Equine Events and Competitions

The 35th Annual Egyptian Event: Stallions, Kings of the Nile

Dates: 
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 8:00am to Saturday, June 6, 2015 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

Join us June 2-6 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

Spring Fling Carriage Drive

Dates: 
Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 8:00am to Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 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. 

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

KY Invitational High School Rodeo

Dates: 
Friday, May 22, 2015 - 7:30pm to Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 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 Mike McConnell at 270.965.5752. All proceeds go to support the Kentucky High School Rodeo Association.

Location: 
Hosted by: 
Kentucky High School Rodeo Assocation
Phone: 
270.965.5752

MayDaze Horse Trials

Dates: 
Friday, May 22, 2015 - 8:00am to Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 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

KDA Annual Spring Warm Up & Annual Dressage Show

Dates: 
Friday, May 22, 2015 - 8:00am to Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 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.

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

Kentucky Spring Classic

Dates: 
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 8:00am to Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 8:00pm
Event Description: 

The Kentucky Spring Classic is the second leg of Kentucky Spring Horse Show 2015 series. This hunter/jumper event draws some of the best riders in the world. For more information, please visit http://www.kentuckyhorseshows.com or call 859-233-0492.

$34,000 Welcome Speed CSI3*
$34,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic CSI3*
$127,000 Hollow Creek Farm Grand Prix CSI3*
$50,000 Commonwealth Grand Prix
$20,000 Bluegrass Classic 
$5,000 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby

Location: 
Hosted by: 
Kentucky Horse Shows, LLC
Phone: 
859-233-0492

Kentucky Spring Horse Show

Dates: 
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 8:00am to Sunday, May 10, 2015 - 8:00pm
Event Description: 

The Kentucky Spring Horse Show is a 5-day hunter/jumper show, and is the first part of the two part Kentucky Spring Horse Show 2015 series. This event draws local riders, international riders and even former Olympians. For more information, visit http://www.kentuckyhorseshows.com or call 859-233-0492.

$34,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic CSI2*
$75,000 Mary Rena Murphy Grand Prix CSI2*
$25,000 Bluegrass Classic 
$25,000 U25 Classic
$15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby
$5,000 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby
WCHR Recognized Hunter Competition

Location: 
Hosted by: 
Kentucky Horse Shows, LLC
Phone: 
859-233-0492

Thoroughbred Horse Show

Dates: 
Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
Event Description: 

Shows are geared for Thoroughbreds just starting their show careers with entry-level divisions in multiple disciplines, including dressage, combined training, hunter/jumper, and in hand. They provide an affordable opportunity to give your Thoroughbred valuable show experience while helping rescue organizations place Thoroughbreds in new homes.

Hosted by: 
The Thoroughbred Horse Show Association
Phone: 
859-559-1409

Derby Celebration of Hope

Dates: 
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
Event Description: 

This is a special Horses and Hope event, held to honor breast cancer survivors, to raise breast cancer awareness among fans, and to provide breast cancer education and mammography screening to horse industry workers.

Location: 
Hosted by: 
Horses and Hope
Phone: 
502.564.2611