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BATTLE IN THE SADDLE CELEBRITY TEAM PENNING EVENT IS FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!

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The fifth annual Battle in the Saddle Celebrity Team Penning Event returns to the Kentucky Horse Park’s Covered Arena on Friday, September 29, 2017.

The Kentucky Horse Park Foundation is proud to present the 2017 Battle in the Saddle Celebrity Team Penning competition, presented by Boehringer Ingelheim. This exciting event pairs two amateur riders with a celebrity guest rider to compete to see who has the skills and bravery to pen a group of cattle in the quickest time. 

2017 Celebrities in the Saddle include (subject to change):
Erika Abe - Anchor, Fox 56
Daniel Boone - American Pioneer
P.J. Cooksey - Award Winning Jockey
Pat Day - Award Winning Jockey
Amber Freeman - WTVQ News Anchor
Chris McCarron - Award Winning Jockey
Mal McGuire - Reining Horse Trainer
Jason Myers - WTVQ Chief Meteorologist
Rosie Napravnik - Award Winning Jockey
Joe Sharp- Thoroughbred Trainer
Dave Shuffett - Host of KET’s Kentucky Collectibles
Mickey Solomone – Winning Jockey
DeAnn Stephens – 98.1 The Bull Morning Show Co-host/WKYT Reporter
Andrea Walker - WKYT News Anchor
Cathy Wieschhoff - International Three-Day Event Rider

The Battle in the Saddle will also include a “Horse Farm Challenge” – a friendly competition between those teams sponsored by area horse farms.  In addition to the prizes awarded to the top three overall winning teams during the competition, special prizes will be awarded to the three Horse Farm teams with the best times of the night.

Vendors and concessions will open at 5:30 p.m.  The Battle in the Saddle team penning competition will begin at 7:00 p.m.  Following the competition, all are invited to stay for the free MWI Animal Health After Party featuring a live band, dancing and cash bar.

General admission to Battle in the Saddle is $10 per person, with children 12 & under admitted free with the purchase of an adult ticket.   General Admission tickets may be purchased at the door. 

Tickets are also available to a pre-competition cocktail party and dinner for $100 per person.  Dinner tickets must be purchased in advance.  To pre-order dinner tickets, call the Foundation office at 859-255-5727. 

All proceeds from the benefit event will support the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation – a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing, expanding and improving the Kentucky Horse Park.  For more information about the event, visit www.khpfoundation.org.