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40th Anniversary Open House

Dates: Monday, April 02, 2018 - 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Event Description:

Help us kick off a series of 40th Anniversary events on opening day of our spring season! Enjoy half-off admission, as well as cupcakes, kids’ crafts, and a new, historical display in the Visitor Center; and the launch of the Black Horsemen of the Kentucky Turf exhibit at the International Museum of the Horse.

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Phone: 859-233-4303

Legacy and Legend Tour of the KHP & Kentucky Derby Museum

Dates: Thursday, April 05, 2018 - 07:15 AM to 02:00 PM
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The Kentucky Horse Park has formed a partnership with the Kentucky Derby Museum to celebrate its 40th Anniversary! Limited spots available for these special tours, which include transportation from Louisville to Lexington and back, lunch, admissions to both attractions and an exclusive guided experience! 

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Point Given Day

Dates: Sunday, April 08, 2018 - 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
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Join us for Point Given Day at the Kentucky Horse Park! On Sunday, April 8 at 10:30 a.m., a special Hall of Champions show will centered around our newest resident. 

Enjoy an extended meet-and-greet with the strapping Thoroughbred champion, as well as poster giveaways. Point Given Day at the Hall of Champions is included in the cost of park admission. 

Point Given has become the fifth Horse of the Year to occupy the Hall of Champions barn. The 20-year-old son of Thunder Gulch was the first horse in history to win four $1 million races in a row, which included the Preakness, the Belmont, the Haskell Invitational Handicap, and the Travers Stakes. For his efforts, he received Eclipse Awards as 2001 Horse of the Year and Champion 3-Year-Old Colt. He was inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in 2010. Click here for more information about Point Given. 

 

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Legacy and Legend Tour of the KHP & Kentucky Derby Museum (1)

Dates: Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 07:15 AM to 02:00 PM
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We are excited to announce a partnership with the Kentucky Derby Museum to celebrate our 40th Anniversary! Limited spots available for these special tours, which include transportation from Louisville to Lexington and back, lunch, admissions to both attractions and an exclusive guided experience! 

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Legacy and Legend Tour of the KHP & Kentucky Derby Museum (2)

Dates: Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 07:15 AM to 02:00 PM
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We are excited to announce a partnership with the Kentucky Derby Museum to celebrate our 40th Anniversary! Limited spots available for these special tours, which include transportation from Louisville to Lexington and back, lunch, admissions to both attractions and an exclusive guided experience!  

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Legacy and Legend Tour of the KHP & Kentucky Derby Museum (3)

Dates: Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 07:15 AM to 02:00 PM
Event Description:

We are excited to announce a partnership with the Kentucky Derby Museum to celebrate our 40th Anniversary! Limited spots available for these special tours, which include transportation from Louisville to Lexington and back, lunch, admissions to both attractions and an exclusive guided experience! 

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Legacy and Legend Tour of the KHP & Kentucky Derby Museum (4)

Dates: Thursday, May 03, 2018 - 07:15 AM to 02:00 PM
Event Description:

We are excited to announce a partnership with the Kentucky Derby Museum to celebrate our 40th Anniversary! Limited spots available for these special tours, which include transportation from Louisville to Lexington and back, lunch, admissions to both attractions and an exclusive guided experience! 

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Kentucky Derby Day Celebrations at the Hall of Champions

Dates: Saturday, May 05, 2018 - 10:30 AM to 02:00 PM
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Celebrate Kentucky Derby Day at the Kentucky Horse Park's Hall of Champions! Both Hall of Champions shows at 10:30 and 1:15 will focus on our Kentucky Derby-winning residents, Go For Gin (1994) and Funny Cide (2003), followed by a special meet-and-greet and poster giveaway while supplies last! 

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Sergeant Reckless Unveiling Party

Dates: Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM
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Help us celebrate the unveiling of a beautiful, life-sized sculpture on the KHP property. Sergeant Reckless was a decorated war horse who held official rank in the U.S. military. 

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International Night at the Museum (2)

Dates: Friday, June 01, 2018 - 06:00 PM to 10:00 PM
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Join us on June 1 to celebrate the country of Belgium! Located in the KHP courtyard next to the Visitor Center, this month's International Nights at the Museum will allow guests to explore Belgium's horse culture, food, and music.

Meet-and-greet with our Belgium draft horses, Belgium beer, food from Misfit Commissary and 2 Ladies and a Kettle/Midway Sweet Tooth, kids activities and more! $5 per carload will be collected at the parking booth.

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Hosted By:International Museum of the Horse

High Hope Hunter Pace

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

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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
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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.

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Hosted By:KHP Equine Education Office

Youth Riding Camp Week 2 - Summer Break

Dates: Monday, June 11, 2018 - 09:00 AM to Friday, June 15, 2018 - 03:30 PM
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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. 

Ages 8-16
No horse experience required.

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

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Event Category: Educational Classes
Hosted By:KHP Equine Education Office

Youth Riding Camp Week 3 - Summer Break

Dates: Monday, June 18, 2018 - 09:00 AM to Friday, June 22, 2018 - 03:30 PM
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The Kentucky Horse Park Summer Youth Riding Camp is a great way for children that are crazy about horses to come out and become pros at stable management, horse care, horseback riding, and much more!

Camp activities on and off horseback include:

Basics of horsemanship, stable management, horseback riding, mounted games, arts and craft, visiting the International Museum of the Horse, and seeing behind the sense of The Kentucky Horse Park.

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

Novice Level, ages 8-12
At least 6 month of horse experience required.

 

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Hosted By:KHP Equine Education Office

Youth Riding Camp Week 4 - Summer Break

Dates: Monday, June 25, 2018 - 08:00 AM to Friday, June 29, 2018 - 03:30 PM
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The Kentucky Horse Park Summer Youth Riding Camp is a great way for children that are crazy about horses to come out and become pros at stable management, horse care, horseback riding, and much more!

Camp activities on and off horseback include:

Basics of horsemanship, stable management, horseback riding, mounted games, arts and craft, visiting the International Museum of the Horse, and seeing behind the sense of The Kentucky Horse Park.

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

Ages 8-16
No horse experience required.

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Hosted By:Kentucky Horse Park

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
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  • 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

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Phone: 859-351-4137

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. 

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Shareback Session

Dates: Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM
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The International Museum of the Horse and the Chronicle of African Americans in the Horse Industry invites you to a Shareback Session. This presentation is a follow-up to the History Harvests that were held at the Lyric Theatre and Cultural in April and May. We will share some of the discoveries, mementos, documents and stories that contributors brought. For more information about the history harvests, see this blog post. The event on Thursday is free and open to the public. Please spread the word, and we hope to see you there!

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Phone: 859-259-4279
Website: www.imh.org

USEF Junior Hunter National Championship - Canceled

Dates: Sunday, August 23, 2020 - 07:00 AM to Monday, August 24, 2020 - 10:20 PM
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Established in 2001, the USEF Junior Hunter National Championship showcases the best junior hunters in the nation while providing riders opportunities to meet and spend time with competitors from all over the country. In 2014, the new 3’3” Junior Hunter section was added to the Championship and has quickly gained popularity.  Each year, more than 2,000 eligible hunters qualify to compete in the prestigious final which is held on each coast and is comprised of three phases: handy hunter, classic, and under saddle phase. The overall score from the weighted sections determines the ultimate winner.

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Central Kentucky Riding for Hope Halloween Trail Ride & Tack Sale

Dates: Saturday, October 03, 2020 - 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
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Central Kentucky Riding for Hope invites you to participate in the fun activities that are part of the 2020 Halloween Trail Ride and Used Tack Sale at the Kentucky Horse Park. Proceeds support CKRH in its mission of providing therapeutic riding and equine related activities to those with special needs.

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Movie Night Under The Stars

Dates: Saturday, June 12, 2021 - 06:30 PM to 10:00 PM
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The Secretariat Center is excited to announce the first-ever “Movie Night Under the Stars” featuring the movie, Secretariat. Movie night will be located on the front lawn of The Secretariat Center with a statue of the great racehorse in the center of the action. The event will feature free popcorn, family-friendly fun, and various giveaways and drawings. Attendees can purchase dinner and dessert on-site from local food trucks, an ice cream truck, and even a beer tent. Guests will have the unique experience of an outdoor movie on a real working horse farm, surrounded by retired racehorses on June 12, 2021, gates open at 6:30 pm.


In order to provide a socially distanced experience tickets are limited to the first 250 pre-paid attendees.

Tickets are $20 each and kids under 10 years of age are $10

Get your tickets here.

Get your tickets today, then, grab a blanket, bring the family, and join us for a movie night under the stars.  


The Secretariat Center was founded in 2004 as a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization to prepare off-track Thoroughbreds for happy, healthy, and successful post-track careers through re-schooling and by giving them a broad-based foundation of skills to ensure a harmonious match with their adopters. While advocating for the athleticism and versatility of the American Thoroughbred, The Secretariat Center also seeks to provide educational opportunities through horsemanship.

4155 Walt Robertson Road, Lexington, KY in the Kentucky Horse Park

For more information visit www.secretariatcenter.org or contact Secretariat Center at (859) 246-3080 or [email protected].

This event will practice social distancing and encourage responsible mask-wearing in accordance with KY state recommendations and mandates.

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Saddle Up for Hope

Dates: Saturday, August 21, 2021 - 06:00 PM to 11:00 PM
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Pull up your bootstraps and grab your cowboy hat for a boot-scootin' good time at an upscale barn party to celebrate the 40th anniversary of CKRH’s service to our community…..  Enjoy dinner & drinks, a silent auction, and a riding demonstration by CKRH’s young participants all in support of a local nonprofit which provides equine therapeutic activities to individuals with physical, cognitive, or behavioral disabilities. Tickets can be purchased after August 1st on the event website. Attire is boots & jeans casual.


SATURDAY, AUGUST 21, 2021 AT 6 PM – 10 PM
Learn more at... www.ckrh.org/night-of-the-stars

Virtual attendance is also welcome via an online live stream broadcast on the day of the event which can be found at ckrh.org/night-of-the-stars


Venue/Location:
CKRH Barn at Kentucky Horse Park, 4185 Walt Robertson Rd, Lexington, KY, 40511

Contact:
Jeannie Brewer, 859-231-7066, [email protected]


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RMHA 2021 International Grand Championships

Dates: Wednesday, September 08, 2021 - 09:00 AM to Saturday, September 11, 2021 - 05:00 PM
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The 33rd Annual Rocky Mountain Horse Association International Grand Championships will take place Wednesday, September 8th through Saturday, September 11th, 2021 at the Kentucky Horse Park, Covered Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. 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.

Learn more: https://rmhai.com/


Wednesday September 8th through Saturday September 11th

Classes begin promptly at 9am each day

Grand Championships begin at 1:30 on Saturday

Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, Kentucky

 

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Thoroughbred Makeover

Dates: Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, October 17, 2021 - 05:00 PM
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The 2021 Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America, will be a historic event with competition years running for both 2020-eligible and 2021-eligible horses, due to the postponement of the 2020 event. Competition years will compete separately across three days of preliminary competition, vying for a total of over $100,000 in prize money, with each competition year crowning its own Thoroughbred Makeover Champion.

  • What: The largest Thoroughbred retraining competition in the world for recently-retired ex-racehorses
  • When: October 12-17, 2021
  • Where: Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington
  • Who can participate: The 2020 competition year includes accepted trainers (professionals, amateurs, juniors and teams) who applied between December 1, 2019 - January 15, 2020 for the 2020 competition, with Jockey Club-registered Thoroughbreds who marked a workout or race after July 1, 2018 and did not have more than 15 retraining rides prior to December 1, 2019. The 2021 competition year will include trainers who apply between December 1, 2021 - January 15, 2021, with Jockey Club-registered Thoroughbred who marked a workout or race after July 1, 2019 and have not had more than 15 retraining rides prior to December 1, 2020
  • How horses are acquired for competition: Trainers are responsible for acquiring their own eligible horses, whether through an aftercare organization, directly from track connections or through a reselling agent. Trainers may opt to list their horse for sale via the Makeover Marketplace, but there is no requirement to sell the horse after the competition

Learn more at tbmakeover.org.

 

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Dog Tracking - November

Dates: Sunday, November 21, 2021 - 02:12 PM to 02:12 PM
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The Lexington Kennel Club works to promote and protect the interests of AKC Registered Dogs and encourages sportsmanlike competition at all events.

Learn more... 
https://lexingtonkennelclub.com/tracking/

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