Equine Events and Competitions

High Hope Steeplechase

Dates: 
Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 8:00am to 8:00pm
Event Description: 

The High Hope Steeplechase is a jump-racing event benefiting the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation and Central Kentucky Riding for Hope. Along with the steeplechase races, terrier races, pony relays and the parade of the Woodford Hounds will also be taking place. Tailgating is encouraged. Admission ranges from $25 per car to corporate tents and picnic packages. For more information visit http://www.highhopesteeplechase.com or call 859-967-9444. A schedule of events is listed below:

Pony Relay – Race 1
Limited to six entries. Cantering permitted. Ponies 14.2 hands and under. Must be a member of the US Pony Club. Entries must be approved by race chairman. Entry fee $25.

Pony Relay - Race 2
Limited to six entries. Trotting only. Ponies 14.2 hands and under. Must be a member of the US Pony Club. Entries must be approved by race chairman. Entry fee $25.

FIRST RACE
The David T. Greathouse Memorial Race
(Maiden Claiming Hurdle)
Purse $15,000. Hurdle. For Maidens, Four Years Old and Upward.
Four-year-olds, 146 lbs.; older, 156 lbs. Claiming Price $25,000. For each $2,500 to $20,000, allowed 4 lbs. Entry fee $75; $75 additional if not scratched on time Wednesday; with $150 additional to start.
Two Miles and One Furlong over National Fences.

SECOND RACE
The Jay Trump
(Starter Allowance Hurdle)
Purse $20,000. Hurdle. For Four-Year-Olds and Upward which have started over hurdles for a claiming price of $20,000 or less in 2013- 2014. Four-year-olds, 148 lbs; older, 158 lbs. Non-winners of two races in 2014, allowed 4 lbs; of two races in 2013-14, 8 lbs; of a race in 2014, 12 lbs.; of a race in 2013-2014, 16 lbs. (Maiden races not considered). Entry fee $100; $100 additional if not scratched on time Wednesday; with $200 additional to start.
Two Miles and One Furlong over National Fences.

THIRD RACE
(Maiden Hurdle)
Purse $20,000. Hurdle. For Maidens, Four Years Old and Upward.
Four-year-olds, 144 lbs.; older, 154 lbs. Entry fee $100; $100 additional if not scratched on time Wednesday; with $200 additional to start.
Two Miles and One Furlong over National Fences.

FOURTH RACE
The Bluegrass Farm Challenge Steeplechase
(Invitational Maiden Claiming Hurdle)
Purse $15,000. Hurdle. For Maidens, Four-Years-Old and Upward. Four-year-olds, 146 lbs.; older, 156 lbs. Claiming Price $15,000. For each $1,000 to $10,000, allowed 2 lbs. Limited to horses bred in Kentucky and which are currently competing on the NSA circuit. Preference given to horses bred at participating Bluegrass Farm Challenge Farms. This is an NSA sanctioned race. All participating owners, trainers and riders must be licensed by the NSA and abide by NSA rules and regulations. Entry Fee $75. $75 additional if not scratched on time Wednesday; with $150 additional to start. For this race only, horses and riders must be named by Thursday, May 8, 2014. Post Position will be drawn Monday, May 12, 2014.
Two Miles and One Furlong over National Fences.

FIFTH RACE
The NARA "Catch a Riding Star" Apprentice Jockey Challenge
For Three-Year-Olds and Upward. All horses to carry 120 lbs.; Horses, apprentice jockeys and a pace rider to be provided and approved by the North American Racing Academy with permission of the High Hope Steeplechase Board of Stewards. A NARA riders will ride under NSA rules. This is a non-sanctioned race and the result of this race does not count toward a horse's official record. A Full set of racing tack to be awarded to the winning rider;
About Seven Furlongs on the Turf.

SIXTH RACE
Amateur Riders Club of America
(Amateur Training Flat)
For Three-Year-Olds and Upward. To be ridden by amateur jockeys. Three-year-olds, 150 lbs.; older, 160 lbs. Entry fee $50. The result of this race does not count toward a horse’s official record. A $1,000 award to the owner and the trainer of the winner.
One Mile and One Half on the Turf.

TRAINER BONUS AWARDS
Trainers’ bonuses awarded to the three most successful trainers of the day - $1,200, $750 and $500 on a points system as follows: 4 points for the winner; 3 points for second; 2 points for third; and 1 point for each starter.
A shipper’s reward of $200 will be given to any non-placing horse shipped more than 300 miles for the High Hope Races.

JOCKEY AWARD
The Jonathan Kiser Perpetual Trophy will be awarded to the jockey who wins the most jump races at High Hope. The winner will receive $1,000 and a Julep Cup. The winner’s name will be engraved on a perpetual trophy.

Hosted by: 
Benefitting KHP Foundation & Central Kentucky Riding for Hope
Phone: 
859-967-9444

Kentucky Spring Classic

Dates: 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 8:00am to Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 8:00pm
Event Description: 

The Kentucky Spring Classic is the second leg of Kentucky Spring Horse Show 2014 series. This hunter/jumper event draws some of the best riders in the world. The headlining events include: the $5,000 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby, the $25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic (second event in the Hagyard Challenges Series), and the $75,000 Mary Rena Murphy Grand Prix.  New this year are pony jumper classes, these classes will follow the children’s low jumper classes on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. For more information, please visit http://www.kentuckyhorseshows.com or call 859-233-0492.

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

Kentucky Spring Horse Show

Dates: 
Friday, May 9, 2014 - 8:00am to Sunday, May 11, 2014 - 5:00pm
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 2014 series. This event draws local riders, international riders and even former Olympians. Headlining this year’s event are the $25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic (first event in the Hagyard Challenge Series), the $75,000 Commonwealth Grand Prix, the $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, and the $5,000 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby. New this year are pony jumper classes, these classes will follow the children’s low jumper classes on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. For more information, visit http://www.kentuckyhorseshows.com or call 859-233-0492.

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

Cross Country Schooling

Dates: 
Sunday, May 4, 2014 - 8:00am to Monday, May 5, 2014 - 9:00pm
Event Description: 

There will be two sessions per day. The Sunday session will be 8:00 am to noon, and 12:30 to 4:30 pm, and the Monday session times are noon to 4:00 pm, and 4:30 - 8:30 pm.

What do you get when you combine the rare opportunity to school your horse on a world-renowned Cross Country Course, with a chance to support a fundraiser for a great cause? Cross Country Schooling Days! 

For only $35 per horse and rider for a four-hour session, you can treat yourself and your horse to this unique training opportunity.  With obstacles from novice to advanced, and combinations similar to those found in competitions, all skill levels are welcome.  All proceeds raised from this event help the foundation continue to maintain and improve the competition facilities year-round.  

From the registration fee, $20 will be considered a charitable donation, and all participants will receive a tax receipt for that amount.  

Stabling is available, but not guaranteed for all schooling days.

  • On-site registration. To prepare your registration form in advance, please print, complete and bring with you this form. (Please note that for riders under 18, the form must be signed by a parent or legal guardian.)
  • A current coggins and health certificate are required and will be checked upon arrival at the park.
  • All riders must wear an ASTM/SEI approved helmet, body-protecting vest, and approved medicalarmband.
  • For advance purchase of seasonal trailer pass, call 859-259-4225.
  • For stabling inquiries, call 859-259-4219.
  • All other questions, please call the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation at 859-255-5727.

In case of inclement weather, please call 859-255-5727, or go to www.khpfoundation.org or www.mseda.org.

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

Kentucky Reining Cup

Dates: 
Friday, April 25, 2014 - 6:00pm to Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 12:00pm
Event Description: 

Friday, April 25:
       All Day:  Scheduled schooling sessions
       6:00 pm:  Kentucky Reining Cup Concours de Reining International 3-Star / First Go of Adequan/USEF National Open Championship, plus Kentucky Reining Cup Team Challenge

Saturday, April 26:
       All Day: Scheduled schooling sessions
       Afternoon:  FEI Junior & Young Rider Classes - exact time to be determined
       5:30 pm:  Kentucky Reining Cup - Freestyle World Championship

Sunday, April 27:
      9:00 am:  Kentucky Reining Cup Concours de Reining International 3-Star / Second Go and Final of the Adequan/USEF National Open Championship & Official US Reining Team Selection Trail -  (ticket to Sunday morning Final is included in the purchase of Friday or Saturday evening performances)

 

Location: 
Hosted by: 
Equestrian Events, Inc.
Phone: 
859-254-8123

Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event

Dates: 
Friday, April 25, 2014 - 9:00am to Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 6:00pm
Event Description: 

Event Schedule
2014 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event

Please note that the schedule is subject to change.

Cross-Country Course Open

Wednesday, April 23, 1:00 p.m.

(Course open to the public as of this date must stay off track of course)

First Horse Inspection

Wednesday, April 23, 3:00 p.m.

Competitor Familiarization in Main Arena

Wednesday, April 23, 4:30 p.m.

Dressage Test

Thursday, April 24, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Friday, April 25, 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Cross-Country Test

Saturday, April 26, 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Non-Denominational Worship Service

Sunday, April 27, 7:30 a.m.

Second Horse Inspection

Sunday, April 27, 8:30 a.m.

Jumping Course Open for Competitor Inspection

Sunday, April 27, 11:00 a.m.

Presentation of the Teams of the 2014 USPC Prince Philip Cup

Sunday, April 27, 12:30 p.m.

Jumping Test

Sunday, April 27, 1:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Awards Ceremony

Sunday, April 27, 3:00 p.m.

Location: 
Hosted by: 
Equestrian Events
Phone: 
859.233.2362

Kentucky Spring Premier Saddlebred Show

Dates: 
Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 8:00am to Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 8:00pm
Event Description: 

The annual Kentucky Spring Premier Horse Show will be held at the Alltech Arena April 10-12, 2014. A charity-driven show, the Kentucky Spring Premier features a wide range of performance classes for Saddlebreds, Hackneys, Road Horses and Modern Shetlands.

For the equitation enthusiast, the event will host a USEF Saddle Seat Medal qualifier, the National Horse Show Good Hands class, UPHA Challenge Cup and Walk/Trot Challenge Cup. Thousands of dollars will be given out in cash and awards.

For more information about the show, contact Chuck Walker at (859) 333-1406 or go to www.kentuckyspringpremier.com.

Dates and Times:
Thursday, April 10 – 2 pm class start
Friday, April 11 – 2 pm class start
Saturday, April 12 – 9 am class start and 2 pm class start

Location and Parking:
Alltech Arena

Admission:
Included in Kentucky Horse Park general admission, horse-show only rate available

Location: 
Hosted by: 
Kentucky Spring Premier Saddlebred Show
Phone: 
859-333-1406

US Mounted Games Bluegrass Open

Dates: 
Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 8:00am to Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The USMGA is hosting the US Mounted Games Bluegrass Open in the Rolex Stadium at the Kentucky Horse Park on April 5-6, 2014.

Admission
Included in the general admission to the Kentucky Horse Park

 

Location: 
Hosted by: 
USMGA

Spring Bay Horse Trials

Dates: 
Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The Spring Bay Horse Trials are this Saturday, April 5th. Spring Bay is the first United States Equestrian Federation competition in the area for the new year for riders from novice to preliminary level and for horses that may be new to the sport of eventing as well. It is also a dual-site event with the trials being held at both the Kentucky Horse Park and the Masterson Station Park, a few miles away in Lexington.

Dressage and Stadium Jumping will be held on Saturday at the Kentucky Horse Park, and Cross Country will be held on Sunday at Masterson Station Park. Approximately 250 horses have been entered to compete over the two days, with seven states and Canada represented in the registrations.

For more information, contact Mary Fike at 859/621-2479 or at hmf@iglou.com.

Admission
Included in Kentucky Horse Park general admission, horse-show only rate available

Parking
Main Visitor Parking Lot

Hosted by: 
Spring Bay Horse Trials
Phone: 
859-621-2479