Equine Events and Competitions

CP National Horse Show

Dates: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, November 6, 2016 - 8:00pm
Event Description: 

The CP National Horse Show is a 5-day hunter/jumper event. The event will feature a full array of hunter divisions, Junior & Amateur Owner Jumpers, the top Open Jumpers from the USA and around the world, and the Maclay National Championship. The CP National Horse Show in is consistently ranked as one of the top shows in the United States by the North American Riders Group (NARG) and last year was voted Horse Show of the Year by the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame. For more information on the CP National Horse Show please visit http://www.nhs.org or call (561) 753-3389.

Location: 
Hosted by: 
CP National Horse Show
Phone: 
(561) 753-3389

Hagyard MidSouth Three-Day Event and Team Challenge

Dates: 
Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 8:00pm
Event Description: 

The Hagyard MidSouth Three-Day Event and Team Challenge is a 3-day eventing competition. This event is USEA and USEF sanctioned. The three disciplines that will make up the competition are dressage, cross-country, and show jumping. For more information on the Hagyard MidSouth Three-Day Event and Team Challenge please go to http://www.hagyardmidsouth.com or call Mary Fike at (859) 621-2479. Photo courtesy of Sara Davidson.

Hosted by: 
MSEDA
Phone: 
(859) 621-2479

Civilian Equine Sensory Training Clinics

Dates: 
Friday, September 30, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

September 30 - October 2, 2016    8am-5pm

(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.) For questions, please contact Anne Anderson at 859-299-5744.

Location: 
Hosted by: 
KHP Mounted Police
Phone: 
859-299-5744

National Mounted Police Colloquium

Dates: 
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 7:00am to Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

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.

Location: 
Hosted by: 
KHP Mounted Police
Phone: 
(859) 259-4250

KHP Foundation Battle in the Saddle Celebrity Team Penning

Dates: 
Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 4:30pm to 10:00pm
Event Description: 

The KHP Foundation Battle in the Saddle is a celebrity team penning event benefitting 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... call (859) 255-5727.

Location: 
Hosted by: 
KHP Foundation
Phone: 
859-255-5727

Kentucky Dressage Association Fall Classic

Dates: 
Friday, October 14, 2016 - 8:00am to Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The Kentucky Dressage Association Fall Classic is a KDA recognized Dressage show with classes from introductory level to grand prix level. For more information on the Kentucky Dressage Association Fall Classic please go to www.kentuckydressageassociation.org or call (859) 276-8993. Photo courtesy of Phelps Photos.

Location: 
Hosted by: 
KDA
Phone: 
(859) 276-8993

CKRH Halloween Trail Ride & Used Tack Sale

Dates: 
Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 8:00am to 3:00pm
Event Description: 

The Central Kentucky Riding for Hope Halloween Trail Ride and Used Tack Sale are events to benefit the Central Kentucky Riding for Hope. The Halloween Trail Ride allows riders to ride over park grounds that are not usually open to riders. A costume class and ride-a-thon will also take place during the event. The used tack sale allows people to buy and sell tack. For more information on the CKRH Trail Ride & Used Tack Sale please visit http://www.ckrh.org/htr.html or call (859) 231-7066.

Hosted by: 
Central Kentucky Riding For Hope
Phone: 
(859) 231-7066

The National Drive

Dates: 
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The National Drive is a 6-day event devoted to recreational equine driving. This event is the largest gathering of recreational equine drivers in North America. Highlighting the event is a series of clinics, demonstrations and private driving lessons featuring some of the nation’s most prominent clinicians and driving experts. Participants are able to drive their horses throughout the park from dawn until dusk. For more information on the National Drive please visithttp://www.nationaldrive.net or call Mike Lyon at (931) 492-0154.

Hosted by: 
The National Drive
Phone: 
(931) 492-0154

KY Classic Combined Drive Event

Dates: 
Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 9:00am to Sunday, October 9, 2016 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The Kentucky Classic Combined Driving Event is a 4-day event. This year’s event will feature preliminary, intermediate, and advanced level divisions. The advanced-level competition is an FEI-level two-star (CAI**) event. The 2016 USEF National Championships for single, pair, and four-in-hand ponies will be taking place as well as the 2016 USEF National Pair Horse Championship. The event will also feature the Kentucky Classic Preliminary and Intermediate Championships. For more information on the Kentucky Classic Combined Driving Event please visit http://kentuckyclassiccde.com/ or call Ellen Ettenger at (352) 307-6119.

Click the link below to watch the 2014 Kentucky Classic video:
https://vimeo.com/posttime/review/101619721/c4d4afadfe

Hosted by: 
Kentucky Classic CDE
Phone: 
352-307-6119

UPHA Chapter 9 Kentucky Fall Classic Horse Show

Dates: 
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 8:00am to Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

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.

Location: 
Hosted by: 
United Professional Horseman's Association Chapter 9
Phone: 
859-333-1406