The 2016 Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) National Finals will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky April 20-24, 2016. It is expected that over 600 youth equestrians will qualify to compete at the National Finals. These young riders will have won in their regions and zones across the United States after competing against more than 12,000 other riders to make it to the Finals. The national Individual Champions will be presented throughout the competition and national Team Champions will be pinned on the final day of the competitions. The event will be held in the Kentucky Horse Park's Alltech Arena. Riders, their families and friends, vendors and spectators should expect five days of showing from Wednesday through Sunday, an educational symposium with speakers Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Founded in 2002, the IEA has more than 12,000 middle and high school student-riders across the United States. The IEA was organized to promote and improve the quality of equestrian competition and instruction available to middle and secondary school students and is open to public and private schools and barn teams. Its purpose is to set minimum standards for competition, provide information concerning the creation and development of school associated equestrian sport programs, to generally promote the common interests of safe riding instruction and competition and education on matters related to equestrian competition at the middle and secondary school levels. For more information, please view the IEA website at: http://www.rideiea.org.
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.
Follow the link for the schedule:
Kentucky Spring Premier Classic Saddlebred Show
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 Cowboy Up For A Cure Rodeo is a fundraiser on behalf of their charitable efforts. Tickets are $15 each and available through the Cowboy Up For A Cure website.
Don’t miss the thrill and excitement of Road To The Horse in 2016. In 2015, Chris Cox made history by winning an unprecedented fourth Championship. Be there to see who will be crowned the next World Champion of Colt Starting in 2016.
Road to the Horse 2016 Line Up
The Blue Grass Trust’s Antiques & Garden Show will open Friday, March 4th at 10:00 am.
Friday 10 am to 5 pm
Saturday 10 am to 5pm, Gala Preview Party 6 to 9 pm
Sunday 12 noon to 5 pm
More than 80 Quality Exhibitors, Designer and Garden Vignettes, fine antiques and art, gorgeous gardens and flowers, cool collectibles, vintage silver, stunning jewelry and more.
Thinking about remodeling or starting fresh on new home construction? Visit the New Home & Remodeling Marketplace to learn how local building professionals can enhance your lifestyle!
Kentucky Horse Park ~ Alltech Arena
North Exhibit Hall and Concourse
4089 Iron Works Pkwy
Lexington, KY 40576
Friday, February 26, 4pm - 8pm
Saturday, February 27, 10am - 5pm
Sunday, February 28, 11am - 4pm
Admittance Fee: $5.00
Free Parking Available
For exhibitor information, visit www.hbalexington.com
The 53rd Annual KHSAA Boys State Wrestling Tournament Championships will be held February 19-20, 2016 at the KHP’s Alltech Arena. There will be some 500 Kentucky high school wrestlers competing over the two days with nearly 900 matches, culminating in the state championships.
Tickets for both Friday and Saturday session are $25. Friday session will be $15, and it will be $15 for first session on Saturday. Tickets will be $10 on Saturday for the Medal Round and Award Session.
The gates for the wrestling tournament open Friday at 8:30am and Saturday on 8am.
Parking fee is $5.
The 2016 Kentucky After Christmas Sale will be Friday, February 5th and Saturday, February 6th.
The bridal show features a variety of wedding professionals from the local Bluegrass area in every category and price range. This event takes place from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Alltech Exhibit Hall. The bridal show is free to attend and pre-registration is available.