Equine Events and Competitions

High Hope Steeplechase

Dates: 
Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 11:00am to 8:00pm
Event Description: 

High Hope Steeplechase will take place rain or shine, so please pack appropriate gear. Umbrellas ARE permitted. We are sorry, but refunds are not given for inclement weather.

The High Hope Steeplechase is a jump-racing event benefiting the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation and Central Kentucky Riding for Hope. Along with the steeplechase races, terrier races, pony relays and the parade of the Woodford Hounds will also be taking place. Tailgating is encouraged. Admission ranges from $25 per car to corporate tents and picnic packages. For more information visit http://www.highhopesteeplechase.com or call 859-967-9444.

Hosted by: 
Benefitting KHP Foundation & Central Kentucky Riding for Hope
Phone: 
859-967-9444

Lexington Polo Opening Tournament

Dates: 
Friday, June 26, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Event Description: 

Lexington Polo Opening Tournament - Sponsored byThe World Coaching Club

On Friday June 26th the match will start at 6pm (Man O War Field) and will feature antique and modern coaching carriages on display for the public during the match. Come enjoy a great day of polo and experience a rare opportunity to see the amazing carriages.

Hosted by: 
Lexington Polo
Phone: 
(202) 957-5050

Drive-Thru Wagering at KHP

Dates: 
Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 8:00am to 6:00pm
Event Description: 

Beat the crowd with our Derby Day wagering option and place your Kentucky Derby bets conveniently at The Kentucky Horse Park. Betting will open at 8 a.m. on Saturday. 

Kentucky Derby Day Wagering Options (Saturday, May 2):
The Kentucky Horse Park will have six drive-thru wagering windows available from  8 a.m. until the Derby post-time (approximately 6:24 p.m.).

Hosted by: 
Kentucky Horse Park
Phone: 
859-233-4303

Drive-Thru Wagering at KHP

Dates: 
Friday, May 1, 2015 - 8:00am to 6:00pm
Event Description: 

Beat the crowd with our advanced wagering option and place your Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby bets conveniently at The Kentucky Horse Park. Betting will open at 8 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. 

Advance Wagering Options (Friday, May 1):
Kentucky Horse Park drive-thru wagering will open at 8 a.m. for advance wagering and remain open until 6 p.m.

Please note tomorrow's drive-thru availability, as well.

Kentucky Derby Day Wagering Options (Saturday, May 2):
The Kentucky Horse Park will have six drive-thru wagering windows available from  8 a.m. until the Derby post-time (approximately 6:24 p.m.).

Hosted by: 
Kentucky Horse Park
Phone: 
859-233-4303

The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event

Dates: 
Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 6:00pm
Event Description: 

The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event returns to Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, April 28-May 1. The field includes dozens of riders from countries all over the world.

"Rolex Kentucky" is one of the world's most prestigious equestrian competitions, and is one of only six Four-Star Three-Day Events in the world and the only one in the Western Hemisphere. It is a part of the FEI Classics Series, which unites the top four-star international Eventing competitions from around the world.

Known to fans as "The Best Weekend all Year," the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event offers something for everyone: the highest-level of equestrian competitors, tailgating, music, shopping, bourbon tastings, and more. Visitors also receive general admission to the Kentucky Horse Park, America's only theme park dedicated to horses.

Rolex Kentucky hosts many of the world’s best horses and riders each year as they compete for their share of the $350,000 in prize money. Riders also have a chance at winning the $350,000 Rolex Grand Slam of Eventing, which is awarded to any rider who wins the Rolex Kentucky, Mitsubishi Motors Badminton and Land Rover Burghley Four-Star Events in succession.

A 2016 Olympic trial, the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event is one of the most prestigious equestrian competitions in the world. The Fédération Equestre Internationale (International Equestrian Federation – FEI), the world’s governing body of equestrian sports, has designated the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event as a “Four Star” eventing competition, the sport’s highest designation, which is given only to the Olympic Games, World Championships, and six annual events around the world.

Ticket sales for 2016 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event opened in November and have maintained a record-breaking pace. Ticket options include four-day, three-day, and single-day general admission as well as group rates and reserved grandstand seating. Ground admission tickets include parking, admission to the grounds, International Trade Fair and the Kentucky Horse Park. To watch the competition in the Rolex Stadium, a reserve stadium seat in addition to the Grounds Admission ticket needs to be purchased.

Call (859) 254-8123 to order tickets.

Location: 
Hosted by: 
Equestrian Events, Inc.
Phone: 
859.254.8123

Fall Harvest Show

Dates: 
Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 8:00am to Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 9:00pm
Event Description: 

The Fall Harvest Show showcases the Arabian, Morgan, and Friesian breeds. Classes include sport horse in hand, stick horse, tandem riding, showmanship, halter classes, liberty classes, driving classes and breed championships. For more information on the Fall Harvest Show please go to www.puremorab.com.

Location: 
Hosted by: 
PMHA
Phone: 
270-735-5331 or 502-535-4803

Open Flatwork Schooling at Alltech Arena Warm-Up

Dates: 
Monday, March 2, 2015 - 4:00pm to Friday, March 6, 2015 - 7:00pm
Event Description: 

During this time of inclement weather, the Kentucky Horse Park is pleased to offer the warmup of the Alltech Arena for open flatwork schooling of up to 15 horses per session (minimum of 7).

(Due to other events, the main floor of the Alltech and the Covered Arena are unavailable during this time frame.)

Times and dates offered: Thursday, February 26, Friday, February 27 and Monday, March 2 through Friday, March 6  - 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Cost - $20 per horse, payable either by credit card over the phone or by check on the night of schooling – no cash, please.

Please make sure that you bring health papers and negative coggins for each horse, as well as a signed liability waiver. Protective headgear is required for minors; recommended for all participants.

Please email Nicole Rivera at Nicole.Rivera@ky.gov to sign up for schooling so we can ensure that we fill in the slots on a first come, first serve basis.

Location: 
Hosted by: 
KY Horse Park