USMGA Fall Finale
For 25 years the United States Mounted Games Association has provided opportunities for riders of all ages to enjoy games on horseback and to compete internationally as well as in the United States. The United States Mounted Games Association was formed to inspire, encourage interest, and increase participation in Mounted Games in the United States. Their mission is to increase the number of riders involved in Mounted Games, improve the quality and number of our United States competitions, and to enhance the image of equestrian games as a spectator sport. USMGA aims to provide niche in equine sports by making Mounted Games, a relatively inexpensive horse sport, available to the general public for the advancement and understanding of the equine industry.
For more information, visit www.usmga.us or the US Mounted Games Association Facebook page.
82nd Annual Junior League of Lexington Charity Horse Show
Created in 1937, to help fund the Junior League's community works project, the horse show has grown to be the world's largest outdoor American Saddlebred show and the first leg of the Saddlebred "Triple Crown". Today, the show attracts approximatley 1,000 world recognized competitors from the U.S. and Canada, has raised over four million dollars for charitable and civic organizations in Central Kentucky and generates over 5 million dollars revenue for local merchants each summer. The Lexington Jr. League Charity Horse Show has truly made a tremendous impact in Saddlebred industry; as well as, in our local community.
We encourage everyone to come out with family and friends and experience some of the finest American Saddlebreds compete at Kentucky Horse Park’s Rolex Arena, July 9th - 14th, 2018!
General admission tickets may be purchased at the door for $5 Monday through Thursday, and $10 Friday & Saturday. Children under six are admitted free. Morning Sessions are free to the public. Proceeds benefit local and regional charitable organizations sponsored by the Junior League of Lexington.
Kentucky Summer Horse Show
Hagyard Lexington Classic Grand Prix
The Hagyard Lexington Classic is part of the Kentucky Summer Horse Show and takes place in the Rolex Stadium. For more information, visit www.hagyard.com
Rood & Riddle Grand Prix
Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital is the proud sponsor of the Rood & Riddle Kentucky Grand Prix, a premier show jumping competition held annually at the Kentucky Horse Park for the past 25 years.
The Kentucky Grand Prix provides spectators with the excitement and drama found only in the most competitive sporting events. Top-level show jumpers are guaranteed to impress the crowd as they soar over thirteen, 5-foot fences. Join us and witness the athletic ability of Grand Prix Show Jumpers and the teamwork of horse and rider!
The objective of the Grand Prix is for each horse and rider to clear every obstacle on the course with the least number of faults (penalties), and the fastest time. Faults are given for dropped rails, refusals, and time exceeding recommendations. In the event of a tie of two or more horses completing the first round with 0 faults, an altered course is set, and a timed jump off is held to determine the winner.
A Grand Prix course is extremely challenging, and requires tremendous strength and agility from both horse and rider to complete with no faults!