Equine Events and Competitions

Lexington Rodeo

Dates: 
Friday, June 17, 2016 - 7:00pm to Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 11:00pm
Event Description: 

The Lexington Rodeo is sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA) and produced by the Rotary Club of Lexington. It is the only PRCA rodeo in Kentucky and was voted the Best New Rodeo Of 2015 by the PRCA cowboys GLC.
  
Rough Stock events:
Bareback Riding
Saddlebronc Riding
Bull Riding

Timed Events:
Steer Wrestling
Team Roping
Tie Down Roping
Barrel Racing

Kids Events:
Mutton Bustin’
Calf Scramble

Other:
Miss Rodeo Kentucky will be crowned
Half Time Show

Exhibitor Space is available

Location: 
Hosted by: 
Lexington Rotary Club
Phone: 
859.389.8100

The Bluegrass Classic

Dates: 
Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 8:00pm
Event Description: 

The Bluegrass Classic is a 4-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 Cathy Oyster at 859.635.6773.

Photo courtesy of AQHA

Location: 
Hosted by: 
MidEAST Kentucky Quarter Horse Association
Phone: 
859.635.6773

Midsouth Pony Club Horse Trials

Dates: 
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The MidSouth Pony Club Rally and the MidSouth Horse Trials are Eventing competitions conducted by the MidSouth Pony Club organization. The Pony Club Rally is a regional Eventing competition and serves as the qualifier for the US Pony Club National Competition. A few hundred competitors are expected and they will compete in Dressage, Cross Country, and Show Jumping. The MidSouth Horse Trials is also an Eventing competition, and it is open to outside competitors. Vendors will also be on site for this competition. For more information, visitwww.midsouthponyclub.org.

Hosted by: 
Midsouth Pony Club

Mid-America Miniature Horse Club Mini Julep Cup

Dates: 
Friday, June 24, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The Mid-America Miniature Horse Club Mini Julep Cup is a miniature horse show 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. 

Location: 
Hosted by: 
Mid-America Miniature Horse Club
Phone: 
937-604-7397

Country Heir II Hunter Jumper Show

Dates: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 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

Country Heir I Hunter Jumper Show

Dates: 
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 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

2016 Egyptian Event

Dates: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 8:00am to Saturday, June 11, 2016 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

Join us June 7-11 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.

Schedule: http://pyramidsociety.org/egyptian-event/schedule

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

Spring Fling Carriage Drive

Dates: 
Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 9:00am to Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 7:00pm
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 offer private lessons (and FREE group clinics for everyone) throughout the long weekend giving everyone the opportunity to learn from this accomplished clinician without charge. The private lessons will be paid directly to the clinician at the time of the clinic.

2016 Spring  Fling
Registration: (Children 12 or under are free)
4 days / 3 nights:   $95
Stabling: $40 per stall or tack room 

Spring Fling 2016 Reservation/Release Form
(Please click on the link above to download the forms to your computer and print)

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

Off-Site Wagering for Breeders' Cup at Kentucky Horse Park and CP National Horse Show

Dates: 
Friday, October 30, 2015 - 8:00am to Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 7:00pm
Event Description: 

Walk-up and drive-thru wagering will be available at the Alltech Arena during the CP National Horse Show Friday-Saturday, Oct. 30-31. Simulcasting on large screen televisions in the Gracie Street Garden will be broadcast inside the Alltech Arena both days with the Breeders’ Cup races on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 30-31. Simulcasting will allow patrons to enjoy all the action at Keeneland while accessing the show jumping action at America’s most prestigious and longest running indoor horse show. Off-site wagering will open one hour before racing begins and close 30 minutes after the last race at Keeneland on both days.

Admission to the CP National Horse Show is free on Friday, Oct. 30, until 6 p.m., then admission is $5 on Friday night and $10 for all day on Saturday, Oct. 31. Children 12 and under are free. Park admission is not required and parking will be free of charge all three days for this Breeders’ Cup option at the park. Gracie Street Garden will be open the same hours as the show serving breakfast items, wraps, sandwiches and other pub fare.

Drive-Thru Schedule:
Friday and Saturday starting at 8:00 am

North Exhibit Hall Walk-Up Clerk Schedule:
Friday starting at 11:30 am
Saturday starting at 10:00 am

Self-Serve Walk-Up Schedule:
Friday starting at 8:00 am
Saturday starting at 8:00 am

Location: 
Hosted by: 
Kentucky Horse Park and the CP National Horse Show
Phone: 
859-233-4303

Cigar Statue Unveiling and Dedication

Dates: 
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The park will unveil a statue dedicated to the great Thoroughbred champion racehorse, Cigar, who died in October 2014 after living at the park’s Hall of Champions for 15 years. Sculpted by Kentucky artist Douwe (Dow) Blumberg, the bronze will feature Cigar, with jockey Jerry Bailey, from his 1995 Breeders’ Cup Classic win. One of the world’s richest racehorses, Cigar achieved many notable wins and accolades over his racing career including being voted Racehorse of the Decade of the 1990s, and was the 18th best racehorse of the 20th century. The event will take place at the  KHP Hall of Champions and is included with park general admission.
 

Hosted by: 
KY Horse Park
Phone: 
859-233-4303