Kentucky Horse Park

Bits & Pieces of Saddlebred History

Dates: 
Monday, March 9, 2015 - 9:00am to Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The American Saddlebred Museum’s 2015 exhibit, Bits & Pieces of Saddlebred History: Recent Donations & Special Selections will feature new acquisitions to the permanent collection along with loans of unusual items from several collectors of Saddlebred memorabilia. By showcasing recent gifts to the collection and loans of relevant pieces, the exhibit is both a thank you to our donors and a way to expose the public to some unique bits of Saddlebred history that are not yet a part of our collection. Bits & Pieces of Saddlebred History will run from March 9, 2015 through January 31, 2016. 
 

Hosted by: 
The American Saddlebred Museum
Phone: 
(859) 259-2746

CASA Superhero Run

Dates: 
Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 8:00am to 12:00pm
Event Description: 

There will be a 1K for kids 12 and under (begins @ 8:30AM) and a 5K for all ages (begins @ 9AM). The 5K is a competitive distance verified course with chip timing. However, walkers are welcome!

There will be water on the course, and times given at each mile.

Kids 12 and under will receive a custom cape! All other registrants receive a race shirt with artwork from local artist Rick McGee.

Many fun family activities, including face painting, bouncers, games, crafts, Fro-Jo's frozen yogurt, food. Guests will include Disney Princesses, Ghostbusters, Superheroes, and mini ponies from Central Kentucky Riding for Hope!

Participation in the festival – costume contests, inflatables, games, face painting, free food giveaways, etc. is complimentary to all race participants.  Please ensure you have your race bib on to participate in all activities and giveaways. 

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Hosted by: 
CASA of Lexington
Phone: 
859-246-4313

Share Your Spare 5K

Dates: 
Saturday, September 5, 2015 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Event Description: 

Join us for the second annual Share Your Spare 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 9:00am at The Kentucky Horse Park to help raise awareness for kidney disease while emphasizing the need for more registered organ donors.

Share Your Spare was created last year by Lexington residents Ryan and Bridgit Buffington to bring attention to kidney disease and organ donation. At just 36 years old, Ryan was diagnosed with stage four kidney disease, and placed on the kidney/pancreas transplant waiting list in May 2014. Share Your Spare 5K was a way for Ryan and Bridgit to share their story. 

Since last year's 5K, Ryan received his kidney/pancreas transplant and is now healthier than ever. This year, Ryan and Bridgit have teamed up with The Kidney Health Alliance of Kentucky to plan Share Your Spare 5K, which will help Kentucky kidney patients who are struggling to get onto the transplant waiting list. After receiving so much support through Share Your Spare last year, Ryan and Bridgit felt as though this was the perfect "pay it forward" opportunity.

Funds raised through this year's Share Your Spare 5K will support "Get Healthy, Get Transplanted," a new program created by The Kidney Health Alliance of Kentucky (KHAKY). In order to be approved for an organ transplant, patients must undergo medical testing and evaluation, some of which includes having a healthy weight (BMI), a dental exam to confirm no active infections, and smoking cessation. For some kidney disease patients, meeting this criteria can be challenging. "Get Healthy, Get Transplanted" will assist these patients by providing them with a dentist, health coach, and/or fitness centers which will make overcoming their obstacles possible so that they can be approved for placement on the transplant waiting list.  By participating in Share Your Spare 5K Run/Walk, you will support these individuals while bringing awareness to kidney disease and the significance of becoming an organ donor.

Since kidneys come in pairs, you have the unique opportunity to "Run as a Spare" or "Run as a Pair."  

There is also a VIRTUAL RUNNER category for runners/walkers who live outside of Lexington and would like to show their support by running/walking a 5K in their respective community on September 5th.  Your $30 registration fee includes shipping and handling for your race T-shirt and custom race bib.

There will also be a Kids One Mile Fun Run for kids 12 years of age and under (4 and under are free). 

Regardless of how or where you participate, we hope you will join us on September 5th to show support for kidney disease patients.  

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Hosted by: 
Share Your Spare 5K

Maker's Mark Secretariat Center's Family Fun Day

Dates: 
Saturday, July 4, 2015 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Event Description: 

Looking for wholesome family activity to celebrate the Fourth of July? Come out for our Family Fun Day event - kids of all ages are welcome! Patriotic themed activities include painting a horse shoe, dressing up like a jockey, taking a photo with the Secretariat statue, meeting our awesome adoptable Thoroughbreds, water sprinklers to stay cool, and more. Horse demonstrations throughout the day will showcase our retraining process. Tickets are $20 per family at the door and include all activities. Snacks and beverages will be available for an additional fee.

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Hosted by: 
Maker's Mark Secretariat Center
Phone: 
(859) 246-3080

Lexington Polo Opening Tournament

Dates: 
Friday, June 26, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Event Description: 

Lexington Polo Opening Tournament - Sponsored byThe World Coaching Club

On Friday June 26th the match will start at 6pm (Man O War Field) and will feature antique and modern coaching carriages on display for the public during the match. Come enjoy a great day of polo and experience a rare opportunity to see the amazing carriages.

Hosted by: 
Lexington Polo
Phone: 
(202) 957-5050

Sips N’ Saddles Summer Celebration

Dates: 
Friday, June 19, 2015 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Event Description: 

The Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center holds its Sips N’ Saddles summer celebration on Friday, June 19, 2015 from 6:00 - 9:00pm within the beautiful grounds of the Kentucky Horse Park.

Along with a live performance by country singer Mark Wills, guests will enjoy Kentucky Proud cuisine from Red State Barbeque, local wines, Kentucky ales, and a special drink from Maker’s Mark. Mad Scoops will be offering their custom Bourbon Ball flavored ice cream along with other classic flavors, cotton candy, and kettle corn.

Guests are welcome to explore the MMSC barn and meet our Thoroughbreds. Horses available for adoption will also demonstrate their newly learned skills in the arena. Fun outdoor games and a silent and live auction will be held in direct support of the horses’ needs. Ticket price is $100, 70% tax deductible, with all proceeds aiding the MMSC Thoroughbreds in their preparation for future careers and homes.  

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.secretariatcenter.org or call 859-246-3080.

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Hosted by: 
Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center
Phone: 
859-246-3080

2015 ASB Museum Art Auction

Dates: 
Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 12:00pm
Event Description: 

This year’s Art, Antique and Rare Book Auction will offer a nice variety of artwork, collectibles, out of print books and historic artifacts at its July sale.  Included are eighteen pieces by George Ford Morris, eleven of those being original works.  A total of twenty-five different artists are represented in the 65 lots dating from the 1800s to present day.  Interested parties will find some beautiful trophies and memorabilia with historic significance, 18 lots of vintage advertising, photographs and collectibles, several equine antiques, 1 stunning fountain, 7 lots of out-of-print books, 5 sculptures, artwork that is both historically and artistically significant, and artwork that is whimsical, decorative or that makes a statement.

“Each year we are amazed at the variety and quality of offerings that are presented” says Tolley Graves, the event’s coordinator. “The subject matter has been broadened this year and I think many people will be surprised at the nature and quality of the pieces that are being offered.”

Some of the interesting items that will go up on the block are a vintage Cole Bros. Circus lithograph featuring a Saddlebred; a magnificent bronze sculpture of the legendary Rex McDonald; a vintage TV lamp featuring a Saddlebred as a circus horse; a gorgeous pair of antique andirons made from horse shoes and brass harness hames; paintings and sculptures by 11 gifted contemporary artists, 6 of whom are first-time consignors; 11 original pieces by George Ford Morris, including oils, a watercolor and several charcoals.  We even have an unused Lilly Pulitzer bag in Carson Kressley’s Grandstand design – signed by Carson!

The auction will be held on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at the Museum’s Showplace for Saddlebreds (at the Kentucky Horse Park) at 12:00 Noon – the week of the Lexington Jr. League show.  Items can be previewed on Friday from 9 am – 6 pm, and on Saturday morning prior to the auction.  The Horse Park is an easy 15 minute drive from the show grounds.  Anyone needing directions is urged to call the Museum.

Hard-copy catalogs will be available by June 1st.  If you wish to receive one, please call or email the museum (859-259-2746 ext. 305 or museum@asbmuseum.org). If you cannot be present but wish to bid on an item, telephone bids can be made with advance arrangements. The auction will also be accessible online this year through liveauctioneers.com. Those who are interested in bidding online are urged to sign up at least 48 hours in advance of the auction  For more information, contact Tolley Graves at the number or email above.

Hosted by: 
American Saddlebred Museum
Phone: 
859-259-2746

Bluegrass Cycling Club

Dates: 
Monday, October 26, 2015 - 5:30pm
Event Description: 

Monday nights at 5:30pm from April 13 – October 26
The Bluegrass Cycling Club is a volunteer, not-for-profit organization. Our mission is to encourage bicycling for health, recreation, and transportation; to promote bicycle safety; to improve bicycling facilities; and to further all phases of bicycling.
 
Established in 1970 as the Bluegrass Wheelmen in Lexington, Kentucky, we have members throughout central Kentucky and beyond. We have weekend rides scheduled from March through October and host the Horsey Hundred and Red River Rally We bike for recreation, transportation, and competition.
 
The Bluegrass Cycling Club checks-in, and departs as a group from the Kentucky Horse Park Visitor Center parking lot.

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Hosted by: 
Bluegrass Cycling Club