Hats Off Day is the only day of the year everyone can enjoy the Kentucky Horse Park and all it has to offer, at no cost! Hats Off to Kentucky's Horse Industry Day is a celebration of the horse and its impact on the state of Kentucky, and features the premiere event, the Rood and Riddle Kentucky Grand Prix for the education and entertainment of all those attending.
Kentuckians flock to the Kentucky Horse Park on Hats Off Day for a free day of family fun and an opportunity to learn more about horses and the amazing things they do for our great state. Events include children’s activities, free pony rides, educational booths, interactive equine stations, and much more.
Free admission to Hats Off Day will include entrance into all of the park’s regular attractions, including the two museums, the Horses of the World Show, the Hall of Champions Presentation, and the Trolley Tour. The day will also include admission to the Kentucky Summer Horse Show.
The Rood and Riddle Kentucky Grand Prix, a challenging show jumping competition between top international horses and riders, is the featured evening entertainment for Hats Off Day taking place in the beautiful outdoor Rolex Stadium. Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital is the proud sponsor of the Rood and Riddle Kentucky Grand Prix, a premier show jumping competition held annually at the Kentucky Horse Park for the past 25 years.
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. Each horse and rider must clear every obstacle on the course with the least number of faults and the fastest time. In the event of a tie, an altered course is set, and a timed jump off is held to determine the winner.
Come on out and take your hat off for the Kentucky horse industry!
For more information about Hats Off Day or the Rood and Riddle Grand Prix, contact the Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital at (859) 233-0371.
Date & Time:
July 27, 2013 – 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Special Activities Schedule:
4:00 pm – Line up for Free Souvenir hats while supplies last at the North Gate entrance
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Free Pony Rides, Picture on a Pony, Inflatable Games, Arts and Crafts, Music, contests, prizes and more!
7:00 pm – Spectacular equine exhibitions and Opening Ceremonies for the $50,000 Rood and Riddle Kentucky Grand Prix
7:30 pm – $50,000 Rood and Riddle Kentucky Grand Prix Show Jumping Competition begins!
Free All Day!
Location and Parking:
Hats Off Day – Parkwide
Rood and Riddle Grand Prix – Rolex Stadium
Parking Available in the Main Parking Lot