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Snowball Series Mounted Games

Dates: Monday, January 01, 0001 - 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Event Description:

The Snowball Series Mounted Games is a mounted games regional MGAA 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.

Event Location: Covered Arena
Hosted By:Mounted Games Across America
Phone: 859.621.2383

National Mounted Police Colloqium

Dates: Monday, September 25, 2017 - 07:00 AM to Friday, September 29, 2017 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:

Instruction will include flatwork, jumping, crowd control, tactics, and search techniques.

Guest instructors are scheduled to include Jerry Mayo, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (retired), Megan Lau (Maryland National Capital Park Police-MC), Toronto, Canada Mounted Police, and U.S. Border Patrol.

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Event Location: Alltech Arena
Hosted By:KHP Mounted Police

Jump Start Horse Trials 2

Dates: Friday, September 29, 2017 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, October 01, 2017 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:

The Jump Start Horse Trials is a 3-day-eventing competition. Riders will compete in Dressage, Cross Country and Show Jumping. This event features levels that are recognized by the United States Eventing Association, and/or the United States Equestrian Federation. All levels are sanctioned by the MidSouth Eventing and Dressage Association. All proceeds from the event benefit the Keeneland Pony Club. For more information on the Jump Start Horse Trials please visit http://www.keenelandponyclub.orgPhoto courtesy of Mary Fike.

Event Location: Hunter Jumper Complex
Hosted By:Keeneland Pony Club
Phone: 859.244.3411

KHP Foundation Battle Saddle Celebrity Team Penning

Dates: Friday, September 29, 2017 - 04:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Event Description:

The KHP Foundation Battle in the Saddle is a celebrity team penning event benefiting 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.

Event Location: Covered Arena
Hosted By:KHP Foundation
Phone: 859-255-5727

UPHA Chapter 9 Kentucky Fall Classic Horse Show

Dates: Wednesday, October 04, 2017 - 08:00 AM to Saturday, October 07, 2017 - 05:00 PM
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. For more information on this event please go to www.kentuckyfallclassic.com or call Chuck Walker at (859) 333-1406. Picture courtesy of www.kentuckyfallclassic.com.

Event Location: Alltech Arena
Hosted By:United Professional Horseman's Association Chapter 9
Phone: 859-333-1406

Thoroughbred Makeover And National Symposium

Dates: Thursday, October 05, 2017 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, October 08, 2017 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:

Watch hundreds of Thoroughbred racehorses from across North America competing for $100,000 in prize money in ten sports: barrel racing, competitive trails, dressage, eventing, field hunters, freestyle, polo, show hunters, show jumpers, and working ranch. They all retired from racing the previous year and they have had less than one year to prepare. Includes training demonstrations, seminars, and a large trade fair in the Covered Arena. For more information go to RetiredRacehorseProject.org.

Event Location: Covered Arena
Hosted By:Retired Racehorse Project

Kentucky Classic Combined Driving Event

Dates: Thursday, October 05, 2017 - 09:00 AM to Sunday, October 08, 2017 - 09:00 PM
Event Description:

The Kentucky Classic Combined Driving Event is a 4-day event. This year’s event will feature preliminary, intermediate, and advanced level divisions. The advanced-level competition is an FEI-level two-star (CAI**) event. The 2017 USEF National Championships for single, pair, and four-in-hand ponies will be taking place as well as the 2017 USEF National Pair Horse Championship. The event will also feature the Kentucky Classic Preliminary and Intermediate Championships. For more information on the Kentucky Classic Combined Driving Event please visit http://kentuckyclassiccde.com.

Click the link below to watch the 2014 Kentucky Classic video:
https://vimeo.com/posttime/review/101619721/c4d4afadfe

Event Location: Carriage Driving Course
Hosted By:Kentucky Classic CDE
Phone: 859 987 3589

National Drive 2

Dates: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:

The National Drive is a 6-day event devoted to recreational equine driving. This event is the largest gathering of recreational equine drivers in North America. Highlighting the event is a series of clinics, demonstrations and private driving lessons featuring some of the nation’s most prominent clinicians and driving experts. Participants are able to drive their horses throughout the park from dawn until dusk. For more information on the National Drive please visit http://www.nationaldrive.net/2017-spring-fling.html or call Save Sadler at 217-621-5547.

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Hosted By:The National Drive
Phone: 217-621-5547

PMHA Fall Harvest Horse Show I II

Dates: Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 09:00 PM
Event Description:

This is an AHA Region 14 & 13 qualifier for Arabians and Half Arabians. There are plenty of classes for ALL  breeds as well. This show features classes in sport horse and halter in hand as well as performance classes in sport horse and all performance disciplines. Classes for youth and adult level riding including walk-trot, showmanship, fun classes, trail and liberty, the favorite of the show. Contact by phone at 270-735-5331. The website is www.puremorab.com (go to "Horse Show" link on top menu bar).

Event Location: Covered Arena
Hosted By:PMHA
Phone: 270-735-5331

Kentucky Dressage Association Fall Classic

Dates: Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:

The Kentucky Dressage Association Fall Classic is a KDA recognized Dressage show with classes from introductory level to grand prix level. For more information on the Kentucky Dressage Association Fall Classic please go to www.kentuckydressageassociation.com or call (859) 351-4137. Photo courtesy of Phelps Photos.

Event Location: Dressage Complex
Hosted By:KDA

Certified HorseManship Association

Dates: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 08:00 AM to Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:

The Certified Horsemanship Association will take place in the club lounge and the covered arena from October 27, 2017 through October 28, 2017. This event is open to the public with advanced day rate or full conference ticket purchase. For more information, please contact Christy Landwehr with the Certified Horsemanship Association at http://cha-ahse.org/store/pages/47/International_Conference.html.

Event Location: Covered Arena
Hosted By:Certified Horsemanship Association
Phone: 859.259.3399

Hagyard Midsouth Three Day Event and Team Challenge 2

Dates: Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 08:00 PM
Event Description:

The Hagyard MidSouth Three-Day Event and Team Challenge is a 3-day eventing competition. This event is USEA and USEF sanctioned. The three disciplines that will make up the competition are dressage, cross-country, and show jumping. For more information on the Hagyard MidSouth Three-Day Event and Team Challenge please go to http://kyevents.net/midsouth/ or call Mary Fike at (859) 621-2479. Photo courtesy of Sara Davidson.

Event Location: Hunter Jumper Complex
Hosted By:MSEDA

CKRH Halloween Trail Ride and Used Tack Sale

Dates: Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 08:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Event Description:

The Central Kentucky Riding for Hope Halloween Trail Ride and Used Tack Sale are events to benefit the Central Kentucky Riding for Hope. The Halloween Trail Ride allows riders to ride over park grounds that are not usually open to riders. A costume class and ride-a-thon will also take place during the event. The used tack sale allows people to buy and sell tack. For more information on the CKRH Trail Ride & Used Tack Sale please visit http://www.ckrh.org/htr.html or call (859) 231-7066.

Event Location: CKRH & Trail Ride Course
Hosted By:Central Kentucky Riding For Hope

Octoberfest Horse Trials 1

Dates: Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 08:00 AM to Friday, September 29, 2017 - 06:00 PM
Event Description:

During the Octoberfest Horse Trials green through novice divisions will be on display and is a great event for green to advanced horses in training. There will also be a trade fair on the grounds as well as a costume contest on Saturday during the combined test stadium jumping and on Sunday on cross-country.

Tentative schedule:
Saturday October 29-Dressage and Stadium Jumping
Sunday October 30-Cross country, followed by cross country schooling after all competitor rides

Event Location: Hunter Jumper Complex
Hosted By:Champagne Run
Phone: 859.621.2478

USMGA Fall Finale

Dates: Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:

For 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. Their 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.

Event Location: Rolex Stadium
Hosted By:USMGA
Phone: 502.836.4589

CP National Horse Show

Dates: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, November 05, 2017 - 08:00 PM
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 http://www.nhs.org or call (561) 753-3389.

Event Location: Alltech Arena
Hosted By:CP National Horse Show

US Dressage Finals

Dates: Thursday, November 09, 2017 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 05:00 PM
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 2017 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 www.usdf.org.

Event Location: Alltech Arena
Hosted By:USDF
Phone: 859-971-2277

Kentucky Horse Park Rodeo

Dates: Friday, November 17, 2017 - 07:30 PM to Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 10:30 PM
Event Description:

The inaugural Kentucky Horse Park Rodeo will take place on Friday, November 17, 2017 and Saturday, November 18, 2017 at the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park. The rodeo is expected to take place between the times of 7pm and 10pm.

Event Location: Alltech Arena
Hosted By:Kentucky Horse Park
Phone: 859-259-4200

Snowbird Dressage

Dates: Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
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.

Event Location: Covered Arena
Hosted By:Kentucky Dressage Association
Phone: 859-846-4889

Snowbird Dressage (1)

Dates: Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
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.

Event Location: Covered Arena
Hosted By:Kentucky Dressage Association
Phone: 859-846-4889

Snowbird Dressage II

Dates: Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 08:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Event Description:

PLEASE NOTE - THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

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

Event Location: Covered Arena
Hosted By:
Phone: 859-846-4889

Back to basics: An intimate evening with Charlotte Dujardin CBE

Dates: Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 01:19 PM to Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 01:19 PM
Event Description:

Team EnGaged Clinics is pleased to present a two-day masterclass with Olympian, European and world champion, and multiple record holder Charlotte Dujardin, at the Covered Arena at Kentucky Horse Park.

This two-day class will focus on young horses to developing Grand Prix and the fundamental formula behind Charlotte's winning system.

Tickets available here: https://buff.ly/2BloD59

 

Event Location: Covered Arena
Hosted By:Team EnGaged Clinics

Kentucky After Christmas Sale

Dates: Friday, February 02, 2018 - 08:00 AM to Saturday, February 03, 2018 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:

Live/onsite multi-breed gaited equine auction specializing in pleasure Tennessee Walking Horses. 

Welcome and anticipated entries include the following: Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse, Racking Horse, Tennessee Walking Horse, Missouri Fox Trotter, Rocky Mountain Horse, United Mountain Horse, National Spotted Saddle Horse, Spotted Saddle Horse, American Gaited Mule. 

Entry deadline Jan. 19, 2018

www.horsesaleslp.com

Event Location: Alltech Arena
Hosted By:Horse Sales L.P.

Snowbird Dressage III

Dates: Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 08:00 AM to 06:00 PM
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. 

Event Location: Covered Arena
Hosted By:Julie Congleton

Bulls, Bands and Barrels

Dates: Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 05:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Event Description:

An evening of bull riding, barrel racing and country music! 

Bulls, Bands and Barrels features some of the best bulls and bull riders in the Southeast, as well as some of the fastest equine to ever go around a three-barrel pattern. The event will also rock Alltech Arena with popular music artists Tyler Childers and Muscadine Bloodline. 

Event Location: Alltech Arena
Hosted By:

Snowbird Dressage IV

Dates: Saturday, March 03, 2018 - 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Event Description:

Join us for our March show! 

Entry forms are posted on our website.

Shows are MSEDA and KDA Sanctioned. 

Organizers: Julie Congleton & Judi Tudor
Email: julie@heronwoodfarmky.com

Event Location: Covered Arena
Hosted By:Julie Congleton

Road to the Horse

Dates: Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 06:00 PM
Event Description:

A vision of Steven and Tootie Bland, Road to the Horse was created with passion and perseverance. Steven and Tootie were believers in a message they wanted to share with the world. The message: create a relationship which is based on a foundation of trust with the horse, and everything else can be accomplished. Fans at Road to the Horse, follow the journey and witness an accumulation of a lifetime of passion and knowledge be put to the test as elite clinicians from around the world face off for the coveted World Championship of Colt Starting title. Fans witness partnerships develop before their very eyes, they witness the setbacks and witness the triumphs, as competitors build a relationship with an untouched 3-year-old American Quarter Horse which will then be put to the ultimate test, where only one can walk away with the World Championship of Colt Starting title.

Visit Road to the Horse

Event Location: Alltech Arena
Hosted By:Ride the Remuda

Paul Frazer Memorial Combined Test & Dressage

Dates: Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 08:00 AM to 05:00 AM
Event Description:

The Paul Frazer Memorial Combined Test and Dressage Competition is dedicated to a former CKRH Board Member who for years worked to remove physical barriers to handicapped young people in our schools. Paul designed the first handicapped bus in the Fayette County Public Schools, and his design later served as a model for all handicapped buses in Kentucky. As Director of Maintenance for Fayette County schools, Paul oversaw the construction of handicapped ramps, installation of elevators and other structural remodeling to ensure access for every student.

Paul's work with the handicapped and his interest in horses came together in the 1980s when he and his wife, Betty, accompanied a friend to her riding lesson. Paul was so impressed with CKRH that he volunteered to help do whatever was needed. “Hey Chief, what do we need to do today,” were words often heard by someone calling for help. Even after major surgery, Paul continued to help with CKRH. Although he was physically limited, his spirit was strong in cheering everyone on.

We miss seeing Paul, but evidence of his work is around us always. This annual show is dedicated to his memory. It's our way of saying, “Thank you,” and maybe it is his way of ensuring that CKRH continues to provide recreational, therapeutic and socialization opportunities to students of all ages.

Event Location: Dressage Complex
Hosted By:Central Kentucky Riding for Hope
Phone: 859-231-7066

Cowboy Up for a Cure Rodeo

Dates: Saturday, April 07, 2018 - 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Event Description:
The Cowboy Up for a Cure Rodeo, presented by Jack Kain Ford, returns to the Kentucky Horse Park’s Alltech Arena, on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 7pm.

Gates will open at 6pm, with tons of fun for the whole family.
Award-winning, professional rodeo entertainment will be provided by 3 Bar J Rodeo of Union City, Indiana.

Since 2014, Cowboy Up for a Cure, Inc. has hosted this annual event to raise money for pediatric cancer patients seeking treatment in Central Kentucky. To date, $200,000 of the funds raised by Cowboy Up for a Cure, Inc. have directly benefited the DanceBlue Kentucky Children's Hospital Hematology/Oncology Clinic in endeavors such as the UK PAWS Program.

The Cowboy Up for a Cure Rodeo has twice been awarded the Mid-States Rodeo Association’s Best Rodeo.

Tickets may be purchased online at https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/12941/the-alltech-arena-at-the-kentucky-horse-park or at the door. Cost is $17 per person, with children five years of age and younger admitted free of charge.  Groups of 10 or more may purchase tickets at a discounted rate online, with ticket code UKSTORG.

About Cowboy Up for a Cure, Inc.
Cowboy Up for a Cure, Inc. was founded in 2013, to benefit children with various forms of pediatric cancer. Our goal is to raise awareness and to support a pathway to progress for families faced with this adversity.

About the UK PAWS Program

The PAWS Program at the DanceBlue Kentucky Children's Hospital Hematology/Oncology Clinic was created to be the educational liaison between the school, the family, and the medical team, on behalf of the patients we serve. The PAWS Program was established in August 2014 through the generous support of two non-profit organizations: Cowboy Up for a Cure and DanceBlue: For the Kids.

 

 

Event Location: Alltech Arena
Hosted By:Farmhouse Fraternity

Spring Bay Horse Trials

Dates: Saturday, April 07, 2018 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, April 08, 2018 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:

The USEF recognized Spring Bay Horse Trials are held at the KY Hose Park and at Masterson Station Park in Lexington. More information at www.kyevents.net/springbay. 

Event Location: Hunter Jumper Complex
Hosted By:

Kentucky Spring Premier Horse Show

Dates: Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 08:00 AM to Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:

Held in the Kentucky Horse Park's Alltech Arena, the Spring Premier Horse Show is charity driven show, the KY Spring Premier has held silent auctions, pitch a pig contests and other efforts to raise money for such charities as Thursday’s Child and the American Saddlebred Museum.

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.

We hope you will come join us at the Kentucky Spring Premier American Saddlebred Horse Show. The three-day full schedule includes a wide range of performance classes for Saddlebreds, Hackneys, and Road Horses.  

Event Location: Alltech Arena
Hosted By:

USMGA

Dates: Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:

For more information, visit www.usmga.us or the US Mounted Games Association Facebook page.

Event Location: Rolex Stadium
Hosted By:

Kentucky Three Day Event

Dates: Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 08:00 PM
Event Description:

The Kentucky Three-Day Event returns to Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, April 26-April 29. The field includes dozens of riders from countries all over the world.

This is one of the world's most prestigious equestrian competitions, and is one of only six Four-Star Three-Day Events in the world and the only one in the Western Hemisphere. It is a part of the FEI Classics Series, which unites the top four-star international Eventing competitions from around the world.

Known to fans as "The Best Weekend all Year," the Kentucky Three-Day Event offers something for everyone: the highest-level of equestrian competitors, tailgating, music, shopping, bourbon tastings, and more. Visitors also receive general admission to the Kentucky Horse Park, America's only theme park dedicated to horses.

Call (859) 254-8123 to order tickets.

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Hosted By:Equestrian Events, Inc.
Phone: 859.254.8123

Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event

Dates: Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:

"Best Weekend All Year!" April 26-29, 2018. Only 4-star Eventing competition in North America! This is the toughest of all Equestrian Sports. Don't miss it! Tickets available now (and going fast) at www.KentuckyThreeDayEvent.com.

Event Location: Parkwide
Hosted By:

Kentucky Spring Horse Show

Dates: Wednesday, May 09, 2018 - 07:00 AM to Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:

Event takes place in Covered Arena, Hunter Jumper Complex, Rolex Stadium, and Walnut Ring. 

Event Location: Parkwide
Hosted By:
Phone: 859.233.0492

Kentucky Spring Classic

Dates: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 04:00 PM
Event Description:

Takes place in Covered Arena, Hunter Jumper Complex, Rolex Stadium, and Walnut Ring. 

Event Location: Parkwide
Hosted By:Kentucky Horse Shows LLC
Phone: 859.233.0492

MayDaze Horse Trials

Dates: Friday, May 25, 2018 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 04:00 PM
Event Description:

Event takes place in Hunter Jumper Complex, Walnut Ring. 

Event Location: Parkwide
Hosted By:

High Hope Hunter Pace

Dates: Sunday, June 03, 2018 - 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Event Description:

A Hunter Pace is a simulated day in the hunt field (without hounds). Teams of two to four riders follow a flagged course through hunt country. Divisions for jumping (first flight), non-jumping (hilltoppers), and pleasure (trail riders). The team closest to the optimum time (without going over) wins. *First team on course at 9:00 am. Last team on course by 1:00 pm.* Ribbons awarded for 1st through 3rd. Hunt attire NOT required.  Western riders welcome! Helmets required. 

Event Location:
Hosted By:High Hope Steeplechase

Youth Riding Camp - Week 1 - Summer Break

Dates: Monday, June 04, 2018 - 09:00 AM to Friday, June 08, 2018 - 03:30 PM
Event Description:

Opportunity for young horse enthusiasts to become familiar with stable management, equine care, horseback riding, and the history of the horse. Located in the Education Barn. 

(No horse experience required)

ages 8-12

Price
$275.00 per person, per week 
All payments must be paid in full. Once registration is, complete refunds will not be granted.

Event Location:
Hosted By:KHP Equine Education Office

Country Heir I Hunter Jumper Show

Dates: Wednesday, June 06, 2018 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:

The Country Heir I Hunter Jumper Show is a 5-day hunter/jumper show, and is the first part of a 2-part show conducted by Country Heir. This is a USEF-sanctioned event. The headlining classes include the $10,000 Welcome Prix, $40,000 George Hennessy Grand Prix II and the $30,000 US Hunter Jumper Association International Hunter Derby.

 

Event Location: Hunter Jumper Complex
Hosted By:

Country Heir II Hunter Jumper Show

Dates: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:

The Country Heir II Hunter Jumper Show is a 5-day hunter/jumper show, and is the second part of a 2-part show conducted by Country Heir. This is a USEF-sanctioned event. Some of the headlining classes include the $10,000 Half Million Jumper Stake, the $25,000 Rood & Riddle Grand Prix, and the $50,000 Country Heir II Grand Prix National Standard II.

Event Location: Hunter Jumper Complex
Hosted By:
Phone: 513-875-3318

Lexington Rodeo

Dates: Friday, June 15, 2018 - 07:30 PM to Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 10:00 PM
Event Description:
Event Location: Alltech Arena
Hosted By:Lexington Rotary Club
Phone: 859-577-2575

MidSouth Pony Club Horse Trials

Dates: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:

A few hundred competitors are expected and they will compete in Dressage, Cross Country, and Show Jumping. The MidSouth Horse Trials is also an Eventing competition, and it is open to outside competitors. Vendors will also be on site for this competition. 

Event Location:
Hosted By:MidSouth Pony Club

Extreme Mustang Makeover

Dates: Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 08:00 AM to Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 07:00 PM
Event Description:

Come watch trainers compete for $125,000 in cash and prizes.  Created and presented by the Mustang Heritage Foundation the purpose of the Extreme Mustang Makeover competition is to showcase the beauty, versatility and trainability of the American Mustangs.  This event features mustangs aged 3-6 that have had little to no human contact.  Approved trainers are paired with a mustang and have about 100 days to gentle and train it to compete in classes in handling, conditioning, pattern and trail riding.  The Top 10 will compete in a freestyle finale on Saturday.  At the conclusion all of the horses will be available for sale to the public.

Event Location: Alltech Arena
Hosted By:Mustang Heritage Foundation
Phone: 512-869-3225

Lexington Carriage Classic Pleasure Driving Show

Dates: Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:

The Lexington Carriage Classic Pleasure Driving Show will take place at The Kentucky Horse Park's covered arena. Contact lexingtoncarriageclassic@gmail.com

Event Location: Covered Arena
Hosted By:Carriage Association of America

Silverama Region 14 Arabian Championship

Dates: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, July 01, 2018 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:
Event Location: Covered Arena
Hosted By:

U.S. Saddle Seat World Cup

Dates: Wednesday, July 04, 2018 - 09:00 AM to Friday, July 06, 2018 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:

The International Saddle Seat Equitation World Cup is a bi-annual competition which originated in the early 1980s with an informal exchange of saddle seat athletes in the United States and South Africa. The event features amateur athletes 14 years of age and older who compete for individual scores, which ultimately accumulate toward a total team score. The athletes compete on horses that are supplied by the host competition and horses they are not familiar with, which is a true test of their riding skills. The competition consists of four segments, to be completed in two phases held on different days: rail work, where the athletes compete as a group, and then in individual workouts.

Event Location: Rolex Stadium
Hosted By:US Equestrian
Website: www.usef.org

American Haflinger Registry National Sporthorse Show

Dates: Thursday, July 05, 2018 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, July 08, 2018 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:
Event Location: Alltech Arena
Hosted By:American Haflinger Registry
Phone: 315-246-2269

Robert Murphy Hunter Jumper Show

Dates: Thursday, July 05, 2018 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, July 08, 2018 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:
Event Location: Hunter Jumper Complex
Hosted By:Robert Murphy Stables
Phone: 859-255-3422

KDA Summer Classic 1 & 2, KDA Breed Shows 1 & 2, USDF North Central Series Breed Championships

Dates: Friday, July 06, 2018 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, July 08, 2018 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:
  • KDA Summer Classic I: July 6-7
  • KDA Summer Classic II: July 8
  • KDA Breed Show I: July 7
  • KDA Breed Show II: July 8
  • USDF North Central Series Breed Championships: July 8

Dressage classes will be in the Walnut Arena. All Breed Shows will be held in the Covered Arena.

 

As a keen ambassador for the continued participation of ponies, in the sport of dressage, the Kentucky Dressage Association is saddened by the cancellation of the National Dressage Pony Cup for 2018. 

KDA continues to welcome ponies and their riders to our Spring Warm-up Show and the 32nd Annual Dressage Show in May, and the Summer Classic I & II in July. KDA’s commitment to furthering the development of ponies in dressage, is seen by the hosting of pony divisions at all our May and July shows, along with the continuation of the $500 Pony Award money in May.

Furthermore, we are ecstatic to have the opportunity to continue to host our two breed shows and the USDF North Central Series Breed Championships at our Summer Classic. KDA would like to thank all of its members, riders and volunteers for their continued support as we look forward to another exciting year of dressage.  We would like to wish the founder of the NDPC the best of luck in her future endeavors.

KDA event and show information can be found on our website at www.kentuckydressageassociation.com

KDA Board of Directors

KDA Show Committee

Event Location:
Hosted By:KY Dressage Association
Phone: 859-351-4137

82nd Annual Junior League of Lexington Charity Horse Show

Dates: Monday, July 09, 2018 - 08:00 AM to Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:

Created in 1937, to help fund the Junior League's community works project, the horse show has grown to be the world's largest outdoor American Saddlebred show and the first leg of the Saddlebred "Triple Crown".  Today, the show attracts approximatley 1,000 world recognized competitors from the U.S. and Canada, has raised over four million dollars for charitable and civic organizations in Central Kentucky and generates over 5 million dollars revenue for local merchants each summer.  The Lexington Jr. League Charity Horse Show has truly made a tremendous impact in Saddlebred industry; as well as, in our local community.   

We encourage everyone to come out with family and friends and experience some of the finest American Saddlebreds compete at Kentucky Horse Park’s Rolex Arena, July 9th - 14th, 2018!

General admission tickets may be purchased at the door for $5 Monday through Thursday, and $10 Friday & Saturday. Children under six are admitted free. Morning Sessions are free to the public.  Proceeds benefit local and regional charitable organizations sponsored by the Junior League of Lexington.

Event Location: Rolex Stadium
Hosted By:Junior League of Lexington
Phone: 859-252-8014

Champagne Run Horse Trials

Dates: Friday, July 13, 2018 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:
Event Location: Hunter Jumper Complex
Hosted By:

Kentucky Summer Horse Show

Dates: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:
Event Location: Rolex Stadium
Hosted By:Kentucky Horse Shows
Phone: 859-233-0492

Hagyard Lexington Classic Grand Prix

Dates: Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Event Description:

The Hagyard Lexington Classic is part of the Kentucky Summer Horse Show and takes place in the Rolex Stadium. For more information, visit www.hagyard.com

Event Location: Rolex Stadium
Hosted By:Hagyard Equine Medical Institute
Phone: 859-255-8741

Rood & Riddle Grand Prix

Dates: Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Event Description:

Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital is the proud sponsor of the Rood & Riddle Kentucky Grand Prix, a premier show jumping competition held annually at the Kentucky Horse Park for the past 25 years. 

The Kentucky Grand Prix provides spectators with the excitement and drama found only in the most competitive sporting events. Top-level show jumpers are guaranteed to impress the crowd as they soar over thirteen, 5-foot fences. Join us and witness the athletic ability of Grand Prix Show Jumpers and the teamwork of horse and rider! 

The objective of the Grand Prix is for each horse and rider to clear every obstacle on the course with the least number of faults (penalties), and the fastest time. Faults are given for dropped rails, refusals, and time exceeding recommendations. In the event of a tie of two or more horses completing the first round with 0 faults, an altered course is set, and a timed jump off is held to determine the winner.

A Grand Prix course is extremely challenging, and requires tremendous strength and agility from both horse and rider to complete with no faults!

Event Location: Rolex Stadium
Hosted By:Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital
Phone: 859-233-071

Kentucky Summer Classic

Dates: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, August 05, 2018 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:
Event Location: Rolex Stadium
Hosted By:
Phone: 859-233-0492

USEF Pony Finals

Dates: Wednesday, August 08, 2018 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, August 12, 2018 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:

Today, the US Pony Finals is the most prestigious and celebrated event of its kind in the United States. The Regular Hunter Pony and Green Hunter Pony Finals are a three phase competition judging the pony’s conformation, way of moving and jumping ability. The Marshall & Sterling/US Pony Medal Final tests young riders, judging their ability to compete over a technical and demanding course of fences. The US Pony Jumper Championship was designed as a stepping stone for junior riders who desire to one day move into the Grand Prix ring. 

Event Location: Parkwide
Hosted By:Kentucky Horse Shows
Phone: 859-233-0492

Bluegrass Festival Horse Show

Dates: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:

Competitions located in Alltech Arena, Rolex Stadium, Walnut Ring, HJ Complex, Covered Arena. For more information, visit www.kentuckyhorseshows.com. 

Event Location: Parkwide
Hosted By:Kentucky Horse Shows
Phone: 859-233-0492

KHJA Horse Show

Dates: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, August 26, 2018 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:

This 4-day hunter/jumper show is part of the Kentucky Horse Show 2018 series. This event draws local and out-of-state riders. Located in Covered Arena, Hunter Jumper Complex, Walnut Ring, Rolex Stadium. 

Event Location: Parkwide
Hosted By:Kentucky Horse Shows
Phone: 859-233-0492

Pyramid Society Egyptian Arabian Event

Dates: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 08:00 AM to Saturday, September 01, 2018 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:

So much more than just a horse show, our Event features educational opportunities, the exciting Egyptian Breeders' Challenge, an elegant gala and art auction, unique shopping opportunities, and best of all, a chance to make new friends from around the world.

Event Location: Covered Arena
Hosted By:Pyramid Society
Phone: 859-231-0771

Kentucky Classique Horse Trials

Dates: Friday, August 31, 2018 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, September 02, 2018 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:
Event Location: Hunter Jumper Complex
Hosted By:

Rocky Mountain Horse Association International Horse Show

Dates: Thursday, September 06, 2018 - 09:00 AM to Saturday, September 08, 2018 - 06:00 PM
Event Description:
Event Location: Covered Arena
Hosted By:
Phone: 859.644.5244

MSEDA Dressage at the Park

Dates: Friday, September 07, 2018 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, September 09, 2018 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:
Event Location: Dressage Complex
Hosted By:
Phone: 859.221.3462

New Vocations Charity Thoroughbred Show

Dates: Friday, September 07, 2018 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, September 09, 2018 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:
Event Location: Hunter Jumper Complex
Hosted By:

KMSHA/SMHA International Grand Championship

Dates: Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 10:00 AM to Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 08:00 PM
Event Description:
Event Location: Covered Arena
Hosted By:
Phone: 859.699.3000

KHJA Fall Show

Dates: Friday, September 14, 2018 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:
Event Location: Hunter Jumper Complex
Hosted By:

Chuck Givens "Born 2 Win" Horse Sale

Dates: Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Event Description:
Event Location: Alltech Arena
Hosted By:Chuck Givens Quarter Horses

Special Olympics Kentucky

Dates: Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 08:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Event Description:
Event Location: Alltech Arena
Hosted By:

High Hope Hunter Pace Series

Dates: Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Event Description:

A Hunter Pace is a simulated day in the hunt field (without hounds). Teams of two to four riders follow a flagged course through hunt country. Divisions for jumping (first flight), non-jumping (hilltoppers), and pleasure (trail riders). The team closest to the optimum time (without going over) wins. *First team on course at 9:00 am. Last team on course by 1:00 pm.* Ribbons awarded for 1st through 3rd. Hunt attire NOT required.  Western riders welcome! Helmets required. 

Event Location:
Hosted By:

KY National H/J Show

Dates: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:
Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Hosted By:
Phone: 615.838.7560

High Hope Steeplechase

Dates: Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 10:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Event Description:

The High Hope Steeplechase is honored to carry on the traditions from the Lexington Steeplechase Association since 1966. Join us on September 23, 2018!

Hosted By:
Phone: 859.255.5727

National Mounted Police Colloquium

Dates: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:
Event Location: Alltech Arena
Hosted By:
Phone: 859.259.4250

Jump Start Horse Trials

Dates: Friday, September 28, 2018 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:
Event Location: Hunter Jumper Complex
Hosted By:
Phone: 859.621.6522

KHP Foundation Battle in the Saddle

Dates: Friday, September 28, 2018 - 05:30 PM to 11:00 PM
Event Description:
Event Location: Covered Arena
Hosted By:
Phone: 859.255.5727

Civilian Equine Sensory Training Clinics

Dates: Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:

(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, Jerry Mayo, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (retired), Megan Lau: Maryland National Capital Park Police-MC, and Toronto, Canada Mounted Police.

Click here for complete clinic details.

If you experience difficulties registering while using a mobile device, please try to register while using a desktop machine. You will receive a confirmation email when registration and payment are completed. Please contact Anne Anderson for more information at 859-299-5744 or annependeranderson@gmail.com.

Click here to register with payment online now!

Event Location: Alltech Arena
Hosted By:Kentucky Horse Park
Phone: 859-299-5744

UPHA Chapter 9 KY Fall Classic Horse Show

Dates: Wednesday, October 03, 2018 - 01:00 PM to Saturday, October 06, 2018 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:
Event Location: Alltech Arena
Hosted By:
Phone: 859.333.1406

Thoroughbred Makeover

Dates: Thursday, October 04, 2018 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, October 07, 2018 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:
Event Location: Covered Arena
Hosted By:

KY Dressage Assoc. Fall Classic

Dates: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 07:00 AM to Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:
Event Location: Dressage Complex
Hosted By:
Phone: 859.276.8993

USDF Region 2 Championships and KDA Fall Classic I

Dates: Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:

On October 11-14, 2018, the Kentucky Dressage Association will host the Great American Insurance Group/USDF Region 2 Dressage Championships and KDA Fall Classic I in the Rolex, Claiborne, Stonelea, and Mary Rena Murphy Arenas at the Kentucky Horse Park.

Click Here to learn more.

Event Location: Parkwide
Hosted By:KDA

Hagyard MidSouth 3-Day Event & Team Challenge

Dates: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:
Event Location: Hunter Jumper Complex
Hosted By:
Phone: 859.621.2479
Email: hmf@iglou.com

PMHA Fall Harvest Horse Show

Dates: Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 06:00 PM
Event Description:
Event Location: Covered Arena
Hosted By:
Phone: 270.735.5331

Octoberfest

Dates: Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 07:00 AM to Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:
Event Location: Hunter Jumper Complex
Hosted By:
Phone: 859.621.2478

CKRH Halloween Trail Ride & Tack Sale

Dates: Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 08:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Event Description:
Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Hosted By:
Phone: 859.231.7066

USMGA - Fall Finale

Dates: Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 09:00 AM to Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:
Event Location: Rolex Stadium
Hosted By:

National Horse Show

Dates: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 07:00 AM to Sunday, November 04, 2018 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:
Event Location: Alltech Arena
Hosted By:
Phone: 561.753.3389

US Dressage Finals (1)

Dates: Thursday, November 08, 2018 - 07:00 AM to Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:
Event Location: Alltech Arena
Hosted By:
Phone: 859.971.2277

Southern Lights Stroll (1)

Dates: Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 06:30 PM to 09:30 PM
Event Description:
Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Hosted By:
Phone: 859.255.5727

Bluegrass Rockin' Rodeo

Dates: Friday, November 16, 2018 - 06:00 PM to Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 11:30 PM
Event Description:
Event Location: Alltech Arena
Hosted By:
Phone: 859.233.4303

Snowbird Dressage (2)

Dates: Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 08:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Event Description:
Event Location: Claiborne Ring
Hosted By:
Phone: 859.846.4889

Snowbird Dressage (3)

Dates: Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 08:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Event Description:
Event Location: Claiborne Ring
Hosted By:
Phone: 859.846.4889