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 visit http://www.snowbirddressage.com. Photo courtesy of PhelpsPhotos.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
For more information on the Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse Association please go to http://www.kmsha.com or call (859) 225-5674. Photo courtesy of Deep Meadow Farm.
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. Competition begins on Saturday at 8:00 a.m. in the Outdoor Ring next to the Covered Arena. On Sunday competition begins at 9:00 a.m. in the Covered Arena. For more information on the Fall Harvest Show please go to www.puremorab.com.
The International Grand Championship Rocky Mountain Horse Association Show is a Class A Rocky Mountain Horse Show. More than 300 horses will be shown in this event. Classes that will be displayed include equitation, saddleseat, breed demonstrations, and a stallion row. The Grand Champion classes will take place on Saturday evening. Also at this event will be the opportunity for the public to ‘Ride a Rocky’.
This year for the RMHA 30 year anniversary, the International Championship Show will feature a Stallion Parade that will be held on Saturday September 10th at 1:00pm. Each stallion entered will be performing a 2 minute exhibition. Also featured will be a Stallion Row Showcase, as well. Visitors will be welcome to walk the barns and visit the stallions. (Please do not touch stallions without permission.) Visit the RMHA booth or the KY Horse Park entry gate for a list with stallions entered & stall locations. This is a great opportunity for visitors to the park to experience the temperament of the breed up close and personal while meeting many of the stallions.
Please also note that there will be a certification event, as well, during the show. Examiners will be available at the horse park to certify horses on September 7th, from 3-5 PM. You must provide the ORIGINAL registration papers for the horse to be certified. This certification will take place near the exit gate of the arena. Please contact Elsie Hatcher at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a horse to be certified, and you will be given a time slot between 3pm and 5pm. If you bring four photos (front, rear & both sides) and the correct fee, you will be able to complete the application for certification at the on-site RMHA office, and your horse will qualify to show.
For more information on the International Grand Championship Rocky Mountain Horse Association Show, please go to https://www.rmhorse.com/welcome or call Suzie Buchanan at 859-243-0260.
Photo courtesy of Steve Faust, pixbysteve.smugmug.com.
Now that online ticket sales have concluded, individual daily tickets are for sale on-site for $18 per person. Multi-day packages that include exclusive items may be available, as well, while supplies last.
BreyerFest is the annual model horse festival and horse fair for Breyer model horses. This event brings together fans, vendors, and stars of Breyer horses. Horses that have been portrayed as Breyer model horses will be present for demonstrations and photo opportunities. Crafts and kids activities are also available as well as plenty of shopping opportunities.
BreyerFest guests will meet Breyer’s first Brazilian Mangalarga Marchador portrait horse and the Celebration Horse is Imperador das Aguas JM, a Mangalarga Marchador imported straight from Brazil and the ideal breed ambassador. This is the only time Imperador’s release of the mold will take place in the U.S. until 2019. Some free activities include creating your own Breyer model in miniature, pony rides, petting zoo, face painting, magic shows, and more! There will also be arena performances, seminars on horses and Breyer model horse collecting, workshops, the BreyerFest Marketplace, and more! A full schedule is available at http://www.breyerhorses.com.
Note: To accommodate the extra traffic from BreyerFest fans, the park will have an additional entrance gate open Friday through Sunday, from 6:30 a.m. to about noon, on Iron Works Pike between the main entrance and the Kentucky Horse Park Campground entrance. This entrance will be appropriate for guests approaching from Newtown Pike as it is just west of the campground, before the main entrance. Guests approaching the park from I-75 or Georgetown Road should use the main entrance.
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.
This is the 22nd year that they are presenting The Bill & Betty Zekan Memorial Youth Show, which is scheduled for Wednesday June, 29 at 8:00 a.m. in the Youth Ring with a full slate of youth classes. This show also includes Open Qualifying Classes, Region XIV Championships, and A.H.A Arabian Breeders Sweepstakes.
For more information visit www.aha14.com or call Cindy Clinton at 937-962-4336.