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.!
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:
United States Pony Club Festival 2021
The week-long USPC 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. USPC Festival is divided up into two parts: Championships and Education. The national Championships are held the first part of the week. Followed by 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 USPC Festival Trade Fair, participate in and watch the Mock Foxhunt, and enjoy all aspects of Pony Club activities.
AKC Tracking Dog Test and Tracking Dog Excellent Test
The Lexington Kennel Club will be hosting Tracking Tests at the Kentucky Horse Park.
Please contact Sue Buxton, Tracking Test Secretary at [email protected] for complete information.
Horse Capital Marathon
The race will start at 7:30am from the Kentucky Horse Park Campground Area. A short section (beginning and end of the race) will be on the Legacy Trail with 98% being in scenic Central Kentucky country roads passing by 50+ Central Kentucky horse farms.
This race will be staged in Lexington, Kentucky, commonly referred to as the Horse Capital of the World. Our Marathon/Half Marathon will begin together at 7:30am and will have a 6 hour maximum duration (per our city permit). This means that those competing in the marathon must keep a 14 minute 30 second pace or better to complete the race in time.
For more information please visit: https://runsignup.com/Race/KY/Lexington/HorseCapitalMarathonHalfMarathon
Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event
EQUESTRIAN EVENTS, INC. (EEI) – the organizers of the Kentucky Three-Day Event is a non–profit Kentucky corporation formed initially to stage the 1978 World Three–Day Event Championships at the brand new Kentucky Horse Park.
In October 1976, as preparation for the World Championships, EEI organized the first horse trials ever held at the Horse Park. In 1977, the organization coordinated the staging of the national Pony Club Rally in August and produced the North American Junior Three–Day Event Championships in September.
The 1978 World Three-Day Event Championships, held for the first time in the United States September 14–17, were an unprecedented success. (See the original 1978 Time Magazine story on the event here.) Individual World Champion Bruce Davidson of Pennsylvania retained the world title riding his young and courageous American Thoroughbred, Might Tango. The popular team of riders and horses from Canada were the winners of the Team Gold Medal.
EEI’s mission is to support the development of riders and horses in one or more of the sports recognized by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI). Through the staging of an annual event at the highest level, EEI seeks to ensure the competitiveness of the United States in international competition, and to enhance the equine industry worldwide. EEI is governed by a 28–person Board of Directors and with daily management overseen by their professional staff.
For more information visit: https://kentuckythreedayevent.com/
Ticket are on sale now! Visit: https://kentuckythreedayevent.com/tickets/
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
May-Daze is a MSEDA sanctioned event that takes place in Hunter Jumper Complex, Walnut Ring and the Cross Country course.
For more information please visit: https://useventing.com/events-competitions/calendar/event?event=17924
Live Scoring: https://startboxscoring.com/showcalendar.php
Kentucky Horse Park Foundation Trail Ride
Explore the Kentucky Horse Park at the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation Trail Ride on Saturday, June 4, 2022! Proceeds will support the KHP Tree Fund Initiative, to protect and expand the natural beauty of the Park. Guests of all levels, breeds and disciplines are invited to explore the Park grounds with their own horse for a $45 entry fee which includes access to the trails from 9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
- All riders must check-in at the registration tent before starting the trail.
- Negative Coggins test required.
- No galloping or jumping permitted.
- Riders can ride trail any time Saturday, June 4, 9am-4:00pm.
- Trail ride held rain or shine! (No refunds).
- Parking for the KHPF Trail Ride will be in the Alltech Arena Parking Lot. All riders must check-in at the registration tent before beginning the ride.
- Trails will be marked and a QR code with map will be available.
- Stabling unavailable for June trail ride.
Parking for the KHPF Trail Ride will be in the Alltech Arena Parking Lot. All riders must check-in at the registration tent before beginning the ride. Maps will be provided, although the trails will be marked and outriders will be on route to help with directions.
Riders can register online (form posted below) or at the Registration Tent day-of the event. Check-in will start June 4, 2022 at 8:30am. Registration is $45, credit/debit card via online registration form only. All proceeds go towards the Tree Fund Initiative to protect and expand the natural beauty of the Park!
READY TO GO? Register at the link below!
MidSouth PC Horse Trials Rally
The Midsouth Pony Club (MSPC) hosts its annual Horse Trials at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky (Area VIII) in late June of each year offering Starter through Intermediate/Preliminary divisions. The event runs concurrently with the Midsouth Pony Club Rally and also serves as a fundraiser for the Club.
For more information visit: https://useventing.com/events-competitions/calendar/event?event=17961
Champagne Run Horse Trials
Entry Status/Live Scoring: https://startboxscoring.com/showcalendar.php
For more information: Champagne Run Website
Hats Off Day - Rood & Riddle Kentucky Grand Prix
A salute to Kentucky's horse industry, Hats Off Day is currently scheduled for July 30 at the Kentucky Horse Park. Come out for this free family-friendly event to celebrate the horse industry. Don't miss the Rood & Riddle Kentucky Grand Prix show jumping competition as the featured evening entertainment of Hats Off Day in the Rolex Stadium.
For more information on Hats Off Day, including the event schedule, visit the Facebook page.
USEF Pony Finals
In 1959, the British National Pony Society and the British Show Pony Society challenged American pony riders to an international Pony Hunter Competition. First held at the prestigious National Horse Show in New York City, the best U.S. ponies and riders met head-to-head with the best British ponies and riders in the small and large divisions. The first competition emphasized conformation and under saddle performance. Jumping ability was tested over two fences and counted 20% toward the final score; the American riders in this inaugural competition were narrowly defeated 10 to 9. Two years later, the British National Pony Society hosted the competition. The American riders prepared by spending a rigorous two weeks at the famed Olympic Training Center in Gladstone, N.J. The training proved beneficial, as the U.S. returned with the trophy by earning a score of 13 over Britain’s 9.
In 1967, the American Horse Shows Association created the Pony Finals as a national event, open to all members who met the qualifying criteria. Since 1984, the finals have included the popular Pony Medal Championship, an equitation competition; and in 1999, the Green Hunter Pony Championship was added. Today, the USEF Pony Finals presented by Honor Hill Farms 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/USEF Pony Medal Final tests young riders, judging their ability to compete over a technical and demanding course of fences. The USEF Pony Jumper Championship was designed as a stepping stone for junior riders who desire to move into the Grand Prix ring one day.
Learn more: USEF PONY FINALS WEBSITE
Bluegrass Festival Horse Show
A series of Hunter/Jumper competitions located in Alltech Arena, Rolex Stadium, Walnut Ring, HJ Complex, Covered Arena.
For more information visit: www.kentuckyhorseshows.com.
Park Equine Kentucky Classique
For more information, please visit: september 2-4, 2022 – KYEvents
Large Animal Emergency Rescue Training
Taught by Justin and Tori McLeod of 4Hooves Large Animal Services, LLC, this course is designed to educate emergency responders, veterinary professionals, animal control officers, horse industry professionals and other interested parties on how to care for and extract equines in potentially hazardous situations while remaining safe.
For more information please visit: https://kentuckyhorse.org/Large-Animal-Emergency-Rescue
Hagyard Midsouth & Team Challenge
A destination event for Eventers from all over the country. This international competition runs a CCI3* & a CCI2*-L as well as national levels. Also featured is a team competition - the oldest team competition held in the sport of Eventing.
Learn more at: www.kyevents.net
Entry Status/Live Scoring: https://startboxscoring.com/showcalendar.php