The MidSouth Eventing and Dressage Association (MSEDA) Dressage in the Park is a 3-day dressage show. This event draws competitors from Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Indiana, Georgia, and Florida, and around 100 to 150 horses compete in the event. The National Dressage Pony Cup will also be held during this show, ponies of all breeds are able to participate. The levels offered are Training thru Grand Prix. For more information on MSEDA Dressage in the Park, please go to http://www.mseda.org/, or contact Susan Posner at 859.221.3462. Photo courtesy of Lesley Ward.
Equine Events and Competitions
The Kentucky Classique Horse Trials is a 3-day-eventing competition. This is a United States Eventing Association (USEA) sanctioned event. All levels will be competing in Dressage, Cross Country and Show Jumping. For more information on the Kentucky Classique Horse Trials please visit http://www.kyevents.net/shows/info/kyclassic or call Mary Fike at 859-621-2479. Photo courtesy of PhelpsPhotos.com.
Hats Off to Kentucky's Horse Industry Day is a day to celebrate and promote Kentucky's Horse Industry and includes free KY Horse Park general admission from 9am- 5pm. The horse industry in Kentucky generates 80,000 - 100,000 in direct and indirect jobs, and impacts our economy by an estimated 8 billion dollars! In celebration of the horse, Kentuckians flock to the Kentucky Horse Park on Hats Off Day for a free day of family fun and an opportunity to learn more about horses and the amazing things they do for our great state!
Events include children’s activities, free pony rides, educational booths, interactive equine stations, Grand Prix Show Jumping, and much more!
The Rood & Riddle Kentucky Grand Prix, a challenging show jumping competition between top international horses and riders, is the featured evening entertainment of Hats Off Day and is taking place in the beautiful outdoor Rolex Stadium!
2016 promises to be very exciting! There’s something for everyone -- competition, a terrific book fair, great amenities and fantastic entertainment for the whole family!
For more information about the Rood & Riddle Grand Prix, visit http://www.hatsoffky.com/grandprix.html.
The Clayton Woosley Hall of Fame Reining Show is a reining show named after NRHA Hall of Famer Clayton Woosley. The show is put on by the Kentucky Reining Horse Association and is included with general Kentucky Horse Park admission. (No additional ticket is necessary.) The show should start at 7:30 Thursday through Sunday and it will last well into the evening. In addition, the show will feature a variety of vendors selling horse-related products.
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://www.krha.info. Photo courtesy of James Shambhu.
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.
Friday, July 15
Dressage in Dressage Complex – 7:30am-4pm
Stadium Jumping in Claiborne Ring – approx. 10am-6pm
Saturday, July 16
Cross Country – approx. 7:30am-6:30pm
Dressage in Dressage Complex – 7:30am-4pm
Stadium Jumping in Claiborne Ring – approx. 8am-6pm
Sunday, July 17
Cross Country – approx. 7:30am-4:30pm
Stadium Jumping in Claiborne Ring – approx. 8am-1pm
Please join us for the National Junior Limousin Show & Congress and All-American Limousin Futurity at the Kentucky Horse Park.
Thursday, July 7
8:00 a.m. Cattle in tie outs only, barn available for set up
Friday, July 8
8:00 a.m. Move in/Set up
3:00 p.m. NALJA Board of Directors interviews at the fairgrounds
Saturday, July 9
8:00 a.m. Check-in
11:30 a.m. State officers and advisors meeting
1:30 p.m. Sullivan Supply Stock Show U
3:30 p.m. Tenderfoot Social
Sunday, July 10
7:30 a.m. Church service
8:00 a.m. Cow Camp pre-lims
1:00 p.m. Limousin Beef Cook-Off
5:30 p.m. Membership meeting
6:30 p.m. Opening ceremonies with meal and entertainment to follow
Monday, July 11
8:00 a.m. Steers, Bred & Owned Purebred Females, Owned Lim-Flex Females; carcass contest immediately following the show
3:00 p.m. Judging Contest
Tuesday, July 12
8:00 a.m. Limousin Cow-Calf Pairs, Lim-Flex Cow-Calf Pairs, Bred and Owned Lim-Flex Bulls, Bred and Owned Purebred Bulls, Bred and Owned Lim-Flex Females, Owned Limousin Females
3:00 p.m. Public Speaking
Wednesday, July 13
8:00 a.m. Showmanship
2:00 p.m. Team Fitting
4:00 p.m. Cow Camp Finals, NALJA Presidential Election immediately follows.
Thursday, July 14
8:00 a.m. All-American Limousin Futurity
7:00 p.m. NALJA Awards Banquet and Dance at the Clarion Hotel Lexington
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 Kentucky Summer Horse Show is a 5-day hunter/jumper show, and is the first part of the two part Kentucky Summer Horse Show 2016 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. Photo courtesy of Shawn McMillan.
The schedule features a variety of grand prix, classics, and special classes.
• $25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic Grand Prix at 6:30 p.m. in the Rolex Stadium
• Leadline class starts at 7:30 p.m. followed by the $50,000 Rood & Riddle Grand Prix in the Rolex Stadium
• Show Jumping Hall of Fame $5,000 Amateur Owner Jumper High Classic in the Rolex Stadium
• Show Jumping Hall of Fame $7,500 Junior Jumper High Classic in the Rolex Stadium
• $5,000 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby in the Stonelea Ring
• $10,000 Bluegrass Classic at 8 a.m. in the Rolex Stadium
• $10,000 Under 25 Grand Prix in the Rolex Stadium
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 2016 series. This event draws local riders, international riders and even former Olympians. This show also features premier-rated hunter and jumper classes. Some of the featured classes include:
$25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic at 7:00 p.m. in the Rolex Stadium
$50,000 Kentucky Summer Grand Prix sponsored by GGT Footing at 7:00 p.m. in the Rolex Stadium
$5,000 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby in the Stonelea Ring
$7,500 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Junior Jumper High Classic in the Rolex Stadium
$5,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame A/O Jumper High Classic in the Rolex Stadium
$2,500 Amateur Owner Jumper Low Classic in the Rolex Stadium
$2,500 Junior Jumper Low Classic in the Walnut Arena
$5,000 Amateur Owner/Junior Jumper Medium Classic in the Walnut Arena
$1,000 WIHS/NAL Children’s Classic in the Alltech Arena
$1,000 WIHS/NAL Adult Classic in the Claiborne Ring
Leadline class at 8:00 a.m. in the Annex Ring
For more information, visit http://www.kentuckyhorseshows.com or call 859-233-0492.
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.