Equine Events and Competitions

Kentucky Three-Day Event

Dates: 
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 8:00am to Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 8:00pm
Event Description: 

The Kentucky Three-Day Event returns to Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, April 26-April 29. The field includes dozens of riders from countries all over the world.

This is one of the world's most prestigious equestrian competitions, and is one of only six Four-Star Three-Day Events in the world and the only one in the Western Hemisphere. It is a part of the FEI Classics Series, which unites the top four-star international Eventing competitions from around the world.

Known to fans as "The Best Weekend all Year," the Kentucky Three-Day Event offers something for everyone: the highest-level of equestrian competitors, tailgating, music, shopping, bourbon tastings, and more. Visitors also receive general admission to the Kentucky Horse Park, America's only theme park dedicated to horses.

Call (859) 254-8123 to order tickets.

Hosted by: 
Equestrian Events, Inc.
Phone: 
859.254.8123

Youth Riding Camp

Dates: 
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 8:30am to Friday, April 7, 2017 - 4:00pm
Event Description: 

The Youth Riding Camp Spring Break Edition will take place during April 3rd-April 7th at the Education Barn at the Kentucky Horse Park. For more information about the camp, please visit http://www.kyhorsepark.com/visit/kentucky-horse-park-youth-riding-camp.

Hosted by: 
KHP Equine Education Office

NAMUCA Conference

Dates: 
Friday, April 7, 2017 - 8:00am to Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

Hosted by the Kentucky Horse Park Mounted Police & the Lexington, KY Mounted Police, this conference offers three days of presentations, demonstrations, and tours designed to share experiences, information, and best practices to professional mounted police units.

Location: 
Hosted by: 
Kentucky Horse Park Mounted Police & the Lexington, KY Mounted Police

Chuck Givens Born 2 Win Horse Sale

Dates: 
Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 8:00am to 6:00pm
Event Description: 

The Chuck Givens Born 2 Win Horse Sale is very excited to offer this opportunity to all breeders who are looking for a large market to sell their outstanding equine athletes they have bred and raised. This sale will be a big advantage to buyers that wish to purchase equine atheletes with champion bloodlines that have produced winners in all arenas without driving across the country.   

Chuck and Lauri Givens hope to offer a select group of barrel racing and pole bending prospects whose proven bloodlines reflect the highest level of performance pedigrees, conformation, ability, agility and speed. They include AQHA Incentive Fund, Kentucky Breeders Incentive Fund, KISS Incentive Fund, Future Fortunes  eligible yearlings, two and three year olds as well as finished barrel and pole bending contenders.

The Chuck Givens Born 2 Win Horse Sale will be open to all and will be accepting entries as of April 1, 2017. If you wish to consign or need more information please contact Chuck or Lauri Givens.

Hosted by: 
Chuck Givens
Phone: 
(859) 582-5822

Extreme Mustang Makeover

Dates: 
Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 8:00am to Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 10:00pm
Event Description: 

The Mustang Makeover is a competition where trainers choose a wild mustang which they must train to prepare for this show. Competitors can choose a maximum of two mustangs to train but can only compete with their top choice.  Adult trainers, ages 18 and over, will compete in this 100-wild horse training competition with their chosen mustang in a series of preliminary classes for a spot in the Top-10 freestyle finals performance. This event will award a total of $25,000 in cash and prizes. All adult mustangs will be available for adoption after the finals performance via public competitive bid. Representatives from the Bureau of Land Management Wild Horse & Burro Program will be on site to approve interested adopters. Over 7,500 American mustangs have been adopted since 2007, through this and other events held by the Mustang Heritage Association

Please join us Saturday, July 8th for an exciting evening of freestyle competition and adoption! All events throughout the weekend are free except for the freestyle finals performance. Tickets may be purchased in advance or on-site. Cash, check and credit cards will be accepted. All seats are general admission. Children 5 years and under are free. Group discounts may be available. For more information, please call 512-869-3225.

Location: 
Hosted by: 
Mustang Heritage Foundation
Phone: 
512-869-3225

Horses and Hope Trail Ride

Dates: 
Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 9:00am to 6:00pm
Event Description: 

The Horses and Hope Trail Ride is an event benefiting the Horses and Hope charity which works with Kentucky’s equine industry to provide awareness, early detection through screening and treatment referral to women in the equine industry. Registration will start at 9:00 a.m., trail ride 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. with lunch at 1:30 p.m. in the South Exhibit Hall. For more information on the Horses and Hope Trail Ride please visit http://www.kycancerprogram.org/horses-and-hope-1/horses-and-hope.Photo courtesy of Samantha L. Clarke.

Location: 
Hosted by: 
Kentucky Cancer Program
Phone: 
877.326.1134

Kentucky After-Christmas Sale

Dates: 
Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Event Description: 

The 2017 Kentucky After Christmas Sale will be held at Alltech Arena on the campus of the Kentucky Horse Park, which is located just north of Lexington, Kentucky off I-75. This is the 32nd consecutive year for this particular sale. This sale provides a unique opportunity to purchase some of the most accomplished and capable horses available.

Location: 
Hosted by: 
Horse Sales L.P.
Phone: 
615-895-9792

Bulls, Bands, & Barrels featuring Sundy Best with Carter Winter

Dates: 
Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 7:00pm to 11:00pm
Event Description: 

The BBB will be in Lexington, KY for one night only on February, 11 2017 at the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park. The BBB has taken the rodeo world and turned it upside down with its new entertainment concept. There will be some of the rankest bulls and bull riders in the southeast, as well as some of the fastest equine to ever go around a three barrel pattern. To top it off, Sundy Best and Carter Winter will finish the night off with a bang with some great country music. This will be the one you don't want to miss!!

Bull riding is considered a standard rodeo event for a variety of organizations. The event developed strictly as a contest, as opposed to other standard rodeo events which evolved out of the necessary skills of a working cowboy. Bull riding makes up part of the rodeo's rough stock events.

Barrel racing is one of the most unique events in the rodeo world. While cowboys are riding spinning bulls, cowgirls are charging through the gate in a race against the clock. Barrel racing truly is one of the fastest events in rodeo.

Tickets for adults are $25/adult, and tickets for kids are $12/kid. General seating.

Tickets

https://www.xorbia.com/e/ose/bulls-bands-barrels

Location: 
Hosted by: 
Bulls, Bands, & Barrels

HalloWhinny

Dates: 
Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 2:00pm to Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 3:00pm
Event Description: 

This year, the spirit of HalloWhinny is taking over the weekend. Halloween is approaching, and the park won’t let the holiday pass without offering two presentations of HalloWhinny, the annual Halloween show, where park horses and their riders are likely to show up as just about any kind of “scary,” funny, or quirky dual human/horse costume for the holiday. Held at 2 p.m. on October 29th and October 30th in the park’s Breeds Barn, park employees and special guests will show off costumes that many have planned all year. Joining the staff, volunteers (and of course, horses) from the Breeds Barn and Big Barn will be Patrick the Miniature Horse, retired race horses from Ohio Standardbreds and Friends, and miniature horses from Stampede of Love. **HalloWhinny is included in regular park admission.

Hosted by: 
Kentucky Horse Park
Phone: 
859-259-4200