Alltech Arena

Special Olympics Kentucky State Equestrian Competition

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

The Special Olympics Kentucky State Equestrian Competition is generally held the first full weekend in October. The event is currently held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. There are approximately 30 riders who compete annually.

SOKY offers both English and Western style riding in the following classes: Trails, Equitation, Dressage, Showmanship, Relays, Prix Caprilli, Pole Bending, Barrel Racing and Figure 8 Stake Race.

Within each class, ability levels are offered.  There are classes for beginner riders or those of lower skill levels such as: CS=walk/supported or BS=walk & trot/supported. There are also classes offered for the more skilled or accomplished rider: BI=Walk & Trot/Independent or A Class = Walk, Trot & Canter.

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Hosted by: 
Special Olympics Kentucky
Phone: 
502-695-8222

CAA Carriage Festival and Carriage Showcase

Dates: 
Friday, June 30, 2017 - 9:00am to Sunday, July 2, 2017 - 11:00am
Event Description: 

The Carriage Association of America (CAA) 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. This is a Pleasure Driving Competition where antique or replica carriages are driven in multiple classes with championship awards at the end of the show. Drivers are competing in classes that test different aspects of the turnout such as their own driving skill, the horses’ level of obedience, and the effectiveness of their equipment. The event also features social activities for both spectators and competitors, including a Welcome reception, the CAA ‘Open House,’ and the ‘After Glow’ party. There will also be education talks, demonstrations, and a trade fair

The show takes place in the Alltech Arena on Friday during the day (9 a.m.-5 p.m.) and Saturday day and evening (9 a.m.-9 p.m.). On Sunday morning there will be a drive through the park, on to Walnut Hall Farm, through the campground and back to the stables. This is the Presentation Pleasure drive where all entries leave the show stables at 9:00 a.m. and go on a parade around the Kentucky Horse Park and some of the private farms who open their gates and roads during this competition. Spectators can watch the competitors drive by on the park’s main roads and trails. The show is scheduled to end at 11 a.m. on Sunday.

For more information download the Official PDF Mailer, visit www.carriagefestival.com or contact Jill Ryder at (859) 231-0971.

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

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.

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Hosted by: 
Lexington Rotary Club
Phone: 
859.389.8100

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.

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Hosted by: 
Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association
Phone: 
315.682.1933

Kentucky Spring Premier Horse Show

Dates: 
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 12:00pm to Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 9:30pm
Event Description: 

The show provides a laid-back atmosphere while allowing exhibitors a first class horse show in a beautiful setting. There is nothing more beautiful than Kentucky in the springtime and no place on earth is more spectacular than the Kentucky Horse Park.

Location: 
Hosted by: 
Kentucky Spring Premier Horse Show
Phone: 
859.333.1406

Cowboy Up for a Cure Rodeo

Dates: 
Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Event Description: 

Cowboy Up For A Cure, Inc. (CUFAC) is a non-profit organization that provides funding to benefit children with various forms of pediatric cancer. The Cowboy Up For A Cure Rodeo is a fundraiser on behalf of their charitable efforts. Tickets are available through the Cowboy Up For A Cure website: http://www.cowboyupforacure.org/home/the-cowboy-up-for-a-cure-rodeo/.

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Hosted by: 
Cowboy Up for a Cure

Bluegrass Classic Dog Show

Dates: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 9:00am to Monday, September 4, 2017 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The Bluegrass Classic Dog Show is a 5-day dog show sponsored by the Lexington Kennel Club Inc., the Northern Kentucky Kennel Club Inc., and the Mid-Kentucky Kennel Club Inc. This show will include competition for more than 150 breeds, best-in-show competition, junior showmanship classes, and obedience and rally. AKC Owner-Handler Series, Canine Good Citizen Test, and a Meet the Breeds event will also take place Saturday and Sunday, plus a 4-H Dog Club Musical Program on Saturday. Dock Diving will be featured this year, as well.

Judging Starts: Thursday at 9 am; Friday - Monday at 8:00 am. Conformation rings are on the main arena floor and on the concourse. Toy and Non-Sporting Breeds will be judged upstairs in the Exhibition Hall. Each ring will have a post listing the breeds and times being judged in that ring on that day. A complete list of breeds ring times will be available at the show and posted on this website once entries are confirmed, usually a week before competition begins.

For more information on the Bluegrass Classic Dog Show go to http://www.bgclassic.org/ or call Bonnie Massie at 859-312-7700. Photo courtesy of www.bgclassic.org.

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Hosted by: 
Bluegrass Classic Dog Shows
Phone: 
859-312-7700

Road To The Horse

Dates: 
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 8:00am to Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

Don’t miss the thrill and excitement of Road To The Horse in 2017. Sarah Dawson, Kate Neubert, Rachelle Valentine, and Vicki Wilson have been named as the expected competitors in the 2017 World Championship of Colt Starting. Fans at Road to the Horse follow the journey and witness an accumulation of a lifetime of passion and knowledge be put to the test as elite clinicians from around the world face off for the coveted World Championship of Colt Starting title. Fans witness partnerships develop before their very eyes, they witness the setbacks and witness the triumphs, as competitors build a relationship with an untouched 3-year-old American Quarter Horse which will then be put to the ultimate test, where only one can walk away with the World Championship of Colt Starting title.

Event Schedule Information

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Hosted by: 
Ride the Remuda Productions
Phone: 
325.736.5000

Fayette County Farm Bureau Farm Equipment Consignment Auction

Dates: 
Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 8:30am to 5:00pm
Event Description: 

New Location for 2017! Alltech Arena Parking Lot on Back Side of the Park. Open to the public! Donated Items! Please bring any usable item to the auction (no junk). All items will be auctioned off with 100% of the proceeds going to the Fayette County Farm Bureau Education Foundation. Tax ID number will be available. All types of farm equipment and lawn & garden equipment will be on hand. Equipment accepted on Thursday, March 9th & Friday, March 10th- 9:00-5:00 p.m. (No equipment will be accepted the day of the sale.) No Fuel Tanks, Tobacco Sticks, Float Trays, Camper Tops or Junk. Auctioneer Has The Right To Refuse Any Item. No Trucks, Trailers, Boats or ATV’s will be accepted without proper titles. Please take Exit 120, I-75, at Iron Works Pike and note that there is a $5.00 parking fee.

Read more about the event by clicking the links below:
Press Release
Fayette County Farm Bureau Farm Machinery Consignment Auction Flyer

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Hosted by: 
Fayette County Farm Bureau
Phone: 
859.253.0023

Blue Grass Trust Gala Preview Party

Dates: 
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Event Description: 

The Blue Grass Trust Gala Preview Party event will take place at the Alltech Arena on Thursday, March 2nd from 6pm-9pm. This gala serves as a preview of the Blue Grass Trust Antiques & Garden Show where visitors can engage more than 80 Quality Exhibitors, Designer and Garden Vignettes, fine antiques and art, gorgeous gardens and flowers, cool collectibles, vintage silver, stunning jewelry and more.

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Event Category: 
Hosted by: 
Blue Grass Trust
Phone: 
859.253.0362