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.
Equine Events and Competitions
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 I and USDF Region 2 Championships are two events held in conjunction over three days. The Fall Classic I is a KDA recognized Dressage show with classes from introductory level to grand prix level. The USDF Region 2 Championships are a qualifying event for the US Dressage Finals. For more information on the Kentucky Dressage Association Fall Classic I and the USDF Region 2 Championships 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 Mountain Saddle Horse Association Championships is a 4-day event showcasing the best of the Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse breed. Horses will be shown in halter, pleasure, trail, driving, and costume classes. More than 300 horses are shown at this event annually. A silent and live auction will also take place during the event. For more information on the Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse Association Championships please go to http://www.kmsha.com/index.htm or call (859) 225-5674. Photo courtesy of Deep Meadow Farm.
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 Paso Fino Grand National Championship Show & Expo is a 6-day event dedicated to the Paso Fino breed. Confirmation, pleasure, and performance classes will be a part of the show schedule. There will also be special contesting events and a trade show. For more information the Paso Fino Grand National Championship Show & Expo please go to http://www.pfha.org/news-and-events/2014-grand-national-show or call 859-825-6000.
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, or contact Sally Lockhart at 859 621-6522. Photo courtesy of Mary Fike.
The Kentucky National Hunter Jumper Show is a 5-day event showcasing some of the best Hunter/Jumper competitions in the country. Headlining classes include the Hagyard Equine Medical Institute “The Betsy” Grand Prix, Prix de Lexington, Show Jumping Hall of Fame Classes, The Midwest NHS/ASPCA Maclay Regional Equitation Championship, $45,000 Midwest Young Jumper Championships, $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, $5,000 USHJA/Hallway Feeds National Hunter Derby Series Finale, Take2 Hunter and Jumper divisions, and the Huntfield Derby. For more information on the Kentucky National Hunter Jumper Show please go to http://www.thekentuckynational.com or call Suzanne Mayo at 615-838-7560. Photo courtesy of Shawn McMillan.
The Horses and Hope Trail Ride is an event benefitting the Horses and Hope charity which works with Kentucky’s equine industry to provide awareness, early detection through screening and treatment referral to women in the equine industry. For more information on the Horses and Hope Trail Ride please visit http://www.horsesandhope.org/. Photo courtesy of Samantha L. Clarke.