Celebrate this 4th of July holiday weekend at the Robert Murphy Hunter Jumper Show at the Kentucky Horse Park, June 4-7!
Sponsored by the Robert Murphy Stables of Lexington, the show will feature hunter/jumper classes for all ages. Riders from Kentucky and the surrounding region will compete in more than 120classes ranging from beginner to advance. This show will feature hunter classes that test the rider’s equitation and ability to communicate with their horse.
Jumper competitions will keep the spectators on the edge of their seats, as the horse and rider teams are asked to negotiate a series of high fences as fast as they can. The team that can jump the highest jumps with the least amount of errors in the fastest time is determined to be the winner.
These horses and riders demonstrate athleticism, agility and communication. Spectators will enjoy this challenging competition at the Hunter Jumper complex.
For more information, please contact Robert Murphy stables at (859)255-3422 or visit www.robertmurphy stables.com.
Date & Time:
July 3-6, 2013 – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Included in Kentucky Horse Park general admission, horse show-only rate available
Location & Parking:
Hunter Jumper Complex
Parking available in the Main Parking Lot
The 4th annual Bluegrass Morgan Classic, an event that showcases the fantastic Morgan horses, will be at the Kentucky Horse Park, July 3-6!
The Morgan horse is an American breed recognized for its beauty, versatility, and friendly personality. Their sensible nature and people-oriented personality make them ideal trail horses and family companions. They also excel in carriage driving and in all equestrian sports.
The Bluegrass Morgan Classic is a USEF A-rated event. It is also an AMHA four-star horse show and the 2011 and 2012 Horse World People’s Choice Champion. Classes will include Mares In Hand, Fitting and Showmanship, Hunter Pleasure, Western Pleasure, Carriage Driving, Road Hack, Western Seat Equitation, Hunter Seat Equitation, Leadline, Stallions In Hand, Geldings In Hand, English Pleasure, Pleasure Driving, Classic Pleasure Saddle, Classic Pleasure Driving, Park Saddle, Park Harness, and Saddle Seat Equitation.
As part of “Leave your mark at the park,” winners of all championships will receive a Morgan Pavilion brick with the 11 Grand Championship winners receiving a Morgan Pavilion Patio Stone.
The Bluegrass Morgan Classic Youth of the Year Contest is offered for senior, junior, walk-trot, and stick horse exhibitors. The winner of the senior division will have the opportunity to represent the Bluegrass Morgan Classic at the National Youth of the Year Contest in Oklahoma City during the 2013 Morgan Grand National and World Championship in October.
For more information about the Bluegrass Morgan Classic, contact Byron Singer at (317) 758-6518 or visit www.bluegrassmorganclassic.com.
July 3-6, 2013 – 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Region XIV and Silverama Championship Horse Show, an event showcasing the stunning Arabian and Half Arabian horses, returns to the Kentucky Horse Park, June 26-30!
The Region XIV and Silverama Championship Horse Show is one of the largest Arabian and Half Arabian regionals in the country attracting exhibitors from all over the country. There are classes in almost all divisions including English, Western dressage, sport horse, equitation, hunter, reining, trail, and halter, for both Arabians and Half Arabians. Exhibitors range all ages from 2-year-olds in leadline, to the oldest exhibitor, an 84-year-old riding in the country division.
On Wednesday, June 26, attend the Bill & Betty Zekan Memorial Youth Show. This is the 19th year that this all youth championship show has been a part of the Silverama Horse Show which offers a full slate of youth classes.
Known for being a show where you can bring your family, children and horses, exhibitors and spectators alike take pleasure in the safe and relaxed atmosphere dedicated entirely to the horse. So come take advantage of this unique opportunity to meet and be entertained by the beautiful Arabian and Half Arabian horses. Cheer for your favorite horse, walk through the barns and meet the horses!
For more information about the Silverama Horse Show, contact Cindy at (937) 962-4336 or visit www.aha14.com.
Time & Date:
June 26-30, 2013 – 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Covered Arena, Hunter Jumper complex
The Parelli Horse & Soul Tour, guaranteed to entertain just as much as educate, is making a stop at the Kentucky Horse Park on May 25-26, 2013. The Parelli program focuses on building the natural relationship between human and horse using the principles of love, language and leadership as guides.
Founded in 1981 by lifelong horseman, horse trainer, rodeo rider, cowboy and teacher, Pat Parelli and his wife, Linda Parelli, began the Parelli Program to focus on teaching the human rather than training the horse. Participants are guided through a series of segments covering a wide range of topics, from Colt Starting to Horsenality, from Lead Changes to the Game of Contact. Each show features different students, different presenters, different music, and different lessons making each horsemanship tour unique, just like each horse.
Horse lovers at all levels and disciplines are welcome and may benefit from the Parelli Natural Horsemanship method. Themes include achieving success without force, partnership without dominance, teamwork without fear, willingness without intimidation, and harmony without coercion. Horse owners who follow the Parelli program have found that, not only does the program enable them to become a gifted horse trainer, but they also come away with the lasting gift of an enhanced relationship and communication with their horse as well as with everyone in their lives.
For this event, pets will not be allowed.Outside food and drink will also not be allowed into the arena. Food vendors will be open on-site.
May 25-26, 2013 - 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
$25 for two full days (parking: $5.00)
The Alltech Arena
For further information on the Parelli Horse & Soul Tour, please visit www.parellinaturalhorsetraining.com
For details and online registration information, visit kentuckydressageassociation.org.
The Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation’s Antiques and Garden Show at the Kentucky Horse Park’s Alltech Arena will celebrate its 28th year with its show March 8-10, 2013. Highlights include nationally renowned Keynote Speakers* landscape designer Jon Carloftis, Hall of Fame interior designer Laura Bohn, and culinary artists Christopher Hirsheimer & Melissa Hamilton of Canal House Cooks; a special loan exhibit “Kentucky Revealed: Treasures from the Speed Art Museum”, a vintage car show, Designer Vignettes by Matthew Carter Interiors, Jennifer Schnabel Interior Design, Kimbrel/Birkman Interior Design, and J. Michael’s Design; daily complimentary lectures featuring regional experts, and on Saturday only, an Appraisal Fair* with Leslie Hindman Auctioneers and Bluegrass Auction & Appraisal.
The festivities begin with a Gala Preview Party* on Thursday, March 7, 2013 from 7:00 to 10:00 pm featuring fine cocktails and culinary specialties from Catering by Donna, a silent auction, valet parking, and shopping opportunities. The three-day show features more than 80 exhibitors of antiques, gardens, designer vignettes, silver, jewelry, collectibles and fine home furnishings, and hosts an A la Carte Café & Bar by Kentucky Horse Park Catering.
The show’s complimentary daily lecture schedule begins March 8 at 2:00 p.m. with “Beauty & the Bluegrass: Maine Chance Farm & Elizabeth Arden” with Martha Birchfield. On March 9 at 10:30 a.m. “The Seasons of the Gardens & Flowers of the Kentucky Governor’s Mansion” with Beth Sebastion, Garth Vinson and Tim Depenbrock; at 2:00 p.m., “Antiques in the Market Place” with Taylor Thistlethwaite; and at 3:30 pm, “Gardens of Inspiration: Incorporating Ideas from Historic Gardens around the World into Your Own Garden” with Joseph Hillenmeyer. On Sunday, March 10 at 12:30 p.m., “Short Stories of Early Kentucky Furniture, 1790-1820” with Mack Cox; and the final complimentary lecture will be at 2:30 p.m., “Kentucky in Prints” with James D. Birchfield.
*Denotes events requiring reservations, by calling the Blue Grass Trust at (859)253-0362 or going online at www.bluegrasstrust.org
Dates and Times:
Thursday, March 7, 2013 – 7:00 – 10:00 pm – Gala Preview Party
Friday, March 8, 2013 – 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday, March 9, 2013 – 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday, March 10, 2013 – 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location and Parking:
Daily entry is $10.00; Run of Show ticket is $15.00 – available at the door
*Gala Preview Party $125 p/p; $95 young collector (35 & under)
*Keynote Lectures: Hirsheimer/Hamilton: $60 p/p; Laura Bohn: $40 p/p; Jon Carloftis: $60 p/p. Special See all 3 for $130.
*Appraisal Fair on March 9, 10 am – 4 pm: with Leslie Hindman Auctioneers Alexander Eblen, G.G., Director, Fine Jewelry and Time Pieces, and Rowley Kennerk, Director, Fine Arts; and from Bluegrass Auction & Appraisal LLC, Filson Graham, owner. Reservations required, call BGT @ 859/253-0362. $20 p/p, includes appraisal fee and daily show ticket. Limit: 2 items p/p, subject to approval.
Road to the Horse International 2013 celebrates the 10th anniversary of the World Champion Colt Starting competition with the most extravagant competition yet in Lexington, Kentucky.
A competition untouched by others, tests skill, experience and colt training prowess, Road to the Horse dares four young, elite horse trainers, Guy McLean, Dan James, Sarah Winters and Obbie Schlom, to create a trusting partnership with an untouched 3-year-old Quarter Horse from the renowned 6666 Ranch in Texas. Competitors have just three hours spread out over three days to build a working relationship with their colt. Clinicians work through the process using their own natural horsemanship style giving spectators a chance to learn from the best in the world. With disruptive sounds, exhilarating sights and adrenaline-pumping time constraints each competitor must face the final trial, an obstacle course. Only one will walk away with the Colt Starting World Champion Title.
Unlike the team format of 2012, these horsemen and horsewomen will represent their countries as individuals. Road to the Horse 2012 champions, Australians, McLean and James have their sights on once again being on top of the world.
Americans, Winters, 22, and Schlom, 18, will be the youngest ever competitors, marking only the second time another female competed in the event’s 10 year history. In a battle of Australia versus America, will the title go back to Australia or will the challengers keep it at home?
True horse enthusiasts recognize Road to the Horse as the event of the year. An event so big can only happen in one place; the “Horse Capital of the World,” Lexington, Kentucky. Meet horsemen and women from around the world at the Kentucky Horse Park for a truly unique experience. Now, for the first time ever, Road to the Horse legends will meet in one arena.
“This is the greatest equine event, held in the greatest facility, in the horse capital of the world,” says award-winning producer, Tootie Bland.
The event will expand into the Alltech Arena, home to the 2010 World Equestrian Games, Kentucky Horse Park on March 15-17, 2013. The site boasts an on-site campground, nearby racehorse farms and historical sites.
Road to the Horse has become the hottest ticket in the equine world and historically sells out months in advance. Don’t miss your chance to witness the World Championship of Colt Starting, much like the Super Bowl, being there is an experience that is unforgettable! Tickets for this electrifying event are on sale now and going fast at roadtothehorse.com.
To learn more, go to www.RoadToTheHorse.com or call 325.736.5000.
2013 Competitors: Guy McLean, Sarah Winters, Dan James and Obbie Schlom
2013 Clinicians: Chris Cox, Clinton Anderson, Craig Cameron, Curt Pate, Dan James, Glenn Stewart, Guy McLean, Jonathan Field, Ken McNabb, Martin Black, Richard Winters, Stacy Westfall and Tommy Garland
Alltech Arena for competition and all clinicians
Nations Members park in the Alltech Arena lot
General parking in the Main Visitor Parking lot; shuttles will be available to the Alltech Arena
Friday, March 15, 2013
9:00 am - Doors open for Nations Members
9:15 - 11:30 - Clinician Meet and Greet
10:30 am - Doors Open to all Ticket Holders
12:00 pm - Clinics Begin
2:00 pm - Opening Ceremonies
6:00 pm - End of Day 1
Saturday, March 16, 2013
10:00 am - Doors Open
10:30 am - Clinics Begin
12:00 pm - Opening Ceremonies
4:00 pm - End of Day 2
10th Anniversary Celebration Party - Alltech Arena Floor - Saturday 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Sunday March 17th, 2013
8:00 am - Doors Open
8:15 am - Cowboy Church - Section 101
9:00 am - Opening Ceremonies
3:00 pm - 2013 World Champion Announced!
Tickets range from $80 to $200 (plus fees) and are valid for all three days
General Admission tickets or Nations Members tickets are available at
877-772-5425, or 888-695-0888, or at www.RoadToTheHorse.com.
The Kentucky Horse Park Foundation is hosting a benefit trail ride March 13 and 14 in conjunction with the Road to the Horse event being held at the Kentucky Horse Park’s Alltech Arena March 15-17, relocating to Kentucky in 2013 from Tennessee. All proceeds from the trail ride will support the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation – a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to enhancing, expanding, and improving the Kentucky Horse Park.
The “Ride the Park on the Road to the Horse” trail ride will provide participants with a unique opportunity to bring their personal horses and ride on many trails marked throughout the park especially for this event. The trails will be open for the exclusive use of registered participants from 10 am to 4 pm both March 13 and 14, subject to weather conditions. Riders can enjoy the trails at their own pace on this unguided exploration of the park grounds.
Wednesday and Thursday, March 13 and 14, 2013 – 10 am to 4 pm
$50 per horse/rider combination – allows unlimited access to trails on either or both days
$20 per night stabling fee
Registration forms are available here - http://khpfoundation.org/Latest/2013-trail-ride.html
and are available by calling 859-255-5727 or by simply visiting www.khpfoundation.org.
For more information on Road to the Horse, visit www.roadtothehorse.com.
Thinking about remodeling? Or starting fresh on new home construction? Visit the New Home & Remodeling Marketplace to learn how local building professionals can enhance your lifestyle!
This third annual event is open to the public and designed with the consumer in mind who is planning to build a new home or planning a remodel project in their existing home. Some 55 exhibitors, consisting of professional builders, remodelers and home product supply companies will be on site to meet and discuss ideas with show guests. These are professional builders and remodelers backed with great reputations, customer recommendations and years of experience.
You should attend the show if you are looking to build. If you already have home plans, bring them to the show, if you do not have home plans the builders at the show will be there to guide you through the process. If you plan to remodel instead of build, the show’s remodelers can assist you to make your vision a reality.
Even if you are not building or remodeling, the show’s product suppliers can show you how to freshen up your home with new lighting fixtures, bathroom/kitchen faucets, or new flooring among other options.
Show specials and door prize drawings will be offered by the exhibitors
Sponsors: Pella and Bath Fitters
For more information on the show, visit Home Builders of Lexington at www.hbalexington.com.
Dates and Hours:
Friday, February 22, 2013 - 4 pm – 8pm
Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday, February 24, 2013 - 11 am – 4 pm
Children 12 and Under are FREE
The Octoberfest Horse Trials by Champagne Run farm in Lexington are this weekend, October 27-28. Octoberfest is a fun schooling show for many new riders as well as experienced riders who will be bringing out green horses.
Dressage and Stadium Jumping will be held on Saturday, and Cross Country will be held on Sunday. Some 200-300 horses will be shown over the two days, some dressed up just for the special costume competitions (hey, it is Octoberfest after all!), creating a fun and friendly atmosphere for the new competitors. www.champagnerun.com
Included in Kentucky Horse Park visitor admission, available at the Visitor Center
Main Visitor Parking Lot
Saturday - Dressage in Dressage Complex (starts 8:00 am)
Saturday - Stadium Jumping in Hunter/Jumper Complex (finishes by 5:30 pm)
Sunday - Cross Country on Cross Country Course
Saturday, October 27, 8:00 am to 5:30 pm (approx.)
Sunday, October 28, 8:30 am to 2:30 pm (approx.)