The Thoroughbred Makeover will take place in the Covered Arena.
Equine Events and Competitions
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.
The Hagyard MidSouth Three-Day Event and Team Challenge is a 3-day eventing competition. This event is USEA and USEF sanctioned. The three disciplines that will make up the competition are dressage, cross-country, and show jumping. For more information on the Hagyard MidSouth Three-Day Event and Team Challenge please go to http://www.hagyardmidsouth.com or call Mary Fike at (859) 621-2479. Photo courtesy of Sara Davidson.
The NAPEC (North American Police Equestrian Competition) will be held on October 13-16, 2015 at the Kentucky Horse Park. The event is designed for Mounted Police Officers to showcase their units, be evaluated on their equestrian riding skill level, and take part in a competition designed to simulate what they may encounter while on patrol. This event brings officers and their horses together to display their trust and confidence to the public they are sworn to protect.
The KHP Foundation Battle in the Saddle is a celebrity team penning event benefitting the KHP Foundation. This event pairs two amateur team penning riders with a celebrity guest rider to determine who can pen the group of cattle in the quickest amount of time. Sponsorships are available for the event, and the public can come and watch for an admission price. For more information on the KHP Foundation Battle in the Saddle please go to http://khpfoundation.org/programs/featured-events/celebrity-team-penning or call (859) 255-5727.
The Kentucky Dressage Association Fall Classic is a KDA recognized Dressage show with classes from introductory level to grand prix level. For more information on the Kentucky Dressage Association Fall Classic please go to www.kentuckydressageassociation.org or call (859) 276-8993. Photo courtesy of Phelps Photos.
The National Drive is a 6-day event devoted to recreational equine driving. This event is the largest gathering of recreational equine drivers in North America. Highlighting the event is a series of clinics, demonstrations and private driving lessons featuring some of the nation’s most prominent clinicians and driving experts. Participants are able to drive their horses throughout the park from dawn until dusk. For more information on the National Drive please visit http://www.nationaldrive.net or call Mike Lyon at (931) 492-0154.
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 2015 USEF National Championships for single, pair, and four-in-hand ponies will be taking place as well as the 2015 USEF National Pair Horse Championship. The event will also feature the 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 Kentucky Fall Classic Horse Show is a 3-day show for saddle/gaited horses. Classes that will be taking place include harness, pleasure, roadster, equitation, and breed-specific classes. The show is sponsored by United Professional Horseman's Association Chapter 9 and is used as their annual fundraiser. The show also annually benefits the Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital. For more information on this event please go to www.kentuckyfallclassic.com or call Chuck Walker at (859) 333-1406. Picture courtesy of www.kentuckyfallclassic.com.
The Jump Start Horse Trials is a 3-day-eventing competition. Riders will compete in Dressage, Cross Country and Show Jumping. This event features levels that are recognized by the United States Eventing Association, and/or the United States Equestrian Federation. All levels are sanctioned by the MidSouth Eventing and Dressage Association. All proceeds from the event benefit the Keeneland Pony Club. For more information on the Jump Start Horse Trials please visit http://www.keenelandponyclub.org. Photo courtesy of Mary Fike.