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.
Equine Events and Competitions
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.
The 26th 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 Fall Classic I Hunter Jumper Show is a 2-day hunter/jumper event. All ages and all levels of hunter and jumping competition will be on display at this event. For more information on the Fall Classic I Hunter Jumper Show please contact Marianne Murphy at email@example.com. Photo courtesy of Cindy Evans.
Riders are given the opportunity to school their horses on the famous Kentucky Horse Park cross country course. For a $35 fee, riders can school their horse for four hours on the course. $20 of the fee will be considered a donation and all proceeds will go to the KHP Foundation to help maintain and improve the park’s competition facilities. There will be two sessions per day. The first session will be 8:00 am to noon, and the second session will be from 12:30 to 4:30 pm. With obstacles from novice to advanced, and combinations similar to those found in competitions, all skill levels are welcome. For more information on Cross Country Schooling Days please go to www.khpfoundation.org or call 859-255-5727.
8:00 am to noon
12:30 pm to 4:30 pm
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 859-621-2479. 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.
The Kentucky Hunter Jumper Association Horse Show is a 4-day hunter/jumper show, and is part of the Kentucky Horse Show 2014 series. This event draws local and out-of-state riders. Headlining this year’s events are the $10,000 Hagyard Welcome Stake, the USHJA National Hunter Derby, the ASPCA Maclay, and the $30,000 KHJA Grand Prix. For more information, visit http://www.kentuckyhorseshows.com or call 859-233-0492. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Munson.
The Bluegrass Festival Horse Show is a 6-day hunter/jumper show, and is a part of the Kentucky Horse Show 2014 series. This event draws local riders, international riders and even former Olympians. Headlining this year’s event are the $25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic (fifth event in the Hagyard Challenge Series), USEF Show Jumping Talent Search, $40,000 Bluegrass Festival Grand Prix and the USHJA National Hunter Derby. For more information, visit http://www.kentuckyhorseshows.com or call 859-233-0492. Photo courtesy of Lesley Ward.
The USEF Pony Finals is a 6-day Hunter/Jumper Championship event. The US Regular Hunter Pony Championship, the US Green Hunter Pony Championship, and the US National Pony Jumper Championship will all take place during this event. Ponies in each of the events will be put into classes based on their size (small, medium, and large). Aside from the competition, there will also be clinics during this event that are free and open to the public. For more information on the USEF pony finals please visit https://www.usef.org/_IFrames/breedsdisciplines/discipline/pony/ponyFina.... Photo courtesy of Shawn McMillan.