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.
Equine Events and Competitions
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 2015 series. This event draws local riders, international riders and even former Olympians. Headlining this year’s event are the $25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic (fourth event in the Hagyard Challenge Series), USEF Pony Medal, ASPCA Maclay, $50,000 Summer Grand Prix, and the USHJA National Hunter Derby. For more information, visit http://www.kentuckyhorseshows.com or call 859-233-0492.
The Rood & Riddle Grand Prix is a show jumping event. The show is sponsored by Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital and prize money totals $50,000. For more information about the Rood & Riddle Grand Prix, visit http://www.hatsoffky.com/grandprix.html.
The Kentucky Summer I Horse Show is a 5-day hunter/jumper show, and is the first part of the two part Kentucky Summer Horse Show 2015 series. This event draws local riders, international riders and even former Olympians. Headlining this year’s event are the $25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic (third event in the Hagyard Challenge Series), USEF Show Jumping Talent Search, ASPCA Maclay, $50,000 Rood & Riddle Grand Prix, and the USHJA National Hunter Derby. For more information, visit http://www.kentuckyhorseshows.com or call 859-233-0492. Photo courtesy of Shawn McMillan.
The Clayton Woosley Hall of Fame Reining Show is a 5-day reining show named after NRHA Hall of Famer Clayton Woosley. The show is put on by the Central Kentucky Reining Association. 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://ckrha.com/ or contact Cathy Oyster at 859-887-0033 (email@example.com). Photo courtesy of James Shambhu.
The North American Junior and Young Rider Championships (NAJYRC) is the premier equestrian competition in North America for junior and young riders, age 14-21. Young equestrians vie for team and individual FEI medals in the three Olympic equestrian disciplines of show jumping, dressage, eventing and the FEI World Equestrian Games disciplines of reining and endurance. The competition is run under rules of the FEI (Federation Equestre Internationale), the international governing body for equestrian sport, and is the only FEI championship held annually on this continent.
NAJYRC showcases the best young rider and junior horse/rider combinations in dressage, eventing, jumping, reining, and endurance. Young equestrians from across the continent will descend on the Kentucky Horse Park to vie for FEI medals at these Championships.
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 USMGA is hosting its 2015 World Team Championships event at the Rolex Stadium. For more information, please visit http://www.usmga.us/USMGA15/desktop/Schedule.php?eventYear=15.
The Mid-America Miniature Horse Club Mini Julep Cup is a miniature horse show is approved by the American Miniature Horse Association. Classes include halter, driving, and liberty. The show is sponsored by the Mid-America Miniature Horse Club, an AMHA American Miniature Horse Association and AMHR American Miniature Horse Registry affiliated club. The Mid-America Miniature Horse Club serves Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana. For more information on the Mid-America Miniature Horse Club Mini Julep Cup visit http://www.mamhc.org, or call Tim Ballard 937-604-7397. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Munson.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Munson.