Equine Events and Competitions

Civilian Equine Sensory Training Clinics

Dates: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

October 1 - October 2, 2016    8am-5pm

(These are identical one-day clinics)

The clinics are hosted by the Kentucky Horse Park and the Lexington Mounted Police Unit. National and international instructors will provide training in obstacle, sensory and equitation techniques. The clinic, grounded in natural horsemanship fundamentals, is done in-hand and under saddle. Training is conducted in a controlled environment geared to improving the confidence of both horse and rider. All breeds of horses and riding disciplines are welcome. (Must be 18 years old to participate.)

Guest instructors are scheduled to include the Kentucky Horse Park Mounted Police, Lexington Mounted Police, Megan Lau: Maryland National Capital Park Police-MC, Toronto, Canada Mounted Police.

Click here for more information.

Location: 
Hosted by: 
Kentucky Horse Park
Phone: 
859-299-5744

National Mounted Police Colloquium

Dates: 
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 7:00am to Friday, September 30, 2016 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The Kentucky Horse Park and the Lexington Mounted Police Unit host the annual Mounted Police Colloquium at the Kentucky Horse Park. National and International instructors are brought in to train both police and civilians in various types of training to include equitation, jumping, crowd control and sensory techniques. This event brings together people and horses from all around the country to learn new techniques, share ideas, and train their amazing horses. Training is always conducted in a controlled environment geared to improving the confidence of both the horse and rider.

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

Kentucky Dressage Association Fall Classic

Dates: 
Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The Kentucky Dressage Association Fall Classic is a KDA recognized Dressage show with classes from introductory level to grand prix level. For more information on the Kentucky Dressage Association Fall Classic please go to www.kentuckydressageassociation.org or call (859) 276-8993. Photo courtesy of Phelps Photos.

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

CKRH Halloween Trail Ride & Used Tack Sale

Dates: 
Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 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

The National Drive

Dates: 
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The National Drive is a 6-day event devoted to recreational equine driving. This event is the largest gathering of recreational equine drivers in North America. Highlighting the event is a series of clinics, demonstrations and private driving lessons featuring some of the nation’s most prominent clinicians and driving experts. Participants are able to drive their horses throughout the park from dawn until dusk. For more information on the National Drive please visithttp://www.nationaldrive.net or call Mike Lyon at (931) 492-0154.

Hosted by: 
The National Drive
Phone: 
(931) 492-0154

Kentucky Classic Combined Driving Event

Dates: 
Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 9:00am to Sunday, October 9, 2016 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The Kentucky Classic Combined Driving Event is a 4-day event. This year’s event will feature preliminary, intermediate, and advanced level divisions. The advanced-level competition is an FEI-level two-star (CAI**) event. The 2016 USEF National Championships for single, pair, and four-in-hand ponies will be taking place as well as the 2016 USEF National Pair Horse Championship. The event will also feature the Kentucky Classic Preliminary and Intermediate Championships. For more information on the Kentucky Classic Combined Driving Event please visit http://kentuckyclassiccde.com.

Click the link below to watch the 2014 Kentucky Classic video:
https://vimeo.com/posttime/review/101619721/c4d4afadfe

Hosted by: 
Kentucky Classic CDE

UPHA Chapter 9 Kentucky Fall Classic Horse Show

Dates: 
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 8:00am to Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The UPHA Chapter 9 Kentucky Fall Classic Horse Show is a 3-day show for saddle/gaited horses. Classes that will be taking place include harness, pleasure, roadster, equitation, and breed-specific classes. The show is sponsored by United Professional Horseman's Association Chapter 9 and is used as their annual fundraiser. The show also benefits the American Saddlebred Museum. For more information on this event please go to www.kentuckyfallclassic.com or call Chuck Walker at (859) 333-1406. Picture courtesy of www.kentuckyfallclassic.com.

Location: 
Hosted by: 
United Professional Horseman's Association Chapter 9
Phone: 
859-333-1406

Jump Start Horse Trials

Dates: 
Friday, September 30, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The Jump Start Horse Trials is a 3-day-eventing competition. Riders will compete in Dressage, Cross Country and Show Jumping. This event features levels that are recognized by the United States Eventing Association, and/or the United States Equestrian Federation. All levels are sanctioned by the MidSouth Eventing and Dressage Association. All proceeds from the event benefit the Keeneland Pony Club. For more information on the Jump Start Horse Trials please visit http://www.keenelandponyclub.org. Photo courtesy of Mary Fike.

Hosted by: 
Keeneland Pony Club

Kentucky National Hunter Jumper Show

Dates: 
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 9:00pm
Event Description: 

The Kentucky National Hunter Jumper Show is a 5-day event showcasing some of the best Hunter/Jumper competitions in the country. For more information on the Kentucky National Hunter Jumper Show please go to http://www.thekentuckynational.com or call Suzanne Mayo at 615-838-7560. Photo courtesy of Shawn McMillan.

Hosted by: 
Kentucky National
Phone: 
615-838-7560

RMHA International Championship Show

Dates: 
Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 8:00am to Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 9:00pm
Event Description: 

The International Grand Championship Rocky Mountain Horse Association Show is a Class A Rocky Mountain Horse Show. More than 300 horses will be shown in this event. Classes that will be displayed include equitation, saddleseat, breed demonstrations, and a stallion row. The Grand Champion classes will take place on Saturday evening. Also at this event will be the opportunity for the public to ‘Ride a Rocky’.

This year for the RMHA 30 year anniversary, the International Championship Show will feature a Stallion Parade that will be held on Saturday September 10th at 1:00pm. Each stallion entered will be performing a 2 minute exhibition. Also featured will be a Stallion Row Showcase, as well. Visitors will be welcome to walk the barns and visit the stallions. (Please do not touch stallions without permission.) Visit the RMHA booth or the KY Horse Park entry gate for a list with stallions entered & stall locations. This is a great opportunity for visitors to the park to experience the temperament of the breed up close and personal while meeting many of the stallions.

Please also note that there will be a certification event, as well, during the show. Examiners will be available at the horse park to certify horses on September 7th, from 3-5 PM. You must provide the ORIGINAL registration papers for the horse to be certified. This certification will take place near the exit gate of the arena. Please contact Elsie Hatcher at emh922@gmail.com if you have a horse to be certified, and you will be given a time slot between 3pm and 5pm. If you bring four photos (front, rear & both sides) and the correct fee, you will be able to complete the application for certification at the on-site RMHA office, and your horse will qualify to show.

For more information on the International Grand Championship Rocky Mountain Horse Association Show, please go to https://www.rmhorse.com/welcome or call Suzie Buchanan at 859-243-0260.

Photo courtesy of Steve Faust, pixbysteve.smugmug.com.

Location: 
Hosted by: 
Rocky Mountain Horse Assocatiation
Phone: 
859-243-0260