Equine Events and Competitions

MayDaze Horse Trials

Dates: 
Friday, May 23, 2014 - 8:00am to Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 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

Kentucky Dressage Association Spring Warm Up and Annual Dressage Show

Dates: 
Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 8:00am to Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 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.

KDA Spring Warm Up May 22-23

KDA Annual Dressage Show May 24-25

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

High Hope Steeplechase

Dates: 
Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 11:00am 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.

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