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.
The Mid-America Miniature Horse Club Mini Julep Cup is a miniature horse show is approved by the American Miniature Horse Association. Classes include halter, driving, and liberty. The show is sponsored by the Mid-America Miniature Horse Club, an AMHA American Miniature Horse Association and AMHR American Miniature Horse Registry affiliated club. The Mid-America Miniature Horse Club serves Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana. For more information on the Mid-America Miniature Horse Club Mini Julep Cup visit http://www.mamhc.org, or call Tim Ballard 937-604-7397. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Munson.
The Carriage Association of America Carriage Festival is a 2-day driving event including a show, educational seminars, driving-at-will, and social activities. The show is a USEF-approved local competition. For more information visit www.caamonline.com, or contact Jill Ryder at (859) 231-0971.
The Lexington Rodeo is a PRCA ProRodeo event.
The Pro Rodeo events are:
Tie Down Roping
This is a special Horses and Hope event, held to honor breast cancer survivors, to raise breast cancer awareness among fans, and to provide breast cancer education and mammography screening to horse industry workers.
The crown-jewel of the annual FEI Reining schedule, the $120,000 Kentucky Reining Cup is held in conjunction with the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event and offers the world's most elite reining athletes and the industry's best reining horses an opportunity to shine before large, educated crowds of reining fans as well as international attention.
Cowboy Up For A Cure, Inc. (CUFAC) is a non-profit organization that provides funding to benefit children with various forms of pediatric cancer. The Farmhouse Rodeo is a fundraiser on behalf of their charitable efforts.
The show provides a laid-back atmosphere while allowing exhibitors a first class horse show in a beautiful setting. There is nothing more beautiful than Kentucky in the springtime and no place on earth is more spectacular than the Kentucky Horse Park.