The Region XIV and Silverama Championship Horse Show, an event showcasing the stunning Arabian and Half Arabian horses, returns to the Kentucky Horse Park, June 26-30!
The Region XIV and Silverama Championship Horse Show is one of the largest Arabian and Half Arabian regionals in the country attracting exhibitors from all over the country. There are classes in almost all divisions including English, Western dressage, sport horse, equitation, hunter, reining, trail, and halter, for both Arabians and Half Arabians. Exhibitors range all ages from 2-year-olds in leadline, to the oldest exhibitor, an 84-year-old riding in the country division.
On Wednesday, June 26, attend the Bill & Betty Zekan Memorial Youth Show. This is the 19th year that this all youth championship show has been a part of the Silverama Horse Show which offers a full slate of youth classes.
Known for being a show where you can bring your family, children and horses, exhibitors and spectators alike take pleasure in the safe and relaxed atmosphere dedicated entirely to the horse. So come take advantage of this unique opportunity to meet and be entertained by the beautiful Arabian and Half Arabian horses. Cheer for your favorite horse, walk through the barns and meet the horses!
For more information about the Silverama Horse Show, contact Cindy at (937) 962-4336 or visit www.aha14.com.
Time & Date:
June 26-30, 2013 – 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Included in Kentucky Horse Park general admission, horse show-only rate available
Covered Arena, Hunter Jumper complex
Parking available in the Main Parking Lot
The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to solicit proposals from distributors and/or manufacturers to offer a sponsorship to the Kentucky Horse Park for the GGT-Footing Jumping mix. The GGT-Footing Jumping mix material shall consist of 70% GGT-Footing Geo and 30% GGT-Footing Fiber. The aforementioned sponsored material shall be sufficient to fill a 65,000 sq. ft. equine competition arena.
In return for the proposed sponsorship the Kentucky Horse Park will promote its partnership with the selected sponsor through several advertising opportunities to be negotiated at a later date.
Pursuant to KRS 45A.105 the Kentucky Horse Park reserves the right to cancel or reject bids that are deemed not to be in the best interest of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
To download the RFP document, click here.
During the Bluegrass Classic, an annual event sponsored by the MidEast Kentucky Quarter Horse Association, the park will be filled with Quarter Horses, June 20-23!
The Quarter Horse is the world's most popular breed. Due to their versatility, Quarter Horses are more dispersed among more countries and towns than any other breed. The Commonwealth of Kentucky, best known for its Thoroughbred industry, has more verified Quarter Horses than Thoroughbreds, making the Quarter Horse industry a vital element in Kentucky's equine industry.
This event is AQHA, NSBA & KyQHA approved and shows will begin at around 7:30 am each morning and go throughout the day. See Quarter Horses in a variety of competitions throughout the four days, and visit with the Kentucky Horse Park’s own World Champion racing Quarter Horse, Be a Bono, at the Hall of Champions!
For more information about the MidEast Kentucky Quarter Horse Association’s Bluegrass Classic, go to www.KyQHA.com or call 859-635-6773.
Date & Time: June 20-23, 2013 – 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Admission:Included in Kentucky Horse Park general admission, horse show-only rate available
Location & Parking:Covered Arena Parking available in the main lot
The Festival of the Bluegrass is the premier traditional Bluegrass Music Festival in the country where the biggest names in bluegrass will converge at the Kentucky Horse Park Campground in Lexington, KY, June 6-9, 2013.
Since 1974, the Cornett Family of Central Kentucky has been bringing the best bluegrass to the Bluegrass. Still going strong, the festival is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year and is the oldest family-run bluegrass festival in the country. This week-long celebration takes place at the Kentucky Horse Park and in downtown Lexington with transportation provided between the two. Features include workshops, music, and more!
There are three stages at the Kentucky Horse Park Campground: the Main Stage, the Homegrown Stage and the Progressive Stage. There is an extensive line-up with different bands playing each day. While there is seating available for some stages, it is wise to bring your own lawn chair. Attended by thousands and the crown jewel of bluegrass festivals in the Bluegrass, their mission is to maintain the roots of Bluegrass music in Kentucky and to honor the community spirit of evenings spent on front porches throughout Appalachia. That same spirit can be found in “villages” around the campground as music spills beyond the stage to individual camp sites.
Camping is a big part of the Festival of the Bluegrass experience. Whether you load up your RV or throw a tent in your trunk, you’ll be joining a few thousand of the closest friends you never knew you had. Every year it’s the same; people come for the music, they stay for the community. The late night pickin’, the morning smells of coffee and bacon, the trek to the showers and dip in the pool all reinforce that the Festival of the Bluegrass is more village than campground.
The Kentucky Horse Park Campground is a beautiful state park campground that provides campers with access to a bath house, playground, store and swimming pool. If you’re interested in a site, book soon as we fill up. Two ticket purchases are required per campsite.
An important part of the Festival of the Bluegrass is encouraging younger generations to carry on the musical tradition. The Cornett family has supported a non-profit Bluegrass Music Camp for this purpose - kids ages 6-18 come and learn the craft from experienced musicians. The Bluegrass Music Camp for youngsters will be opening the festival at 7 pm on Thursday, June 6.
For more information about the Festival of the Bluegrass or the Bluegrass Music Camp, please visit www.festivalofthebluegrass.com or call (859) 253-0806.
Thursday– Lonesome River Band, Coal Town Dixie, Newtown, The Grass Stains
Friday– Dailey and Vincent, IIIrd Tyme Out, 23 String Band, Dale Ann Bradley, Bluegrass Collective, Laurel River Line, Moron Brothers, True Life Travelers, Driving Rain and more.
Saturday – The Masters of Bluegrass featuring Del McCoury, JD Crowe, Bobby Osborne and others, Seldom Scene, Town Mountain, The Boxcars, Blue Highway, Dry Branch Fire Squad, Kentucky Blue and more.
Sunday – Dry Branch Fire Squad, and Kentucky Blue
Dates & Time:
Thursday, June 6, 2013 – 7:00 pm
Friday, June 7, 2013 – 1:00 pm – After Midnight
Saturday, June 8, 2013 – 1:00 pm – After Midnight
Sunday, June 9, 2013 – Gospel Show TBA
4-Day Ticket – $85.00
4-Day Ticket w/ Primitive Camping – $105.00
Thursday Ticket – $25.00
Friday Ticket – $40.00
Saturday Ticket – $45.00
Sunday Ticket – $10.00
Youth Ticket – $40.00 (4-Day Ticket w/ Camping for ages 13-17)
Kids 12 and under are free.
Location & Parking:
The Kentucky Horse Park Campground – Parking is included with admission.
The Parelli Horse & Soul Tour, guaranteed to entertain just as much as educate, is making a stop at the Kentucky Horse Park on May 25-26, 2013. The Parelli program focuses on building the natural relationship between human and horse using the principles of love, language and leadership as guides.
Founded in 1981 by lifelong horseman, horse trainer, rodeo rider, cowboy and teacher, Pat Parelli and his wife, Linda Parelli, began the Parelli Program to focus on teaching the human rather than training the horse. Participants are guided through a series of segments covering a wide range of topics, from Colt Starting to Horsenality, from Lead Changes to the Game of Contact. Each show features different students, different presenters, different music, and different lessons making each horsemanship tour unique, just like each horse.
Horse lovers at all levels and disciplines are welcome and may benefit from the Parelli Natural Horsemanship method. Themes include achieving success without force, partnership without dominance, teamwork without fear, willingness without intimidation, and harmony without coercion. Horse owners who follow the Parelli program have found that, not only does the program enable them to become a gifted horse trainer, but they also come away with the lasting gift of an enhanced relationship and communication with their horse as well as with everyone in their lives.
For this event, pets will not be allowed.Outside food and drink will also not be allowed into the arena. Food vendors will be open on-site.
Date & Time:
May 25-26, 2013 - 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
$25 for two full days (parking: $5.00)
The Alltech Arena
For further information on the Parelli Horse & Soul Tour, please visit www.parellinaturalhorsetraining.com
CKRH has partnered with the Kentucky National Guard and the Kentucky Horse Park to honor our service members with a fun-filled day of equine educational sessions, social recreation & all general admission horse park shows, museums and activities free of charge.
FREE Trail Ride for the First 50 People to RSVP !!and One FREE Pony Ride for Each Child !!
Free shows & exhibits include:*Spring Hunter Jumper Show*Al-Marah Arabian Horse Galleries*National Horse Show: Glamour and Sport*Trolley Tours*Hall of Champions Show*Horses of the World
Discounts include:*Trail rides only $17*20% off all camp sites
For details and online registration information, visit kentuckydressageassociation.org.
Cross Country Schooling Days organized by the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation, combine the rare opportunity to school your horse on the Kentucky Horse Park’s world-renowned cross country course. Obstacles range from novice to advanced, and combinations are similar to those found in competitions. All skill levels are welcome. The proceeds from the event help the foundation continue to maintain and improve the park’s competition facilities year-round.
On-site registration is available and current coggins and health certificate are required. Riders must wear an ASTM/SEI approved helmet, body-protecting vest, and approved medical armband. Stabling is available, but not guaranteed for all schooling days. For riders who are not stabling at the park, a one-day $20 trailer pass or $75 seasonal trailer pass must be purchased at registration. Seasonal trailer passes may also be purchased in advance. For further stabling inquiries, please call 859-259-4219.
For more event information or in the case of inclement weather, please call the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation at 859-255-5727, or visit www.khpfoundation.org.
Summer 2013 Dates (two available sessions each day):
May 28, 2013 - 12:00 to 4:00 pm and 4:30 to 8:30 pmJune 1, 2013 – 8:00 am to 12:00 pm & 12:30 to 4:30 pmJuly 7, 2013 – 8:00 am to 12:00 pm & 12:30 to 4:30 pmSept 7, 2013 – 8:00 am to 12:00 pm & 12:30 to 4:30 pm
Admission:$35 per horse and rider for four-hours ($20 of which is donation)
Come visit Derby Days, the chance to meet past Kentucky Derby winners, Funny Cide and Go for Gin, right here at the Kentucky Horse Park on May 3 and 4.
Help us celebrate the 10th anniversary of Funny Cide’s Kentucky Derby and Preakness wins, and Go for Gin’s 1994 Kentucky Derby win, by visiting with them in their stalls or catching them at the Hall of Champions Show.
View one of the largest collections of past Kentucky Derby and Triple Crown trophies anywhere, on display in the International Museum of the Horse, featuring the trophies of Triple Crown winners Affirmed and Seattle Slew. The museum’s collection includes the amazing Calumet Farm’s eight Derby trophies, seven Preakness trophies, two Belmont platters and two Triple Crown trophies for Whirlaway in 1941 and Citation in 1948.
Racing fans and history buffs will further have the opportunity to visit the grave of Isaac Burns Murphy, probably the world’s greatest Thoroughbred jockey, who won the Kentucky Derby three times, and achieved an incredible lifetime winning record of 44%. Kentucky Derby winners War Admiral, Bold Forbes and Alysheba, among other great Thoroughbred horses, are also buried on park grounds.
The Kentucky Horse Park Gift Shop provides officially-licensed Derby merchandised including Daily Racing Forms and programs, and, of course, carries a variety of Derby hats, fancy to plain; scarves; ties; prints and notecards; and, books on Kentucky’s Thoroughbred racing heritage.
This family-friendly event also includes performances by two singer/songwriters, Taylor Dye and Dale Pyatt, and the Bittersweet Cloggers on both Friday and Saturday, and stick horse making and a coloring contest for the kids all day Saturday.
Each child (7-12) will receive a free return visit to the park just for visiting, and adult guests will be eligible for a drawing for one of several Family Season Passes.
Bring the family out to the Kentucky Horse Park for Derby Days to experience beautiful Kentucky scenery, horse culture and a lovely compliment to your Derby weekend!
Dates & Times -
Friday, May 3, 2013 – 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Saturday, May 4, 2013—9:00 am-5:00 pm
Adults - $16.00
Children (7-12) $8.00
*Guests who show a wagering ticket from Keeneland, or here at the drive-thru booths at the Kentucky Horse Park, will receive up to 50% off of general admission on Friday or Saturday.
Photo by Steve Faust.
The annual Hippity Hoppity Hunt takes place at the Kentucky Horse Park Campground on Saturday, March 30! Little campers and their parents will enjoy the Easter Bunny, an egg hunt, a petting zoo, crafts, inflatables and a lunch sponsored by Northside RVs.
The Hippity Hoppity Hunt is open only to campers, so be sure to get your reservation in by contacting the KHP Campground at (800) 370-6416 directly or the reservation system at (888) 4KY-PARK or www.parks.ky.gov or going straight to the campground pages on this website at:
Date and Time:
Saturday, March 30 – 11 am – 3pm
$30.00 – Sunday-Thursday per night/1-8 people
$32.00 – Friday-Saturday per night/1-8 pepole
$26.00 per night/primitive with electric
$20.00 per night/primitive