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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

Civilian Equine Sensory Training Clinics

Dates: Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, October 01, 2017 - 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.

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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.

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

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

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