Covered Arena

The Bluegrass Classic

Dates: 
Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 8:00am to Sunday, June 21, 2015 - 8:00pm
Event Description: 

The Bluegrass Classic is a 4-day Quarter Horse Show. This event is AQHA, NSBA & KyQHA approved. A wide variety of classes will take place during this event, from Halter classes to English and Western Pleasure classes to Jumping and Contesting classes, almost every discipline will be represented. For more information visit http://www.kyqha.com/pages/shows, or contact Cathy Oyster at 859.635.6773.

Photo courtesy of AQHA

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Hosted by: 
MidEAST Kentucky Quarter Horse Association
Phone: 
859.635.6773

Pyramid Society Egyptian Arabian Event

Dates: 
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 8:00am to Saturday, June 6, 2015 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

Join us June 2-6 for the world's largest showcase of the Egyptian Arabian horse! General show seating and non-ticketed activities are free with Kentucky Horse Park admission.

Held annually at here at The Kentucky Horse Park, The Egyptian Event boasts world-class halter and performance competition, superb shopping, expert-led seminars, live and silent fund raiser auctions, and fun social activities for all ages! Come feel the desert wind blowing across the heart of horse country ... "it's more than just a horse show, it's an EVENT!"

There are daily spectator focused events which are free with park admission. Spectators have the opportunity to meet the competitors, shop the trade fair, watch stallion auctions and much more! For more information, visit http://pyramidsociety.org/egyptian-event.

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Hosted by: 
Pyramid Society
Phone: 
859-231-0771

KY Invitational High School Rodeo

Dates: 
Friday, May 22, 2015 - 7:30pm to Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The Kentucky High School Rodeo Association and the Kentucky Junior High School Rodeo Association join together for the Kentucky Invitational High School Rodeo. The events taking place during this rodeo are Bareback Bronc Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding, Steer Wrestling, Tie-Down Calf Roping, Bull Riding, Breakaway Calf Roping, Goat Tying, Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, and Ribbon Roping. Participants from Indiana and West Virginia will also be competing against the Kentucky competitors. This rodeo serves as the last qualifying rodeo for the high school participants before the state finals, and it is the state finals for junior high school participants. For more information go to http://www.kyhsra.com or call 270-389-0631. All proceeds go to support the Kentucky High School Rodeo Association.

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Hosted by: 
Kentucky High School Rodeo Assocation
Phone: 
270-389-0631

Snowball Series Mounted Games

Dates: 
Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 9:00am to Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The Snowball Series Mounted Games is a mounted games schooling competition. Competitors are able to compete beginner novice, novice, intermediate, masters, fossils, and green pony divisions. Rides will compete in teams, pairs, or a three-rider pony pair in the games. This event is part of the Snowball Series, riders can compete in all of the competitions and receive awards at the conclusion of the series. For more information on the Snowball Series Mounted Games please contact Linda Caddel at 859-621-2383 or lbcaddel@aol.com. Photo courtesy of Butch Housman.

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Hosted by: 
MGAA
Phone: 
859.621.2383

SNOWBIRD DRESSAGE

Dates: 
Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
Event Description: 

Snowbird Dressage is a Kentucky Dressage Association sanctioned Dressage show. The series will include USEA classes with the February and March shows, offering more excitement for competitors and spectators alike. Introductory, Training, First, Second, and Third and above levels will be exhibited. For more information on Snowbird Dressage, please contact Julie Congleton at 859-846-4889 or go to www.kentuckydressageassociation.com. Photo courtesy of PhelpsPhotos.

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Hosted by: 
KDA
Phone: 
859-846-4889

Women's Arena Polo Tournament

Dates: 
Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 8:00am to Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 6:00pm
Event Description: 

Come out to the Kentucky Horse Park in the covered arena November 22nd and 23rd for an exhilirating weekend of Women's Arena Polo. Included with park admission.

Saturday, November 22nd
Games at 8am & 10am

Sunday, November 23rd
Consolation game at 10am

Watch UK take on rivals UofL in some friendly polo competitions at 11:30am
Finals match at 12pm

Bring your family and friends to the horse park and cheer on your favorite teams. Enjoy an exciting and fast-faced sport with music, food, and drinks.

Stick around after the finals for the award ceremony for players and ponies.

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Hosted by: 
Women's Arena Polo

University of Kentucky 4H Horse Judging Contest

Dates: 
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 8:00am
Event Description: 

The University of Kentucky is conducting the State 4H Horse Judging Contest which will serve as a qualifying event for the Southern Regional 4H Horse Judging Contest. 4H members are given 4 live horses to judge for a particular purpose, they must judge the horse based on confirmation and in-hand movement. The participants must rank the 4 horses from best suited to least suited for the particular purpose and reasons on why they made that choice must also be listed. For more information on this event contact Amy Lawyer at 859-257-7501.

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Hosted by: 
University of Kentucky 4H
Phone: 
859-257-7501

BreyerFest

Dates: 
Friday, July 11, 2014 - 9:00am to Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

BreyerFest is the annual model horse festival and horse fair for Breyer model horses. This event brings together fans, vendors, and stars of Breyer horses. Horses that have been portrayed as Breyer model horses will be present for demonstrations and photo opportunities. Crafts and kids activities are also available as well as plenty of shopping opportunities. The BreyerFest app for iPhone and iPad is available for free now on iTunes in the App store at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/breyerfest-2014/id877604446?mt=8.

The BreyerFest Program is now available at BreyerHorses.com as well:
http://www.breyerhorses.com/2014breyerfestprogram

For more on this popular event please visit http://www.breyerhorses.com.

BreyerFest Silver Jubilee - Special Guest Stars

  • Emmy® Award-winning television star, fashion designer and acclaimed horseman Carson Kressley will be honored as a special guest at the 25th annual BreyerFest, where he will present the Celebration Horse Gooitzen fan Teaksyl, a champion Friesian. Carson has been the In-Hand Exhibitor of the 12-year-old Friesian throughout his compilation of 15 World Championship titles. Gooitzen has over 130 career wins, including double victories at the 2013 International Friesian Show Horse Association World Championships with Kressley at the reins.
     
  • Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses - There’s a revolution going on in animal-assisted therapy and an unlikely hero leading the charge! Her name is Magic and she’s 3 feet tall, has glossy black hair, blue eyes and four hooves. She and her dedicated team at Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses are the first horses to be allowed to visit children in hospitals, the elderly in nursing homes and people who need comfort everywhere.
     
  • Gala of the Royal Horses – Sat. Eve. Only! For the past decade, Gala of the Royal Horses has been touring abroad and in 2014, made the decision to bring its show to North America for a nationwide tour. Gala of the Royal Horses will present a showcase of their full tour event at BreyerFest. Gala of the Royal Horses captures the amazing beauty of the baroque horse breeds of Europe favored by royalty and the show features Andalusians, Friesians, Lipizzaners, and Arabian stallions. These extraordinary and romantic horses are among the most celebrated in history, favored for centuries by royalty, warriors and bullfighters. This performance will celebrate the tradition, athleticism and grace of these revered creatures.
     
  • Behind the Mask Friesians of historic Runnymede Farm – Inspired by the Four Horsemen of St. Mark’s Square in Venice, the extraordinary performers captured Venetian mask ball. Mentioned in Dan Brown’s latest book, Inferno.
     
  • Meet Novelisto D (Athansor) and R.J. Masterbug (Hidalgo) and their talented movie horse wrangler trainers Rex Peterson and Cari Swanson.
     
  • Shane Adams and Knights of Valor (of the THC Full Metal Jousting).  Jousting, sword fighting and more!  It’s not for the faint-hearted!  Shane Adams and Knights of Valour are well-known from their television series Full Metal Jousting on The History Channel. 
     
  • Knights of Iceland – From the far away shores of Iceland, comes a breed of horse known for their beauty, intelligence, stamina, and loyalty. Watch Gudmar Petursson’s magnificent drill team of Icelandic horses will perform their thrilling and unique tolt  gait at full speed. 
     
  • A Celebration of Horses Evening – Saturday, July 12th Only – A very special evening of equestrian entertainment produced by Tommie Turvey starring: Gala of the Royal Horses & Tommie Turvey of Equine Extremist Entertainment & The Wild Riders
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Hosted by: 
Reeves International
Phone: 
973-633-5090