Equine Events and Competitions

$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

USMGA Fall Finale - US Championship Final

Dates: 
Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

For 25 years the United States Mounted Games Association has provided opportunities for riders of all ages to enjoy games on horseback and to compete internationally as well as in the United States. The United States Mounted Games Association was formed to inspire, encourage interest, and increase participation in Mounted Games in the United States. Their mission is to increase the number of riders involved in Mounted Games, improve the quality and number of our United States competitions, and to enhance the image of equestrian games as a spectator sport. USMGA aims to provide niche in equine sports by making Mounted Games, a relatively inexpensive horse sport, available to the general public for the advancement and understanding of the equine industry.

Location: 
Hosted by: 
USMGA

KHJA Fall Classic I Hunter Jumper Show

Dates: 
Friday, September 16, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The Fall Classic I Hunter Jumper Show is a 2-day hunter/jumper event. All ages and all levels of hunter and jumping competition will be on display at this event. For more information on the Fall Classic I Hunter Jumper Show please visit http://www.khja.org/. Photo courtesy of Cindy Evans.

Hosted by: 
KHJA

KMSHA/SMHA International Grand Championship

Dates: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 8:00am to Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 8:00am
Event Description: 

The Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse Association (KMSHA) and the Spotted Mountain Horse Association are both very passionate about their specific breeds. Both organizations strive to demonstrate the value and beauty of these mountain horses. One way that these two associations look to promote the horses is through specific shows/programs, and the Kentucky Horse Park is proud to be the location of one of these upcoming events. Starting on September 15, you can head over to the Covered Arena to check out the KMSHA/SMHA International Grand Championship. This three-day event is a great opportunity to show your support for passionate horse organizations, plus if you're looking for some excellent competition, then this championship will be worth attending. For more information on the KMSHA/SMHA International Grand Championship or the Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse Association please go tohttp://www.kmsha.com/index.htm or call (859) 225-5674. Photo courtesy of Deep Meadow Farm.

Location: 
Hosted by: 
KMSHA
Phone: 
859.699.3000