Equine Events and Competitions

HalloWhinny

Dates: 
Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
Event Description: 

Saturday, October 31, is Halloween and the park won’t let the day pass on Lexington’s Breeders’ Cup year 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 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the park’s Breeds Barn, park employees and special guests will show off costumes that many have planned all year. HalloWhinny is included in regular park admission.

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

Park-and-Ride Breeders’ Cup

Dates: 
Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 8:00am to Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 7:00pm
Event Description: 

The Kentucky Horse Park will be one of three designated Park-and-Ride Breeders’ Cup locations for ticket holders to be shuttled to Keeneland Oct. 29-31, and will be ADA handicapped accessible. For the Keeneland race event, Prelude to the Cup, on Thursday, Oct. 29, parking passes may be purchased online in advance for $15 per vehicle or onsite for $20. Breeders’ Cup parking passes on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 30-31, may be purchased online in advance for $20 per vehicle or onsite for $25. Parking passes include complimentary shuttle service to and from Keeneland for all vehicle occupants, and free event programs each day.

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

KHP Celebrates Breeders' Cup

Dates: 
Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 8:00am to Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

Walk-up and drive-thru wagering will be available at the Alltech Arena during the CP National Horse Show on Friday-Saturday, Oct. 30-31. Simulcasting on large screen televisions in the Gracie Street Garden will be broadcast inside the Alltech Arena both days of the Breeders’ Cup races on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 30-31. Simulcasting will allow patrons to enjoy all the action at Keeneland while accessing the show jumping action at America’s most prestigious and longest running indoor horse show. Off-site wagering will open one hour before racing begins and close 30 minutes after the last race at Keeneland both days.

Admission to the CP National Horse Show is free on Friday, Oct. 30, until 6 p.m., then admission is $5 on Friday night and $10 for all day on Saturday, Oct. 31. Children 12 and under are free. Park admission is not required and parking will be free of charge all three days for this Breeders’ Cup option at the park. Gracie Street Garden will be open the same hours as the show serving breakfast items, wraps, sandwiches and other pub fare. 

The park will also be one of three designated Park-and-Ride Breeders’ Cup locations for ticket holders to be shuttled to Keeneland Oct. 29-31, and will be ADA handicapped accessible. For the Keeneland race event, Prelude to the Cup, on Thursday, Oct. 29, parking passes may be purchased online in advance for $15 per vehicle or onsite for $20. Breeders’ Cup parking passes on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 30-31, may be purchased online in advance for $20 per vehicle or onsite for $25. Parking passes include complimentary shuttle service to and from Keeneland for all vehicle occupants, and free event programs each day.

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

Fall Harvest Show

Dates: 
Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 9:00pm
Event Description: 

The Fall Harvest Show showcases the Arabian, Morgan, and Friesian breeds. Classes include sport horse in hand, stick horse, tandem riding, showmanship, halter classes, liberty classes, driving classes and breed championships. For more information on the Fall Harvest Show please go to www.puremorab.com.

Location: 
Hosted by: 
PMHA
Phone: 
270-735-5331 or 502-535-4803

National Dressage Pony Cup

Dates: 
Saturday, September 5, 2015 - 8:00am to Sunday, September 6, 2015 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The National Dressage Pony Cup event takes place at the KY Horse Park on September 5th and 6th. The National Dressage Pony Cup is held in conjunction with MSEDA Dressage at the Park I & II.

For more information, please visit http://www.dressageponycup.com/pony-cup-annual-show.html.

Location: 
Hosted by: 
National Dressage Pony Cup
Phone: 
(513) 302-6344

Oleika Shriners Rodeo

Dates: 
Friday, November 18, 2016 - 6:00pm to Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 10:00pm
Event Description: 

We welcome you to the 6th Annual Oleika Pro Rodeo!  We are proud to now be the new home of the IPRA National All Region Finals!

Join us on November 18 & 19 to cheer on 90 of the best cowboys and cowgirls in the country as they compete in bareback and saddle broncs, calf roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing, team roping, cowgirl breakaway roping and bull riding!

Come early when the doors open at 6 pm The rodeo will begin at 7:30 pm.

Location: 
Hosted by: 
Oleika Shriners

US Dressage Finals

Dates: 
Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, November 13, 2016 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The United States Dressage Finals is the national championship competition for the United States Dressage Federation. The US Dressage Finals will be split into Open and Amateur divisions. Each division will hold classes from Training Level to Grand Prix Freestyle. A non-championship competition will also take place, USDF Dressage in the Bluegrass which will be a qualifying competition for The 2016 Great American/USDF Regional Championships and USDF/Dover Adult Amateur Medal Program. The USDF Dressage in the Bluegrass will have USEF and FEI classes with Training Level to Grand Prix Level exhibited. General admission is free, and VIP seating may be purchased on-site. For more information on the United States Dressage Finals please call the United States Dressage Federation at 859-971-2277, or go to www.usdf.org.

Location: 
Hosted by: 
USDF
Phone: 
859-971-2277