Equine Events and Competitions

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. The Rotary Club is an organization dedicated to raising money for both community and international service projects. The Lexington Rodeo is the only PRCA rodeo in Kentucky and was voted the Best New Rodeo of 2015 by the PRCA cowboys GLC. The doors open at 5:00 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday night. Country singer Scott Said will play from 5pm-7pm each night prior to the start of the rodeo. The halftime act this year will be Tommie Turvey, a master horse trainer, and his horse Blade.

Both nights will include the most exciting rodeo events such as bareback riding, steer wrestling, bull riding, barrel racing, and more! For kids there will be a mutton busting contest and a calf scramble in between events. There will also be a “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” night where a portion of the proceeds will be donated to breast cancer research and awareness. Spectators are encouraged to wear pink in support of the cause. Tickets are now available for purchase online.

Location: 
Hosted by: 
Lexington Rotary Club
Phone: 
859.389.8100

Country Heir II Hunter Jumper Show

Dates: 
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 8:00am to Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The Country Heir II Hunter Jumper Show is a 5-day hunter/jumper show, and is the second part of a 2-part show series conducted by Country Heir. This is a USEF- sanctioned event with AA premier hunter classes and level 5 jumpers. The headlining classes include the $25,000 Rood & Riddle Grand Prix on Friday, June 16 at 7:00 pm, the $10,000 National Hunter Derby on Saturday, June 17 at 1:00 pm, the $30,000 International Hunter Derby on Saturday, June 17 at 5:30 pm, and the $50,000 Country Heir Grand Prix on Sunday, June 18 at 2:30 pm. Part of the schedule is listed below. For more information and a detailed schedule, visit http://www.countryheir.com or call Frankie Stark at (513) 875-3318.

Second week of a sold out hunter jumper show utilizing 3000 stalls and expecting about 2500 horses!
Wednesday, 7:30 am – 5 pm
Thursday, 7:30 am – 6 pm
Friday, 8 am – 6 pm; 6 pm, 7 pm, $25K Rood & Riddle, Rolex Stadium
Saturday, 8 am – 6 pm, 1 pm, $10K National Hunter Derby and 5:30 pm, $30K International Hunter Derby, Rolex Stadium
Sunday, 8 am – 4:30 pm; 2:30 pm, $50K Country Heir Grand Prix, Rolex Stadium

Photo courtesy of Lesley Ward

Hosted by: 
Country Heir
Phone: 
513-875-3318

Country Heir I Hunter Jumper Show

Dates: 
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 8:00am to Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The Country Heir I Hunter Jumper Show is a 5-day hunter/jumper show, and is the first part of a 2-part show series conducted by Country Heir. This is a USEF sanctioned event with AA premier hunter classes and level 5 jumpers. The headlining classes include the $10,000 Welcome Prix on Friday, June 9 at 7:15 pm, the $30,000 International Hunter Derby on Saturday, June 10, and 7:15 pm, and the $40,000 George Hennessy Grand Prix, on Sunday, June 11 at 2:30 pm. For more information and a detailed schedule, visit http://www.countryheir.com or call Frankie Stark at (513) 875-3318.

Photo courtesy of Lesley Ward

Hosted by: 
Country Heir
Phone: 
513-875-3318

2017 Egyptian Event

Dates: 
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 8:00am to Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

Join us June 7-10 for the world's largest showcase of the Egyptian Arabian horse! General show seating and non-ticketed activities are free with Kentucky Horse Park admission.

Held annually at here at The Kentucky Horse Park, The Egyptian Event boasts world-class halter and performance competition, superb shopping, expert-led seminars, live and silent fund raiser auctions, and fun social activities for all ages! Come feel the desert wind blowing across the heart of horse country ... "it's more than just a horse show, it's an EVENT!"

There are daily spectator focused events which are free with park admission. Spectators have the opportunity to meet the competitors, shop the trade fair, watch stallion auctions and much more! The trade fair and silent auctions will include a unique variety of art and collectibles that capture the spirit of the Egyptian Arabian horse. There will also be regularly scheduled youth events such as a meet and greet with some of the horses and an ice cream social. For more information, visit http://www.theegyptianevent.com.

The live stream can be accessed through Arabian Horse Global Network at this link: https://arabianhorseresults.com/egyptian-event-06-2017.

Location: 
Hosted by: 
Pyramid Society
Phone: 
859-231-0771

Spring Fling Carriage Drive

Dates: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 9:00am to Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event Description: 

The Spring Fling driving event is an opportunity for drivers to bring their horses to the Kentucky Horse Park to practice driving for the upcoming show or recreational season as well as get to opportunity to drive their horses on the beautiful park grounds. Driving is the sport of horses pulling carriages, within driving there are many disciplines ranging from combined driving to wagon pulling. There will also be an extensive clinic given by Joanna Wilburn, a successful driving trainer.

Location: 
Hosted by: 
Spring Fling Carriage Drive
Phone: 
217-621-5547

MayDaze Horse Trials

Dates: 
Friday, May 26, 2017 - 8:00am to Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The MayDaze Horse Trials bring together more than 500 horses and their riders from approximately 20 states to compete in a 3-day event competition. On Friday, May 26, dressage and stadium jumping competition will take place. On Saturday, May 27, and Sunday, May 28, stadium jumping and cross country tests will take place. 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.

Hosted by: 
MayDaze Horse Trials
Phone: 
859-621-2478

KDA Spring Warm-Up & Annual Dressage Show

Dates: 
Friday, May 26, 2017 - 8:00am to Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The Spring Warm Up show and the Annual Dressage Show combine for the first events of the season for the Kentucky Dressage Association (KDA). The Spring Warm-Up will take place on Friday, May 26, and Saturday, May 27. The Annual Dressage show will be on Sunday, May 28. This event will feature United States Dressage Federation (USDF), United States Equestrian Federation (USEF), and International Federation of Equestrian Sports (FEI) sanctioned classes. Introductory level tests all the way up to Grand Prix level tests will be on display as well as suitability, Para-equestrian, and freestyle classes. There will also be a KDA silent auction on May 26 and 27 next to the show office. For more information, please visit http://www.kentuckydressageassociation.org or call 859-276-8993.

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

Kentucky Spring Classic

Dates: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 8:00am to Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 8:00pm
Event Description: 

The Kentucky Spring Classic is the second leg of Kentucky Spring Horse Show 2017 series. This hunter/jumper event draws some of the best riders in the world. For more information, please visit http://www.kentuckyhorseshows.com or call 859-233-0492.

Complete Information
2017 Kentucky Spring Prize List

Premier Rated Hunters
5/17 $35,000 Welcome Speed CSI3*
5/18 $35,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic CSI3*
5/20 $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby 
5/20 $130,000 Mary Rena Murphy Grand Prix CSI3*
5/21 $40,000 Bluegrass Grand Prix
5/21 $25,000 Under 25 Grand Prix

Event Order
Schedule

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

Kentucky Spring Horse Show

Dates: 
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 8:00am to Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 8:00pm
Event Description: 

The Kentucky Spring Horse Show is a 5-day hunter/jumper show, and is the first part of the two part Kentucky Spring 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.

Complete Information
2017 Kentucky Spring Prize List

Premier Rated Hunters
World Championship Hunter Rider Event
5/10 $35,000 Welcome Speed CSI3*
5/11 $35,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic CSI3*
5/13 $130,000 Hollow Creek Farm Grand Prix CSI3*
5/14 $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby
5/14 $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby
5/14 $40,000 Commonwealth Grand Prix
5/14 $25,000 Under 25 Grand Prix

Event Order
Schedule

Location: 
Hosted by: 
Kentucky Horse Shows, LLC
Phone: 
Kentucky Horse Shows, LLC

2017 IHSA National Championships

Dates: 
Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 8:00am to Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The 2017 IHSA National Championships will take place May 4-7, 2017 at the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park. In 2017, IHSA marks its first 50 years -- starting as a handful of northeast teams brought together by Fairleigh-Dickinson University sophomore Bob Cacchione -- and next 50 as an organization serving over 400 educational institutions and 10,000 college riders. IHSA promotes competition for full time student riders of all skill levels, who compete individually and as teams at regional to national levels based on the principle that any college student should be able to participate in horse shows regardless of financial status, gender or riding level.

Location: 
Hosted by: 
Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association
Phone: 
315.682.1933