Alltech Arena

Horses & Hope Trail Ride

Dates: 
Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 8:00am to 3:00pm
Event Description: 

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.

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Hosted by: 
Kentucky Cancer Program
Phone: 
877.326.1134

Bluegrass Classic Dog Shows

Dates: 
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 9:00am to Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The Bluegrass Classic Dog Shows are 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. Dock Diving will be featured this year, as well.

Judging Starts: Wednesday at 9:00 am; Thursday at 9 am; Friday - Sunday at 8:00 am. Conformation rings are on the main arena floor and on the concourse. Toy and Non-Sporting Breeds will be judged upstairs in the Exhibition Hall. Each ring will have a post listing the breeds and times being judged in that ring on that day. A complete list of breeds ring times will be available at the show and posted on this website once entries are confirmed, usually a week before competition begins.

For more information on the Bluegrass Classic Dog Shows go to http://www.bluegrassclassicdogshows.org/ or call Sue Buxton at 859-940-2272. Photo courtesy of www.bluegrassclassicdogshows.org.

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Hosted by: 
Bluegrass Classic Dog Shows
Phone: 
859-940-2272

Bluegrass Festival Horse Show

Dates: 
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 8:00am to Sunday, August 16, 2015 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

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.

Bluegrass Festival Horse Show, August 11-16 (A World Championship Hunter Rider Event)

USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship – Round 1 - August 14, 3:30 pm, Rolex Stadium
USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship – Derby Challenge - August 15, 3 pm, Rolex Stadium
USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship – Finals - August 15, 6:30 pm, Rolex Stadium
$5,000 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby – August 16, 8 am (approx.), Alltech Arena
$25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic – August 14, 6:30 pm, Rolex Stadium
$40,000 Bluegrass Festival Grand Prix, sponsored by Audi of Lexington – August 16. 2:30 pm, Rolex Stadium

Location: 
Hosted by: 
Kentucky Horse Shows, LLC
Phone: 
859-233-0492

Diamond Rings & Pretty Things Bridal Show

Dates: 
Sunday, August 9, 2015 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
Event Description: 

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/.

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Hosted by: 
Lexington Bridal Shows
Phone: 
859.913.9132

USEF Pony Finals

Dates: 
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 8:00am to Sunday, August 9, 2015 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

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.

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Hosted by: 
Kentucky Horse Shows, LLC
Phone: 
859-233-0492

American Red Cross Disaster Blaster Relief Fundraiser

Dates: 
Friday, July 31, 2015 - 7:00pm to 11:00pm
Event Description: 

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.

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Hosted by: 
Bluegrass Chapter of the American Red Cross
Phone: 
859-253-1331

Clayton Woosley Hall of Fame Reining Show

Dates: 
Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 7:30am to Sunday, July 26, 2015 - 11:00pm
Event Description: 

The Clayton Woosley Hall of Fame Reining Show is a reining show named after NRHA Hall of Famer Clayton Woosley. The show is put on by the Central Kentucky Reining Association and is included with general Kentucky Horse Park admission. (No additional ticket is necessary.) The show should start at 7:30 Thursday through Sunday and it will last well into the evening.  In addition, the show will feature a variety of vendors selling horse-related products.

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://www.krha.info/ or contact Cathy Oyster at 859-887-0033 (crhorses@twc.com). Photo courtesy of James Shambhu.

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Hosted by: 
Central Kentucky Reigning Horse Association
Phone: 
606.232.7423

Mid-America Miniature Horse Club Mini Julep Cup

Dates: 
Friday, July 3, 2015 - 8:00am to Sunday, July 5, 2015 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

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. 

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Hosted by: 
Mid-America Miniature Horse Club
Phone: 
937-604-7397

Carriage Association of America Carriage Festival

Dates: 
Friday, June 26, 2015 - 8:00am to Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

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.

The show takes place in the Alltech Arena on Friday day time (9am-5pm) and Saturday day and evening (9am-9pm). Sunday morning, there will be a drive through the park, on to Walnut Hall Farm, through the campground and back to the stables. The show is scheduled to end at 11 am on Sunday.

For more information visit www.caamonline.com, contact Jill Ryder at (859) 231-0971, and read this article.

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Hosted by: 
Carriage Association of America
Phone: 
(859) 231-0971