators who wish to purchase admission for these competition days should visit www.ticketmaster.com.
How much does a Ground Pass ticket cost?
Grounds Pass tickets will be priced at $25 and will allow entry to the 2010 Games venue for the selected date of purchase. To provide for an affordable, family-friendly event, Grounds admission for children 12 years of age and under will be free of charge when accompanied by a paying adult. All spectators, regardless of age, will need a ticket for a reserved seat
Tickets are now available for purchase through www.ticketmaster.com, at any Ticketmaster outlet, and via the Ticketmaster hotline at 1-800-745-3000.
If I have already purchased Reserve Seat tickets, do I still need a Grounds Pass ticket for the same day?
If you have purchased competition tickets you DO NOT need to purchase a Grounds Pass for that same day. This is an opportunity to add on to your order. For example, if you have Reining tickets for September 25 and September 28 and wish to visit the park on September 27 you would want to purchase a Grounds Pass ticket.
Are all of the activities included in a Grounds Pass, also included in a Reserve Seat ticket?
Yes! All of the park’s activities available to those who purchase a Grounds Pass ticket—Including shopping in the international trade show, watching famous clinicians and equine demonstrations in the Equine Village, sampling local bourbon in the Kentucky Experience and much more—are included with the purchase of a Reserve Seat ticket. If you have already purchased a Reserve Seat ticket, you DO NOT need to purchase a Grounds Pass ticket for that day.
Do I need to purchase a Grounds Pass ticket for my child?
To provide for an affordable, family-friendly event, Grounds admission for children 12 years of age and under will be free of charge when accompanied by a paying adult. All spectators, regardless of age, will need a ticket for a reserved seat
Will Grounds Pass tickets be available for sale at the gates, or do I need to purchase in advance?
Grounds Pass tickets will be available for purchase at the entry Gates on the Kentucky Horse Park. We strongly recommend that spectators purchase their tickets in advance, as they may not be available on the day you wish to purchase them.