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.
Equine Events and Competitions
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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 29th annual IMGA World Team Championships will be hosted by the US Mounted Games Association this year, and will take place at the Rolex Stadium. Come on out to this week-long event and watch some of the best Mounted Games competitors from around the world. Practice sessions will begin on Monday, July 6, and competitions will start at 9am on Thursday, July 9. A full games list for the occasion is available at https://www.wtc2015.com/.
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 email@example.com. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Munson.
The Carriage Association of America Carriage Festival is a 2-day driving event including a show, educational seminars, driving-at-will, and social activities. The show is a USEF-approved local competition.
The show takes place in the Alltech Arena on Friday day time (9am-5pm) and Saturday day and evening (9am-9pm). Sunday morning, there will be a drive through the park, on to Walnut Hall Farm, through the campground and back to the stables. The show is scheduled to end at 11 am on Sunday.
The Silverama Region 14 Arabian Championship is a 5-day Arabian horse show event comprised of a youth show and the championship for the 14th Region of the Arabian Horse Show Association. The 14th region includes Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia. The best Arabian horses in the region will be competing in a wide variety of classes, encompassing almost every discipline. For more information visit www.aha14.com or call Cindy Clinton at 937-962-4336.