National Mounted Police Colloqium
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.
UPHA Chapter 9 Kentucky Fall Classic Horse Show
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.
36th Annual Kentucky Book Fair
Since its inception in 1981, the Kentucky Book Fair has been connecting readers and authors in a celebration of shared passion and mutual interest: the importance of reading and writing. Each year, more than 170 local and national authors participate in the event, signing their latest books and meeting readers from Kentucky and surrounding states. KBF Kids Day, open to schools all over the Commonwealth, gives hundreds of Kentucky students the opportunity to interact with authors through a series of engaging presentations. Kentucky Book Fair programs are free and open to the public; KBF Kids Day programs require registration.
Cheer Elite Classic
- An Ultimate Series Champion Qualifier, this cheer event features all-star, school and dance teams from across the country.
- Doors open at 7 am
- 8 am -6:30 pm
- $8 admission fee
The date for the KAPOS State Elementary and Middle School Competitions have been set for Saturday, December 16, 2017 at Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. Competition times are listed as Eastern Standard Time. All elementary and middle school cheer teams are encouraged to participate in their regional competitions which must be completed by Friday, December 1. Regional winners will advance to the state competition. For more information visit kapos.org
KY Invitational Truck & Tractor Pull
The 7th Annual Kentucky Invitational rolls into Alltech Arena on January 4, 5, and 6. Admission is $20 (kids under 6 free). For more information visit www.kentuckyinvitational.com.
Lexington RV Show
AN RV SHOW FOR RV ENTHUSIASTS!
OVER 150 MAKES AND MODELS TO CHOOSE FROM!
Featuring the very latest makes and models of recreational vehicles from all the nation’s top manufacturers. Special factory rebates, financing, and on the spot loan approval makes this show a cannot miss for the serious RV enthusiasts!
That’s not all……
The show will feature a huge parts and accessories exhibit, along with campgrounds, tow vehicles, and everything you may need for your next RV vacation.
Seminars, features, and entertainment will set this show apart from all others in the state.
There is something for everyone at the LEXINGTON RV SHOW!
Ticket Prices: $8 Adults; Kids under 12 Free
For more information visit www.lexingtonrvshow.com
Governor's Prayer Breakfast
The Governor's 52nd Annual Prayer Breakfast will be Tuesday, February 6 from 7:30 am to 9:30 am at the Kentucky Horse Park's Alltech Arena.
Guest speakers include Albert Veksler, Israeli Director, Jerusalem Prayer Breakfast Movement, and Nick Mingione, UK Head Baseball Coach.
$20 per ticket at the door; tables of 8 for $160. For advance tickets, email [email protected] More information: https://buff.ly/2GbBOoC
Cheer Elite Best of the Best National Championships
This OPEN NATIONAL COMPETITION is a battle between all of the Top Scoring teams, Grand Champions and Ultimate Champions from all of our events this season.
It is also open to all other teams that want to join in the fun!!! We will have a GREAT COACH'S HOSPITALITY ROOM!
All teams participating in this competition receive a trophy, regardless of score and number of teams in their division. Other awards that will be given are Grand Champion, Ultimate Champion, Specialty Awards, Spirit Award and Coach of the Year Award as well as the participant's favorite Top Gun Awards and TONS OF MEDALS, TROPHIES AND BANNERS. We will also be giving out RINGS to the Ultimate Champion winners!! We look forward to your participation, and helping us increase the donations for the Greenhouse 17 Shelter !!
Parking $5/per car load
All Star Cheer Teams:
School Cheer Teams:
$45/competitor for the 1st routine,
$12/competitor for each additional routine
(sideline & 2 1/2 min; sideline & fight song, etc.)
$45/competitor for the 1st routine, $12/competitor for each additional routine (pom & hip hop, etc.)
Solo/Duet/Stunt groups: $60/competitor
School Cheer will compete on mats.
Dance will compete on marley.
All Star Cheer will compete on spring floor.
We look forward to seeing you this year!!
Kentucky Spring Premier Horse Show
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.
American Truck Historical Society Annual Convention and Truck Show
We will be exhibiting 1,000+ large and 50+ small vintage/antique trucks, 100+ vendors of all types, lots of food options, children’s area with pony rides.
Greg Evigan from the TV hit BJ & the Bear will be onsite along with the truck he drove in the show, signing autographs and photo opportunities.
$30-$35 for a 3/day pass or daily gate ticket price $15 with children 12 and under free.
American Haflinger Registry National Sporthorse Show
Downunder Horsemanship - 2018 Walkabout Tour
At Walkabout Tours, horse trainer Clinton Anderson holds nothing back. He shares the ultimate goal of horsemanship with his personal horses and explains the training process, right from the start, by working with local problem horses. Step-by-step, he demonstrates how his training method helps real horses with real problems get real results. Whether you ride English or western or are a serious competitor or love to hit the trails, learn how Clinton uses the Method to develop respectful and safe horses. From problem horses and learning to build your confidence to advanced riding techniques and trick training, the weekend offers something for every level of horseman.
Civilian Equine Sensory Training Clinics
(These are identical one-day clinics)
The clinics are hosted by the Kentucky Horse Park and the Lexington Mounted Police Unit. National and international instructors will provide training in obstacle, sensory and equitation techniques. The clinic, grounded in natural horsemanship fundamentals, is done in-hand and under saddle. Training is conducted in a controlled environment geared to improving the confidence of both horse and rider. All breeds of horses and riding disciplines are welcome. (Must be 18 years old to participate.)
Guest instructors are scheduled to include the Kentucky Horse Park Mounted Police, Lexington Mounted Police, Jerry Mayo, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (retired), Megan Lau: Maryland National Capital Park Police-MC, and Toronto, Canada Mounted Police.
If you experience difficulties registering while using a mobile device, please try to register while using a desktop machine. 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].
National Horse Show 2018
US Dressage Finals (1)
Bluegrass Rockin' Rodeo
KHSAA State Cheerleading Competition (1)
RK Gun and Knife Show
Part of the 2019 Indoor Championship Series. Amateurs youth to adult and also money classes with lots of prizes -- Motocross at its best! Doors open at 5, races start at 7. Contestant signups start at 10 am. See Facebook page for ticket prices.
Kentucky After Christmas Sale
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.
Entry deadline Jan. 18, 2019
Bulls, Bands and Barrels
The BIGGEST party of the winter in coming back to Lexington, KY!! For the 3rd year in a row the Bulls, Bands, & Barrels Tour is coming to The Kentucky Horse Park Alltech Arena in beautiful Lexington, KY on February 9, 2019 at 7 PM with Bull Riding, Barrel Racing, FREE STYLE BULLFIGHTS plus Brinson James the entertainer and a concert by Kentucky's own, Nicholas Jamerson of Sundy Best with special guest Tyler Booth Music and Laid Back Country Picker!! Gates open at 5:30, pre party with Laid Back Country Picker at 6:00 with the show starting at 7:00 PM! Tickets are on sale NOW at https://bit.ly/2A9soIX!!
KHSAA State Wrestling Championships
The 56th KHSAA State Wrestling Championships will be held at Alltech Arena Feb. 16-17. Visit www.khsaa.org for more information.
Central Kentucky Home Expo
Exciting New Features Include:
- The Expo will be featured on the Alltech Arena Floor
- Tiny Home Village
- Make Your House a Home for a Lifetime: Home Modification Options
- Smart Home Central
- More to come!
If you are thinking about remodeling or new home construction, then the Central Kentucky Home Expo is your destination for the latest and hottest ideas!
Location: KY Horse Park Alltech Arena (4089 Iron Works Pkwy, Lexington, KY 40511)
Dates & Times:
- Friday, February 22: 4pm - 8pm
- Saturday, February 23: 10am - 5pm
- Sunday, February 24: 11am - 4pm
- Tickets can be purchased at the event
- Free parking
- Handicap accessible
Blue Grass Trust Antiques & Garden Show
Beautiful regional show, 70+ Quality Dealers of antiques, fine art, garden & floral design, silver, jewelry, rugs, prints, maps & more, complimentary daily lectures, ala carte cafes & bars.
Daily tix @ door: $20; Run of show tix: $30, fundraiser for Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation. GALA Preview Party March 1, 6-9 p.m.
Kentucky Crafted Market
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.
Trade Hours: Friday, March 15 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Wholesale buyers with ID only)
Public Hours: Saturday, March 16 10 a.m. - 6 p.m and Sunday, March 17 10 a.m. - 4 p.m
$8.00 online or at the door (Children 15 and under free with adult admission.)
Online Ticket Purchase:
The Kentucky Crafted Market offers art, live music, literature and food
- Nearly 200 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
Road to the Horse
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.
Cowboy Up for a Cure Rodeo
Gates will open at 6pm, with tons of fun for the whole family.
Award-winning, professional rodeo entertainment will be provided by 3 Bar J Rodeo of Union City, Indiana.
Since 2014, Cowboy Up for a Cure, Inc. has hosted this annual event to raise money for pediatric cancer patients seeking treatment in Central Kentucky. To date, $200,000 of the funds raised by Cowboy Up for a Cure, Inc. have directly benefited the DanceBlue Kentucky Children's Hospital Hematology/Oncology Clinic in endeavors such as the UK PAWS Program.
The Cowboy Up for a Cure Rodeo has twice been awarded the Mid-States Rodeo Association’s Best Rodeo.
Tickets may be purchased online at https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/12941/the-alltech-arena-at-the-kentucky-horse-park or at the door. Cost is $17 per person, with children five years of age and younger admitted free of charge. Groups of 10 or more may purchase tickets at a discounted rate online, with ticket code UKSTORG.
About Cowboy Up for a Cure, Inc.
Cowboy Up for a Cure, Inc. was founded in 2013, to benefit children with various forms of pediatric cancer. Our goal is to raise awareness and to support a pathway to progress for families faced with this adversity.
About the UK PAWS Program
The PAWS Program at the DanceBlue Kentucky Children's Hospital Hematology/Oncology Clinic was created to be the educational liaison between the school, the family, and the medical team, on behalf of the patients we serve. The PAWS Program was established in August 2014 through the generous support of two non-profit organizations: Cowboy Up for a Cure and DanceBlue: For the Kids.
Scott County Schools Graduation
Woodford County Schools Graduation
Franklin County High Schools Graduation
Extreme Mustang Makeover
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.
Bluegrass Classic Dog Show
Five days of all-breed conformation and obedience competition sponsored by the Lexington Kennel Club Inc., the Northern Kentucky Kennel Club Inc., and the Mid-Kentucky Kennel Club Inc. This show will include competition for more than 150 breeds, best-in-show competition, junior showmanship classes, obedience and rally, AKC Owner-Handler Series, Canine Good Citizen Test, and much more!
Chuck Givens "Born 2 Win" Horse Sale
Special Olympics of Kentucky
National Mounted Police Colloquium
UPHA Chapter 9 KY Fall Classic Horse Show
Good Guys Car Show
National Horse Show
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.
US Dressage Finals
The United States Dressage Finals is the national championship competition for the United States Dressage Federation. The US Dressage Finals will be split into Open and Amateur divisions. Each division will hold classes from Training Level to Grand Prix Freestyle. A non-championship competition will also take place, USDF Dressage in the Bluegrass which will be a qualifying competition for The 2017 Great American/USDF Regional Championships and USDF/Dover Adult Amateur Medal Program. The USDF Dressage in the Bluegrass will have USEF and FEI classes with Training Level to Grand Prix Level exhibited. General admission is free, and VIP seating may be purchased on-site. For more information on the United States Dressage Finals please call the United States Dressage Federation at 859-971-2277, or go to www.usdf.org.
Kentucky Horse Park Rodeo
The inaugural Kentucky Horse Park Rodeo will take place on Friday, November 17, 2017 and Saturday, November 18, 2017 at the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park. The rodeo is expected to take place between the times of 7pm and 10pm.
KHSAA State Cheerleading Competition
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association Competitive Cheer Championships is a high school cheerleading competition on December 8th and 9th, 2017. Divisions will be split in size: small, medium, large, and super large. There will also be a coed division. For more information on the KHSAA Competitive Cheer Championship please call KHSAA at 859-299-5472 or go to www.KHSAA.org. Photo courtesy of KHSAA.org.