The 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 annually benefits the Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital. 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.
The Kentucky Horse Park and the Lexington Mounted Police Unit host the annual Civilian Sensory Clinic 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.
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.
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. For more information on the Horses and Hope Trail Ride please visit http://www.horsesandhope.org/. Photo courtesy of Samantha L. Clarke.
The Bluegrass Classic Dog Show is a 5-day dog show sponsored by the Lexington Kennel Club Inc., the Northern Kentucky Kennel Club Inc., and the Mid-Kentucky Kennel Club Inc. This show will include competition for more than 150 breeds, best-in-show competition, junior showmanship classes, and obedience and rally. AKC Owner-Handler Series, Canine Good Citizen Test, and a Meet the Breeds event will also take place Saturday and Sunday, plus a 4-H Dog Club Musical Program on Saturday. For more information on the Bluegrass Classic Dog Show go to http://www.bluegrassclassicdogshows.org/ or call Bonnie Massie at 859-223-8873. Photo courtesy of www.bluegrassclassicdogshows.org.
The Bluegrass Festival Horse Show is a 6-day hunter/jumper show, and is a part of the Kentucky Horse Show 2015 series. This event draws local riders, international riders and even former Olympians. Headlining this year’s event are the $25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic (fifth event in the Hagyard Challenge Series), USEF Show Jumping Talent Search, $40,000 Bluegrass Festival Grand Prix and the USHJA National Hunter Derby. For more information, visit http://www.kentuckyhorseshows.com or call 859-233-0492. Photo courtesy of Lesley Ward.
The Diamond Rings & Pretty Things Bridal Show is a bridal show that showcases local vendors to soon-to-be brides. Photographers, bridal salons, and wedding planners are just a few types of vendors that will be at the show. The show is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is available for a quicker check in process at the event. For more information on the Diamond Rings & Pretty Things Bridal Show please go to http://lexingtonbridalshows.com/ or call 859-233-0492.
The USEF Pony Finals is a 6-day Hunter/Jumper Championship event. The US Regular Hunter Pony Championship, the US Green Hunter Pony Championship, and the US National Pony Jumper Championship will all take place during this event. Ponies in each of the events will be put into classes based on their size (small, medium, and large). Aside from the competition, there will also be clinics during this event that are free and open to the public. For more information on the USEF pony finals please visit https://www.usef.org/_IFrames/breedsdisciplines/discipline/pony/ponyFina.... Photo courtesy of Shawn McMillan.
The American Red Cross Disaster Blaster Relief Fundraiser is an annual charity event benefiting the Bluegrass chapter of the American Red Cross. This casual event includes dinner and drinks as well as live and silent auctions. Live music will be provided. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Red Cross at: 859-253-1331. For more information on the American Red Cross Disaster Blaster Relief Fundraiser visit www.redcross.org/bluegrass.
The Clayton Woosley Hall of Fame Reining Show is a 5-day reining show named after NRHA Hall of Famer Clayton Woosley. The show is put on by the Central Kentucky Reining Association. There will be AQHA, NRHA, and CKRHA classes available. Youth and rookie levels all the way to Open levels will be exhibited. For more information on the Clayton Woosley Hall of Fame Reining Show, visit http://ckrha.com/ or contact Cathy Oyster at 859-887-0033 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Photo courtesy of James Shambhu.