Equine Events and Competitions

Snowbird Dressage

Dates: 
Saturday, November 21, 2015 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
Event Description: 

Snowbird Dressage is a Kentucky Dressage Association sanctioned Dressage show. The series will include USEA classes with the February and March shows, offering more excitement for competitors and spectators alike. Introductory, Training, First, Second, and Third and above levels will be exhibited. For more information on Snowbird Dressage, please contact Julie Congleton at 859-846-4889 or go to www.kentuckydressageassociation.com. Photo courtesy of PhelpsPhotos.

Location: 
Hosted by: 
KDA
Phone: 
859-846-4889

Snowbird Dressage

Dates: 
Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
Event Description: 

Snowbird Dressage is a Kentucky Dressage Association sanctioned Dressage show. The series will include USEA classes with the February and March shows, offering more excitement for competitors and spectators alike. Introductory, Training, First, Second, and Third and above levels will be exhibited. For more information on Snowbird Dressage, please contact Julie Congleton at 859-846-4889 or go to www.kentuckydressageassociation.com. Photo courtesy of PhelpsPhotos.

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Hosted by: 
Kentucky Dressage Association
Phone: 
859.846.4889

Snowball Series Mounted Games

Dates: 
Saturday, December 12, 2015 - 8:00am to Sunday, December 13, 2015 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

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. Rides 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 lbcaddel@aol.com. Photo courtesy of Butch Housman.

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Hosted by: 
MGAA
Phone: 
859.621.2383

US Dressage Finals

Dates: 
Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 8:00am to Sunday, November 8, 2015 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The United States Dressage Finals is the national championship competition for the United States Dressage Federation. The US Dressage Finals will be split into Open and Amateur divisions. Each division will hold classes from Training Level to Grand Prix Freestyle. A non-championship competition will also take place, USDF Dressage in the Bluegrass which will be a qualifying competition for The 2015 Great American/USDF Regional Championships and USDF/Dover Adult Amateur Medal Program. The USDF Dressage in the Bluegrass will have USEF and FEI classes with Training Level to Grand Prix Level exhibited. General admission is free, and VIP seating may be purchased on-site. For more information on the United States Dressage Finals please call the United States Dressage Federation at 859-971-2277, or go to www.usdf.org.

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Hosted by: 
USDF
Phone: 
859-971-2277

CKRH Halloween Trail Ride & Used Tack Sale

Dates: 
Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 8:00am to 3:00pm
Event Description: 

The Central Kentucky Riding for Hope Halloween Trail Ride and Used Tack Sale are events to benefit the Central Kentucky Riding for Hope. The Halloween Trail Ride allows riders to ride over park grounds that are not usually open to riders. A costume class and ride-a-thon will also take place during the event. The used tack sale allows people to buy and sell tack. For more information on the CKRH Trail Ride & Used Tack Sale please visit http://www.ckrh.org/htr.html or call (859) 231-7066.

Hosted by: 
Central Kentucky Riding For Hope
Phone: 
(859) 231-7066

CP National Horse Show

Dates: 
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 8:00am to Sunday, November 1, 2015 - 8:00pm
Event Description: 

The CP National Horse Show is a 5-day hunter/jumper event. The event will feature a full array of hunter divisions, Junior & Amateur Owner Jumpers, the top Open Jumpers from the USA and around the world, and the Maclay National Championship. The CP National Horse Show in is consistently ranked as one of the top shows in the United States by the North American Riders Group (NARG) and last year was voted Horse Show of the Year by the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame. For more information on the CP National Horse Show please visit http://www.nhs.org or call (561) 753-3389.

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Hosted by: 
CP National Horse Show
Phone: 
(561) 753-3389

Thoroughbred Makeover

Dates: 
Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 8:00am to Sunday, October 25, 2015 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

They say you cannot teach an old dog new tricks, but what about an old horse? The Thoroughbred Makeover is proof that this age old saying does not apply to the horse world. This event is a great opportunity to see some retired race horses showing off their "new tricks." There are around 350 Thoroughbreds training for this event, each horse with the option to compete in up to two of ten different riding disciplines. Come on out to the Covered Arena and see these Thoroughbreds in action.

The event is put on by the Retired Racehorse Program, and organization dedicated to building further careers for retired Thoroughbred race horses. The purpose is to promote the usefulness of these retired Thoroughbreds, who may otherwise be disregarded after their racing days are over. Thoroughbred Makeover is one of the program's most important events, due to the fact that it showcases the versatility and unique capabilities that are often overlooked with these horses. For more information, or if you would like to support their program, you can visit their website at https://www.retiredracehorseproject.org/ or send an email to steuart@retiredracehorseproject.org.

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Hosted by: 
Retired Racehorse Project
Phone: 
(410) 798-5140

USMGA Fall Finale - US Championship Final

Dates: 
Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 8:00am to Sunday, October 25, 2015 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

For 25 years the United States Mounted Games Association has provided opportunities for riders of all ages to enjoy games on horseback and to compete internationally as well as in the United States.

The United States Mounted Games Association was formed to inspire, encourage interest, and increase participation in Mounted Games in the United States. Their mission is to increase the number of riders involved in Mounted Games, improve the quality and number of our United States competitions, and to enhance the image of equestrian games as a spectator sport. USMGA aims to provide niche in equine sports by making Mounted Games, a relatively inexpensive horse sport, available to the general public for the advancement and understanding of the equine industry.

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Hosted by: 
USMGA

Hagyard MidSouth Three-Day Event and Team Challenge

Dates: 
Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 8:00am to Sunday, October 25, 2015 - 8:00pm
Event Description: 

The Hagyard MidSouth Three-Day Event and Team Challenge is a 3-day eventing competition. This event is USEA and USEF sanctioned. The three disciplines that will make up the competition are dressage, cross-country, and show jumping. For more information on the Hagyard MidSouth Three-Day Event and Team Challenge please go to http://www.hagyardmidsouth.com or call Mary Fike at (859) 621-2479. Photo courtesy of Sara Davidson.

Hosted by: 
MSEDA
Phone: 
(859) 621-2479

The North American Police Equestrian Competition

Dates: 
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 7:00am to Friday, October 16, 2015 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The NAPEC (North American Police Equestrian Competition) will be held on October 13-16, 2015 at the Kentucky Horse Park. The event is designed for Mounted Police Officers to showcase their units, be evaluated on their equestrian riding skill level, and take part in a competition designed to simulate what they may encounter while on patrol. This event brings officers and their horses together to display their trust and confidence to the public they are sworn to protect.

Location: 
Hosted by: 
KHP Mounted Police
Phone: 
859-509-1448