Frigid 4-Miler and 1.5 Mile Fun Run/Walk
If you set a New Year's resolution to be more active, then this race is perfectly timed to keep you motivated through the winter months. You can also use this as a stepping stone race towards a half marathon or marathon that you may be training for in the spring. Don't let the winter weather keep you indoors. Come run the Frigid 4 Miler with us!
The Frigid 4 Miler & 1.5 Mile Fun Run/Walk is Saturday, February 24, 2017 at 9am at the Kentucky Horse Park (Visitors Center Area) in North Lexington.
All participants registered before February 18 will be guaranteed a winter running cap.
Packet Pickup at the KYHP on race day from 7:30-8:45am.
Runners, walkers, and strollers all welcomed for both races!
We are proud to be helping support Arbor Youth Services with a portion of the proceeds from the Frigid 4 Miler and 1.5 Mile fun run. Arbor Youth Services provides safe alternatives for at-risk children, youth and their families through services and referrals that promote positive growth and development.
Check them out and learn more about what they do by liking their Facebook page Arbor Youth Services, Inc. or go to their website http://arborky.org/.
Lexi Memorial 5K Run/Walk
Race Day Schedule:
- 12:00 P.M. Registration
- 12:30 P.M. Kids' 1K Race
- 1:00 P.M. 5K Race Start
- 2:00 P.M. Awards!
$10 per child (12 & under)
$35 per adult (until April 11, 2018)
As we prepare for our fifth annual run/walk, we are looking forward to making impactful partnerships with others who are passionate about supporting families and helping to create great childhoods for kids in our state. If you are interested in an event partnership with Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky, please contact Kendra Lopez at [email protected] or (859) 225-8879. We look forward to the 2018 Lexi Memorial Commit to Prevent® Run/Walk and hope ALL will join us at the family friendly run/walk.
Head Up Heels Down 5K
Join us for the Head Up Heels Down 5K on Friday, April 27, 2018 at 6:30pm at the Kentucky Horse Park. This is our 4th Annual 5K event held in conjunction with the Kentucky Three-Day Event.
The race will feature a chip timed/competitive 5K run and an untimed 1 Mile fun run/walk. All 5K & 1 Mile participants will receive a commemorative Head Up Heels Down 5K T-shirt and kids (under 12) participating in the fun run/walk will receive a finishers medal. Race night will include a DJ, Overall & Age Group Awards for the 5K, a raffle and a beautiful race course. Sign up by April 18th to ensure you get a commemorative shirt! Shirt sizes are on a first come first serve basis.
We also have a VIRTUAL RUNNER/WALKER DONATION OPPORTUNITY for those who wish to support our cause but who can't join us for the race on April 27th at the Kentucky Horse Park. Just sign up as a "Virtual Runner/Walker" and we'll mail you your race shirt. Then if you want you can do your own 5K on your schedule in your hometown. Cost is $30 which includes shipping of the shirt to you.
THURSDAY PACKET PICKUP/REGISTRATION We will hold an advanced race packet pickup/registration on Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 4-7pm at J&H Outdoors Store (189 Moore Drive, Lexington, KY 40503). Avoid the race day rush and come pickup your packet (or those for friends/family members) and shop in Lexington's Premiere Outdoors Store.
RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP/REGISTRATION will be on Friday, April 27th beginning at 2pm near our Start/Finish area. Just look for the blue and orange RaceRise tent. Runners will be able to park in the Visitors Center Parking Lot at the Kentucky Horse Park and gain access into the park without Land Rover Three-Day Event credentials after 4:00pm. You do not need to purchase a Land Rover Three-Day Event Friday Pass in order to participate.The 5K will begin at 6:30pm and the 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk at 6:35pm.
AWARDS For the 5K we will have Overall Top 3 M/F and Age Groups (Top 3 M/F) for the following 0-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+. There will be no awards for the untimed 1 mile fun run/walk event.
STROLLERS & DOGS Runners/walkers with strollers, and dogs on a leash are welcomed to join in the fun. We just ask that both groups start toward the back at the beginning of the race.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED If you aren't running/walking, please consider volunteering for our race. Our primary race day volunteer shift runs from 4:30-8pm. You can sign up as a volunteer right on this site. Thank you in advance for your help!
A portion of proceeds from the Head Up Heels Down 5K will be donated to a charity to be named very soon. Details to come.
Family Fun Night: Mounted Police Demo
Families will be able to enjoy special evening hours at the Kentucky Horse Park’s Kids Barn and International Museum of the Horse, as well as take part in other special events and activities. $5 per carload. May 18 will feature a special demonstration by our Mounted Police at 6 p.m.!
Family Fun Night: Parade of Breeds Dinner Theater
Families will be able to enjoy evening hours at the Kentucky Horse Park’s Kids Barn and International Museum of the Horse, as well as take part in other special events and activities. $5 per carload. This night will feature a special Parade of Breeds show at 6 p.m.!
Join us for the BreyerFest© 5K Run/Walk on July 15, 2018 at 8:00am at the Kentucky Horse Park Alltech Arena in Lexington, KY.
The race includes commemorative T-shirts, chip timing, overall and age group awards, post race snacks, cool Breyer door prizes, and new for this year, FINISHER MEDALS FOR THE 5K PARTICIPANTS!
We'll also have an untimed 1 mile fun run/walk for those not interested in the full 5K (3.1 mile) distance. If you can't make the race but want to support the cause you can register as a Virtual Runner/Walker and we'll send you your commemorative race T-shirt and finisher medal.
Strollers and dogs on fixed length leashes are permitted. We ask these participants to start toward the middle or back of the pack so we don't have congestion at the start of the race.
Family Fun Night: Hall of Champions Show
Families will be able to enjoy evening hours at the Kentucky Horse Park’s Kids Barn and International Museum of the Horse, as well as take part in other fun events and activities. $5 per carload. This night will feature a special Hall of Champions show at 6 p.m.!
Family Fun Night: Draft Horse Demo
Families will be able to enjoy evening hours at the Kentucky Horse Park’s Kids Barn and International Museum of the Horse, as well as take part in other fun events and activities. $5 per carload. This night will feature a special draft horse demo in the Big Barn at 6 p.m.!
USDF Region 2 Championships and KDA Fall Classic I
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.
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AKC Tracking Dog Test and Tracking Dog Excellent Test
The Lexington Kennel Club will be hosting Tracking Tests at the Kentucky Horse Park on February 17, 2019.
Please contact Sue Buxton, Tracking Test Secretary at [email protected] for complete information.
Girls on the Run Central Kentucky 5K
Register here: https://www.gotrcentralky.org/5K
Man o' War "Run for Big Red" 5K/10K
Run or walk a 5K or 10K around the grounds of the beautiful KHP and help us celebrate the legendary racehorse Man o' War!
Cost: $25 for the 5K, $35 for the 10K, and $15 for children participants ages 7-12.
*Included in the race fee is chip timing and a commemorative Man o’ War-themed t-shirt, as well as a one-day pass to the Kentucky Horse Park. Awards will be offered to the top three male and female finishers, plus the top three finishers in various age groups of the 5K and 10K.
Register, view the course map and more at:
USPC Festival 2020, Presented by SSG Riding Gloves - Canceled
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!
Hats Off Day - Canceled
Hats Off to Kentucky's Horse Industry Day is a celebration of the horse and its impact on the state of Kentucky. The day offers fun family activities including arts and crafts for children, pony rides, interactive educational booths, thrilling equestrian competitions, and it's all free! Hats Off Day is the only day of the year an entire family can enjoy the Kentucky Horse Park and all it has to offer, at no cost!
This year's event promises to be very exciting! There’s something for everyone -- competition, great amenities and fantastic entertainment for the whole family!
Presented by Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, Hats Off Day on Saturday, July 25 celebrates a day of free admission to the Lexington-based Kentucky Horse Park. Now in its 18th year, Hats Off Day family-friendly activities will occur from 4 to 10 p.m. including horse and pony rides, face painting, inflatables, interactive educational booths, and a Grand Prix show jumping competition. Free hats, provided by area horse farms and businesses will be distributed at the entrance, while supplies last.
Hats Off Day is the only day of the year that admission to the Kentucky Horse Park is free, and serves as a fundraiser for the Kentucky Equine Adoption Center and the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation. More than $1,076,000 has been raised for worthy organizations in Kentucky since the inaugural event in 2003.
“The Kentucky Horse Park provides our state with a beautiful backdrop to learn about Kentucky’s signature industry,” said Dr. Tom Riddle, founder of Hats Off Day and co-founder of Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital. “Hats Off Day allows families to get up-close-and-personal with these majestic animals.”
Stadium activities begin at 6:45 p.m. with a demonstration by mounted police horses, miniature support horses, and therapy horses in the Rolex Stadium. Additionally, this year there will be two recipients of the Rood & Riddle Comeback Award, an honor given annually to an outstanding horse that has undergone veterinary care for a medical condition by Rood & Riddle veterinarians and then returned to greatness.
Beginning at 7:30 p.m., the featured entertainment of the event is the $50,000 Rood & Riddle Kentucky Grand Prix show jumping competition, a 26-year-old tradition that draws internationally known horses and riders.
Hats Off Day is one of the many ways Rood & Riddle supports Kentucky’s equine industry. Through veterinary service, educational opportunities, seminars, and community support, Rood & Riddle impacts the entire state with initiatives that strengthen the equine industry.
For more information on Hats Off Day, including the event schedule, visit the Facebook page.
USEF Pony Finals - Canceled
August 1, 2020 - Kentucky Horse Shows LLC and USEF Notice of Competition Cancellations of Kentucky Summer Classic and USEF Pony Finals
The safety of our members, their families, support teams, ponies, and all of the individuals involved with conducting this competition is a top priority. Therefore, this year’s event will follow the most up-to-date USEF COVID-19 Action Plan for USEF-Licensed Competitions released by the Federation at the time of the event. You may access that information by visiting our COVID-19 resource page. We will continue to monitor the environment and update you with any changes to our plans as warranted.
The prize list is now available and entries are open. The prize list and additional information will only be available electronically this year, and can be found on the Pony Finals website. Entries and stall reservations may be secured online via credit card or by mail with a check. No credit cards will be charged and no checks deposited, however, until we are certain that the event can be held safely. At that time individuals entered will be notified, all entries will be considered definite entries, and they will become subject to the show policy regarding scratches as outlined in the prize list. The deadline for entries is July 21, 2020.
Pony Finals will feel different this year as we alter or forego some of the typical event experiences. These changes include:
- The Hunter Championship will be moved into the Rolex Arena, while the Jumper and Pony Medal events are still tentatively scheduled to occur in the Alltech Arena.
- There will not be any VIP tables.
- Social events/activities may be limited or canceled.
- USHJA Horseless Horse Show has been canceled.
As we continue to follow the guidelines published by the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the Federation, additional changes may be seen within the following areas:
- Restrictions on golf cart usage and parking.
- Limited or restricted access to the stabling areas, show office, and competition areas.
- Modifications to any food services.
- Modifications to the exhibitor bag handout and USHJA clinic sign-ups.
Other key information to remember about this event:
- The qualification criteria has been amended. Those amendments can be found here.
- The deadline for entries is July 21, 2020.
- Notifications as to whether those entered are accepted to compete will likely be available shortly after the July 21st deadline. As noted in the amended criteria, preference will be given to those qualified under the traditional method of winning a champion or reserve.
- Only owners of Hunter ponies that have qualified via that traditional method of winning a champion or reserve will receive a qualified letter from USEF.
- If you do not receive a qualification letter for your pony and believe you should, please review the competition results for that pony, as it may have received “bad points” at the competition in question, thus preventing it from being considered qualified.
- Owners of Hunter ponies looking to compete in the event based on the National Horse of the Year (HOTY) points, must submit an entry in order to be considered. We will not be contacting individuals based on the pony’s National HOTY ranking.
- Please refer to the prize list for the refund policy. If you have questions after reviewing the prize list, please reach out to Kentucky Horse Shows management for clarifications.
- Entries may be submitted online through the Show Management System. USEF does not manage this site, so please contact Show Management System directly with questions regarding the use of that site. A link to their website is available at www.ponyfinals.org.
Additional information can be found at www.ponyfinals.org.
If you have any additional questions, please email [email protected].
Bluegrass Festival Horse Show - Canceled
Competitions located in Alltech Arena, Rolex Stadium, Walnut Ring, HJ Complex, Covered Arena. For more information, visit www.kentuckyhorseshows.com.
Equitana USA 2020 - Canceled
Norwalk, CT (August 3, 2020) -- Due to increased concern over public safety resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, EQUITANA USA’s live three-day celebration of the horse is canceled for 2020. The world’s largest equestrian trade fair and expo was originally scheduled for Sept. 25-27, at the Kentucky Horse Park. The event and its exhibitors, fans and performers will look forward to the 2021 event, slated for Oct. 1-3, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky.
“EQUITANA USA is a shared place and time for all disciplines, breeds, ages and levels of the equine industry,” said Meghan Margewicz, the event’s director. “But the safety of everyone associated with the event is always our first priority. After many discussions with the Kentucky Horse Park, exhibitors, presenters and attendees, we made a difficult, but necessary decision to cancel this year’s celebration and work to create an amazing reunion for everyone in 2021.”
All EQUITANA USA 2020 ticket holders will be refunded electronically. No further action by ticket holders is required.
EQUITANA USA invites equestrian professionals, enthusiasts, and everyone interested in learning more to follow its social channels and e-newsletters for updates on the live 2021 event, a virtual celebration kicking off this September and a year-round celebration of our community through digital education, entertainment and conversation.
Exhibitors interested in the 2021 event, virtual celebration, or year-round promotional opportunities can learn more at equitanausa.com or by contacting Kaitlyn Fritz at [email protected] .
About EQUITANA USA & Reed Exhibitions: EQUITANA USA is a three-day celebration of the horse that invites equestrian professionals and enthusiasts of all riding levels and ages, disciplines, and breeds to gather for education, entertainment, instruction, and shopping. Reed Exhibitions, producer of EQUITANA USA is a leading global events business. It combines face-to-face with data and digital tools to help customers learn about markets, source products and complete transactions at over 500 events in almost 30 countries across 43 industry sectors, attracting more than 7 million participants. Reed Exhibitions is part of RELX, a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. www.reedexpo.com
EQUITANA USA invites equestrian professionals and enthusiasts of all riding levels and ages, disciplines, and breeds to gather for a three-day celebration of the horse through education, entertainment, instruction, and shopping.
A combination of seminars, clinics, and trainings, the EQUITANA USA Education Program will broaden your understanding of all things related to horse care and riding, while opening doors to new disciplines and fun.
EQUITANA USA will take place at The Kentucky Horse Park, North America’s premier equestrian facility, located in Lexington, Kentucky and just minutes from downtown Lexington. The park is home to the famous Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event, Breyerfest, USEF Pony Finals, the Thoroughbred Makeover, the National Horse Show, and endless horse shows of all disciplines.
Horseback riding and pony rides will be available at the Kentucky Horse Park during EQUITANA USA. Guests can schedule their ride at the visitor center on a first-come-first-serve basis on the day of the ride. They do not have advance reservations due to the chance of inclement weather.
Stay up to date with EquitanaUSA news and announcements https://www.facebook.com/equitanausa/
Learn more at https://www.equitanausa.com/
Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event
Lexington, Kentucky – February 10, 2021 – An unprecedented outpouring of public support and a grassroots fundraising effort have led to a reversal of the announced cancellation of the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event CCI Five Star presented by MARS Equestrian™ (LRK3DE). A new partnership between Equestrian Events, Inc. (EEI), producer of the world-class event, and the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation combined with the support of US Equestrian and longstanding sponsors Land Rover, Mars Equestrian, and Rolex will ensure that the CCI5*-L three-day event will be held, without spectators, alongside a new CCI4*-S, April 22-25 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY.
“The uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic placed us in the financially impossible position of having to run the Five Star event without spectators, a situation that left us no choice but to cancel the Five Star for 2021 in order to preserve it for many years to come,” said Mike Cooper, president of EEI. “We are humbled and honored by the response of the eventing community as they’ve stepped up in a mind-blowing way enabling us to go forward.”
A fundraising campaign was started by athletes and fueled by the grassroots effort of the broader eventing community, generating more than $550,000 in donations to run the event. “While that still leaves us short of the amount needed, it is enough to convince us that the balance can be raised,” added Cooper. “We are now, with the assistance of the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation, committed to going forward with the Five Star.”
In the new partnership, EEI and the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation, both 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organizations, bring strong and distinct skill sets – the Foundation in fundraising and EEI in event management. Using their respective expertise and resources, the Foundation will take the lead in soliciting donations to supplement the grassroots effort, and EEI will focus its attention on running the nation’s premier equestrian event in an environment that is safe for all during the current world-wide pandemic.
“The Kentucky Three-Day Event is the foremost event held at the Kentucky Horse Park and the lifeblood of the eventing world,” said Clay Green, Chairman of the Board of the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation. “The Horse Park was established for the 1978 World Three-Day Event Championships which gave birth to the annual Kentucky Three-Day Event whose success is responsible for the Park’s position of prominence and so much that has happened at the Park, including the 2010 World Equestrian Games. Seeing the number of people pleading for the event to happen this year made it very clear that we must do all we can to ensure that it does.”
“Seeing the athletes, community, our sponsors, and these two organizations, the KHP Foundation and EEI, come together in a united way to allow the CCI5*-L and CCI4*-S to go forward despite the challenges presented by the pandemic is nothing short of remarkable. This will allow our athletes and horses aiming for Tokyo this summer the best opportunity to qualify and prepare, while ensuring the safest possible environment for participants seeking to complete a CCI5*-L or CCI4*-S,” shared Bill Moroney, Chief Executive Officer of US Equestrian. “We extend a huge thank you to all involved, especially to our sponsors, for their flexibility and continued commitment to this event.”
“We are thrilled to return as the title sponsor for the 2021 Land Rover Kentucky Three Day Event and support the event broadcasts on NBC, NBC Sports Network, and the USEF Network to bring this historic event into the homes of the fans in the safest way possible. We applaud the efforts of the equestrian community who have gone above and beyond to raise funds to support this event and ensure another great year of world-class eventing can take place at the renowned Kentucky Horse Park,” said Michael Curmi, Director Brand Experience, Jaguar Land Rover North America.
“We applaud the efforts of so many organizers, fans, competitors, and sponsors, supported by MARS Equestrian, which will allow the CCI5*-L competition to continue forward in 2021. This event is an equestrian treasure we are proud to sponsor as we all look for safe ways to hold top level competition,” stated Geoffrey Galant, VP Mars Equestrian.
Spectators are not allowed at this time, but USEF will continue to monitor the effects of the pandemic to determine if a limited number of spectators can be permitted at some point closer to the event with priority given to 2020 rolled over ticket holders. Those who paid for the 2020 event and chose to roll their money over for 2021 will have the option of full refunds or rolling their money over again for 2022. “Ticket holders can expect an email regarding their options, one of which will be to join this incredible grassroots movement on behalf of the sport of eventing,” said Cooper. “Those who wish to do so can donate some or all of the money they’ve paid. We applaud and thank everyone who has contributed so far; without you there would be no Five Star this year and all of you have our utmost gratitude and appreciation!”
Those wishing to be part of the growing movement to save the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event Five Star can do so through the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation website.
About Equestrian Events, Inc.
Equestrian Events, Inc. (EEI) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable Kentucky corporation that was established initially to produce the World Three-Day Event Championships at the Kentucky Horse Park in 1978. Following the success of those championships, EEI established an annual event that evolved into the world-renowned Kentucky Three-Day Event which draws more than 80,000 spectators to the Kentucky Horse Park each year. EEI also produces other events and supports several local and equine charities. EEI has donated more than $725,000 to various charities since 2011. Further information about EEI and the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event is available at www.kentuckythreedayevent.com.
About the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation
Since its inception in 1985, the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation has provided over $25 million worth of improvements, helping make the Kentucky Horse Park the leading equestrian facility of its kind in the world. The Kentucky Horse Park Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to enhancing, expanding, and improving the Kentucky Horse Park. Further information is available at www.khpfoundation.org.
"Best Weekend All Year!" April 22-25, 2021. First and longest-running annual 5-star Eventing competition in North America! This is the toughest of all Equestrian Sports.
Kentucky Spring Horse Show
Event takes place in Covered Arena, Hunter Jumper Complex, Rolex Stadium, and Walnut Ring.
Kentucky Spring Classic
Takes place in Covered Arena, Hunter Jumper Complex, Rolex Stadium, and Walnut Ring.
MayDaze Horse Trials
Event takes place in Hunter Jumper Complex, Walnut Ring.