Equine Events and Competitions

Bluegrass Festival Horse Show

Dates: 
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, August 21, 2016 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The Bluegrass Festival Horse Show is a 6-day hunter/jumper show, and is a part of the Kentucky Horse Show 2016 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 Lesley Ward.

Premier Rated Hunters
World Champion Hunter Rider Event
$5,000 Hallway Feeds/USHJA National Hunter Derby 
$25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic
$40,000 Bluegrass Festival Grand Prix
USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship
USHJA Pre-Green Incentive Championship
WIHS, NAL & Show Jumping Hall of Fame Classics

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

KHJA Horse Show

Dates: 
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 8:00pm
Event Description: 

The Kentucky Hunter Jumper Association Horse Show is a 4-day hunter/jumper show, and is part of the Kentucky Horse Show 2016 series. This event draws local and out-of-state riders. For more information, visit http://www.kentuckyhorseshows.com or call 859-233-0492. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Munson.

Premier Rated Hunters
$5,000 Hallway Feeds/USHJA National Hunter Derby 
$10,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic
$30,000 KHJA Grand Prix
WIHS, NAL & Show Jumping Hall of Fame Classics

Location: 
Hosted by: 
Kentucky Horse Shows, LLC
Phone: 
859.233.0492

Carriage Association of America Carriage Festival

Dates: 
Friday, July 1, 2016 - 9:00am to Sunday, July 3, 2016 - 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.

The show takes place in the Alltech Arena on Friday day time (9am-5pm) and Saturday day and evening (9am-9pm). Sunday morning, there will be a drive through the park, on to Walnut Hall Farm, through the campground and back to the stables. The show is scheduled to end at 11 am on Sunday.

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

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

Region XIV and Silverama Championship Horse Show

Dates: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, July 3, 2016 - 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. 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

Lexington Rodeo

Dates: 
Friday, June 17, 2016 - 7:00pm to Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 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.
  
Rough Stock events:
Bareback Riding
Saddlebronc Riding
Bull Riding

Timed Events:
Steer Wrestling
Team Roping
Tie Down Roping
Barrel Racing

Kids Events:
Mutton Bustin’
Calf Scramble

Other:
Miss Rodeo Kentucky will be crowned
Half Time Show

Exhibitor Space is available

Location: 
Hosted by: 
Lexington Rotary Club
Phone: 
859.389.8100

The Bluegrass Classic

Dates: 
Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 8:00pm
Event Description: 

The Bluegrass Classic is a 4-day Quarter Horse Show. This event is AQHA, NSBA & KyQHA approved. A wide variety of classes will take place during this event, from Halter classes to English and Western Pleasure classes to Jumping and Contesting classes, almost every discipline will be represented. For more information visit http://www.kyqha.com/pages/shows, or contact Cathy Oyster at 859-887-0033.

Photo courtesy of AQHA

Location: 
Hosted by: 
MidEAST Kentucky Quarter Horse Association
Phone: 
859-887-0033

Midsouth Pony Club Horse Trials

Dates: 
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 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, visitwww.midsouthponyclub.org.

Hosted by: 
Midsouth Pony Club

Mid-America Miniature Horse Club Mini Julep Cup

Dates: 
Friday, June 24, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The Mid-America Miniature Horse Club Mini Julep Cup is a miniature horse show approved by the American Miniature Horse Association. Classes include halter, driving, and liberty. The show is sponsored by the Mid-America Miniature Horse Club, an AMHA American Miniature Horse Association and AMHR American Miniature Horse Registry affiliated club. The Mid-America Miniature Horse Club serves Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana. For more information on the Mid-America Miniature Horse Club Mini Julep Cup visit http://www.mamhc.org, or call Tim Ballard 937-604-7397. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Munson. 

Location: 
Hosted by: 
Mid-America Miniature Horse Club
Phone: 
937-604-7397

Country Heir II Hunter Jumper Show

Dates: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 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. The headlining classes include the $10,000 Half-Million Jumper Classic, $25,000 Grand Prix, $60,000 Country Heir II Grand Prix, $10,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby, $30,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, Low Junior/Amateur Owner Jumper Classic, and the $10,000 Children’s/Adult Jumper Grand Prix. For more information, 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

Country Heir I Hunter Jumper Show

Dates: 
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 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. The headlining classes include the $10,000 Welcome Prix, $50,000 George Hennessy Grand Prix, $8,000 Low Junior/Amateur Owner Jumper Classic, and the $10,000 Children’s/Adult Jumper Grand Prix. For more information, 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