Equine Events and Competitions

Bluegrass Classic

Dates: 
Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 8:00am to Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 8:00pm
Event Description: 

The Bluegrass Classic is a 5-day Quarter Horse Show. This event is AQHA, NSBA & KyQHA approved. A wide variety of classes will take place during this event, from Halter classes to English and Western Pleasure classes to Jumping and Contesting classes, almost every discipline will be represented. For more information visit http://www.kyqha.com/pages/shows, or contact Lon & Cathy Oyster at (859) 887-0033.

Photo courtesy of AQHA

Location: 
Hosted by: 
MidEast Kentucky Quarter Horse
Phone: 
(859) 887-0033

Country Heir II Hunter Jumper Show

Dates: 
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 8:00am to Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The Country Heir II Hunter Jumper Show is a 5-day hunter/jumper show, and is the second part of a 2-part show series conducted by Country Heir. This is a USEF- sanctioned event. The headlining classes include the $10,000 Half-Million Jumper Classic, $25,000 Grand Prix, $60,000 Country Heir II Grand Prix, $10,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby, $30,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, Low Junior/Amateur Owner Jumper Classic, and the $10,000 Children’s/Adult Jumper Grand Prix. For more information, visit http://www.countryheir.com or call Frankie Stark at (513)-875-3318.

Photo courtesy of Lesley Ward

Hosted by: 
Country Heir
Phone: 
513-875-3318

Cross Country Schooling

Dates: 
Saturday, June 7, 2014 - 8:00am to 4:30pm
Event Description: 

Riders are permitted to bring their horses to school on the Kentucky Horse Park’s renowned cross country course. For a $35 fee, riders are allowed on the course for 4 hours. All proceeds go to the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation which maintains and improves the competition facilities. The session hours are 8am-12:00 pm and 12:30pm-4:30pm. Visit http://www.khpfoundation.org for more information, or call 859-255-5727.

Hosted by: 
KHP Foundation
Phone: 
859-255-5727

Country Heir I Hunter Jumper Show

Dates: 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 8:00am to Sunday, June 8, 2014 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The Country Heir I Hunter Jumper Show is a 5-day hunter/jumper show, and is the first part of a 2-part show series conducted by Country Heir. This is a USEF-sanctioned event. The headlining classes include the $10,000 Welcome Prix, $50,000 George Hennessy Grand Prix, $8,000 Low Junior/Amateur Owner Jumper Classic, and the $10,000 Children’s/Adult Jumper Grand Prix. For more information, visit http://www.countryheir.com or call Frankie Stark at (513)-875-3318.

Photo courtesy of Lesley Ward

Hosted by: 
Country Heir
Phone: 
513-875-3318

Pyramid Society Egyptian Arabian Event

Dates: 
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 8:00am to Saturday, June 7, 2014 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

Join us June 3-7 for the world's largest showcase of the Egyptian Arabian horse! General show seating and non-ticketed activities are free with Kentucky Horse Park admission.

Held annually at here at The Kentucky Horse Park, The Egyptian Event boasts world-class halter and performance competition, superb shopping, expert-led seminars, live and silent fund raiser auctions, and fun social activities for all ages! Come feel the desert wind blowing across the heart of horse country ... "it's more than just a horse show, it's an EVENT!"

There are daily spectator focused events which are free with park admission. Spectators have the opportunity to meet the competitors, shop the trade fair, watch stallion auctions and much more! For more information, visit http://pyramidsociety.org/egyptian-event.

Location: 
Hosted by: 
Pyramid Society
Phone: 
859-231-0771

Carriage Driving Event (Spring Fling)

Dates: 
Friday, May 30, 2014 - 8:00am to Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The Spring Fling driving event is an opportunity for drivers to bring their horses to the Kentucky Horse Park to practice driving for the upcoming show or recreational season as well as get to opportunity to drive their horses on the beautiful park grounds. Driving is the sport of horses pulling carriages, within driving there are many disciplines ranging from combined driving to wagon pulling. This event is open to all disciplines and drivers; novice to advanced. Joanna Wilburn will give private lessons and give free group lessons to the participants throughout the long weekend. 

Hosted by: 
Mike Lyon
Phone: 
931-492-0154

Kentucky Invitational High School Rodeo

Dates: 
Friday, May 23, 2014 - 7:30pm to Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The Kentucky High School Rodeo Association and the Kentucky Junior High School Rodeo Association join together for the Kentucky Invitational High School Rodeo. The events taking place during this rodeo are Bareback Bronc Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding, Steer Wrestling, Tie-Down Calf Roping, Bull Riding, Breakaway Calf Roping, Goat Tying, Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, and Ribbon Roping. Participants from Indiana and West Virginia will also be competing against the Kentucky competitors. This rodeo serves as the last qualifying rodeo for the high school participants before the state finals, and it is the state finals for junior high school participants. For more information go to http://www.kyhsra.com or call 270-389-0631. All proceeds go to support the Kentucky High School Rodeo Association.

Performance Times:
May 23-7:30pm
May 24-2:00pm & 7:30pm
May 25-2:00pm

Admission:
Adults $9
Students $6
Children 5 & Under: Free

Location: 
Hosted by: 
Kentucky High School Rodeo Assocation
Phone: 
270-389-0631

MayDaze Horse Trials

Dates: 
Friday, May 23, 2014 - 8:00am to Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 6:00pm
Event Description: 

The MayDaze Horse Trials bring together more than 500 horses and their riders from approximately 20 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 Samantha L. Clark

Hosted by: 
MayDaze Horse Trials
Phone: 
859-621-2478

Kentucky Dressage Association Spring Warm Up and Annual Dressage Show

Dates: 
Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 8:00am to Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The Spring Warm Up show and the Annual Dressage Show combine for the first events of the season for the Kentucky Dressage Association (KDA). This event will feature United States Dressage Federation (USDF), United States Equestrian Federation (USEF), and International Federation of Equestrian Sports (FEI) sanctioned classes. Introductory level tests all the way up to Grand Prix level tests will be on display as well as suitability, Para-equestrian, and freestyle classes. For more information, please visit http://www.kentuckydressageassociation.org or call 859-276-8993.

KDA Spring Warm Up May 22-23

KDA Annual Dressage Show May 24-25

Location: 
Hosted by: 
KDA
Phone: 
859-276-8993