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.
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 email@example.com. Photo courtesy of Butch Housman.
They say you cannot teach an old dog new tricks, but what about an old horse? The Thoroughbred Makeover is proof that this age old saying does not apply to the horse world. This event is a great opportunity to see some retired race horses showing off their "new tricks." There are around 350 Thoroughbreds training for this event, each horse with the option to compete in up to two of ten different riding disciplines. Come on out to the Covered Arena and see these Thoroughbreds in action.
The event is put on by the Retired Racehorse Program, and organization dedicated to building further careers for retired Thoroughbred race horses. The purpose is to promote the usefulness of these retired Thoroughbreds, who may otherwise be disregarded after their racing days are over. Thoroughbred Makeover is one of the program's most important events, due to the fact that it showcases the versatility and unique capabilities that are often overlooked with these horses. For more information, or if you would like to support their program, you can visit their website at https://www.retiredracehorseproject.org/ or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The KHP Foundation Battle in the Saddle is a celebrity team penning event benefitting the KHP Foundation. This event pairs two amateur team penning riders with a celebrity guest rider to determine who can pen the group of cattle in the quickest amount of time. Sponsorships are available for the event, and the public can come and watch for an admission price. For more information on the KHP Foundation Battle in the Saddle please go to http://khpfoundation.org/programs/featured-events/celebrity-team-penning or call (859) 255-5727.
The Paso Fino Grand National Championship Show & Expo is a 6-day event dedicated to the Paso Fino breed. Fino, pleasure, and performance classes will be a part of the show schedule. There will also be special events and a trade show. For more information the Paso Fino Grand National Championship Show & Expo please go to http://www.pfha.org or call 859-825-6000.
The 27th International Grand Championship Rocky Mountain Horse Association Show is a class A Rocky Mountain Horse Show. More than 300 horses will be shown in this event. Classes that will be displayed include equitation, saddleseat, breed demonstrations, and a stallion row. The Grand Champion classes will take place on Saturday evening. Also at this event will be the opportunity for the public to ‘Ride-a-Rocky’ from noon-2pm on Saturday. For more information on the International Grand Championship Rocky Mountain Horse Association Show, please go to https://www.rmhorse.com/welcome or call Suzie Buchanan at 859-243-0260. Photo courtesy of Steve Faust, pixbysteve.smugmug.com.
The Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse Association (KMSHA) and the Spotted Mountain Horse Association are both very passionate about their specific breeds. Both organizations strive to demonstrate the value and beauty of these mountain horses. One way that these two associations look to promote the horses is through specific shows/programs, and the Kentucky Horse Park is proud to be the location of one of these upcoming events. Starting on September 3, you can head over to the Covered Arena to check out the KMSHA/SMHA International Grand Championship. This three-day event is a great opportunity to show your support for passionate horse organizations, plus if you're looking for some excellent competition, then this championship will be worth attending. For more information on the KMSHA/SMHA International Grand Championship or the Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse Association please go to http://www.kmsha.com/index.htm or call (859) 225-5674. Photo courtesy of Deep Meadow Farm.
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 Silverama Region 14 Arabian Championship is a 5-day Arabian horse show event comprised of a youth show and the championship for the 14th Region of the Arabian Horse Show Association. The 14th region includes Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia. The best Arabian horses in the region will be competing in a wide variety of classes, encompassing almost every discipline. For more information visit www.aha14.com or call Cindy Clinton at 937-962-4336.
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) 887-0033.
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