Alltech Arena

Civilian Equine Sensory Training Clinics

Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

October 1 - October 2, 2016    8am-5pm

(These are identical one-day clinics)

The clinics are hosted by the Kentucky Horse Park and the Lexington Mounted Police Unit. National and international instructors will provide training in obstacle, sensory and equitation techniques. The clinic, grounded in natural horsemanship fundamentals, is done in-hand and under saddle. Training is conducted in a controlled environment geared to improving the confidence of both horse and rider. All breeds of horses and riding disciplines are welcome. (Must be 18 years old to participate.)

Guest instructors are scheduled to include the Kentucky Horse Park Mounted Police, Lexington Mounted Police, Megan Lau: Maryland National Capital Park Police-MC, Toronto, Canada Mounted Police.

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Schedule for both days
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Alltech Arena (Concourse area) Coffee, Donuts,  Introductions, Late Registration

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Groundwork Demonstration

9:00 a.m. - 09:30 a.m.
Prepare Mounts for Instruction

9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Group A - (Groundwork & Obstacles Under Saddle)
Group B - (Equitation)
Group C - (Sensory & Drill Work)

10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Group A - (Equitation)
Group B - (Sensory & Drill Work)
Group C - (Groundwork & and Obstacles Under Saddle)

12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch/Certificates/Q & A

1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Prepare Mounts for Instruction

1:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Group A - (Sensory & Drill Work)
Group B - (Groundwork & Obstacles Under Saddle)
Group C - (Equitation)

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Optional Obstacle Competition/Games

Hosted by: 
Kentucky Horse Park

National Mounted Police Colloquium

Monday, September 26, 2016 - 7:00am to Friday, September 30, 2016 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The Kentucky Horse Park and the Lexington Mounted Police Unit host the annual Mounted Police Colloquium at the Kentucky Horse Park. National and International instructors are brought in to train both police and civilians in various types of training to include equitation, jumping, crowd control and sensory techniques. This event brings together people and horses from all around the country to learn new techniques, share ideas, and train their amazing horses. Training is always conducted in a controlled environment geared to improving the confidence of both the horse and rider.


Monday, September 26th, 2016
6:30pm-8:30pm - Registration at the Clarion Hotel
6:30pm-12:00am - Hospitality Room at the Clarion Hotel

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016
7:30am-8:30am - Uniform Class Inspection, (Outside Barn 23)
9:00am-9:30am - Welcome – Laura Prewitt Director of KHP, Mayor Jim Gray, Chief Mark Barnard, Staff & Instructor Introduction (concourse), Hospitality at (concourse)
9:30am-10:30 - Kentucky Horse Park Mounted Police, Captain Lisa Rakes; Lexington. KY Mounted Police, Sgt Joey Eckhardt; (Retired) Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Sgt Jerry Mayo; Maryland National Capital Park Police, Ofc Megan Lau; Toronto Police Mounted Unit, Sergeant Kris McCarthy & Training Constable Joel Houston; Stacy and Jesse Westfall Horsemanship (Westfall Horsemanship)
10:30am-11:00am - Prepare Mounts for Instruction
11:00am-12:00pm - Group A (Lau/ Mayo - Equitation), Group B (Toronto – Troop Drill/Officer Safety), Group C (KHP/Lexington – Firearm/Simunitions Training- no horses), Group D (Free Time)
12:00pm-1:30pm - Lunch – Concourse, Republican National Convention – Jessica McNally – Cleveland Metro Parks, Preparing the Horse for Inspection – Cindy Fuerth – County Mounties, Prepare Mounts for Instruction
1:30pm-2:30pm - Group A (Toronto – Troop Drill/Officer Safety), Group B (KHP/Lexington – Firearm/Simunitions Training- no horses), Group C (Free Time), Group D (Lau/Mayo – Equitation)
2:30pm-2:45pm - Break
2:45pm-3:45pm - Group A (KHP/Lexington – Firearm/Simunitions Training- no horses), Group B (Free Time), Group C (Lau/Mayo – Equitation), Group D (Toronto – Troop Drill/Officer Safety)
3:45pm-4:00pm - Break
4:00pm-5:00pm - Group A (Free Time), Group B (Lau/Mayo – Equitation), Group C (Toronto – Troop Drill/Officer Safety), Group D (KHP/Lexington – Firearm/Simunitions Training- no horses)
6:30pm - Optional Clinic, Lau – Equitation/Jumping, Toronto – Officer Safety

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016
8:30am-8:45am - Announcements, Hospitality on Concourse
8:45am-9:45am - KY Cowtown Rangers, Mounted Shooter Demo/Training
9:45am-10:15am - Prepare Mounts for Instruction
10:15am-11:45am - Group A (Lau/ Mayo - Jumping), Group B (Toronto – Crowd Control), Group C (KHP/Lexington – Firearm/Simunitions Training- w/ horses), Group D (Westfall Horsemanship)
11:45am-1:00pm - Lunch – Concourse, Unit Spotlight Louisville, KY; Prepare Mounts for Instruction
1:00pm-2:15pm - Group A (Toronto – Crowd Control), Group B (KHP/Lexington – Firearm/Simunitions Training- w/horses), Group C (Westfall Horsemanship), Group D (Lau/Mayo – Jumping)
2:15pm-2:30pm - Break
2:30pm-3:45pm - Group A (KHP/Lexington – Firearm/Simunitions Training- w/horses), Group B (Westfall Horsemanship), Group C (Lau/Mayo – Jumping), Group D (Toronto – Crowd Control)
3:45pm-4:00pm - Break
4:00pm-5:15pm - Group A (Westfall Horsemanship), Group B (Lau/Mayo – Jumping), Group C (Toronto – Crowd Control), Group D (KHP/Lexington – Firearm/Simunitions Training- w/horses)

Thursday, September 29th, 2016
9:00am - Team Games Competition Walk-Thru (Main Arena)
10:00am - Team Games Competition Begins (Main Arena)
11:00am-1:00pm - Box Lunches on Concourse
12:00pm - Equitation Competition (Warm up Arena)
11:00pm-12:00pm - Optional Equitation Practice (Arena TBD)
1:00pm-2:00pm - Optional Equitation Practice (Arena TBD)
3:00pm-4:00pm - Optional Equitation Practice (Arena TBD)

Friday, September 30th, 2016
8:00am - Obstacles for Warm up/Practice (Warm up Arena)
9:30am - Obstacle Course Walk-Thru (Main Arena)
10:30am - Obstacle Course Competition (Main Arena)

A 30 minute break will be taken at an announced point for lunch.

6:00pm - Annual Barbecue will be held in the Covered Arena. Team Penning tickets required. Parking will be announced. Bar will open at 1700. Food served at 1800.

Hosted by: 
KHP Mounted Police
(859) 509-1448

UPHA Chapter 9 Kentucky Fall Classic Horse Show

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 1:00pm to Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The UPHA Chapter 9 Kentucky Fall Classic Horse Show is a 3-day show for saddle/gaited horses. Classes that will be taking place include harness, pleasure, roadster, equitation, and breed-specific classes. The show is sponsored by United Professional Horseman's Association Chapter 9 and is used as their annual fundraiser. The show also benefits the American Saddlebred Museum. The horse show starts at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday- Friday, and starts at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday. For more information on this event please go to or call Chuck Walker at (859) 333-1406. Picture courtesy of

Hosted by: 
United Professional Horseman's Association Chapter 9

Bluegrass Classic Dog Show

Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 9:00am to Monday, September 5, 2016 - 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 or call Sue Buxton at 859-940-2272. Photo courtesy of

Event Category: 
Hosted by: 
Bluegrass Classic Dog Shows

Clayton Woosley Hall of Fame Reining Show

Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 7:30am to Sunday, July 31, 2016 - 11:00pm
Event Description: 

The Clayton Woosley Hall of Fame Reining Show is a reining show named after NRHA Hall of Famer Clayton Woosley. The show is put on by the Kentucky Reining Horse Association and is included with general Kentucky Horse Park admission. (No additional ticket is necessary.) The show should start at 7:30 Thursday through Sunday and it will last well into the evening. In addition, the show will feature a variety of vendors selling horse-related products.

There will be AQHA, NRHA, and CKRHA classes available. Youth and rookie levels all the way to Open levels will be exhibited. For more information on the Clayton Woosley Hall of Fame Reining Show, visit Photo courtesy of James Shambhu.

Hosted by: 

National Junior Limousin Show

Friday, July 8, 2016 - 8:00am to Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 8:00pm
Event Description: 

Please join us for the National Junior Limousin Show & Congress and All-American Limousin Futurity at the Kentucky Horse Park.

Thursday, July 7 
8:00 a.m. Cattle in tie outs only, barn available for set up

Friday, July 8 
8:00 a.m. Move in/Set up 
3:00 p.m. NALJA Board of Directors interviews at the fairgrounds

Saturday, July 9 
8:00 a.m. Check-in 
11:30 a.m. State officers and advisors meeting 
1:30 p.m. Sullivan Supply Stock Show U 
3:30 p.m. Tenderfoot Social

Sunday, July 10 
7:30 a.m. Church service 
8:00 a.m. Cow Camp pre-lims 
1:00 p.m. Limousin Beef Cook-Off 
5:30 p.m. Membership meeting 
6:30 p.m. Opening ceremonies with meal and entertainment to follow

Monday, July 11 
8:00 a.m. Steers, Bred & Owned Purebred Females, Owned Lim-Flex Females; carcass contest immediately following the show 
3:00 p.m. Judging Contest

Tuesday, July 12 
8:00 a.m. Limousin Cow-Calf Pairs, Lim-Flex Cow-Calf Pairs, Bred and Owned Lim-Flex Bulls, Bred    and Owned Purebred Bulls, Bred and Owned Lim-Flex Females, Owned Limousin Females 
3:00 p.m. Public Speaking

Wednesday, July 13 
8:00 a.m. Showmanship 
2:00 p.m. Team Fitting 
4:00 p.m. Cow Camp Finals, NALJA Presidential Election immediately follows.

Thursday, July 14 
8:00 a.m. All-American Limousin Futurity 
7:00 p.m. NALJA Awards Banquet and Dance at the Clarion Hotel Lexington

Hosted by: 

USEF Pony Finals

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, August 14, 2016 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The USEF Pony Finals is a 6-day Hunter/Jumper Championship event. The US Regular Hunter Pony Championship, the US Green Hunter Pony Championship, and the US National Pony Jumper Championship will all take place during this event. Ponies in each of the events will be put into classes based on their size (small, medium, and large). Aside from the competition, there will also be clinics during this event that are free and open to the public.

Schedule of Events:
Regular and Green Hunter Pony classes in Walnut ring starting as early as 7 a.m.

Jumper Individual Competition Phase I in the Alltech Arena at 7:15 p.m.

Judges Persepective Clinic in the covered arena from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.
Horseless Horseman Clinic in the covered arena from 1 p.m. until 2:30 p.m.
Jumper Individual Competition Phase II and Team Championship in the Alltech Arena at 4:30 p.m.

Pony Medal Finals in the Alltech Arena at 7 a.m.

For more information on the USEF pony finals please visit Photo courtesy of Shawn McMillan.

Hosted by: 
Kentucky Horse Shows, LLC

Bluegrass Festival Horse Show

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. This is also a World Champion Hunter Rider Event and features premier rate hunters and a variety of classics and special classes.

3’Pre-green Incentive – Round 1in the Stonelea Ring at 9:30 a.m.
3’3 Pre-green Incentive – Round 1 in the Stonelea Ring

3’ Pre-green Incentive – Round 2 in the Stonelea Ring at 8:00 a.m. 
3’3 Pre-green Incentive – Round 2 in the Stonelea Ring

Pre-Green Incentive Finale in the Stonelea Ring

USHJA International Hunter Derby 1st Round in the Rolex Stadium at 8:00 a.m.
$25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic in the Rolex Stadium at 7:30 p.m.

$1,000 WIHS/NAL Adult Hunter Classic in the Claiborne Ring
USHJA International Hunter Derby, Derby Challenge Section B Final, Section A Final in the Rolex Stadium

$1,000 WIHS/NAL Children’s Hunter Classic in the Claiborne Ring
$2,500 A/O Jumper Low Classic in the Rolex Stadium at 8:00 a.m. 
$2,500 Junior Jumper Low Classic in the Rolex Stadium
$5,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame A/O Jumper High Classic in the Rolex Stadium
$7,500 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Junior Jumper High Classic in the Rolex Stadium
$40,000 Bluegrass Festival Grand Prix in the Rolex Stadium at 4:00 p.m. 
$1,500 WIHS/NAL Children’s Jumper Classic in the Walnut Arena 
$2,500 WIHS/NAL Adult Jumper Classic in the Walnut Arena 
$5,000 AO/Junior Jumper Medium Classic 
$5,000 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby in the Alltech Arena at 12:00 p.m.

2016 USHJA Int'l Hunter Derby Sand Sculpture Time Lapse Video:

For more information, visit or call 859-233-0492. Photo courtesy of Lesley Ward.

Hosted by: 
Kentucky Horse Shows, LLC

The 6th Annual Carriage Association of America Carriage Festival

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. 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. 

The show takes place in the Alltech Arena on Friday day time (9 a.m.-5 p.m.) and Saturday day and evening (9 a.m.-9 p.m.). 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. The show is scheduled to end at 11 a.m. on Sunday.

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

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

Lexington Rodeo

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. The shows start at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday night. Tickets are available for purchase online.

Ticket Information:
Adults: $18-$30
Ages 2-12: $12-$22

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

Miss Rodeo Kentucky will be crowned
Half Time Show

Exhibitor Space is available

Hosted by: 
Lexington Rotary Club