The Snowball Series Mounted Games is a mounted games schooling competition. Competitors are able to compete beginner novice, novice, intermediate, masters, fossils, and green pony divisions. Riders will compete in teams, pairs, or a three-rider pony pair in the games. This event is part of the Snowball Series, riders can compete in all of the competitions and receive awards at the conclusion of the series. For more information on the Snowball Series Mounted Games please contact Linda Caddel at 859-621-2383 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Photo courtesy of Butch Housman.
Equine Events and Competitions
The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event returns to Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, April 27-30. The field includes dozens of riders from countries all over the world.
"Rolex Kentucky" is one of the world's most prestigious equestrian competitions, and is one of only six Four-Star Three-Day Events in the world and the only one in the Western Hemisphere. It is a part of the FEI Classics Series, which unites the top four-star international Eventing competitions from around the world.
Known to fans as "The Best Weekend all Year," the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event offers something for everyone: the highest-level of equestrian competitors, tailgating, music, shopping, bourbon tastings, and more. Visitors also receive general admission to the Kentucky Horse Park, America's only theme park dedicated to horses.
Rolex Kentucky hosts many of the world’s best horses and riders each year as they compete for their share of the $350,000 in prize money. Riders also have a chance at winning the $350,000 Rolex Grand Slam of Eventing, which is awarded to any rider who wins the Rolex Kentucky, Mitsubishi Motors Badminton and Land Rover Burghley Four-Star Events in succession.
A 2016 Olympic trial, the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event is one of the most prestigious equestrian competitions in the world. The Fédération Equestre Internationale (International Equestrian Federation – FEI), the world’s governing body of equestrian sports, has designated the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event as a “Four Star” eventing competition, the sport’s highest designation, which is given only to the Olympic Games, World Championships, and six annual events around the world.
Ticket sales for 2017 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event opens in November. Ticket options include four-day, three-day, and single-day general admission as well as group rates and reserved grandstand seating. Ground admission tickets include parking, admission to the grounds, International Trade Fair and the Kentucky Horse Park. To watch the competition in the Rolex Stadium, a reserve stadium seat in addition to the Grounds Admission ticket needs to be purchased.
Call (859) 254-8123 to order tickets.
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.
High Hope Steeplechase will take place rain or shine, so please pack appropriate gear. Umbrellas ARE permitted. We are sorry, but refunds are not given for inclement weather.
The Horses and Hope Trail Ride is an event benefitting the Horses and Hope charity which works with Kentucky’s equine industry to provide awareness, early detection through screening and treatment referral to women in the equine industry. Registration will start at 9:00 a.m., trail ride 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. with lunch at 1:30 p.m. in the South Exhibit Hall. For more information on the Horses and Hope Trail Ride please visit www.horsesandhope.org. Photo courtesy of Samantha L. Clarke.
The USHJA Pre-Green Incentive Championship is part of the Bluegrass Festival Horse Show and is scheduled to take place at the Stonelea Ring at the Kentucky Horse Park on Thursday, August 18th.
The USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship is part of the Bluegrass Festival Horse Show and is scheduled to take place at the Rolex Stadium at the Kentucky Horse Park on Saturday, August 20th.
The $5,000 Hallway Feeds/USHJA National Hunter Derby is part of the Bluegrass Festival Horse Show and is scheduled to take place at the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park on Sunday, August 21st.
The $5,000 Hallway Feeds/USHJA National Hunter Derby is part of the KHJA Horse Show and is scheduled to take place at the Stonelea Ring at the Kentucky Horse Park on Saturday, August 27th.
The $5,000 Hallway Feeds/USHJA National Hunter Derby is part of the Kentucky Summer Classic and is scheduled to take place at the Stonelea Ring at the Kentucky Horse Park on Saturday, August 6th.
The $5,000 Hallway Feeds/USHJA National Hunter Derby is part of the Kentucky Summer Horse Show and is scheduled to take place at the Stonelea Ring at the Kentucky Horse Park on Sunday, July 31st.