Meet the adoptable horse of the week: Magic Heiress.
She's a 4-yr-old Thoroughbred mare, sound for any discipline, 15.2-hands, who could be a great Pony Club horse or hunter/jumper.
She is very athletic, quiet, and is currently being re-trained. Probably needs an intermediate rider.
For more information on Magic Heiress or any of the other adoptable horses at the Kentucky Equine Humane Center, contact them at 859-881-5849,
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Josh is an 8-year-old, 15-hand, mixed-breed gelding who is available for adoption at the Kentucky Equine Humane Center. While his photo is cute, it doesn't do him justice; he's actually much more attractive in person (don't you just want to hug him?).
Josh has had extensive Parelli training and has been trail-ridden.
He has expressed an interest in having an experienced rider as his new owner.
For more information on Josh or any of the other sound, rideable horses available for adoption at the Kentucky Equine Humane Center, contact them at
Majestic is a 5-year-old Paint mare who is sound and looking for a home.
As you can see, she is quite majestic, as her name implies, and at 15.1-hands she is a great size for just about any discipline.
Majestic has recently been started under saddle at the Kentucky Equine Humane Center's training program while she looks for a new home. She was adopted several weeks ago but returned, due to NO FAULT OF HER OWN.
She's friendly, gets along with other horses, and would love to have a good home with someone who can see her potential.
Imagine how great you'll look on her at horse shows and trail riding!
For more information on Majestic or any of the other horses who are available for adoption at the Kentucky Equine Humane Center, go to www.KyEHC.org, call 859-881-5849 or email
Aurora, CO (August 19, 2011) - The breed's premier sport horses will gather for the ninth annual Sport Horse National Arabian & Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show (Sport Horse Nationals) Sept. 28 – Oct. 2, 2011.
Sport Horse Nationals ranks as the only single-breed sport horse event in the nation.
Unique from the Arabian Horse Association's (AHA's) other national shows, Sport Horse Nationals offers only classes from sport horse divisions including hunter/jumper, dressage, carriage pleasure driving, sport horse under saddle and in-hand classes. The youngest of all the AHA nationals shows, Sport Horse Nationals is known for its amateur friendly atmosphere coupled with bar-raising competition.
With 500 horses expected, three arenas will run simultaneously beginning at 8 a.m. each day. New this year is the A/HA/AA 14.2 & Under Working Hunter Exhibition, spotlighting the new division of working hunter horses measuring 14.2 hands or smaller. There are no qualification points and no entry fee required for the exhibition, but exhibitors must enter in the Show Office on an Official Entry Form. Other must-see classes include Saturday evening's Carriage Pleasure Driving – Gamblers Choice and Sport Horse In-Hand Supreme which serves as an all-star-like competition with all the in-hand champions in the same ring so one can be named supreme.
Exhibitors, spectators and visitors to the show will have the chance to visit The International Museum of the Horse's newest wing, the Al-Marah Arabian Horse Galleries, which officially opened in June of 2010, and shop at the Sport Horse Nationals Shopping Expo on the concourse of the Covered Arena. The always popular Barn Parties, on Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. lets exhibitors host spectators and each other to a spread of food, drink, and fun.
Visit www.ArabianHorses.org/SHN during the show for daily updates and for more informaiton.
What makes Arabians Special?Arabians are the oldest pure breed of horse. The Arabian horse was portrayed on the walls of caves as early as 25,000 to 40,000 years ago. The first written documentation of the breed more than 3,000 years ago verifies that the Arabian horse is basically the same today as it was then. Most of today's popular breeds came from Arabians, including the Thoroughbred--the majority of Thoroughbreds can be traced back to three foundations stallions, two of which were Arabians.The Arabian's physical attributes are not only eye-appealing, but also very functional as a sport horse. Arabians have a shorter, stronger back that allows it to carry substantial weight in comfort; large nostrils and trachea for greater lung capacity; dense, compact bone; and lighter muscling which dissipates heat and lactic acid more readily.Lastly, Arabians are known for their intelligence, willingness to be trained and for the fact that they really enjoy human companionship, due to the fact that they actually used to stay in the tents of their owners in the deserts of Arabia. The history of the Arabians is wonderfully told at the brand new Al-Marah Arabian Horse Galleries. A spin around the museum and some time watching classes would make a perfect daily outing!
Lexington, KY - September 8, 2011 - The Alltech National Horse Show, 128th edition, announced today that tickets, ranging from only $10 to $30, are now available for purchase, online at www.ticketmaster.com.
Children 12 and under are admitted free of charge when accompanied by a paying adult (limit 2 child tickets for every paid adult).
Additionally, fifty percent of the net proceeds from the General Admission gate receipts will be donated to the various charities that are featured each day at the Alltech National Horse Show.
Doors for each session open 30 minutes prior to the start of the event. All seats are General Admission and parking is free.
The Alltech National Horse Show, 128th Edition, will be held from November 2 - 6, 2011, at the beautiful, new Alltech Indoor Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.
This year's show, designated CSI4*-W, will feature a complete schedule of 'AA'-rated hunter divisions, including the Pony Lane Farm High Performance Hunter section. Also on the agenda, a big money Open Jumper division highlighted by the Sasco Creek Farm $50,000 Welcome Speed Class, the $75,000 Double H Farms Thursday's Jump-Off class, the $60,000 Spy Coast Farm Faults Converted Speed class on Friday and of course, the $250,000 Alltech National Horse Show Grand Prix, an FEI World Cup qualifying event. $100,000 will be up for grabs for the Junior and Amateur Jumper divisions, including the $50,000 SJHOF Junior/Amateur Championships, sponsored by Sleepy P Ranch, Chansonette and Deeridge Farm. The final Sunday is highlighted by the signature event of the National Horse Show, the ASPCA Alfred B. Maclay Finals, presented by C.M. Hadfield's Saddlery.
In addition to the Alltech National Horse Show itself, those attending will be able to enjoy a fabulous sixty booth equestrian trade fair and wonderful educational opportunities for the entire family.
"We hope people will take advantage quickly of the availability of online ticket purchases at Ticketmaster," said Mason Phelps, Jr., President of the National Horse Show Association. "There is a real excitement about the Alltech National Horse Show coming to Lexington and I have no doubt that every session, especially the prime time events, will be a complete sell out. So, I would say that if you're planning on attending any of the night sessions or Sunday's ASPCA Maclay National Finals, please buy your tickets early."
Alltech National Horse Show Class Schedule
Wednesday, November 2nd (Charity: Shriners Hospital for Children)8:00 AM20 14 Hands Winery Regular Confirmation Hunter Model10 Green Confirmation Hunter Model22 14 Hands Winery Regular Confirmation Hunter23 14 Hands Winery Regular Confirmation Hunter - Handy12 Green Conformation Hunter13 Green Confirmation Hunter - Handy32 First Year Green Working Hunter33 First Year Green Working Hunter - Handy42 McNeil - Oare Second Year Green Working Hunter43 McNeil - Oare Second Year Green Working Hunter - Handy52 Pony Lane Farm High Performance Hunter53 Pony Lane Farm High Performance Hunter - Handy151 International-Open Jumpers $50,000 Welcome
First Group (Charity: Alltech Sustainable Haiti Project)7:00 PM Evening SessionExhibition and Opening Ceremonies151 International-Open Jumpers $50,000 Welcome
Thursday, November 3rd (Charity: Kentucky Horse Park Mustang Troop)8:00 AM82 Bright Star LLC Amateur Owner Hunter 33"83 Bright Star LLC Amateur Owner Hunter 33" - Handy72 Suzanne Thoben Marquard A/O Hunter - over 3562 Hill 'N Dale Amateur Owner - 18 - 3573 Suzanne Thoben Marquard A/O Hunter - over 35 - Handy63 Hill 'N Dale Amateur Owner - 18 - 35 - Handy31 First Year Green Working Hunter U/S41 McNeil - Oare Second Year Green Working Hunter U/S11 Green Conformation Hunter U/S21 14 Hands Winery Regular Conformation Hunter U/S51 Pony Lane Farm High Performance Working Hunter U/S
1:00 PM Afternoon Session34 First Year Green Working Hunter $7,500 Stake14 Green Conformation Hunter $7,500 Stake44 McNeil - Oare Second Year Green Working Hunter $7,500 Stake24 14 Hands Winery Regular Conformation Hunter $5,000 Stake54 Pony Lane Farm High Performance Hunter $10,000 Stake161 Sleepy P Ranch $10,000 Junior Jumper
Thursday, November 3rd (Charity: Kentucky Horse Park Foundation)7:00 PM Evening Session163 Chansonette Farm $10,000 Amateur Owner Jumpers152 Double H Farm $75,000 International-Open Jumpers
Friday, November 4th (Charity: Louisville Mounted Police)8:00 AM84 Bright Star LLC A/O Hunter - 3'3" $5,000 Stake74 Suzanne Thoben Marquard A/O Hunter - 35 and older $7,500 Stake64 Hill 'N Dale A/O Hunter - Under 35 - $7,500 Stake81 Bright Star LLC Amateur Owner Hunter U/S71 Suzanne Thoben Marquard A/O Hunter U/S - 35 and older61 Hill 'N Dale Amateur Owner Hunter U/S - Under 3592 Small Junior Hunter O/F - 15 and under102 Small Junior Hunter O/F - 16 - 17112 Large Junior Hunter O/F - 15 and under
1:00 PM Afternoon Session122 Greentree South Large Junior Hunter O/F 16 - 1793 Small Junior Hunter O/F - 15 and under -Handy103 Small Junior Hunter O/F - 16 - 17 - Handy113 Large Junior Hunter O/F - 15 and under - Handy123 Greentree South Large Junior Working Hunter O/F 16 - 17 - Handy164 Chansonette Farm $15,000 A/O Time 1st Jump - Off
7:00 PM Evening Session (Charity: Kentucky Equine Humane Center)162 Sleepy P Ranch $15,000 Junior Jumper Time First Jump- Off153 Spy Coast Farm $60,000 International-Open Jumpers Speed
Saturday, November 5th (Charity: Lexington Mounted Police)6:00 AM ASPCA Maclay Warm-Up - not judged
11:30 AM91 Small Junior Hunter - 15 and under U/S101 Small Junior Hunter - 16-17 U/S111 Large Junior Hunter - 15 and under U/S121 Greentree South Large Junior Hunter -16-17 U/S
1:00 PM Afternoon Session94 Small Junior Hunter -15 and under $7,500 Stake104 Small Junior Hunter - 16-17 $7,500 Stake114 Large Junior Hunter - 15 and under $7,500 Stake124 Greentree South Large Junior Hunter - 16-17 $7,500 Stake165 Show Jumping Hall of Fame $50,000 JR/AO Championship
7:00 PM Evening Session (Charity: United States Equestrian Team Foundation) Opening CeremoniesSpecial Presentations - Awards only154 Alltech National Horse Show $250,000 Grand Prix
Sunday, November 6th (Charity: American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)7:00 AMMaclay National Championship for the ASPCA Maclay HorsemanshipClasses - Presented by Hadfield's Saddlery
Approximately 3:00 PMFINAL ROUNDClasses - Presented by Hadfield's Saddlery
Tickets are on sale now online at www.ticketmaster.com
Founded in 1883 at the original Madison Square Garden, the National Horse Show is America's oldest indoor horse show, firmly established as a major fixture on the national and international sports and social event calendars. The National Horse Show Association's primary activity is the annual production of the National Horse Show and all ancillary events. Over the years, the National Horse Show has provided financial aid to many worthwhile charities.For more information on the National Horse Show Association of America, Limited, please visit www.nhs.org.
WHO: Richard and Jeannette McGrath of Hearts Up Ranch
WHAT: Press conference with Public Safety Administrative Officer Rick Curtis, representing Lexington Mayor Jim Gray, Kentucky Horse Park executive director John Nicholson, and the McGraths.
WHEN: Wednesday, Sept 7, 4pm
WHERE: Kentucky Horse Park's Alltech Arena
WHY: Richard and Jeannette McGrath are 3,000 miles into a 4,000-mile coast-to-coast horseback journey to raise awareness and funds for Hearts Up Ranch, a serene, working ranch established in Jackson, Wyoming where "emotionally broken people can find peace with both God and themselves once again." Their ride began on March 4, 2010. They have traversed the deserts and mountains of the west, winter on the plains, and the flooding and storms of the spring on the same 4 horses (who will be resting and recuperating at the Maker's Mark Secretariat Center, located at the Kentucky Horse Park before finishing the last segment of the ride in Virginia Beach). www.HeartsUpRanch.com. HOW: Members of the media should go to the Alltech Arena. Past the parking booth, take the roundabout to Cigar Lane, then turn left on Alltech Way. The press conference will be held outside the main entrance (signs will be posted for alternate rain location). For more information please contact Equestrian Influence Media Department, www.equestrianinfluence.com, 615-830-1001, or
Watch an interview with the McGraths from the Kentucky Horse Park: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfElmeNDETk
Watch a video from WTVQ-ABC36 from the press conference: http://www.wtvq.com/news/9551-4000-miles-on-horseback-to-heal
Photos from the Lexington Herald-Leader from the press conference:http://www.kentucky.com/2011/09/07/1873207/couple-rides-x-country-on-horses.html
WHO: Clinicians from the Mounted Police in Lexington, Philadelphia, the U.S. Park Service, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police
WHAT: Sensory training clinic open to the public, for horses of all breeds and disciplines. Improve your horse's self-confidence and obedience to your aids. Training is done in-hand and under saddle. Riders are encouraged to work at their own pace/comfort level. Safety and building the horse’s trust is our first priority. Your riding skills will also get a boost during the equitation session with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).
WHEN: Sunday & Monday October 16 & 17, 2011
WHERE: Kentucky Horse Park
WHY: This clinic will help horses remain composed and obedient when confronting unfamiliar stimuli and objects.
HOW: For information contact: Anne Anderson 859/299-5744 or
http://www.friendslexingtonmountedpolice.org/assets/pdf_files/2011%20Fall_Sensory_Clinic_cover_page_registration_forms_map.pdf Auditors are welcome but must also register.
Adoptable Horses from theKentucky Equine Humane CenterFor more information about these or any of the other adoptable horses, contact them at
WINSTONBreed: Quarter Horse CrossColor: Dark BayAge: 5 yearsGender: GeldingHeight: 14.1History: Pasture PetSuitability: Pleasure/Show
Winston is a nice gelding who is ready for a new home. He is easy to handle and groom and LOVES attention. Winston has a great personality, and is a beautiful mover. Winston is learning some ground work, has been ridden under saddle and will need additional training with both. Winston gets along well with both geldings and mares when turned out in a herd.
SAMMYBreed: ThoroughbredColor: BayAge: 2 yearsGender: GeldingHeight: 15.2History: No Training
Sammy is a blank page! He has been residing in a pasture with light handling and growing like a weed. He is cooperative and wants to learn. Sammy currently resides with geldings, mares and gets along well for being a youngster. Sammy loves being groomed and is good for the vet and farrier. He is sound and has potential for any discipline.
SAMBreed: ThoroughbredColor: BayAge: 2 yearsGender: GeldingHeight: 15.1History: No Training
Like Sammy, above, Sam too is a blank page! Sam has been doing ground work and has been started under saddle. He is cooperative and wants to learn. Sam currently resides with geldings, mares and gets along well for being a youngster. Sam loves being groomed and is good for the vet and farrier. He is sound and has potential for any discipline.
MIKEBreed: ThoroughbredColor: BayAge: 7 yearsGender: GeldingHeight: 16.1History: Racing
Mike is a very kind gentle giant. He stands well for farrier and grooming. His temperament is so easy going all the volunteers enjoy grooming him. The highlight of his day is receiving a peppermint candy from a cheerful visitor! Having been significantly raced in the past we feel he will be best suited for trail or flat work.
Adoptable Horses from the Kentucky Horse ParkWe’re looking for good homes for two of our former Parade of Breeds stars. If you are interested in either of the horses below, please contact Ashlea Gullett-Beeson in our Equine Department for more information, 859-259-4256 or
ORIGINAL ZIN, “Legend”16.2 h. Thoroughbred, 2001
Legend is quite a character. He retired from the racetrack and spent two years in our Breeds Barn representing the Thoroughbred and the sport of racing. He enjoys entertaining the staff with his inquisitive, sometimes goofy personality.
Legend is suitable for an intermediate-advanced adult rider doing low-level dressage and trail riding. He also wouldn’t object to being a pasture ornament. He’s quite the looker – chestnut with chrome and a big blaze. He plays well with others, trailers, stands for the vet and farrier, clips, bathes and ties. He is currently barefoot.
BHF Wind Dancer, “Dancer” (Winds of Warr x Khemos Love Song)15.1 h. Arabian, foaled 1992
If you’re looking for a sweet, cuddly horse, Dancer is your man. He retired from a show career and spent a year in our Breeds Barn representing the Arabian breed. He loves people and attention, and would be the perfect back-yard pony for a family.
Dancer is suitable for very light riding or as a pasture companion. He is bay with a black mane and tail. He gets along great with other horses, and is happy to live in the pasture 24/7. He trailers, stands for vet and farrier, clips, bathes and ties. He is currently barefoot. Easy keeper.
Meet the Kentucky Equine Humane Center's adoptable horse of the week: Christy.
She was surrendered to KyEHC when her owner passed away. She is a very quick learner, trailer loads, lunges and has learned the seven games of natural horsemanship.
Christy has excellent ground manners and stands well for the farrier. She is well suited to many disciplines. Her mother is 16 hands so they anticipate that she will grow quite a bit before maturity.
For more information on Christy or any of the other adoptable horses at KyEHC, please contact them at