Governor Matt Bevin today announced six new members to the Kentucky Horse Park Commission and a revamped commission structure.
The Kentucky Horse Park Commission will meet Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. EDT. The meeting will be held in the Club Lounge on the second floor of the Covered Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park. The agenda is as follows:
Aaron Vale has widened his early lead in the 2016 Hagyard Challenge Series by claiming the second place prize for the second week in a row during Thursday's $34,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic CSI3*.
Hunter riders braved the rain Saturday in the Stonelea Ring to compete in the second leg of the $40,0000 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby series.
The Kentucky Spring Classic's main event, the $130,000 Mary Rena Murphy Grand Prix CSI3*, was an unforgettable one as Todd Minikus (USA) and Quality Girl pulled off their third FEI win for the week. The win was extra meaningful to Minikus as it honored his dear friend and horsewoman Mary Rena Murphy.
The Kentucky Spring Classic concluded with picture perfect weather for Children's Hunter riders in the Stonelea Ring on Sunday.
The Kentucky Spring Classic, the second week of the Kentucky Spring Horse Shows series, concluded on Sunday with Andrew Ramsay taking home the blue ribbon in the finale event, the $50,000 Bluegrass Grand Prix, sponsored by Audi of Lexington, aboard a mount aptly named Winn Winn.
Christopher Payne and Colton, a Selle Français gelding, took home the Grand Hunter Championship as well as the Green Hunter championship at the Kentucky Spring Classic on Thursday. Payne and Colton were first in the handy class, second over fences and third under saddle after winning both over fences classes on Wednesday.
The second leg of the 2016 Hagyard Challenge Series, sponsored by the Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, was held on Thursday evening in the Rolex Stadium as the day's highlight event of the Kentucky Spring Classic.
A gray and rainy start did not deter hunter riders in the Stonelea Ring on day one of the Kentucky Spring Classic. Christopher Payne and Colton, a Selle Français gelding, won both First/Second Year Green Hunter classes. In the first class he also brought home second place aboard Anderson. Third place went to Tim Goguen and Splendid.