Kentucky Horse Park

Bits & Pieces of Saddlebred History

Dates: 
Monday, March 9, 2015 - 9:00am to Monday, March 21, 2016 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The American Saddlebred Museum’s 2015 exhibit, Bits & Pieces of Saddlebred History: Recent Donations & Special Selections will feature new acquisitions to the permanent collection along with loans of unusual items from several collectors of Saddlebred memorabilia. By showcasing recent gifts to the collection and loans of relevant pieces, the exhibit is both a thank you to our donors and a way to expose the public to some unique bits of Saddlebred history that are not yet a part of our collection. Bits & Pieces of Saddlebred History will run from March 9, 2015 through March 21, 2016. 
 

Hosted by: 
The American Saddlebred Museum
Phone: 
(859) 259-2746

AKC Tracking Dog Test and Tracking Dog Excellent Test

Dates: 
Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The AKC Tracking Dog Test and Tracking Dog Excellent Test event is put on by the Lexington Kennel Club. These tests are the competition form of canine search and rescue. A scent track is laid with multiple changes of direction for the dog to follow to an item left at the end of the track. The dog will earn titles at the completion of each type of tracking test. Upon completion of the AKC Tracking Dog Test, the dog will receive a TD or Tracking Dog Title. Upon completion of the Tracking Dog Excellence Test, the dog will receive a TDX or Tracking Dog Excellence Title. For more information on the AKC Tracking Dog Test and Tracking Dog Excellence Test please call the Lexington Kennel Club at 859-272-2846, or go to www.lexingtonkennelclub.com. Photo courtesy of www.lexingtonkennelclub.com.

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Hosted by: 
Lexington Kennel Club
Phone: 
859-272-2846

Frigid Fanny 4 Miler Run/Walk

Dates: 
Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
Event Description: 

The 3rd Annual Frigid Fanny 4 Miler & 1.5 Mile Fun Run/Walk is Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 9am at the beautiful Kentucky Horse Park (Visitors Center Area) in North Lexington.

Chip timed race, DJ, Indoor facilities, Awards for Overall and AG categories (4 Miler), Raffle, Winter performance beanie/running cap for all registrants or choose "No Running Cap" option and save $3.00 on registration.

Packet Pickup at the KYHP on race day from 7:30-9am.

This years race will benefit the ON THE MOVE ART STUDIO which has been inspired by our running friend and social entrepreneur Josh Nadzam.  This non-profit has a mission of empowering at risk youth through the visual arts by transforming a vintage trailer into a mobile art room, bringing art classes to at-risk youth in impoverished neighborhoods!

Runners, walkers, strollers and dogs (on leashes) all welcomed for both races!

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Hosted by: 
3 Way Racing

Trainers’ Treasures: Gifts from Saddlebred Professionals

Dates: 
Friday, April 1, 2016 - 9:00am to Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

Trainers’ Treasures consists of items that have been donated to the American Saddlebred Museum over the past 50 years by professional horsemen and women from within the Saddlebred industry. Paintings, photographs, sculptures, and tack used by famous Saddlebred trainers and horses are included. Some of the items were created by the donor, some were used by the donor and some were collected by the owner. This is a diverse exhibit filled with items of importance to the industry and to the professionals who donated them.

Hosted by: 
The American Saddlebred Museum
Phone: 
(859) 259-2746

The Great American Fitness Challenge

Dates: 
Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 7:00am to 5:00pm
Event Description: 

A Challenge for Everyone. A Running & Endurance series created from 15 years of fitness event experience across the country. We’re on a mission to highlight America’s most fit, while promoting fitness for everyone. This celebration is open to all fitness levels & participation and will take place at the Steeplechase Field in the Kentucky Horse Park. Walk the 5K, run the 10K, or challenge yourself with the obstacle course. You have been challenged!

If you are in a fitness program, this event is for you. You don’t need to be an Iron Man to enjoy the Kentucky Horse Park Cross Country Course and its challenges. For the first time ever, athletes will be afforded the opportunity to traverse the three mile Steeplechase Endurance Event course with horse jumps, body weight exercises, and strong man events. Your training and agility will prepare you to accelerate through the finish line.

Set in rolling hills in the heart of the Kentucky Bluegrass, the horse jump obstacles may require balancing, climbing and jumping. In between each vault are challenges that will test your core strength, endurance and overall fitness while designed for anyone in a fitness program to be able to achieve.

Come ready for a fun yet challenging experience. The Open is for casually trained athletes as well as those that train often.

For more information, please visit http://gafitnesschallenge.com.

Event Category: 
Hosted by: 
Brainbox
Phone: 
(305) 310-6821

17th Annual EAGALA Conference

Dates: 
Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
Event Description: 

EAGALA is a nonprofit professional organization with over 4,500 members in 50 countries. EAGALA is committed to setting the standard of professional excellence in how horses and people work together to improve the quality of life and mental health of individuals, families and groups worldwide.

The 17th Annual EAGALA Conference in Lexington, Kentucky arrives at the historic Kentucky Horse Park for horse arena workshops and some special time to tour all that is at the horse park. Join your fellow professionals from around the world for learning, networking, inspiration and fun!

The EAGALA Annual Conference is the premier global opportunity to learn and experience The EAGALA Model of equine assisted psychotherapy from every angle. It’s three days of hands-on training, information-rich workshops and a chance to network with some of the 4,500 mental health and equine professionals in 50 nations who make up The Global EAGALA Network. At the 17th Annual EAGALA Conference you’ll learn:

How to set up, grow and market your EAGALA practice.
The latest clinical methods to help you help your clients change, grow and learn.
EAGALA techniques to meet the unique needs of special populations – young people, families, veterans, those in recovery, etc.
Skills and contacts to last a lifetime.

Sign Up NOW for the 2016 EAGALA Annual Conference in Lexington at eagala.org, or call (801) 754-0400.

Hosted by: 
EAGALA
Phone: 
(801) 754-0400

Veterans Day at the Kentucky Horse Park

Dates: 
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Event Description: 

In honor of Veterans Day, the Kentucky Horse Park is offering free admission to America’s veterans and current service men and women on Wednesday, November 11. Retired and active duty military personnel may present a valid military ID for complimentary family admission into the park. Parking is free. Thank you for your service!

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Hosted by: 
KY Horse Park
Phone: 
859-233-4303