Dressage lovers don’t have to wait until summer’s warm weather to enjoy their favorite sport. They have the Snowbird Dressage Winter Series at the Kentucky Horse Park to enjoy when they itch for that special “dance” between horse and rider.
The Snowbird Dressage Winter Series is a Kentucky Dressage Association (KDA) and Mid-South Eventing Dressage Association (MSEDA) sanctioned series for training, novice, USDF A novice, and USDF B and C open introductory level competitors that will be held on Saturdays on December 14, 2013, and February 22 and March 22, 2014, from approximately 7:30 am to 5:00 pm each day.
The series will include Western dressage with the December show and United States Eventing Association (USEA) classes with the February and March shows, so Snowbird Dressage continues to grow and offer more excitement for competitors and spectators alike each year.
Learn more at www.kentuckydressageassociation.com or contact show manager Julie Congleton at 859/846-4889 or at
Dates and Times:Saturday, December 14, 2013Saturday, February 22, 2014Saturday, March 22, 20147:30 am to 5:00 pm, approximately
Admission:Included in Kentucky Horse Park general admission, horse show-only rate available
Parking:Main Visitor Lot
The KHSAA Competitive Cheer Championships will take place in the Kentucky Horse Park’s Alltech Arena on Saturday, December 14. The KHSAA created divisions for both all-girls and coed competition, with the winning school in each division at the regional level advancing to the State competition.
Doors open to the fans at 9 a.m., with the competition beginning at 10 a.m. for the All-Girls’ Small and Medium Divisions. The All-Girls’ Large and Super-Large Divisions will compete at 2 p.m., followed by the Coed Division at 6 p.m. There will be approximately 80 squads competing, comprised of 16 to 24 members each. An awards presentation will follow each competition block.
Tickets are $10 for adults, and children 10 and under will be admitted free. A single ticket is valid for the entire day's competition, with no re-entry. Tickets are available at the Alltech Arena ticket windows.
To learn more, go to www.khsaa.org or call (859) 299-5472.
Location and Parking:Alltech Arena
Admission:$10.00 adultsFree for children 10 and under
Dates and Times:Saturday, December 14, 2013 – 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (approximately)
Full schedule is available here: http://khsaa.org/sports/sports-activities/competitive-cheer/
Synchronized swimming has some serious competition from horses. The 4th Annual “Bluegrass Blast” Open Drill Team Competition and 2013 4-H Nationals is this Saturday, December 7, at the KHP’s Alltech Arena.
Saturday’s drill team competition is all business, starting at 9 am, for multi-state teams from Youth Novice all the way to Adult with specialty divisions for Theatrical Theme, Gaited and Rodeo. 4-H Teams compete after their individual state competitions. Check out yet another unique equine sport!
For more information about the Bluegrass Blast, contact Karen Smith at (931)445-5211 or find them on Facebook under Bluegrass Blast Drill Team Competition & 4-H Nationals.
Date & Time:Saturday, December 7, 2013 – 9:00 am – 8:00 pm (or earlier depending on registrations)
Schedule:8:00 am – Check-in/coaches and judges meeting9:00 am – 4-H Nationals drill competition starts10:30 am – 4-H Awards ceremony 11:00 am – Open Drill Team Competition starts 8:00 pm – Open Awards Ceremony
Location & Parking:Alltech Arena
More than 1,700 high school students from approximately 220 schools across Kentucky will compete in the Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s (KHSAA) State Cross Country Championships this Saturday, November 9, at the Kentucky Horse Park.
Students have competed in track meets all year to qualify for this final challenge on the beautiful fields and trails throughout the park. Six races will be held throughout the day, with the first race going off at 9:15 am.
Dogs are not allowed at the KHSAA State Cross Country Championships. Please leave your four-legged friends at home. General admission is $10.00 and admission is free for kids 10 and under. Come out to enjoy a beautiful fall weekend at the park and cheer on these deserving students!
For more information about the KHSAA Cross Country State Championships, call 859-299-5472, or visit http://khsaa.org/sports/fall/cross-country.
Date:Saturday, November 9, 2013
Class Time Schedule:9:15 am First call: Class 1A Boys 9:25 am Final call: Class 1A Boys9:30 am Start: Class 1A Boys
10:00 am First call: Class 1A Girls 10:10 am Final call: Class 1A Girls10:15 am Start: Class 1A Girls
11:15 am First call: Class 2A Boys 11:25 am Final call: Class 2A Boys11:30 am Start: Class 2A Boys
12:00 pm First call: Class 2A Girls 12:10 pm Final call: Class 2A Girls12:15 pm Start: Class 2A Girls
1:15 pm First call: Class 3A Boys 1:25 pm Final call: Class 3A Boys1:30 pm Start: Class 3A Boys
2:00 pm First call: Class 3A Girls 2:10 pm Final call: Class 3A Girls2:15 pm Start: Class 3A Girls
Admission:Adults – $10.00Kids 10 and under - Free
Location & Parking:Walt Robertson Boulevard Paddocks
The much-anticipated annual Holly Day Market, presented by the Junior League of Lexington, is almost here at the Kentucky Horse Park in the Alltech Arena, November 15-17, to inspire the holiday spirit in us all!
Most of the merchants attending the Holly Day Market are not normally seen around the Lexington area. Vendors will be set up along the arena concourse selling everything from jewelry and clothing to toys, books, art, food, and, of course, holiday decorations. You will find fabulous, boutique-style items, a packed schedule of special events each day and prize drawings. There will be arts and crafts for the children to enjoy as well as their first chance of the season to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus.
Don’t let the holiday season sneak up on you! Shop for a cause and get your shopping done early – all in one place – at the Junior League of Lexington’s Holly Day Market. Ticket proceeds will go to support the Junior League of Lexington.
To purchase tickets and for more information, visit www.hollydaymarket.com or contact the Junior League of Lexington at 859-252-8014.
Dates & Times:General Shopping HoursFriday, November 15, 2013 – 12:00 pm – 9:00 pmSaturday, November 16, 2013 – 10:00 am – 6:00 pmSunday, November 17, 2013 – 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
VIP EventFriday, November 15, 2013 – 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Admission:General Admission - $10.00 per dayVIP Event - $25.00Children 12 and under – Free
Friday November 15, 2013 – Student Discount Day – $8.00 General Admission w/College ID
The Oleika Pro Rodeo is coming to town Friday and Saturday, November 22-23, at the Alltech Arena, where the dust will start flying at 7:30 pm each evening.
Events include Bareback Broncs, Saddle Broncs, Calf Roping, Steer Wrestling, Barrel Racing, Team Roping, and everyone’s favorite, Bull Riding!
Don’t miss the rootin’, tootin’ action brought to you by the Oleika Shrine Temple in partnership with Chrysler on Nicholasville. For more information, go to www.OleikaRodeo.com.
Dates & Times:Friday and Saturday, November 22-23, 2012Doors open at 6:00 pmRodeo starts at 7:30 pm
Admission:General admission - $10.00 in advance, or $12.00 at the doorTwo-day pass - $15.00 in advance or $17.00 at the door. Free – Kids 10 and under
The United States Dressage Finals, a national, head-to-head competition that showcases competitors in adult amateur and open divisions, and from Training Level through Grand Prix, is about to become a much anticipated reality this November 7-10!
Presented by Adequan, the US Dressage Finals are a Level Five Competition, the highest level of competition under United States Equestrian Federation rules. At least $50,000 will be awarded in money and great prizes. National bragging rights will also be up for grabs.
The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) Dressage in the Bluegrass offers non-championship classes. All competitors are welcome to compete in these classes, including those who are not competing in US Dressage Finals classes.
Spectators, guests, and competitors alike will enjoy shopping the Trade Fair in the Alltech Arena and visiting Kentucky Horse Park attractions. Vendors and sponsors will be on hand to meet all of your holiday shopping and horse health information needs.
For more information about the United States Dressage Federation, call 859-971-2277 or visit www.usdf.org.
Date & Time:November 7-10, 2013 – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Central Kentucky Riding for Hope has some fun activities to join in on this fall as part of the 2013 Halloween Trail Ride, Ride-A-Thon, and Used Tack Sale on Saturday, October 26.
This is an opportunity to ride your own horse and see areas of the park normally not available to riders. There will also be a Costume Class where riders are encouraged to be creative and compete for prizes by dressing both themselves and their horse in a costume.
Proceeds support CKRH in its mission of providing therapeutic riding and equine-related activities to those with special needs. Riders may choose to raise money for CKRH by having their friends, neighbors, family, and co-workers sponsor them. To qualify to ride for free, the rider must raise a minimum of $60.
The 16th Annual Used Tack and Equipment Sale is the perfect opportunity for those with too much tack or not enough. Clean out unused tack and get a tax write-off. Those in need of tack will find some great bargains.
For more information about the Halloween Trail Ride, Ride-A-Thon, and Used Tack Sale, visit http://www.ckrh.org/htr.html.
Date & Time:October 26, 2013 – 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (no starts after noon)
Registration Fee:$35.00 – Register by October 22$45.00 – Register after October 22$60.00 – Minimum sponsorship to participate in the Ride-a-Thon
Location & Parking:The paddock across from the CKRH building at the Kentucky Horse Park