The UPHA Chapter 9 Kentucky Fall Classic Horse Show is a 3-day show for saddle/gaited horses. Classes that will be taking place include harness, pleasure, roadster, equitation, and breed-specific classes. The show is sponsored by United Professional Horseman's Association Chapter 9 and is used as their annual fundraiser. The show also benefits the American Saddlebred Museum. For more information on this event please go to www.kentuckyfallclassic.com or call Chuck Walker at (859) 333-1406. Picture courtesy of www.kentuckyfallclassic.com.
Equine Events and Competitions
The Jump Start Horse Trials is a 3-day-eventing competition. Riders will compete in Dressage, Cross Country and Show Jumping. This event features levels that are recognized by the United States Eventing Association, and/or the United States Equestrian Federation. All levels are sanctioned by the MidSouth Eventing and Dressage Association. All proceeds from the event benefit the Keeneland Pony Club. For more information on the Jump Start Horse Trials please visit http://www.keenelandponyclub.org. Photo courtesy of Mary Fike.
(These are identical one-day clinics)
The clinics are hosted by the Kentucky Horse Park and the Lexington Mounted Police Unit. National and international instructors will provide training in obstacle, sensory and equitation techniques. The clinic, grounded in natural horsemanship fundamentals, is done in-hand and under saddle. Training is conducted in a controlled environment geared to improving the confidence of both horse and rider. All breeds of horses and riding disciplines are welcome. (Must be 18 years old to participate.)
Guest instructors are scheduled to include the Kentucky Horse Park Mounted Police, Lexington Mounted Police, and others.
The KHP Foundation Battle in the Saddle is a celebrity team penning event benefiting the KHP Foundation. This event pairs two amateur team penning riders with a celebrity guest rider to determine who can pen the group of cattle in the quickest amount of time. Sponsorships are available for the event, and the public can come and watch for an admission price. For more information on the KHP Foundation Battle in the Saddle please go to http://khpfoundation.org/programs/featured-events/celebrity-team-penning or call (859) 255-5727.
The Kentucky Horse Park and the Lexington Mounted Police Unit host the annual Mounted Police Colloquium at the Kentucky Horse Park. National and International instructors are brought in to train both police and civilians in various types of training to include equitation, jumping, crowd control and sensory techniques. This event brings together people and horses from all around the country to learn new techniques, share ideas, and train their amazing horses. Training is always conducted in a controlled environment geared to improving the confidence of both the horse and rider.
The Kentucky National Hunter Jumper Show is a 5-day event showcasing some of the best Hunter/Jumper competitions in the country. For more information on the Kentucky National Hunter Jumper Show please go to http://www.thekentuckynational.com or call Suzanne Mayo at 615-838-7560. Photo courtesy of Shawn McMillan.
The Fall Classic I Hunter Jumper Show is a 2-day hunter/jumper event. All ages and all levels of hunter and jumping competition will be on display at this event. For more information on the Fall Classic I Hunter Jumper Show please visit http://www.khja.org/. Photo courtesy of Cindy Evans.
The Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse Association (KMSHA) and the Spotted Mountain Horse Association are both very passionate about their specific breeds. Both organizations strive to demonstrate the value and beauty of these mountain horses. One way that these two associations look to promote the horses is through specific shows/programs, and the Kentucky Horse Park is proud to be the location of one of these upcoming events. Starting on September 14, you can head over to the Covered Arena to check out the KMSHA/SMHA International Grand Championship. This three-day event is a great opportunity to show your support for passionate horse organizations, plus if you're looking for some excellent competition, then this championship will be worth attending. For more information on the KMSHA/SMHA International Grand Championship or the Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse Association please go to http://www.kmsha.com/index.htm or call (859) 225-5674. Photo courtesy of Deep Meadow Farm.
The Bluegrass Festival Horse Show is a 6-day hunter/jumper show, and is a part of the Kentucky Horse Show 2017 series. This event draws local riders, international riders and even former Olympians. This is also a World Champion Hunter Rider Event and features premier rate hunters and a variety of classics and special classes.
The USEF Pony Finals is a 6-day Hunter/Jumper Championship event. The US Regular Hunter Pony Championship, the US Green Hunter Pony Championship, and the US National Pony Jumper Championship will all take place during this event. Ponies in each of the events will be put into classes based on their size (small, medium, and large). Aside from the competition, there will also be clinics during this event that are free and open to the public.