Equine Events and Competitions

US Mounted Games Association

Dates: 
Saturday, April 9, 2016 - 9:00am to Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

For over 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. Our 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.

Location: 
Hosted by: 
USMGA
Phone: 
502.836.4589

KMSHA Spring Show

Dates: 
Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 8:00am to Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

For more information on the Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse Association please go to http://www.kmsha.com or call (859) 225-5674. Photo courtesy of Deep Meadow Farm.

2016 Showbill
http://www.kmsha.com/events/2016%20Showbills/2016SpringPremiere_showbill.pdf

Location: 
Hosted by: 
KMSHA
Phone: 
859-699-3000

17th Annual EAGALA Conference

Dates: 
Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 8:00am to 6:00pm
Event Description: 

EAGALA is a nonprofit professional organization with over 4,500 members in 50 countries. EAGALA is committed to setting the standard of professional excellence in how horses and people work together to improve the quality of life and mental health of individuals, families and groups worldwide.

The 17th Annual EAGALA Conference in Lexington, Kentucky arrives at the historic Kentucky Horse Park for horse arena workshops and some special time to tour all that is at the horse park. Join your fellow professionals from around the world for learning, networking, inspiration and fun!

The EAGALA Annual Conference is the premier global opportunity to learn and experience The EAGALA Model of equine assisted psychotherapy from every angle. It’s three days of hands-on training, information-rich workshops and a chance to network with some of the 4,500 mental health and equine professionals in 50 nations who make up The Global EAGALA Network. At the 17th Annual EAGALA Conference you’ll learn:

How to set up, grow and market your EAGALA practice.
The latest clinical methods to help you help your clients change, grow and learn.
EAGALA techniques to meet the unique needs of special populations – young people, families, veterans, those in recovery, etc.
Skills and contacts to last a lifetime.

Sign Up NOW for the 2016 EAGALA Annual Conference in Lexington at eagala.org, or call (801) 754-0400.

Hosted by: 
EAGALA
Phone: 
(801) 754-0400

US Mounted Games Association

Dates: 
Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, February 14, 2016 - 8:00pm
Event Description: 

For over 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. Our 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.

Location: 
Hosted by: 
USMGA
Phone: 
502-836-4589

HalloWhinny

Dates: 
Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
Event Description: 

Saturday, October 31, is Halloween and the park won’t let the day pass on Lexington’s Breeders’ Cup year without offering TWO presentations of HalloWhinny, the annual Halloween show, where park horses and their riders are likely to show up as just about any kind of “scary,” funny or quirky dual human/horse costume for the holiday. Held at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the park’s Breeds Barn, park employees and special guests will show off costumes that many have planned all year. HalloWhinny is included in regular park admission.

Hosted by: 
Kentucky Horse Park
Phone: 
859-259-4200

Park-and-Ride Breeders’ Cup

Dates: 
Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 8:00am to Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 7:00pm
Event Description: 

The Kentucky Horse Park will be one of three designated Park-and-Ride Breeders’ Cup locations for ticket holders to be shuttled to Keeneland Oct. 29-31, and will be ADA handicapped accessible. For the Keeneland race event, Prelude to the Cup, on Thursday, Oct. 29, parking passes may be purchased online in advance for $15 per vehicle or onsite for $20. Breeders’ Cup parking passes on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 30-31, may be purchased online in advance for $20 per vehicle or onsite for $25. Parking passes include complimentary shuttle service to and from Keeneland for all vehicle occupants, and free event programs each day.

Hosted by: 
Kentucky Horse Park
Phone: 
859-259-4200

KHP Celebrates Breeders' Cup

Dates: 
Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 8:00am to Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

Walk-up and drive-thru wagering will be available at the Alltech Arena during the CP National Horse Show on Friday-Saturday, Oct. 30-31. Simulcasting on large screen televisions in the Gracie Street Garden will be broadcast inside the Alltech Arena both days of the Breeders’ Cup races on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 30-31. Simulcasting will allow patrons to enjoy all the action at Keeneland while accessing the show jumping action at America’s most prestigious and longest running indoor horse show. Off-site wagering will open one hour before racing begins and close 30 minutes after the last race at Keeneland both days.

Admission to the CP National Horse Show is free on Friday, Oct. 30, until 6 p.m., then admission is $5 on Friday night and $10 for all day on Saturday, Oct. 31. Children 12 and under are free. Park admission is not required and parking will be free of charge all three days for this Breeders’ Cup option at the park. Gracie Street Garden will be open the same hours as the show serving breakfast items, wraps, sandwiches and other pub fare. 

The park will also be one of three designated Park-and-Ride Breeders’ Cup locations for ticket holders to be shuttled to Keeneland Oct. 29-31, and will be ADA handicapped accessible. For the Keeneland race event, Prelude to the Cup, on Thursday, Oct. 29, parking passes may be purchased online in advance for $15 per vehicle or onsite for $20. Breeders’ Cup parking passes on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 30-31, may be purchased online in advance for $20 per vehicle or onsite for $25. Parking passes include complimentary shuttle service to and from Keeneland for all vehicle occupants, and free event programs each day.

Hosted by: 
Kentucky Horse Park
Phone: 
859-259-4200

Fall Harvest Show

Dates: 
Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 9:00pm
Event Description: 

The Fall Harvest Show showcases the Arabian, Morgan, and Friesian breeds. Classes include sport horse in hand, stick horse, tandem riding, showmanship, halter classes, liberty classes, driving classes and breed championships. For more information on the Fall Harvest Show please go to www.puremorab.com.

Location: 
Hosted by: 
PMHA
Phone: 
270-735-5331 or 502-535-4803