Equine Events and Competitions

Snowball Series Mounted Games

Dates: 
Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 8:00am to Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

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 lbcaddel@aol.com. Photo courtesy of Butch Housman.

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Snowball Series Mounted Games
Phone: 
859-621-2383

Snowbird Dressage

Dates: 
Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 8:00am to 8:00pm
Event Description: 

Snowbird Dressage is a Kentucky Dressage Association sanctioned Dressage show. Introductory, Training, First, Second, and Third and above levels will be exhibited. For more information on Snowbird Dressage, please contact Julie Congleton at 859-846-4889 or go to www.kentuckydressageassociation.com. Photo courtesy of PhelpsPhotos.

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Hosted by: 
KDA
Phone: 
859-846-4889

Oleika Pro Rodeo/IPRA All Region Finals

Dates: 
Friday, November 21, 2014 - 7:30pm to Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 10:00pm
Event Description: 

We welcome you to the 4th Annual Oleika Pro Rodeo!  We are proud to now be the new home of the IPRA National All Region Finals!  
 
Join us on November 21 & 22 to cheer on 90 of the best cowboys and cowgirls in the country as they compete in bareback and saddle broncs, calf roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing, team roping, cowgirl breakaway roping and bull riding!
 
Come early when the doors open at 6 pm for a pre-show performance by the Kentucky Cowtown Rangers at 6:30 pm.  They are the only club in KY sanctioned by the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association.  The rodeo will begin at 7:30 pm.
 
Tickets:
          Adults - $17 (at the door) or $15 (advanced sale)
          Children 6-10 - $10 (at the door) or $8 (advanced sale)
          Children 5 & Under - Free
          Group Rates Available - email:  info@oleikarodeo.com
 
Free Parking

Location: 
Hosted by: 
Oleika Shriners

United States Dressage Finals

Dates: 
Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 8:00am to Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The United States Dressage Finals is the national championship competition for the United States Dressage Federation. The US Dressage Finals will be split into Open and Amateur divisions. Each division will hold classes from Training Level to Grand Prix Freestyle. A non-championship competition will also take place, USDF Dressage in the Bluegrass which will be a qualifying competition for The 2015 Great American/USDF Regional Championships and USDF/Dover Adult Amateur Medal Program. The USDF Dressage in the Bluegrass will have USEF and FEI classes with Training Level to Grand Prix Level exhibited. General admission is free, and VIP seating may be purchased on-site. For more information on the United States Dressage Finals please call the United States Dressage Federation at 859-971-2277, or go to www.usdf.org.

Location: 
Hosted by: 
USDF
Phone: 
859-971-2277

National Horse Show

Dates: 
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 8:00am to Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 8:00pm
Event Description: 

The National Horse Show is a 5-day hunter/jumper event. The event will feature a full array of hunter divisions, Junior & Amateur Owner Jumpers, the top Open Jumpers from the USA and around the world, and the Maclay National Championship. The National Horse Show in is consistently ranked as one of the top shows in the United States by the North American Riders Group (NARG) and last year was voted Horse Show of the Year by the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame. For more information on the National Horse Show please visit https://www.nhs.org or call (561) 753-3389.

Schedule:
Tuesday: 8am start - last class starts at 5pm
Wednesday: 7am start - last class starts at 7:35pm
Thursday: 7am start - last afternoon class starts at 5:50pm / opening ceremonies start at 7pm / last evening class starts at 9pm
Friday: 7am start / last afternoon class starts at 4:40pm / opening ceremonies start at 7pm / last evening class starts at 8pm
     Please note trick-or-treating will not be held at the Alltech Arena this year, as the contributing sponsor from previous years is no longer participating.
Saturday: 5:30am start / last afternoon class starts at 4:15pm / opening ceremonies start at 7pm / NHS Grand Prix starts at 7:30pm
*Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour!*
Sunday: 7am start - 4pm awards ceremony

Location: 
Hosted by: 
National Horse Show
Phone: 
(561) 753-3389

Octoberfest Horse Trials

Dates: 
Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 8:00am to Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The Octoberfest Horse Trials bring together horses and their riders from approximately 30 states to compete in a 3-day event competition. Introductory to intermediate levels will be on display. This fall event is very beneficial in the training process for green to advanced horses and riders. A trade fair will also be taking place on the grounds in conjunction with this event. For more information contact Maggie Wright at 859-621-2478.

Hosted by: 
Champagne Run
Phone: 
859-621-2478

CKRH Halloween Trail Ride & Used Tack Sale

Dates: 
Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 8:00am to 3:00pm
Event Description: 

The Central Kentucky Riding for Hope Halloween Trail Ride and Used Tack Sale are events to benefit the Central Kentucky Riding for Hope. The Halloween Trail Ride allows riders to ride over park grounds that are not usually open to riders. A costume class and ride-a-thon will also take place during the event. The used tack sale allows people to buy and sell tack. For more information on the CKRH Trail Ride & Used Tack Sale please visit http://www.ckrh.org/htr.html or call (859) 231-7066.

Location: 
Hosted by: 
Central Kentucky Riding For Hope
Phone: 
(859) 231-7066

Bluegrass Finale: US Championship Series III

Dates: 
Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 8:00am to Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

For 25 years the United States Mounted Games Association has provided opportunities for riders of all ages to enjoy games on horseback and to compete internationally as well as in the United States.

The United States Mounted Games Association was formed to inspire, encourage interest, and increase participation in Mounted Games in the United States. Their mission is to increase the number of riders involved in Mounted Games, improve the quality and number of our United States competitions, and to enhance the image of equestrian games as a spectator sport. USMGA aims to provide niche in equine sports by making Mounted Games, a relatively inexpensive horse sport, available to the general public for the advancement and understanding of the equine industry.

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Hosted by: 
USMGA