The Kentucky Summer II Classic is a 5-day hunter/jumper show and is the second part of the two-part Kentucky Summer Horse Show 2017 series. This event draws local riders, international riders and even former Olympians. This show also features premier-rated hunter and jumper classes.
Equine Events and Competitions
The Rood & Riddle Grand Prix is a show jumping event. The show is sponsored by Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital. For more information about the Rood & Riddle Grand Prix, visit http://www.roodandriddle.com.
The Clayton Woosley Hall of Fame Reining Show is a reining show named after NRHA Hall of Famer Clayton Woosley. The show is put on by the Kentucky Reining Horse Association and is included with general Kentucky Horse Park admission. (No additional ticket is necessary.) The show should start at 7:30 Thursday through Sunday and it will last well into the evening. In addition, the show will feature a variety of vendors selling horse-related products.
There will be AQHA, NRHA, and CKRHA classes available. Youth and rookie levels all the way to Open levels will be exhibited. For more information on the Clayton Woosley Hall of Fame Reining Show, visit http://krha.info. Photo courtesy of James Shambhu.
The $25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic is part of the Kentucky Summer Horse Show and is scheduled to take place at the Rolex Stadium at the Kentucky Horse Park on Thursday, July 27th at 6:30pm.
The Kentucky Summer Horse Show is a 5-day hunter/jumper show, and is the first part of the two part Kentucky Summer Horse Show 2017 series. This event draws local riders, international riders and even former Olympians. For more information, visit http://www.kentuckyhorseshows.com or call 859-233-0492. Photo courtesy of Shawn McMillan.
The schedule features a variety of grand prix, classics, and special classes.
The Pony Club Festival is a week-long celebration of all things Pony Club. More than 4,000 Pony Club members from across the country attend. Championship competitions will start off the festival, followed by several days of educational workshops, clinics and other opportunities. The Pony Club Festival serves the National Championship competition of the organization as well as an educational learning experience. Championship events include: Eventing, Dressage, Show Jumping, Polocrosse, Games, and Tetrathlon. The educational portion of the festival will conduct clinics for Pony Club members. A trade fair will also take place in the Alltech arena. For more information of the Pony Club Festival please visit http://www.ponyclub.org.
The Champagne Run 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 spring 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. Photo courtesy of Phelps Photos.
The KDA Dressage Show will take place in the Dressage Complex and Covered Arena. Some of the show activities and events include the Vendor Progressive Party on Friday in Vendor Village and the KDA & NDPC Competitors’ Party and NDPC Award Presentation on Saturday in the Covered Arena mezzanine. The KDA & NDPC Competitors’ Party is open to all riders, trainers, grooms, family, and friends attending the KDA show. Time for all events will be in the show program and announced at the show.
The Robert Murphy Hunter Jumper Show is a 4-day hunter/jumper event. Around 250 horses are shown at this event annually. All ages and all levels of hunter and jumping competition will be on display at this event. For more information on the Robert Murphy Hunter Jumper Show please visit http://www.olivehillsporthorses.com. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Munson.
The Special Olympics Kentucky State Equestrian Competition is generally held the first full weekend in October. The event is currently held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. There are approximately 30 riders who compete annually.
SOKY offers both English and Western style riding in the following classes: Trails, Equitation, Dressage, Showmanship, Relays, Prix Caprilli, Pole Bending, Barrel Racing and Figure 8 Stake Race.
Within each class, ability levels are offered. There are classes for beginner riders or those of lower skill levels such as: CS=walk/supported or BS=walk & trot/supported. There are also classes offered for the more skilled or accomplished rider: BI=Walk & Trot/Independent or A Class = Walk, Trot & Canter.