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Snowball Series Mounted Games

Dates: Monday, January 01, 0001 - 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Event Description:

The Snowball Series Mounted Games is a mounted games regional MGAA competition. Competitors are able to compete beginner novice, novice, intermediate, masters, fossils, and green pony divisions. Rides will compete in teams, pairs, or a three-rider pony pair in the games. This event is part of the Snowball Series, riders can compete in all of the competitions and receive awards at the conclusion of the series. For more information on the Snowball Series Mounted Games please contact Linda Caddel at 859-621-2383 or [email protected]. Photo courtesy of Butch Housman.

Event Location: Covered Arena
Hosted By:Mounted Games Across America
Phone: 859.621.2383

Racin' & Gaitin' For Trent Charity Horse Show

Dates: Monday, January 01, 0001 - 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Event Description:

Racin' & Gaitin' For Trent Charity Horse Show June 28th & 29th at the Kentucky Horse Park Alltech Arena

Learn more: https://www.reinsofhopekentucky.org

Email: [email protected]

 

Event Location: Alltech Arena
Hosted By:Reins of Hope Kentucky, Inc.

National Mounted Police Colloqium

Dates: Monday, September 25, 2017 - 07:00 AM to Friday, September 29, 2017 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:

Instruction will include flatwork, jumping, crowd control, tactics, and search techniques.

Guest instructors are scheduled to include Jerry Mayo, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (retired), Megan Lau (Maryland National Capital Park Police-MC), Toronto, Canada Mounted Police, and U.S. Border Patrol.

Click here to register with payment online now! (Preferred Method)

Click here for more information.

Event Location: Alltech Arena
Hosted By:KHP Mounted Police

KHP Foundation Battle Saddle Celebrity Team Penning

Dates: Friday, September 29, 2017 - 04:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Event Description:

The KHP Foundation Battle in the Saddle is a celebrity team penning event benefiting 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.

Event Location: Covered Arena
Hosted By:KHP Foundation
Phone: 859-255-5727

UPHA Chapter 9 Kentucky Fall Classic Horse Show

Dates: Wednesday, October 04, 2017 - 08:00 AM to Saturday, October 07, 2017 - 05:00 PM
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. For more information on this event please go to www.kentuckyfallclassic.com or call Chuck Walker at (859) 333-1406. Picture courtesy of www.kentuckyfallclassic.com.

Event Location: Alltech Arena
Hosted By:United Professional Horseman's Association Chapter 9
Phone: 859-333-1406

Thoroughbred Makeover And National Symposium

Dates: Thursday, October 05, 2017 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, October 08, 2017 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:

Watch hundreds of Thoroughbred racehorses from across North America competing for $100,000 in prize money in ten sports: barrel racing, competitive trails, dressage, eventing, field hunters, freestyle, polo, show hunters, show jumpers, and working ranch. They all retired from racing the previous year and they have had less than one year to prepare. Includes training demonstrations, seminars, and a large trade fair in the Covered Arena. For more information go to RetiredRacehorseProject.org.

Event Location: Covered Arena
Hosted By:Retired Racehorse Project

Kentucky Classic Combined Driving Event

Dates: Thursday, October 05, 2017 - 09:00 AM to Sunday, October 08, 2017 - 09:00 PM
Event Description:

The Kentucky Classic Combined Driving Event is a 4-day event. This year’s event will feature preliminary, intermediate, and advanced level divisions. The advanced-level competition is an FEI-level two-star (CAI**) event. The 2017 USEF National Championships for single, pair, and four-in-hand ponies will be taking place as well as the 2017 USEF National Pair Horse Championship. The event will also feature the Kentucky Classic Preliminary and Intermediate Championships. For more information on the Kentucky Classic Combined Driving Event please visit http://kentuckyclassiccde.com.

Click the link below to watch the 2014 Kentucky Classic video:
https://vimeo.com/posttime/review/101619721/c4d4afadfe

Event Location: Carriage Driving Course
Hosted By:Kentucky Classic CDE
Phone: 859 987 3589

National Drive 2

Dates: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:

The National Drive is a 6-day event devoted to recreational equine driving. This event is the largest gathering of recreational equine drivers in North America. Highlighting the event is a series of clinics, demonstrations and private driving lessons featuring some of the nation’s most prominent clinicians and driving experts. Participants are able to drive their horses throughout the park from dawn until dusk. For more information on the National Drive please visit http://www.nationaldrive.net/2017-spring-fling.html or call Save Sadler at 217-621-5547.

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Hosted By:The National Drive
Phone: 217-621-5547

PMHA Fall Harvest Horse Show I II

Dates: Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 09:00 PM
Event Description:

This is an AHA Region 14 & 13 qualifier for Arabians and Half Arabians. There are plenty of classes for ALL  breeds as well. This show features classes in sport horse and halter in hand as well as performance classes in sport horse and all performance disciplines. Classes for youth and adult level riding including walk-trot, showmanship, fun classes, trail and liberty, the favorite of the show. Contact by phone at 270-735-5331. The website is www.puremorab.com (go to "Horse Show" link on top menu bar).

Event Location: Covered Arena
Hosted By:PMHA
Phone: 270-735-5331

Certified HorseManship Association

Dates: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 08:00 AM to Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:

The Certified Horsemanship Association will take place in the club lounge and the covered arena from October 27, 2017 through October 28, 2017. This event is open to the public with advanced day rate or full conference ticket purchase. For more information, please contact Christy Landwehr with the Certified Horsemanship Association at http://cha-ahse.org/store/pages/47/International_Conference.html.

Event Location: Covered Arena
Hosted By:Certified Horsemanship Association
Phone: 859.259.3399

Hagyard Midsouth Three Day Event and Team Challenge 2

Dates: Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 08:00 PM
Event Description:

The Hagyard MidSouth Three-Day Event and Team Challenge is a 3-day eventing competition. This event is USEA and USEF sanctioned. The three disciplines that will make up the competition are dressage, cross-country, and show jumping. For more information on the Hagyard MidSouth Three-Day Event and Team Challenge please go to http://kyevents.net/midsouth/ or call Mary Fike at (859) 621-2479. Photo courtesy of Sara Davidson.

Event Location: Hunter Jumper Complex
Hosted By:MSEDA

Octoberfest Horse Trials 1

Dates: Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 08:00 AM to Friday, September 29, 2017 - 06:00 PM
Event Description:

During the Octoberfest Horse Trials green through novice divisions will be on display and is a great event for green to advanced horses in training. There will also be a trade fair on the grounds as well as a costume contest on Saturday during the combined test stadium jumping and on Sunday on cross-country.

Tentative schedule:
Saturday October 29-Dressage and Stadium Jumping
Sunday October 30-Cross country, followed by cross country schooling after all competitor rides

Event Location: Hunter Jumper Complex
Hosted By:Champagne Run
Phone: 859.621.2478

USMGA Fall Finale

Dates: Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 05:00 PM
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.

Event Location: Rolex Stadium
Hosted By:USMGA
Phone: 502.836.4589

Snowbird Dressage (1)

Dates: Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
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.

Event Location: Covered Arena
Hosted By:Kentucky Dressage Association
Phone: 859-846-4889

Back to basics: An intimate evening with Charlotte Dujardin CBE

Dates: Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 01:19 PM to Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 01:19 PM
Event Description:

Team EnGaged Clinics is pleased to present a two-day masterclass with Olympian, European and world champion, and multiple record holder Charlotte Dujardin, at the Covered Arena at Kentucky Horse Park.

This two-day class will focus on young horses to developing Grand Prix and the fundamental formula behind Charlotte's winning system.

Tickets available here: https://buff.ly/2BloD59

 

Event Location: Covered Arena
Hosted By:Team EnGaged Clinics

Kentucky Three Day Event

Dates: Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 08:00 PM
Event Description:

The Kentucky Three-Day Event returns to Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, April 26-April 29. The field includes dozens of riders from countries all over the world.

This 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 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.

Call (859) 254-8123 to order tickets.

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Hosted By:Equestrian Events, Inc.
Phone: 859.254.8123

High Hope Hunter Pace

Dates: Sunday, June 03, 2018 - 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Event Description:

A Hunter Pace is a simulated day in the hunt field (without hounds). Teams of two to four riders follow a flagged course through hunt country. Divisions for jumping (first flight), non-jumping (hilltoppers), and pleasure (trail riders). The team closest to the optimum time (without going over) wins. *First team on course at 9:00 am. Last team on course by 1:00 pm.* Ribbons awarded for 1st through 3rd. Hunt attire NOT required.  Western riders welcome! Helmets required. 

Event Location:
Hosted By:High Hope Steeplechase

Youth Riding Camp - Week 1 - Summer Break

Dates: Monday, June 04, 2018 - 09:00 AM to Friday, June 08, 2018 - 03:30 PM
Event Description:

Opportunity for young horse enthusiasts to become familiar with stable management, equine care, horseback riding, and the history of the horse. Located in the Education Barn. 

(No horse experience required)

ages 8-12

Price
$275.00 per person, per week 
All payments must be paid in full. Once registration is, complete refunds will not be granted.

Event Location:
Hosted By:KHP Equine Education Office

U.S. Saddle Seat World Cup

Dates: Wednesday, July 04, 2018 - 09:00 AM to Friday, July 06, 2018 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:

The International Saddle Seat Equitation World Cup is a bi-annual competition which originated in the early 1980s with an informal exchange of saddle seat athletes in the United States and South Africa. The event features amateur athletes 14 years of age and older who compete for individual scores, which ultimately accumulate toward a total team score. The athletes compete on horses that are supplied by the host competition and horses they are not familiar with, which is a true test of their riding skills. The competition consists of four segments, to be completed in two phases held on different days: rail work, where the athletes compete as a group, and then in individual workouts.

Event Location: Rolex Stadium
Hosted By:US Equestrian
Website: www.usef.org

American Haflinger Registry National Sporthorse Show

Dates: Thursday, July 05, 2018 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, July 08, 2018 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:
Event Location: Alltech Arena
Hosted By:American Haflinger Registry
Phone: 315-246-2269

KDA Summer Classic 1 & 2, KDA Breed Shows 1 & 2, USDF North Central Series Breed Championships

Dates: Friday, July 06, 2018 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, July 08, 2018 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:
  • KDA Summer Classic I: July 6-7
  • KDA Summer Classic II: July 8
  • KDA Breed Show I: July 7
  • KDA Breed Show II: July 8
  • USDF North Central Series Breed Championships: July 8

Dressage classes will be in the Walnut Arena. All Breed Shows will be held in the Covered Arena.

 

As a keen ambassador for the continued participation of ponies, in the sport of dressage, the Kentucky Dressage Association is saddened by the cancellation of the National Dressage Pony Cup for 2018. 

KDA continues to welcome ponies and their riders to our Spring Warm-up Show and the 32nd Annual Dressage Show in May, and the Summer Classic I & II in July. KDA’s commitment to furthering the development of ponies in dressage, is seen by the hosting of pony divisions at all our May and July shows, along with the continuation of the $500 Pony Award money in May.

Furthermore, we are ecstatic to have the opportunity to continue to host our two breed shows and the USDF North Central Series Breed Championships at our Summer Classic. KDA would like to thank all of its members, riders and volunteers for their continued support as we look forward to another exciting year of dressage.  We would like to wish the founder of the NDPC the best of luck in her future endeavors.

KDA event and show information can be found on our website at www.kentuckydressageassociation.com

KDA Board of Directors

KDA Show Committee

Event Location:
Hosted By:KY Dressage Association
Phone: 859-351-4137

Kentucky Summer Horse Show

Dates: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:
Event Location: Rolex Stadium
Hosted By:Kentucky Horse Shows
Phone: 859-233-0492

Hagyard Lexington Classic Grand Prix

Dates: Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Event Description:

The Hagyard Lexington Classic is part of the Kentucky Summer Horse Show and takes place in the Rolex Stadium. For more information, visit www.hagyard.com

Event Location: Rolex Stadium
Hosted By:Hagyard Equine Medical Institute
Phone: 859-255-8741

Kentucky Classique Horse Trials

Dates: Friday, August 31, 2018 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, September 02, 2018 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:
Event Location: Hunter Jumper Complex
Hosted By:

High Hope Hunter Pace Series

Dates: Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Event Description:

A Hunter Pace is a simulated day in the hunt field (without hounds). Teams of two to four riders follow a flagged course through hunt country. Divisions for jumping (first flight), non-jumping (hilltoppers), and pleasure (trail riders). The team closest to the optimum time (without going over) wins. *First team on course at 9:00 am. Last team on course by 1:00 pm.* Ribbons awarded for 1st through 3rd. Hunt attire NOT required.  Western riders welcome! Helmets required. 

Event Location:
Hosted By:

USDF Region 2 Championships and KDA Fall Classic I

Dates: Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:

On October 11-14, 2018, the Kentucky Dressage Association will host the Great American Insurance Group/USDF Region 2 Dressage Championships and KDA Fall Classic I in the Rolex, Claiborne, Stonelea, and Mary Rena Murphy Arenas at the Kentucky Horse Park.

Click Here to learn more.

Event Location: Parkwide
Hosted By:KDA

PMHA Fall Harvest Horse Show

Dates: Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 06:00 PM
Event Description:
Event Location: Covered Arena
Hosted By:
Phone: 270.735.5331

National Horse Show 2018

Dates: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 07:00 AM to Sunday, November 04, 2018 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:
Event Location: Alltech Arena
Hosted By:
Phone: 561.753.3389

US Dressage Finals (1)

Dates: Thursday, November 08, 2018 - 07:00 AM to Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:
Event Location: Alltech Arena
Hosted By:
Phone: 859.971.2277

Snowbird Dressage (2)

Dates: Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 08:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Event Description:
Event Location: Claiborne Ring
Hosted By:
Phone: 859.846.4889

Snowbird Dressage IV

Dates: Saturday, March 02, 2019 - 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Event Description:

Join us for our March show! 

Entry forms are posted on our website.

Shows are MSEDA and KDA Sanctioned. 

Organizers: Julie Congleton & Judi Tudor
Email: [email protected]

Event Location: Covered Arena
Hosted By:Julie Congleton

Bill Bradley Reining Classic

Dates: Wednesday, July 03, 2019 - 07:00 AM to Sunday, July 07, 2019 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:

NRHA Show at the Alltech Arena to benefit the Reining Horse Foundation. A 4th of July Celebration and a week of awesome reining competition to honor a wonderful man and a fabulous foundation.

Find the show schedule here.

Stay connected with us by following our Facebook group here!

Event Location: Alltech Arena
Hosted By:

83rd Annual Junior League of Lexington Charity Horse Show

Dates: Monday, July 08, 2019 - 08:00 AM to Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:

Created in 1937, to help fund the Junior League's community works project, the horse show has grown to be the world's largest outdoor American Saddlebred show and the first leg of the Saddlebred "Triple Crown".  Today, the show attracts approximatley 1,000 world recognized competitors from the U.S. and Canada, has raised over four million dollars for charitable and civic organizations in Central Kentucky and generates over 5 million dollars revenue for local merchants each summer.  The Lexington Jr. League Charity Horse Show has truly made a tremendous impact in Saddlebred industry; as well as, in our local community.   

We encourage everyone to come out with family and friends and experience some of the finest American Saddlebreds compete at Kentucky Horse Park’s Rolex Arena, July 8th - 13th, 2019!

General admission tickets may be purchased at the door for $5 Monday through Thursday, and $10 Friday & Saturday. Children under six are admitted free. Morning Sessions are free to the public.  Proceeds benefit local and regional charitable organizations sponsored by the Junior League of Lexington.

Event Location: Rolex Stadium
Hosted By:Junior League of Lexington
Phone: 859-252-8014

Rood & Riddle Grand Prix

Dates: Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 04:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Event Description:

Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital is the proud sponsor of the Rood & Riddle Kentucky Grand Prix, a premier show jumping competition held annually at the Kentucky Horse Park for the past 25 years. 

The Kentucky Grand Prix provides spectators with the excitement and drama found only in the most competitive sporting events. Top-level show jumpers are guaranteed to impress the crowd as they soar over thirteen, 5-foot fences. Join us and witness the athletic ability of Grand Prix Show Jumpers and the teamwork of horse and rider! 

The objective of the Grand Prix is for each horse and rider to clear every obstacle on the course with the least number of faults (penalties), and the fastest time. Faults are given for dropped rails, refusals, and time exceeding recommendations. In the event of a tie of two or more horses completing the first round with 0 faults, an altered course is set, and a timed jump off is held to determine the winner.

A Grand Prix course is extremely challenging, and requires tremendous strength and agility from both horse and rider to complete with no faults!

Event Location: Rolex Stadium
Hosted By:Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital
Phone: 859-233-071

Pyramid Society Egyptian Arabian Event

Dates: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 08:00 AM to Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:

So much more than just a horse show, our Event features educational opportunities, the exciting Egyptian Breeders' Challenge, an elegant gala and art auction, unique shopping opportunities, and best of all, a chance to make new friends from around the world.

Event Location: Covered Arena
Hosted By:Pyramid Society
Phone: 859-231-0771

Jump Start Horse Trials

Dates: Friday, September 27, 2019 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:
Event Location: Hunter Jumper Complex
Hosted By:
Phone: 859.621.6522

Civilian Equine Sensory Training Clinics

Dates: Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:

(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.)

 

If you experience difficulties registering while using a mobile device, please try to register while using a desktop computer. You will receive a confirmation email when registration and payment are completed. Please contact Anne Anderson for more information at 859-299-5744 or [email protected].

Click here to register with payment online now

Click here for complete clinic details

Event Location: Alltech Arena
Hosted By:Kentucky Horse Park
Phone: 859-299-5744

KDA Fall Classic 1

Dates: Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 07:00 AM to Sunday, October 13, 2019 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:

Located in the Dressage complex. 

OCT. 12- 13 —The KDA Fall Classic I will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park. This is typically our smallest recognized show, making it a great time for novice horses and riders to experience the horse park and to give riders an opportunity to brush up before the finals. The show is recognized by KDA, AHA, MSEDA, IDS, MODA, NODA, AQHA, TIP and NDPC.

Judges: Kathleen Barbosa and Charlotte Trentleman

Opening date is Aug. 31; closing date, Sept. 28.

Event Location: Dressage Complex
Hosted By:
Phone: 859.276.8993

Bluegrass Rockin' Rodeo

Dates: Friday, November 22, 2019 - 06:00 PM to Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 11:30 PM
Event Description:

Join us for edge-of-your-seat rodeo excitement, Kentucky's finest local music, and fun activities for the kids at Alltech Arena, November 22 & 23!

 

 

Doors Open at 5:30 p.m.
Music starts at 6:30 p.m. and continues through the night
Rodeo starts at 7:00 p.m.

All in the Alltech Arena  - 5,500 seat capacity  - 8 VIP luxury suites  - Concourse exhibit space - Full bar and concessions 

Click to buy your tickets now! 

 



The IPRA National All-Region Finals 

The International Professional Rodeo Association (IPRA) sanctions over 400 rodeos per year and has over 2,700 members. North America is divided up into 5 geographical regions and the top 2 contestants from each region are eligible to compete at the IPRA National All-Region Finals in Lexington, KY at the Bluegrass Rockin’ Rodeo. Each contestant will compete in both performances at Lexington and the winners will be crowned the National Champions. Points earned at Lexington will also count toward qualifying for the International Finals Rodeo (IFR50) in Guthrie, OK on January 17-19 www.ifrodeo.com and compete for the World Championship in 8 events. The Bluegrass Rockin’ Rodeo is a chance to see some of the world's greatest rodeo athletes compete for National Championships at the Kentucky Horse Park.

Live Music

We're bringing some of Kentucky's finest local music to the stage before, during and after the rodeo!  

FRIDAY // Bourbon Branch Band

Bourbon Branch Band was Founded in the Summer of 2014 as a side project from various other bands. The band mixes southern rock, country, blues, Motown, and a touch of bluegrass in their sound.

 

SATURDAY // Avery Crabtree Band 

Avery Crabtree Band is a local band who writes and performs their own music around the Bluegrass.

 

The Kids Corral!

The Kid's Corral is where you will find inflatables, face painting, and other kid’s activities! The best part – access to the Kids Corral is included with your Rodeo admission! Each child must be accompanied and supervised by an adult 18+ at all times.

 

 


Location: Kentucky Horse Park, Alltech Arena

4089 Ironworks Parkway, Lexington Ky 40511


Buy tickets online and save!

Tickets will be sold at the door.

General Admission, Online $20 - Door $25
College Night (Friday), Online $15 - Door $20
Veteran, Active Military First Responder, Online $15 - Door $20
Weekend, Online $35 - Door $40

Ages 5 and under free.

 

 

Event Location: Alltech Arena
Hosted By:
Phone: 859.233.4303

Snowbird Dressage

Dates: Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
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  Judi Tudor at 859-533-9924 859-396-6503 or go to www.kentuckydressageassociation.com. Photo courtesy of PhelpsPhotos.

Event Location: Covered Arena
Hosted By:Kentucky Dressage Association
Phone: 859-846-4889

Kentucky After Christmas Sale

Dates: Saturday, February 01, 2020 - 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Event Description:

Live/onsite multi-breed gaited equine auction specializing in pleasure Tennessee Walking Horses. 

Welcome and anticipated entries include the following: Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse, Racking Horse, Tennessee Walking Horse, Missouri Fox Trotter, Rocky Mountain Horse, United Mountain Horse, National Spotted Saddle Horse, Spotted Saddle Horse, American Gaited Mule. 

For deadlines and event details please see www.horsesaleslp.com

 

Event Location: Alltech Arena
Hosted By:Horse Sales L.P.

Bulls, Bands and Barrels

Dates: Saturday, February 08, 2020 - 07:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Event Description:

That's right folks, the BBB will be in Lexington, KY for ONE NIGHT ONLY on February 8, 2020 at the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park! We have taken the rodeo world and turned it upside down with our new concept. We will have some of the rankest bulls and bull riders in the Southeast as well as some of the fastest equine to ever go around a 3 barrel pattern. To top it off we will have great country music by Whitey Morgan and The Wooks to finish the night off with a bang! This will be the ONE event you don't want to miss!!


Bulls, Bands and Barrels Lexington
featuring Whitey Morgan and the 78's with The Wooks

February 8, 2020
Alltech Arena at The Kentucky Horse Park
Event starts at 7:00 PM est
Adults $30 / Kids (12 & under) $12
Dirt Floor Seats $40
*Day of show - Adult tickets go up $5

Purchase tickets here >> http://bit.ly/BBBLexington2020  

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Event Location: Alltech Arena
Hosted By:

Snowbird Dressage II

Dates: Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 08:00 AM to 06:00 PM
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

Event Location: Covered Arena
Hosted By:
Phone: 859-846-4889

Kentucky Crafted Market - POSTPONED

Dates: Friday, March 13, 2020 - 10:00 AM to Sunday, March 15, 2020 - 04:00 PM
Event Description:

In an abundance of caution and in setting the example for social distancing in managing COVID-19, the decision has been made to postpone the Kentucky Crafted Market 2020  scheduled for March 13-15 at the Kentucky Horse Park’s Alltech Arena.

This decision was made today in conjunction with the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet and the Kentucky Arts Council, as part of the Commonwealth’s ongoing effort to ensure the health and wellness of the public as Kentucky fights aggressively to prevent the spread of COVID-19.


The Kentucky Crafted Market is the Kentucky Arts Council’s premier marketing event of Kentucky artistry produced each year. The show features the highest quality art, craft, literature, music and food found in the state. More than 200 Kentucky Crafted and select out-of-state artists, musicians and artisanal food producers make their finest work available to wholesale buyers and the general public during the three-day event.

Wholesale buyers have the rare opportunity at The Market to place orders directly with producers of Kentucky traditional and contemporary fine art and craft, as well as publishers of Kentucky related books and specialty food products.

Doors are opened to the general public for two days each year. Shoppers can find fine art and craft from Kentucky’s most extraordinary artists, participate in hands-on arts educational activities, or take a break at the Kentucky Stage music festival featuring some of the state’s best-loved musicians and performers.

Kentucky is one of a few states in the nation to sponsor a show of this kind for its art and craft businesses. Its 37-year tradition of excellence has not gone unnoticed. The Kentucky Crafted Market was named the No. 1 Fair & Festival in the country four times by readers of AmericanStyle Magazine. The Southeast Tourism Society has named it a Top 20 Event for 15 years.

Tickets will go on sale in Jan. 2020

Public Admission (Saturday, March 14 - Sunday, March 15):
$9 online or $10 at the door
(Children 15 and under free with adult admission.)

Online Ticket Purchase:
Available in Jan. 2020

Parking: $5.00

The Kentucky Crafted Market offers art, live music, literature and food

  • Nearly 150 exhibitors of fine art, craft, books and food
  • Featuring two days of Americana, bluegrass and world music performances
  • Specialty food products from Kentucky Proud members
  • Hands-on activities and a holding area for purchases

 Full details can be found here: http://artscouncil.ky.gov/KAC/Showcasing/2020Market.htm

 

Event Location: Alltech Arena
Hosted By:

Snowbird Dressage III

Dates: Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 08:00 AM to 06:00 PM
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. 

Event Location: Covered Arena
Hosted By:Julie Congleton

Cinch RSNC North Eastern Regional - POSTPONED

Dates: Friday, March 20, 2020 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, March 22, 2020 - 04:00 PM
Event Description:

In an abundance of caution and in setting the example for social distancing in managing COVID-19, the decision has been made to postpone the Cinch Ranch Sorting Event scheduled for March 19-22.

This decision was made in conjunction with event organizers, Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet and the Kentucky Horse Park, as part of the Commonwealth’s ongoing effort to ensure the health and wellness of the public as Kentucky fights aggressively to prevent the spread of COVID-19.


It is the mission of RSNC to lead the industry in developing and improving the sport of Ranch Sorting through affordability and a fair rating system. Their goal is to preserve the heritage and integrity of the ranching lifestyle while providing a family-oriented, competitive riding experience at the grassroots level. These competitions are so popular because competing is affordable, with entry fees starting at $15 for a Beginner Ranch Hand.  Classes are jackpotted so contestants have an opportunity to WIN cash.  Even with thousands of dollars in cash and prizes at stake, everyone can ride for $50 or less, even at the National Finals.  So come out and watch the fun!

Learn more at www.rsnc.us.

 

Event Location: Covered Arena
Hosted By:

Paul Frazer Memorial Combined Test & Dressage - Canceled

Dates: Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 08:00 AM to 05:00 AM
Event Description:

The Paul Frazer Memorial Combined Test and Dressage Competition is dedicated to a former CKRH Board Member who for years worked to remove physical barriers to handicapped young people in our schools. Paul designed the first handicapped bus in the Fayette County Public Schools, and his design later served as a model for all handicapped buses in Kentucky. As Director of Maintenance for Fayette County schools, Paul oversaw the construction of handicapped ramps, installation of elevators and other structural remodeling to ensure access for every student.

Paul's work with the handicapped and his interest in horses came together in the 1980s when he and his wife, Betty, accompanied a friend to her riding lesson. Paul was so impressed with CKRH that he volunteered to help do whatever was needed. “Hey Chief, what do we need to do today,” were words often heard by someone calling for help. Even after major surgery, Paul continued to help with CKRH. Although he was physically limited, his spirit was strong in cheering everyone on.

We miss seeing Paul, but evidence of his work is around us always. This annual show is dedicated to his memory. It's our way of saying, “Thank you,” and maybe it is his way of ensuring that CKRH continues to provide recreational, therapeutic and socialization opportunities to students of all ages.

Event Location: Dressage Complex
Hosted By:Central Kentucky Riding for Hope
Phone: 859-231-7066

Spring Opener - Canceled

Dates: Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 08:30 AM to Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 07:00 PM
Event Description:
Stable on the grounds or trailer in for the Kentucky Horse Park Spring Opener Horse Show! The Spring Opener will take place on March 28-29 in the Covered Arena.

Over the years, the Kentucky Horse Park has not only been the place to see horses and experience an authentic working horse farm, but it has also been home to many equestrian events and competitions. The Park is continuously growing and expanding every year to enhance our visitors and competitor’s experience. To take the experience to the next level the Kentucky Horse Park is excited to include the Park's own horse show - the Spring Opener.

The 2020 Spring Opener horse show will be an unrated, two-day, open level show with English classes to be held on Saturday, March 28th and Western classes to be held on Sunday, March 29th. The show will offer competitors and their equine partners a wide variety of divisions and classes.
  


Class Entry Fee (Per Class) $25
*$5 off stabling for pre-entry

Stabling Fee (Per Day) $35
*or $60 for the weekend, includes Friday ship in

Grounds Fee (Per Day) $35
if NOT stabling on park grounds

Equine Facility Fee $10

FREE CLASS ENTRY FEES TO ALL TINY TOTS AND SMALL FRYS!!

View the Spring Opener Showbill here!

View the Show Program here!

Download Entry Form

Pre-entries and stabling will begin early January.


 Photos by Steeped in Fairy Tales

Event Location: Covered Arena
Hosted By:

Spring Bay Horse Trials - Canceled

Dates: Saturday, April 04, 2020 - 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Event Description:

The USEF recognized Spring Bay Horse Trials are held at the KY Hose Park and at Masterson Station Park in Lexington. More information at http://kyevents.net/spring-bay/3191/

Event Location: Hunter Jumper Complex
Hosted By:

Kentucky Spring Premier Horse Show - Canceled

Dates: Thursday, April 09, 2020 - 08:00 AM to Saturday, April 11, 2020 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:

Held in the Kentucky Horse Park's Alltech Arena, the Spring Premier Horse Show is charity driven show, the KY Spring Premier has held silent auctions, pitch a pig contests and other efforts to raise money for such charities as Thursday’s Child and the American Saddlebred Museum.

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.

We hope you will come join us at the Kentucky Spring Premier American Saddlebred Horse Show. The three-day full schedule includes a wide range of performance classes for Saddlebreds, Hackneys, and Road Horses.  

Click here to learn more!

Event Location: Alltech Arena
Hosted By:

USMGA Bluegrass Open - Canceled

Dates: Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, April 19, 2020 - 05:00 PM
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. Our 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.

For more information, visit www.usmga.us or the US Mounted Games Association Facebook page.

Event Location: Rolex Stadium
Hosted By:

Cowboy Up for a Cure Rodeo - Canceled

Dates: Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Event Description:

In an abundance of caution and in setting the example for social distancing in managing COVID-19, the decision has been made to postpone Cowboy up for a Cure scheduled for April 18.

This decision was made in conjunction with event organizers, Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet and the Kentucky Horse Park, as part of the Commonwealth’s ongoing effort to ensure the health and wellness of the public as Kentucky fights aggressively to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Event Location: Alltech Arena
Hosted By:

Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event - Canceled

Dates: Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, April 26, 2020 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:

The Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event Presented by MARS EQUESTRIAN brings the toughest equestrian competitors from the U.S. and around the world to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington to compete for their share of $400,000 in prize money in the Triathlon of Equestrian Sports. Known as the 'Best Weekend All Year,' LRK3DE offers something for everyone: the highest-level of equestrian Eventing competitors, Show Jumping Grand Prix, tailgating, equestrian exhibitions and fantastic shopping. Buy your tickets now to the only Five-Star Event in the Americas for the Olympic sport of Three-Day Eventing.


 

Event Location: Parkwide
Hosted By:

Kentucky Spring Horse Show - Canceled

Dates: Wednesday, May 06, 2020 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, May 10, 2020 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:

Event takes place in Covered Arena, Hunter Jumper Complex, Rolex Stadium, and Walnut Ring. 

Event Location: Parkwide
Hosted By:
Phone: 859.233.0492

Kentucky Spring Classic - Canceled

Dates: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, May 17, 2020 - 04:00 PM
Event Description:

Takes place in Covered Arena, Hunter Jumper Complex, Rolex Stadium, and Walnut Ring. 

Event Location: Parkwide
Hosted By:Kentucky Horse Shows LLC
Phone: 859.233.0492

MayDaze Horse Trials - Canceled

Dates: Friday, May 22, 2020 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, May 24, 2020 - 04:00 PM
Event Description:

Event takes place in Hunter Jumper Complex, Walnut Ring. 

Event Location: Parkwide
Hosted By:

AQHA Open - Canceled

Dates: Monday, May 25, 2020 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, May 31, 2020 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:

Learn more at https://www.aqha.com

Event Location: Covered Arena
Hosted By:

Country Heir I Hunter Jumper Show - Canceled

Dates: Wednesday, June 03, 2020 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, June 07, 2020 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:

The Country Heir I Hunter Jumper Show is a 5-day hunter/jumper show, and is the first part of a 2-part show conducted by Country Heir. This is a USEF-sanctioned event. The headlining classes include the $10,000 Welcome Prix, $40,000 George Hennessy Grand Prix II and the $30,000 US Hunter Jumper Association International Hunter Derby.

 

Event Location: Hunter Jumper Complex
Hosted By:

Country Heir II Hunter Jumper Show - Canceled

Dates: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, June 14, 2020 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:

The Country Heir II Hunter Jumper Show is a 5-day hunter/jumper show, and is the second part of a 2-part show conducted by Country Heir. This is a USEF-sanctioned event. Some of the headlining classes include the $10,000 Half Million Jumper Stake, the $25,000 Rood & Riddle Grand Prix, and the $50,000 Country Heir II Grand Prix National Standard II.

Event Location: Hunter Jumper Complex
Hosted By:
Phone: 513-875-3318

4H Horse Judging - Canceled

Dates: Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 07:30 AM to 03:00 PM
Event Description:

More info to come.

Event Location: Alltech Arena
Hosted By:

Road to the Horse - Canceled

Dates: Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, June 21, 2020 - 06:00 PM
Event Description:

Road to the Horse 2021, March 25-28, tickets will go on sale on June 1st at www.RoadtotheHorse.com.

We are saddened to announce that we are unable to host Road to the Horse 2020 as scheduled on June 18-21. The event was originally rescheduled from March to June as we boldly and optimistically moved forward, but due to the evolving situation surrounding COVID-19 this is not possible.

This decision was made in accordance with CDC, federal, state, and city guidelines currently in place, limiting crowd size to fewer than 50 people. This was an extremely difficult decision for us, but we know it is in the best interests of our fans, competitors, and crew. We sincerely appreciate your patience and ongoing support. 

Read more...


A vision of Steven and Tootie Bland, Road to the Horse was created with passion and perseverance. Steven and Tootie were believers in a message they wanted to share with the world. The message: create a relationship which is based on a foundation of trust with the horse, and everything else can be accomplished. 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.

Visit Road to the Horse

Event Location: Alltech Arena
Hosted By:Ride the Remuda

MidSouth PC Horse Trials Rally - Canceled

Dates: Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, June 21, 2020 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:

A few hundred competitors are expected and they will compete in Dressage, Cross Country, and Show Jumping. The MidSouth Horse Trials is also an Eventing competition, and it is open to outside competitors. Vendors will also be on site for this competition. 

Event Location:
Hosted By:MidSouth Pony Club

Lexington Carriage Classic Pleasure Driving Show

Dates: Friday, June 19, 2020 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, June 21, 2020 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:

The Lexington Carriage Classic Pleasure Driving Show will take place at The Kentucky Horse Park's covered arena. Contact [email protected]

Event Location: Covered Arena
Hosted By:Carriage Association of America

Silverama Region 14 Arabian Championship

Dates: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:
Event Location: Covered Arena
Hosted By:

Extreme Mustang Makeover - Virtual Event

Dates: Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 07:00 PM
Event Description:

The Extreme Mustang Makeover Kentucky slated for June 25-27 will now be held as a virtual event. Read more... 

Come watch trainers compete for $125,000 in cash and prizes.  Created and presented by the Mustang Heritage Foundation the purpose of the Extreme Mustang Makeover competition is to showcase the beauty, versatility and trainability of the American Mustangs.  This event features mustangs aged 3-6 that have had little to no human contact.  Approved trainers are paired with a mustang and have about 100 days to gentle and train it to compete in classes in handling, conditioning, pattern and trail riding.  The Top 10 will compete in a freestyle finale on Saturday.  At the conclusion all of the horses will be available for sale to the public.

Event Location: Alltech Arena
Hosted By:Mustang Heritage Foundation
Phone: 512-869-3225

Robert Murphy Hunter Jumper Show

Dates: Thursday, July 02, 2020 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, July 05, 2020 - 05:00 PM
Event Location: Hunter Jumper Complex
Hosted By:Robert Murphy Stables
Phone: 859-255-3422

2019 KDA Summer Classic I & II

Dates: Saturday, July 04, 2020 - 07:30 AM to Sunday, July 05, 2020 - 05:30 PM
Event Description:

KDA Summer Classic I & II will be held in the Dressage Complex at the Kentucky Horse Park. We will use barns 1-4 and 5-7. This is a level 3 show and sanctioned by KDA, AHA, MSEDA, IDS, MODA, NODA, AQHA, TIP and NDPC.

Judges: Dolly Hannon, Heidi Berry

TD: Susan Moran

Opening date and closing dates are expected a month before the competition

  • Saturday, July 4, 20207:30 AM
    Sunday, July 5, 20205:30 PM

 

Event Location: Dressage Complex
Hosted By:

Lexington Junior League Charity Horse Show

Dates: Monday, July 06, 2020 - 09:00 AM to Saturday, July 11, 2020 - 10:00 PM
Event Description:

Created in 1937, to help fund the Junior League's community works project, the horse show has grown to be the world's largest outdoor American Saddlebred show and the first leg of the Saddlebred "Triple Crown".  Today, the show attracts approximately 1,000 world-recognized competitors from the U.S. and Canada, has raised over four million dollars for charitable and civic organizations in Central Kentucky and generates over 5 million dollars revenue for local merchants each summer.  The Lexington Jr. League Charity Horse Show has truly made a tremendous impact in the Saddlebred industry; as well as, in our local community. We are proud to be the UPHA Show of the Year Winner for 2018. 

We encourage everyone to come out with family and friends and experience some of the finest American Saddlebreds compete at Kentucky Horse Park’s Rolex Arena, July 6th - 11th, 2020!

General admission tickets may be purchased at the door for $5 Monday through Thursday, and $10 Friday & Saturday. Children under six are admitted free. Morning Sessions are free to the public.  Proceeds benefit local and regional charitable organizations sponsored by the Junior League of Lexington.

For full details visit https://www.lexjrleague.com/

Event Location: Rolex Stadium
Hosted By:

Champagne Run Horse Trials

Dates: Friday, July 10, 2020 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, July 12, 2020 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:
Event Location: Hunter Jumper Complex
Hosted By:

USPC Festival 2020, Presented by SSG Riding Gloves - Canceled

Dates: Monday, July 13, 2020 - 12:00 PM to Monday, July 20, 2020 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:

The week-long Pony Club Festival is held every three years at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. More than 3,000 Pony Club members, volunteers, and families participate in this special event. The National Championships are held the first three days. Two more days follow with mounted and unmounted clinics and workshops taught by Pony Club graduates, Olympians, and equine industry professionals. Throughout the week, participants, family, and visitors can shop at the Festival Trade Fair, participate in and watch the Mock Fox Hunt, and enjoy all aspects of Pony Club activities!

Additional Information:
https://www.ponyclub.org/Events/Festival/Default.aspx

Erin Woodall
(859) 559-0650
[email protected]

Erin Roland
(859) 559-0651
[email protected]

Event Location: Parkwide
Hosted By:

KHJA- Kentucky Summer

Dates: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, July 26, 2020 - 08:00 AM
Event Description:
Event Location: Rolex Stadium
Hosted By:
Phone: 859-233-0492

Kentucky Summer Classic

Dates: Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, August 02, 2020 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:
Event Location: Rolex Stadium
Hosted By:

USEF Pony Finals

Dates: Tuesday, August 04, 2020 - 08:00 AM to Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:

Today, the US Pony Finals is the most prestigious and celebrated event of its kind in the United States. The Regular Hunter Pony and Green Hunter Pony Finals are a three phase competition judging the pony’s conformation, way of moving and jumping ability. The Marshall & Sterling/US Pony Medal Final tests young riders, judging their ability to compete over a technical and demanding course of fences. The US Pony Jumper Championship was designed as a stepping stone for junior riders who desire to one day move into the Grand Prix ring. 

Event Location: Parkwide
Hosted By:Kentucky Horse Shows
Phone: 859-233-0492

Bluegrass Festival Horse Show

Dates: Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, August 16, 2020 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:

Competitions located in Alltech Arena, Rolex Stadium, Walnut Ring, HJ Complex, Covered Arena. For more information, visit www.kentuckyhorseshows.com. 

Event Location: Parkwide
Hosted By:Kentucky Horse Shows
Phone: 859-233-0492

KHJA Horse Show - August

Dates: Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 07:00 AM to Sunday, August 23, 2020 - 01:08 PM
Event Description:
Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Hosted By:

USEA American Eventing Championships

Dates: Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 07:30 AM to Sunday, August 30, 2020 - 07:30 AM
Event Description:

The USEA American Eventing Championships is the annual national championships for every level of eventing from Beginner Novice to Advanced. Each September, hundreds of juniors, adult amateurs, and professionals travel from all across the nation to participate in this prestigious competition, vying for the chance to win a piece of the prize money and fabulous prizes and the chance to be named the best in the nation at their respective levels.

The USEA has selected Lexington, Ky., as the host city of the USEA American Eventing Championships for a two-year term beginning in 2019. The 2019 and 2020 events will be managed by Equestrian Events, Inc. (EEI) and Mary Fike, organizer of the Park Equine Kentucky Classique. The events will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park.

The AEC has become a central goal for eventers of every age and to even qualify is a pinnacle achievement. The AEC is unique in the fact that it brings together around 500 competitors of every age and experience level from all corners of the country to one venue. This championship is the only one in the country where a 12-year old girl riding her pony has the chance to compete alongside multiple Olympic riders.

The AEC offers over $100,000 in prize money spread across all divisions. The Adequan USEA Gold Cup Championship - Advanced Division will have $40,000 up for grabs to the top placing riders. In addition to the cash, numerous prizes will be awarded through sixth place in every division and include some incredible products courtesy of our sponsors.

 

For more information and tickets visit https://useventing.com/events-competitions/competitions/aec.

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Hosted By:

New Vocations Charity Thoroughbred Show

Dates: Thursday, September 03, 2020 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, September 06, 2020 - 08:00 AM
Event Description:
Event Location: Hunter Jumper Complex
Hosted By:

MSEDA Dressage at the Park

Dates: Friday, September 04, 2020 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, September 06, 2020 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:
Event Location: Dressage Complex
Hosted By:
Phone: 859.221.3462

Chuck Givens Born 2 Win Sale

Dates: Saturday, September 05, 2020 - 01:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Event Description:

The Chuck Givens Born 2 Win Horse Sale is very excited to offer this opportunity to all breeders who are looking for a large market to sell their outstanding equine athletes they have bred and raised. This sale will be a big advantage to buyers that wish to purchase equine athletes with champion bloodlines that have produced winners in all arenas without driving across the country.

Chuck and Lauri Givens hope to offer a select group of barrel racing and pole bending prospects whose proven bloodlines reflect the highest level of performance pedigrees, conformation, ability, agility, and speed. They include AQHA Incentive Fund, Kentucky Breeders Incentive Fund, KISS Incentive Fund, Future Fortunes eligible yearlings, two and three-year-olds as well as finished barrel and pole bending contenders.

If you wish to consign or need more information please contact Chuck or Lauri Givens. If you would like to submit your prospects for this years sale, please download the entry form below. Once completed with the pedigree, please mail the form with payment for consideration to:

Born 2 Win Horse Sale
Attn: Chuck and Lauri Givens
1509 Red House Road
Richmond, KY 40475

Learn more at http://chuckgivens.com.

IMPORTANT REMINDER – If you are making plans to attend our 2020 Born 2 Win Sale and need hookups or camping space you will need to make camping reservations with Reserve America. All contact info is listed below.

The Kentucky Horse Park has several other activities going on the same weekend as the horse sale, so availability could be limited. The Kentucky Horse Park has 260 camping spaces available.

www.reserveamerica.com
Or call for reservations (888)-459-7275

Event Location: Covered Arena
Hosted By:

Rocky Mountain Horse Association International Grand Championships

Dates: Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 09:00 AM to Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 09:00 AM
Event Description:

Come on out to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky September 2nd through  September 6th, 2020, for the 32nd Annual Rocky Mountain Horse Association International Grand Championships. Horses representing the Rocky Mountain Horse breed from all over the country will come together to compete for the once in a lifetime chance to be crowned Grand Champion. Whether you are a horse owner, or just have an interest or curiosity about horses, this is a terrific opportunity to meet and see a wonderful cross-section of horses that make up the Rocky Mountain Horse breed.

 

Rocky Mountain International Grand Championships:

https://rmhai.com

https://vimeo.com/344167127/7755c55eeb

 

Rocky Mountain Horse Association: https://www.rmhorse.com

 

Event Location: Covered Arena
Hosted By:
Phone: 859-644-5244

KHJA Fall Show

Dates: Friday, September 11, 2020 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, September 13, 2020 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:
Event Location: Hunter Jumper Complex
Hosted By:

KY National H/J Show

Dates: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, September 20, 2020 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:
Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Hosted By:
Phone: 615.838.7560

High Hope Steeplechase

Dates: Sunday, September 20, 2020 - 10:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Event Description:

Learn everything you need to know about this year's High Hope Steeplechase at:
https://www.highhopesteeplechaseraces.com

 

For questions and volunteer opportunities...
Phone:  859-967-9444
Email Address:  [email protected], [email protected]

 

Hosted By:

Jump Start Horse Trials 2

Dates: Friday, September 25, 2020 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, September 27, 2020 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:

The Jump Start Horse Trials is a 3-day-eventing competition. Riders will compete in Dressage, Cross Country and Show Jumping. This event features levels that are recognized by the United States Eventing Association, and/or the United States Equestrian Federation. All levels are sanctioned by the MidSouth Eventing and Dressage Association. All proceeds from the event benefit the Keeneland Pony Club. For more information on the Jump Start Horse Trials please visit http://www.keenelandponyclub.orgPhoto courtesy of Mary Fike.

Event Location: Hunter Jumper Complex
Hosted By:
Phone: 859.244.3411

UPHA Chapter 9 KY Fall Classic Horse Show

Dates: Thursday, October 01, 2020 - 01:00 PM to Saturday, October 03, 2020 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:
Event Location: Alltech Arena
Hosted By:
Phone: 859.333.1406

KHP Foundation Battle in the Saddle

Dates: Friday, October 02, 2020 - 05:30 PM to 11:00 PM
Event Description:

The Kentucky Horse Park Foundation is proud to present the 2020 KHPF Battle in the Saddle Celebrity Team Penning Event. This exciting event pairs two amateur riders with a celebrity guest rider on each team. Teams will compete against each other to determine who has the skills and bravery needed to pen a group of cattle in the quickest time. And all of this fun is in the name of charity – to raise funds for the Kentucky Horse Park!

Event Location: Covered Arena
Hosted By:
Phone: 859.255.5727

Thoroughbred Makeover

Dates: Wednesday, October 07, 2020 - 08:00 AM to Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:

Hundreds of off-track Thoroughbreds, each with 10 months or less of retraining. Three days of competition in 10 different disciplines, vying for a share of over $120,000 in prize money. Thousands of spectators watching online and in person. And at the end, one overall winner, crowned Thoroughbred Makeover Champion. The Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium also includes a free educational day on Friday, October 9, with seminars and the innovative Master Class plus a lively vendor fair.

Learn more at tbmakeover.org.

 

Event Location:
Hosted By:

Kentucky Dressage Association Fall Classic

Dates: Friday, October 09, 2020 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:

The Kentucky Dressage Association Fall Classic is a KDA recognized Dressage show with classes from introductory level to grand prix level. For more information on the Kentucky Dressage Association Fall Classic please go to www.kentuckydressageassociation.com or call (859) 351-4137. Photo courtesy of Phelps Photos.

Event Location: Dressage Complex
Hosted By:KDA

KMSHA/SMHA International Grand Championship

Dates: Friday, October 09, 2020 - 10:00 AM to Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 08:00 PM
Event Description:
Event Location: Alltech Arena
Hosted By:
Phone: 859.699.3000

Hagyard MidSouth & Team Challenge

Dates: Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, October 18, 2020 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:
Event Location: Hunter Jumper Complex
Hosted By:
Phone: 859.621.2479

International Liberty Horse Association Championship

Dates: Friday, October 16, 2020 - 12:08 AM to Sunday, October 18, 2020 - 12:17 AM
Event Description:

ILHA is the original and only recognized association for the Liberty discipline. ILHA was founded by world-renowned Liberty Trainer, Dan James and his wife Elizabeth to promote the Liberty discipline and celebrate Liberty training, horses, trainers, and fans everywhere. (Read more about Dan and Elizabeth HERE.)

ILHA has organized the discipline of Liberty with an official competitive structure, competition guidelines, and rules that promote safety, consistency, fun, and creativity for all involved. ILHA will serve as the “Official Governing Body” for members of the Liberty discipline and offer local, national, international, online, and championship Liberty horse shows and competitions. The ILHA Judging System is the official format for judging Liberty horsemanship for its combined technical and stylistic elements while rewarding the highest level of expertise with consideration for degree of difficulty. 

Above all, ILHA will educate and promote the Liberty discipline through its website, publications, shows, competitions, and social media platforms.

 

https://www.libertyhorseassociation.com/events/

https://doubledanhorsemanship.com/event/international-liberty-horse-association-championship/

 

Event Location: Covered Arena
Hosted By:

Octoberfest Horse Trials

Dates: Friday, October 23, 2020 - 07:00 AM to Sunday, October 25, 2020 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:

The Octoberfest Horse Trials, Combined Test and Dressage show will have Starter through Novice Mini Trial divisions, Starter through Intermediate Combined Test divisions and USDF and WDAA(western divisions) Dressage divisions. This fall event is very beneficial in the training process for green to advanced horses and riders. A trade fair will also be taking place on the grounds in conjunction with this event. This is geared as an entry-level competition or a good place to move up - and a fun time for all!

Event Location: Hunter Jumper Complex
Hosted By:
Phone: 859.621.2478

National Horse Show

Dates: Friday, October 23, 2020 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, November 01, 2020 - 08:00 PM
Event Description:

The CP National Horse Show is a 5-day hunter/jumper event. The event will feature a full array of hunter divisions, Junior & Amateur Owner Jumpers, the top Open Jumpers from the USA and around the world, and the Maclay National Championship. The CP National Horse Show is consistently ranked as one of the top shows in the United States by the North American Riders Group (NARG). For more information on the CP National Horse Show please visit http://www.nhs.org or call (561) 753-3389.

Event Location: Alltech Arena
Hosted By:CP National Horse Show

USMGA - Fall Finale

Dates: Saturday, October 24, 2020 - 09:00 AM to Sunday, October 25, 2020 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:
Event Location: Rolex Stadium
Hosted By:

US Dressage Finals

Dates: Wednesday, November 04, 2020 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, November 08, 2020 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:

Dressage competitors from across the country will be stepping onto the national stage at the US Dressage Finals. Top qualifiers from across the country will be competing in a national head-to-head championship that showcases competitors in adult amateur and open divisions, at Training Level through Grand Prix.

Held at the prestigious Kentucky Horse Park, November 4-8, 2020, the US Dressage Finals is a Level Five Competition, the highest level of competition under United States Equestrian Federation rules.

Learn more at https://www.usdf.org/usdressagefinals/

Event Location: Alltech Arena
Hosted By:USDF
Phone: 859-971-2277

National Mounted Police Colloquium

Dates: Monday, November 09, 2020 - 08:00 AM to Saturday, November 14, 2020 - 07:00 AM
Event Description:

The Kentucky Horse Park Police and the Lexington Police Department present the 36th Annual National Mounted Police Colloquium at Alltech Arena on November 9-14, 2020. Instruction will include flatwork, jumping, crowd control, tactics and search techniques.

 Learn more here... https://kyhorsepark.com/visit-khp/education/classes-clinics/


Conference Site

The Kentucky Horse Park will be the conference site for the 35th Annual National Mounted Police Colloquium. 


Course Content

Flatwork, Jumping, Crowd Control, Tactics, Search Techniques, Obstacles, Shooting  


Registration

Registration will be limited to the first 100 paid applicants. You are not registered until payment or purchase order has been received. Online registration and payment is preferred.

ONLINE REGISTRATION WILL BE POSTED SOON! 

 


Questions? Contact Captain Lisa Rakes: [email protected]

Event Location: Alltech Arena
Hosted By:
Phone: 859.259.4250

Snowbird Dressage (3)

Dates: Saturday, November 14, 2020 - 08:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Event Description:
Event Location: Claiborne Ring
Hosted By:
Phone: 859.846.4889

Southern Lights Stroll

Dates: Saturday, November 21, 2020 - 06:30 PM to 09:30 PM
Event Description:

Lace up, head out and help us turn on the lights! The Kentucky Horse Park Foundation invites you to help us set the Holiday Season in motion as you join us for the 2020 Southern Lights Stroll on Saturday, November 23rd! The 5K competitive chipped race will start at 6:15pm, and the stroll (untimed walk) starting at 7:00.

Imagine seeing the holiday lights on foot, set in the magnificent surroundings of the Kentucky Horse Park. This year we have teamed up with 3 Way Racing to provide chip timing for our competitive 5K race, complete with awards. Additional activities include complimentary Mini Train Rides! Pre-registrations are encouraged!

A food drive for God’s Pantry and local animal shelters will be held in conjunction with this event. All participants are asked to bring non-perishable items to help the needy families and individuals of Central Kentucky and local animal shelters.

 

Learn more at: https://khpfoundation.org/stroll

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Hosted By:
Phone: 859.255.5727