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.
Equine Events and Competitions
The Kentucky National Hunter Jumper Show is a 5-day event showcasing some of the best Hunter/Jumper competitions in the country. 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 28th International Grand Championship Rocky Mountain Horse Association Show is a class A Rocky Mountain Horse Show. More than 300 horses will be shown in this event. Classes that will be displayed include equitation, saddleseat, breed demonstrations, and a stallion row. The Grand Champion classes will take place on Saturday evening. Also at this event will be the opportunity for the public to ‘Ride a Rocky’. For more information on the International Grand Championship Rocky Mountain Horse Association Show, please go to https://www.rmhorse.com/welcome or call Suzie Buchanan at 859-243-0260. Photo courtesy of Steve Faust, pixbysteve.smugmug.com.
The MidSouth Eventing and Dressage Association (MSEDA) Dressage in the Park is a 3-day dressage show. This event draws competitors from Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Indiana, Georgia, and Florida, and around 100 to 150 horses compete in the event. The National Dressage Pony Cup will also be held during this show, ponies of all breeds are able to participate. The levels offered are Training thru Grand Prix. For more information on MSEDA Dressage in the Park, please go to http://www.mseda.org/, or contact Susan Posner at 859.221.3462. Photo courtesy of Lesley Ward.
The Kentucky Classique Horse Trials is a 3-day-eventing competition. This is a United States Eventing Association (USEA) sanctioned event. All levels will be competing in Dressage, Cross Country and Show Jumping. For more information on the Kentucky Classique Horse Trials please visit http://www.kyevents.net/shows/info/kyclassic or call Mary Fike at 859-621-2479. Photo courtesy of PhelpsPhotos.com.
Hats Off to Kentucky's Horse Industry Day is a day to celebrate and promote Kentucky's Horse Industry and includes free KY Horse Park general admission from 9am- 5pm. The horse industry in Kentucky generates 80,000 - 100,000 in direct and indirect jobs, and impacts our economy by an estimated 8 billion dollars! In celebration of the horse, Kentuckians flock to the Kentucky Horse Park on Hats Off Day for a free day of family fun and an opportunity to learn more about horses and the amazing things they do for our great state!
Events include children’s activities, free pony rides, educational booths, interactive equine stations, Grand Prix Show Jumping, and much more!
The Rood & Riddle Kentucky Grand Prix, a challenging show jumping competition between top international horses and riders, is the featured evening entertainment of Hats Off Day and is taking place in the beautiful outdoor Rolex Stadium!
2016 promises to be very exciting! There’s something for everyone -- competition, a terrific book fair, great amenities and fantastic entertainment for the whole family!
For more information about the Rood & Riddle Grand Prix, visit http://www.hatsoffky.com/grandprix.html.
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 Central Kentucky Reining 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://www.krha.info. Photo courtesy of James Shambhu.
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 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 contact Marianne Murphy at email@example.com. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Munson.