Equine Events and Competitions

$50,000 Bluegrass Grand Prix

Dates: 
Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 3:00pm to 7:00pm
Event Description: 

The $50,000 Bluegrass Grand Prix is part of the Kentucky Spring Classic and is scheduled to take place at the Rolex Stadium at the Kentucky Horse Park on Sunday, May 22nd at 3:00pm.

The $25,000 Under 25 Grand Prix will immediately precede the $50,000 Bluegrass Grand Prix, as well.

Location: 
Hosted by: 
Kentucky Spring Horse Shows
Phone: 
(859) 233-0492

$50,000 Commonwealth Grand Prix

Dates: 
Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 3:00pm to 7:00pm
Event Description: 

The $50,000 Commonwealth Grand Prix is part of the Kentucky Spring Horse Show and is scheduled to take place at the Rolex Stadium at the Kentucky Horse Park on Sunday, May 15th at 3:00pm.

The $25,000 Under 25 Grand Prix will immediately precede the $50,000 Commonwealth Grand Prix, as well.

Location: 
Hosted by: 
Kentucky Spring Horse Shows
Phone: 
(859) 233-0492

$130,000 Mary Rena Murphy Grand Prix CSI3*

Dates: 
Saturday, May 21, 2016 - 6:30pm to 10:00pm
Event Description: 

The $130,000 Mary Rena Murphy Grand Prix CSI3* is part of the Kentucky Spring Classic and is scheduled to take place at the Rolex Stadium at the Kentucky Horse Park on Saturday, May 21st at 6:30pm.

Location: 
Hosted by: 
Kentucky Spring Horse Shows
Phone: 
(859) 233-0492

$130,000 Mary Rena Murphy Grand Prix CSI3*

Dates: 
Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 6:30pm to 10:00pm
Event Description: 

The $130,000 Mary Rena Murphy Grand Prix CSI3* is part of the Kentucky Spring Horse Show and is scheduled to take place at the Rolex Stadium at the Kentucky Horse Park on Saturday, May 14th at 6:30pm.

Location: 
Hosted by: 
Kentucky Spring Horse Shows
Phone: 
(859) 233-0492

2016 Prince Philip Cup Games at Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event

Dates: 
Friday, April 29, 2016 - 12:00pm to Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 2:00pm
Event Description: 

The United States Pony Clubs, Inc. will once again hold the Prince Philip Cup Mounted Games competition at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. The 2016 Prince Philip Cup Games will mark the competition’s 16th consecutive year it will be hosted during the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event. The event will feature 4 teams from across the country. Please note that a Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event ticket is required in order to attend. The tentative competition schedule is:

Friday, April 29
12:30 p.m. - Celebrity Challenge Round, Walnut Ring (Rolex competitors and, well-known Pony Club graduates will be joining the teams for this special exhibition.) 
1:00 p.m. - Prince Philip Cup Games Round 1, Walnut Ring

Saturday, April 30
8:30 a.m. - Prince Philip Cup Games Round 2, followed by Awards, Rolex Stadium

Sunday, May 1
11:30 a.m. - Presentation of Awards, Rolex Stadium

Location: 
Hosted by: 
United States Pony Clubs, Inc.
Phone: 
859-254-7669

Snowbird Dressage

Dates: 
Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
Event Description: 

Snowbird Dressage is a Kentucky Dressage Association sanctioned Dressage show. The series will include USEA classes with the February and March shows, offering more excitement for competitors and spectators alike. Introductory, Training, First, Second, and Third and above levels will be exhibited. For more information on Snowbird Dressage, please contact Julie Congleton at 859-846-4889 or go to www.kentuckydressageassociation.com. Photo courtesy of PhelpsPhotos.

Location: 
Hosted by: 
KDA
Phone: 
859-846-4889

Snowbird Dressage

Dates: 
Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
Event Description: 

Snowbird Dressage is a Kentucky Dressage Association sanctioned Dressage show. The series will include USEA classes with the February and March shows, offering more excitement for competitors and spectators alike. Introductory, Training, First, Second, and Third and above levels will be exhibited. For more information on Snowbird Dressage, please contact Julie Congleton at 859-846-4889 or go to www.kentuckydressageassociation.com. Photo courtesy of PhelpsPhotos.

Location: 
Hosted by: 
KDA
Phone: 
859-846-4889

KHP Foundation Battle in the Saddle Celebrity Team Penning

Dates: 
Friday, September 30, 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 or call (859) 255-5727.

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

Thoroughbred Makeover

Dates: 
Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

They say you cannot teach an old dog new tricks, but what about an old horse? The Thoroughbred Makeover is proof that this age old saying does not apply to the horse world. This event is a great opportunity to see some retired race horses showing off their "new tricks." There are around 350 Thoroughbreds training for this event, each horse with the option to compete in up to two of ten different riding disciplines. Come on out to the Covered Arena and see these Thoroughbreds in action.

The event is put on by the Retired Racehorse Program, and organization dedicated to building further careers for retired Thoroughbred race horses. The purpose is to promote the usefulness of these retired Thoroughbreds, who may otherwise be disregarded after their racing days are over. Thoroughbred Makeover is one of the program's most important events, due to the fact that it showcases the versatility and unique capabilities that are often overlooked with these horses. For more information, or if you would like to support their program, you can visit their website at https://www.retiredracehorseproject.org/ or send an email to steuart@retiredracehorseproject.org.

Location: 
Hosted by: 
Retired Racehorse Project
Phone: 
(410) 798-5140