One of the most unique Special Olympics events anywhere, the Special Olympics Kentucky State Equestrian Competition brings more than 60 riders of all ability levels from throughout Kentucky (and some from Ohio) to compete in dressage, equitation, showmanship, and working trails disciplines. Once again this year the Competition will be held at Alltech Arena. For more information contact Camille Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 502-695-8222.
Equine Events and Competitions
The Farmhouse Fraternity will host the Cowboy Up for a Cure rodeo on April 17 – 18 at the Alltech Arena. They will be sanctioned by the National Cowboy Association. Tickets are $10 presale, $12 at the door.
The Spirit of the Horse: A Holiday Extravaganza is an original equine entertainment production that is performed by the KYB-GPE Equine Theater Production Company. The show tells a holiday-themed story on horseback in an hour-long production designed to entertain all ages. Guests can also purchase ‘meet and greet’ tickets to see the horses backstage and receive a barn tour. For more information on The Spirit of the Horse: A Holiday Extravaganza, please go to www.kybdressage.com. Photo courtesy of FireandEarthPhoto.com.
The Mounted Police Civilian Sensory Training Clinic allows the public to train their own horses using the techniques that the mounted police horses are trained with. The clinic is grounded in natural horsemanship and will take place in-hand and mounted. Riders are able to work with their own speed and comfort level. There will be two clinics, one on the 17th and one on the 18th, and payment includes breakfast, lunch and a stall for each day. For more information on the Mounted Police Civilian Sensory Training Clinic please contact Anne Anderson at 859-299-5744 or email@example.com.
The Kentucky Classic Combined Driving Event is a 4-day event. This year’s event will feature preliminary, intermediate, and advanced level divisions. The advanced-level competition is an FEI-level two-star (CAI**) event. The 2014 USEF National Championships for single, pair, and four-in-hand ponies will be taking place as well as the 2014 USEF National Pair Horse Championship. For the first time, this year’s event will also feature the new Kentucky Classic Preliminary and Intermediate Championships. For more information on the Kentucky Classic Combined Driving Event please visit http://kentuckyclassiccde.com/ or call Kate Waley at (859) 987-3589.
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The Huntfield Derby show is part of the Bluegrass Classic, sponsored by the MidEAST Kentucky Quarter Horse Association. This event provides classes in the following disciplines: Hunter Derby, Trail Derby, Freestyle Horsemanship, Freestyle Reining, Youth Equitation Over Fences, and Amateur Equitation Over Fences. For more information, visit http://www.nqhl.com/NQHL.htm, or contact Kim Farrell at (941) 809-6361.
Photo courtesy of AQHA
The 2014 edition of The Kentucky After Christmas Sale will be the 29th consecutive year we have operated this outstanding sale. We take pride in being the first event of the Tennessee Walking Horse industry season. During the sale, we provide a large selection of the finest Tennessee Walking horses available. With many opportunities available to buy and sell, we are sure you will find exactly what you are looking for with our sale. Our sale is formatted to provide quality services to all the consignors and bidders.
Broodmares, pleasure, trail, plantation, two year olds, and show horses are all offered at this auction. Each year the final portion of the auction is reserved for our Spotlight edition. This is a group of show horses that have achieved exceptional success in the show ring. Over the years the Spotlight edition has offered many World Grand Champions and Reserve World Grand Champions. It provides a unique opportunity to purchase some of the most accomplished and capable horses in our industry.
The 2014 Kentucky After Christmas Sale will be Friday, January 31st and Saturday, February 1st.
Join us for the Snowball Series Mounted Games at the Kentucky Horse Park's Covered Arena on Friday, December 13th and Saturday, December 14th from 8:00 AM through 5:00 PM. Hope to see you there!
The Snowball Series Mounted Games is a mounted games schooling competition. Competitors are able to compete beginner novice, novice, intermediate, masters, fossils, and green pony divisions. Rides will compete in teams, pairs, or a three-rider pony pair in the games. This event is part of the Snowball Series, riders can compete in all of the competitions and receive awards at the conclusion of the series. For more information on the Snowball Series Mounted Games please contact Linda Caddel at 859-621-2383 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Photo courtesy of Butch Housman.