Equine Events and Competitions

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Kentucky Summer Horse Show

Dates: 
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 8:00am to Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The Kentucky Summer Horse Show is a 5-day hunter/jumper show, and is the first part of the two part Kentucky Summer Horse Show 2017 series. This event draws local riders, international riders and even former Olympians. For more information, visit http://www.kentuckyhorseshows.com or call 859-233-0492. Photo courtesy of Shawn McMillan.

The schedule features a variety of grand prix, classics, and special classes.

Location: 
Hosted by: 
Kentucky Horse Shows, LLC
Phone: 
859-233-0492

USPC Festival 2017

Dates: 
Monday, July 17, 2017 - 8:00am to Monday, July 24, 2017 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The Pony Club Festival is a week-long celebration of all things Pony Club. More than 4,000 Pony Club members from across the country attend. Championship competitions will start off the festival, followed by several days of educational workshops, clinics and other opportunities. The Pony Club Festival serves the National Championship competition of the organization as well as an educational learning experience. Championship events include: Eventing, Dressage, Show Jumping, Polocrosse, Games, and Tetrathlon. The educational portion of the festival will conduct clinics for Pony Club members. A trade fair will also take place in the Alltech arena. For more information of the Pony Club Festival please visit http://www.ponyclub.org.

Location: 
Hosted by: 
Pony Club
Phone: 
(859) 254-7669

Champagne Run Horse Trials

Dates: 
Friday, July 14, 2017 - 8:00am to Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 8:00pm
Event Description: 

The Champagne Run Horse Trials bring together horses and their riders from approximately 30 states to compete in a 3-day event competition. Introductory to intermediate levels will be on display. This spring event is very beneficial in the training process for green to advanced horses and riders. A trade fair will also be taking place on the grounds in conjunction with this event. For more information contact Maggie Wright at 859-621-2478. Photo courtesy of Phelps Photos.

Hosted by: 
Champagne Run
Phone: 
859-621-2478

KDA Dressage Show

Dates: 
Friday, July 7, 2017 - 7:30am to Monday, July 10, 2017 - 6:00pm
Event Description: 

The KDA Dressage Show will take place in the Dressage Complex and Covered Arena. Some of the show activities and events include the Vendor Progressive Party on Friday in Vendor Village and the KDA & NDPC Competitors’ Party and NDPC Award Presentation on Saturday in the Covered Arena mezzanine. The KDA & NDPC Competitors’ Party is open to all riders, trainers, grooms, family, and friends attending the KDA show. Time for all events will be in the show program and announced at the show.

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

Robert Murphy Hunter Jumper Show

Dates: 
Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 7:30am to Sunday, July 9, 2017 - 5:30pm
Event Description: 

The Robert Murphy Hunter Jumper Show is a 4-day hunter/jumper event. Around 250 horses are shown at this event annually. All ages and all levels of hunter and jumping competition will be on display at this event. For more information on the Robert Murphy Hunter Jumper Show please visit http://www.olivehillsporthorses.com. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Munson.

Hosted by: 
Robert Murphy Stables
Phone: 
859.255.3422

Special Olympics Kentucky State Equestrian Competition

Dates: 
Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 8:00am to 8:00pm
Event Description: 

The Special Olympics Kentucky State Equestrian Competition is generally held the first full weekend in October. The event is currently held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. There are approximately 30 riders who compete annually.

SOKY offers both English and Western style riding in the following classes: Trails, Equitation, Dressage, Showmanship, Relays, Prix Caprilli, Pole Bending, Barrel Racing and Figure 8 Stake Race.

Within each class, ability levels are offered.  There are classes for beginner riders or those of lower skill levels such as: CS=walk/supported or BS=walk & trot/supported. There are also classes offered for the more skilled or accomplished rider: BI=Walk & Trot/Independent or A Class = Walk, Trot & Canter.

Location: 
Hosted by: 
Special Olympics Kentucky
Phone: 
502-695-8222

CAA Carriage Festival

Dates: 
Friday, June 30, 2017 - 9:00am to Sunday, July 2, 2017 - 11:00am
Event Description: 

The Carriage Association of America Carriage Festival is a 2-day driving event including a show, educational seminars, driving-at-will, and social activities. The show is a USEF-approved local competition. This is a Pleasure Driving Competition where antique or replica carriages are driven in multiple classes with championship awards at the end of the show. Drivers are competing in classes that test different aspects of the turnout. 

The show takes place in the Alltech Arena on Friday day time (9 a.m.-5 p.m.) and Saturday day and evening (9 a.m.-9 p.m.). Sunday morning, there will be a drive through the park, on to Walnut Hall Farm, through the campground and back to the stables. This is the Presentation Pleasure drive where all entries leave the show stables at 9:00 a.m. and go on a parade around the Kentucky Horse Park and some of the private farms who open their gates and roads during this competition. The show is scheduled to end at 11 a.m. on Sunday.

For more information visit www.carriagefestival.com or contact Jill Ryder at (859) 231-0971.

Location: 
Hosted by: 
Carriage Association of America
Phone: 
(859) 231-0971

Region XIV Silverama Horse Show

Dates: 
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 8:00am to Sunday, July 2, 2017 - 8:00pm
Event Description: 

The Silverama Region 14 Arabian Championship is a 5-day Arabian horse show event comprised of a youth show and the championship for the 14th Region of the Arabian Horse Show Association. The 14th region includes Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia. The best Arabian horses in the region will be competing in a wide variety of classes, encompassing almost every discipline.

This is the 23rd year that they are presenting The Bill & Betty Zekan Memorial Youth Show, which is scheduled for Wednesday June, 28 at 8:00 a.m. in the Youth Ring with a full slate of youth classes. This show also includes Open Qualifying Classes, Region XIV Championships, and A.H.A Arabian Breeders Sweepstakes.

For more information visit www.aha14.com or call Cindy Clinton at 937-962-4336.

Location: 
Hosted by: 
Arabian Horse Association
Phone: 
937-962-4336

MidSouth Pony Club Rally and Horse Trials

Dates: 
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 8:00am to Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The MidSouth Pony Club Rally and the MidSouth Horse Trials are Eventing competitions conducted by the MidSouth Pony Club organization. The Pony Club Rally is a regional Eventing competition and serves as the qualifier for the US Pony Club National Competition. A few hundred competitors are expected and they will compete in Dressage, Cross Country, and Show Jumping. The MidSouth Horse Trials is also an Eventing competition, and it is open to outside competitors. Vendors will also be on site for this competition. For more information, visit www.midsouthponyclub.org.

Hosted by: 
Midsouth Pony Club
Phone: 
502.905.1476

Lexington Rodeo

Dates: 
Friday, June 16, 2017 - 7:00pm to Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 11:00pm
Event Description: 

The Lexington Rodeo is sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA) and produced by the Rotary Club of Lexington. It is the only PRCA rodeo in Kentucky and was voted the Best New Rodeo of 2015 by the PRCA cowboys GLC. The shows start at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday night. Tickets are available for purchase online.

Location: 
Hosted by: 
Lexington Rotary Club
Phone: 
859.389.8100