Director of Marketing & Public Relations, Kentucky Horse Park
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
Location and Parking:
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
Dates and Times:
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 American Saddlebred Museum’s 2013 special exhibit is sure to entertain and interest horse fans and antique buffs alike. Entitled The Art of Selling with Saddlebreds: The Show Horse in Vintage Advertising, it will feature images of the breed on products, printed advertising and corporate collectibles dating from the late 1800s through the 1970s.
From cigarettes and tobacco to liquor, motor oil, hotels, fruits and vegetables, automobiles, jewelry stores and more, the Saddlebred was featured in advertising through the years to denote the highest quality. The 2013 exhibit assembles the largest collection of these items to have ever been displayed together. This unique exhibit offers a glimpse of yesteryear and the esteem the Saddlebred held in society and the marketplace.
The exhibit runs February 15, 2013 to January 31, 2014, and admission to the American Saddlebred Museum’s Showplace for Saddlebreds and The Art of Selling with Saddlebreds exhibit is included with admission to the Kentucky Horse Park.
For further information contact 859-259-2746 or
The Showplace for Saddlebreds – American Saddlebred Museum & Gift Shop
Included in Kentucky Horse Park regular daily admission - sold at the American Saddlebred Museum or the Kentucky Horse Park Visitor Information Center.
January 2 - March 14, 2013: Adult $10, Child (7-12) $5
March 15 - November 3, 2013: Adult $16, Child (7-12) $8
November 4 – January 31, 2014: Adult $10, Child (7-12) $5
Season Pass: Adult $40, Child (7-12) $25, Family of Four $90
Children 6 and under: Always free when accompanied by an adult
The Showplace for Saddlebreds – American Saddlebred Museum & Gift Shop is open –
Wednesday – Sunday, 9 am to 5 pm through March 14 and November 4 to January 31 (2014)
Daily, 9 am to 5 pm from March 15 to May 26 and September 3 to November 3
Daily, 9 am to 6 pm from May 27 to September 2 (an extra hour past KHP regular hours)
The 50th Annual KHSAA Boys State Wrestling Tournament Championships will be held on February 15-16, 2013 at the KHP’s Alltech Arena, the second year the event has been held at the park. There will be some 500 Kentucky high school wrestlers competing over the two days with nearly 900 matches, culminating in the state championships on Saturday evening. On Saturday night, 32 wrestlers in each of 14 weight classes will compete for the state title.
To learn more, go to www.khsaa.org or call (859) 299-5472.
$15.00 adults for Friday or Saturday
$25.00 weekend pass
Free for kids 10 and under
FRIDAY, FEB. 15 - Session 1
7:30 a.m. - The gates will open for the competitors and coaches
9:30 a.m. - Gates Open for Fans & Competitors
SATURDAY, FEB. 16 - Session 2
7:30 a.m. - The gates will open for the competitors and coaches.
6:15 p.m. - State Championship Opening Ceremonies
6:30 p.m. - Championship Bracket Finals (1 mat) 14 matches) 7:00 – 9:45
Full schedule is available here: http://khsaa.org/wrestling/statemeettimetable.pdf
An exotic “Bollywood Bash” comes to the Kentucky Horse Park on February 9 when the Living Arts and Science Center (LASC) presents its 23rd Annual H’Artful of Fun fundraiser in the Alltech Arena’s North Exhibit Hall. Bringing a renewed energy and excitement to this year’s event, the 2013 H’Artful of Fun makes the Kentucky Horse Park its new home.
“Bollywood Bash” will provide a more intimate experience, with exclusive invitations extended only to Lexington’s finest restaurants, bakers, caterers, and artists. Lexington’s first Bollywood-themed event will showcase creative artistry in all the details as art will be auctioned, music will be made, and participants will enjoy an evening of fun entertainment. Local wineries, distilleries, and breweries will provide their finest for tastings, and a variety of musicians, dancers, artists, and interactive surprises throughout the evening all ensure a lively, artful and elegant ambience.
Now in its 23rd year, H’Artful of Fun supports the creative and educational arts and sciences programs provided by the Living Arts & Science Center for more than 40,000 Central Kentuckians each year.
Date and Time:
Saturday, February 9, 2013 – 7 to 11 pm
Alltech Arena, North Exhibit Hall
Advance tickets: $65
Tickets available at the door: $80
VIP Tickets: $85 (includes 1 drink ticket and 1 “special gift”)
Table for 8: $700 (includes 1 drink ticket and 1 “special gift”)
Tickets/more information available at: (859) 252-5222 or at www.lasclex.org.
Lexington, Kentucky is known as the "Horse Capital of the World" for good reason. From Thoroughbred racehorses to internationally celebrated equestrian events, there are more ways to witness man's unique relationship with the horse in Lexington than anywhere else in the world. Now you can add one more world-class event to that list, as the Professional Roughstock Series brings almost $5 million worth of horses and bulls to town with the "Lexington Shootout" Friday, January 18th (7:30 pm) and Saturday, January 19th (7:30 pm) at the Kentucky Horse Park's Alltech Arena
Professional Roughstock events showcase the top riders and top livestock in bareback, saddle bronc and bull riding all packed into a high-energy, 2-hour program.
The lineup of nationally known riders coming to Lexington is equally as impressive as the equine and bovine group from a statistical standpoint. Combined, the two-night performance will feature defending PRS World Champions Steven Peebles (Bareback), Seth Glause (Bull Riding), Jesse Wright (Saddle Bronc) as well as nearly two-dozen National Finals Rodeo qualifiers and big names like Kaycee Feild (BB), JR Vezain (BB), Jory Markiss (BR), McKennon Wimberly (BR), Chad Ferley (SB) and Cort Scheer (SB).
The Lexington Shootout is the third stop on the nationally televised 2013 PRS Tour, having kicked off in Montana in December. The PRS features the three most exciting and dangerous events in rodeo -- Bareback Riding, Bull Riding and Saddle Bronc Riding. Each night, twelve riders from each discipline will have one riding opportunity in the first round. The top four scores in each discipline will advance to the "Wrangler Final Four Showdown." Out of the two nights of competition in Lexington the riders with the highest aggregate scores will be crowned Lexington Shootout Champions.
Adults - $10.00, $15.00, $20.00 and $30.00 (Gold Buckle Seating) – additional fees may apply
Kids 12 and under - $8.00 (except on Gold Buckle Seating) – additional fees may apply
Tickets available online at www.prstickets.com (print at home option), the Kentucky Horse Park Visitor Information Center (Wed. – Sun. 9:00 am to 5:00 pm) or by calling (888) 695-0888 with call center hours being from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm daily. Prices increase $2.00 day of show so buy early and save!
Friday and Saturday, January 18 and 19, 2013 – 7:30 pm each night
About the PRS:
Headquartered in Belle Fourche, SD, the Professional Roughstock Series was founded in 2001 with several independently produced events per season, mostly in the mountain west region. The series features the top names in Bareback riding, Saddle Bronc, and Bull Riding matched up with hand-picked world class animal athletes. The PRS televises each of their self-produced events through three different media partners ----- Altitude Entertainment, Blue Highways TV, and Midco Sports Network.
Of all the equestrian sports out there, none of them are as FUN as mounted games. The US Mounted Games Association will hold a series of competitions at the park over five weekends this winter and spring, sure to delight participants and spectators alike with teams competing in relays named Bang-A-Balloon, Hi Lo, Hula Hoop, Socks and Buckets, Windsor Castle and others. The series will culminate in the US Mounted Games Bluegrass Open on April 13 and 14, 2013 in the beautiful Rolex Stadium.
The competition is open to adult and youth divisions and is known as a niche equestrian sport that is relatively inexpensive and has a wide variety of classes suited to the skill level of the rider. Bring out the family to watch the fun, and get caught up in the action!
Information: Paul Greiling at
Included in Kentucky Horse Park visitor admission, available at the Visitor Information Center
Times and Locations:
Saturday and Sunday, January 12 and 13, 2013 – Alltech Arena
Saturday, January 26, 2013 – Covered Arena
Saturday and Sunday, February 2, 2013 – Covered Arena
Saturday and Sunday, March 2, 2013 – Covered Arena
Saturday and Sunday, April 13 and 14, 2013 – Rolex Stadium
Parking is in the main visitor parking lot
Seasonal passes are available for 2013 and can be purchased in advance through the Kentucky Horse Park Group Sales office or upon arrival at the park.
Click here for the 2013 Event Pass Order Form
Seasonal Vehicle Parking Pass ($30.00)
Seasonal Trailer Grounds Fee Pass ($75.00)
Seasonal Golf Cart License ($50.00)
Combination saving options are available when passes are purchased together -
Season Vehicle Parking and Trailer Pass Combo is $90.00 – SAVE $15.00
Season Vehicle Parking, Trailer and Golf Cart Combo is $130.00 – SAVE $25.00
Order all passes at Kentucky Horse Park Group Sales: 859/259-4225 or
The 2nd Annual Kentucky Invitational Truck and Tractor Pull will be held January 4 and 5, 2013 at the Kentucky Horse Park Alltech Arena with more than 100 pullers coming together for some Kentucky hospitality and good pulling. There will be three different ground-pounding, heart-racing sessions with eleven classes!
On Friday, January 4, 7:00 pm, the event will feature the Super Modified 4WD Trucks, Economy Hotrod Tractors, Super Modified 2WD Trucks and the Super Stock 4x4 trucks, followed by Chris Janson and Craig Wayne Boyd with the Killin’ Time Band in concert!
On Saturday, January 5, at 11:00 am, EST guests will experience the smoke-blowing action from the 8500 Pro-Farm Tractors, 2.6 Diesel Trucks, 10,000 Hot Farm Tractors, and the 4300 Light Pro-Stock Trucks!
The 2013 Kentucky Invitational Truck and Tractor Pull will wind down with the Saturday evening show starting at 7:00 pm with the Super Modified 2WD Trucks, Pro-Stock 4WD Trucks, Pro-Stock 2WD Trucks, and the 6000 Limited Light Super Tractors.
Special Happenings at the Pull:
On Friday night, there will be a concert by Chris Janson and Craig Wayne Boyd with the Killin’ Time. Polar Air will be giving away an air compressor and Bad Boy Blaster will be giving away a sand blaster to two lucky fans! There will also be a pedal pull for the children!
On Saturday afternoon, there will be a pedal pull for children.
On Saturday night, Polar Air will be giving away an air compressor and Bad Boy Blaster will be giving away a sand blaster to two lucky fans! There will also be a pedal pull for the children!
TNT Motorsports would like to thank you for your support!
Learn more at 270/849-5784 or at www.ktpa.webs.com.
Location and Parking:
Friday, January 4, 2013 – 7:00 pm
Saturday, January 5, 2013 – 11:00 am
Saturday, January 5, 2013 – 7:00 pm
Friday, January 4, 2013, 7:00 pm - $15 in advance, $20 at the door
Saturday, January 5, 2013, 11:00 am - $15.00 in advance AND at the door
Saturday, January 5, 2013, 7:00 pm - $15.00 in advance AND at the door
You can still get tickets by calling the Kentucky Horse Park at 859/233-4303 or Amanda Cox at 270/849-5861.