Alltech Arena

US Mounted Games Association

Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, February 14, 2016 - 8:00pm
Event Description: 

For over 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. Our 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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KHSAA State Cheerleading Competition

Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association Competitive Cheer Championships is a high school cheerleading competition. Divisions will be split in size: small, medium, large, and super large. There will also be a coed division. For more information on the KHSAA Competitive Cheer Championship please call KHSAA at 859-299-5472 or go to Photo courtesy of

Event Times:
8 am – Session 1 doors open
9 am – Session 1 competition begins
1:30 pm – Session 2 doors open
2:30 pm – Session 2 competition begins
$10 adults
Free for children 10 and under

$5 per vehicle

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10th Annual Holly Day Market

Friday, December 2, 2016 - 10:00am to Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The Holly Day Market is a three-day winter holiday event. Hosted by the Junior League of Lexington, this event combines boutique-style holiday shopping with holiday events and activities designed to get customers into the holiday spirit. There is an admission fee which will go to the Junior League of Lexington. For more information on the Holly Day Market please call the Junior League of Lexington at 859-252-8014 or visit Photo courtesy of

Friday: 10am-6pm
Saturday: 10am-6pm
Sunday: 11am-5pm

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Junior League of Lexington

Oleika Shriners Rodeo

Friday, November 18, 2016 - 6:00pm to Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 10:00pm
Event Description: 

We welcome you to the 6th Annual Oleika Pro Rodeo!  We are proud to now be the new home of the IPRA National All Region Finals!

Join us on November 18 & 19 to cheer on 90 of the best cowboys and cowgirls in the country as they compete in bareback and saddle broncs, calf roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing, team roping, cowgirl breakaway roping and bull riding!

Come early when the doors open at 6 pm The rodeo will begin at 7:30 pm.

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Oleika Shriners

US Dressage Finals

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, November 13, 2016 - 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 2016 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

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CP National Horse Show

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, November 6, 2016 - 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 is consistently ranked as one of the top shows in the United States by the North American Riders Group (NARG). For more information on the CP National Horse Show please visit or call (561) 753-3389.

Follow the link below for the tentative schedule:
CP National Horse Show Tentative Schedule

Follow the link below for the special event schedule:
Special Events Schedule

The Miles for MiracleFeet 5K will take place at 5pm on Saturday, November 5th. Register at or The Miles for MiracleFeet 5K will get you moving and ready for an evening full of fun events at the Alltech Arena immediately following the race.

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

Civilian Equine Sensory Training Clinics

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.

Schedule for both days
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Alltech Arena (Concourse area) Coffee, Donuts,  Introductions, Late Registration

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Groundwork Demonstration

9:00 a.m. - 09:30 a.m.
Prepare Mounts for Instruction

9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Group A - (Groundwork & Obstacles Under Saddle)
Group B - (Equitation)
Group C - (Sensory & Drill Work)

10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Group A - (Equitation)
Group B - (Sensory & Drill Work)
Group C - (Groundwork & and Obstacles Under Saddle)

12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch/Certificates/Q & A

1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Prepare Mounts for Instruction

1:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Group A - (Sensory & Drill Work)
Group B - (Groundwork & Obstacles Under Saddle)
Group C - (Equitation)

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Optional Obstacle Competition/Games

Hosted by: 
Kentucky Horse Park

National Mounted Police Colloquium

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.


Monday, September 26th, 2016
6:30pm-8:30pm - Registration at the Clarion Hotel
6:30pm-12:00am - Hospitality Room at the Clarion Hotel

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016
7:30am-8:30am - Uniform Class Inspection, (Outside Barn 23)
9:00am-9:30am - Welcome – Laura Prewitt Director of KHP, Mayor Jim Gray, Chief Mark Barnard, Staff & Instructor Introduction (concourse), Hospitality at (concourse)
9:30am-10:30 - Kentucky Horse Park Mounted Police, Captain Lisa Rakes; Lexington. KY Mounted Police, Sgt Joey Eckhardt; (Retired) Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Sgt Jerry Mayo; Maryland National Capital Park Police, Ofc Megan Lau; Toronto Police Mounted Unit, Sergeant Kris McCarthy & Training Constable Joel Houston; Stacy and Jesse Westfall Horsemanship (Westfall Horsemanship)
10:30am-11:00am - Prepare Mounts for Instruction
11:00am-12:00pm - Group A (Lau/ Mayo - Equitation), Group B (Toronto – Troop Drill/Officer Safety), Group C (KHP/Lexington – Firearm/Simunitions Training- no horses), Group D (Free Time)
12:00pm-1:30pm - Lunch – Concourse, Republican National Convention – Jessica McNally – Cleveland Metro Parks, Preparing the Horse for Inspection – Cindy Fuerth – County Mounties, Prepare Mounts for Instruction
1:30pm-2:30pm - Group A (Toronto – Troop Drill/Officer Safety), Group B (KHP/Lexington – Firearm/Simunitions Training- no horses), Group C (Free Time), Group D (Lau/Mayo – Equitation)
2:30pm-2:45pm - Break
2:45pm-3:45pm - Group A (KHP/Lexington – Firearm/Simunitions Training- no horses), Group B (Free Time), Group C (Lau/Mayo – Equitation), Group D (Toronto – Troop Drill/Officer Safety)
3:45pm-4:00pm - Break
4:00pm-5:00pm - Group A (Free Time), Group B (Lau/Mayo – Equitation), Group C (Toronto – Troop Drill/Officer Safety), Group D (KHP/Lexington – Firearm/Simunitions Training- no horses)
6:30pm - Optional Clinic, Lau – Equitation/Jumping, Toronto – Officer Safety

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016
8:30am-8:45am - Announcements, Hospitality on Concourse
8:45am-9:45am - KY Cowtown Rangers, Mounted Shooter Demo/Training
9:45am-10:15am - Prepare Mounts for Instruction
10:15am-11:45am - Group A (Lau/ Mayo - Jumping), Group B (Toronto – Crowd Control), Group C (KHP/Lexington – Firearm/Simunitions Training- w/ horses), Group D (Westfall Horsemanship)
11:45am-1:00pm - Lunch – Concourse, Unit Spotlight Louisville, KY; Prepare Mounts for Instruction
1:00pm-2:15pm - Group A (Toronto – Crowd Control), Group B (KHP/Lexington – Firearm/Simunitions Training- w/horses), Group C (Westfall Horsemanship), Group D (Lau/Mayo – Jumping)
2:15pm-2:30pm - Break
2:30pm-3:45pm - Group A (KHP/Lexington – Firearm/Simunitions Training- w/horses), Group B (Westfall Horsemanship), Group C (Lau/Mayo – Jumping), Group D (Toronto – Crowd Control)
3:45pm-4:00pm - Break
4:00pm-5:15pm - Group A (Westfall Horsemanship), Group B (Lau/Mayo – Jumping), Group C (Toronto – Crowd Control), Group D (KHP/Lexington – Firearm/Simunitions Training- w/horses)

Thursday, September 29th, 2016
9:00am - Team Games Competition Walk-Thru (Main Arena)
10:00am - Team Games Competition Begins (Main Arena)
11:00am-1:00pm - Box Lunches on Concourse
12:00pm - Equitation Competition (Warm up Arena)
11:00pm-12:00pm - Optional Equitation Practice (Arena TBD)
1:00pm-2:00pm - Optional Equitation Practice (Arena TBD)
3:00pm-4:00pm - Optional Equitation Practice (Arena TBD)

Friday, September 30th, 2016
8:00am - Obstacles for Warm up/Practice (Warm up Arena)
9:30am - Obstacle Course Walk-Thru (Main Arena)
10:30am - Obstacle Course Competition (Main Arena)

A 30 minute break will be taken at an announced point for lunch.

6:00pm - Annual Barbecue will be held in the Covered Arena. Team Penning tickets required. Parking will be announced. Bar will open at 1700. Food served at 1800.

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KHP Mounted Police
(859) 509-1448

UPHA Chapter 9 Kentucky Fall Classic Horse Show

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 1:00pm 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. The horse show starts at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday- Friday, and starts at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday. For more information on this event please go to or call Chuck Walker at (859) 333-1406. Picture courtesy of

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United Professional Horseman's Association Chapter 9

Bluegrass Classic Dog Show

Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 9:00am to Monday, September 5, 2016 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

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. Dock Diving will be featured this year, as well.

Judging Starts: Thursday at 9 am; Friday - Monday 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 Show go to or call Sue Buxton at 859-940-2272. Photo courtesy of

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Bluegrass Classic Dog Shows