The date for the KAPOS State Elementary and Middle School Competition has been set for Saturday, December 17, 2016 at AllTech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. All middle school cheer teams are encouraged to participate in their regional competitions which must be completed by Saturday, December 3. Regional winners will advance to the state competition. Doors will open at 8:00 am, and the competition will begin at 9:00 am.
Every year, Boots in the Bluegrass raises funds for worthy charity partners. Since 2013, three mortgage-free home grants have been given to deserving military families, and hundreds of veterans have attended the event free of charge thanks to sponsor gifts.
With live music, catered food, and patriotic fellowship with our community and our veterans, it is a good cause not to be missed.
Everyone always leaves the Kentucky Horse Park indoor arena with a renewed sense of patriotism and gratitude for our nation’s servicemen and women. Boots in the Bluegrass makes it possible.
Boots in the Bluegrass invites everyone to take part in what has quickly become known as, “The Most Patriotic Day in Kentucky.” Join us on January 20th!
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Kentucky Horse Park ~ Alltech Arena
North Exhibit Hall and Concourse
4089 Iron Works Pkwy
Lexington, KY 40576
Friday, February 24, 4pm - 8pm
Saturday, February 25, 9am - 4pm
Sunday, February 26, 10am - 4pm
There will be a Kentucky Horse Park Commission meeting held in the North Exhibit Hall, Room C of the Alltech Arena at 3:00 p.m.
Please note that due to a problem with the air conditioning in the Alltech Arena South Exhibit Hall, the Kentucky Horse Park Commission meeting has been moved upstairs to the Alltech Arena North Exhibit Hall, Room C.
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.
(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, and others.
The Kentucky Horse Park and the Lexington Mounted Police Unit host the annual Mounted Police Colloquium at the Kentucky Horse Park. National and International instructors are brought in to train both police and civilians in various types of training to include equitation, jumping, crowd control and sensory techniques. This event brings together people and horses from all around the country to learn new techniques, share ideas, and train their amazing horses. Training is always conducted in a controlled environment geared to improving the confidence of both the horse and rider.
The Bluegrass Festival Horse Show is a 6-day hunter/jumper show, and is a part of the Kentucky Horse Show 2017 series. This event draws local riders, international riders and even former Olympians. This is also a World Champion Hunter Rider Event and features premier rate hunters and a variety of classics and special classes.
The USEF Pony Finals is a 6-day Hunter/Jumper Championship event. The US Regular Hunter Pony Championship, the US Green Hunter Pony Championship, and the US National Pony Jumper Championship will all take place during this event. Ponies in each of the events will be put into classes based on their size (small, medium, and large). Aside from the competition, there will also be clinics during this event that are free and open to the public.
The Red Cross Summer Soiree is an annual charity event benefiting the Bluegrass chapter of the American Red Cross. This casual event includes dinner and drinks as well as live and silent auctions. Live music will be provided. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the Red Cross at: 859-253-1331. This is a casual, fun event for a great cause! $75 per ticket or a table of 10 for $750.00. For more information on the American Red Cross Disaster Blaster Relief Fundraiser visit www.redcross.org/bluegrass.