The Jump Start Horse Trials, presented by the Keeneland Pony Club, will return to the Kentucky Horse Park, September 27-29. The trials serve as an introductory event for those just entering the sport of eventing.
The Jump Start Horse Trials have been held for 24 years, providing a means for beginning eventers to participate in an event at their own level and for these athletes to have an opportunity to prepare for more demanding competitions later on. The Jump Start Horse Trials started in 1990 by the Keeneland Pony Club and has grown to 375+ competitors.
The Jump Start Horse Trials is a competition composed of three phases of riding - dressage, cross-country, and show jumping. This event will test both the horses’ and the riders’ skill and stamina. Dressage will be on Friday and Saturday, and cross country and show jumping will be on Saturday and Sunday. Preliminary, Training, Novice, Beginner Novice and Starter Divisions are offered. Riders come from throughout the United States and Canada to compete at this United States Eventing Association (USEA), United States Equestrian Federation (USEF), and MidSouth Eventing and Dressage Association (MSEDA) sanctioned event. Riders range in age from 10 to 65+.
Participants that progress within the sport could move on to compete in internationally acclaimed events, such as the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, which is held annually at the Kentucky Horse Park. All proceeds will benefit the Keeneland Pony Club.
For more information about the Jump Start Horse Trials, contact Shelley Ryan at (859)224-3411 or visit www.jumpstarthorsetrials.com.
Date & Time:
September 27-29, 2013 – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Included in Kentucky Horse Park general admission, horse show-only rate available
Location & Parking:
Hunter Jumper Complex, Dressage Complex, Cross Country Course
Parking available in the Main Lot