The Carriage Association of America, Inc. 3915 Jay Trump Road • Lexington, Kentucky 40511 • U.S.A.859-231-0971 • 859-231-0973 (fax) •
www.caaonline.com LEXINGTON, KY (May 4, 2012) The Carriage Association of America (CAA) is pleased to announce the CAA Carriage Festival, to be held this summer at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, June 29 – July 1. The event, which will take place in and around the Horse Park’s Alltech Arena, will include a pleasure-driving show, an antique car show, a carriage showcase, educational talks, and more. Participants and spectators alike will all find something to see, do, and enjoy at this year’s CAA Carriage Festival. The pleasure-driving-show portion of the event will feature the standard pleasure-driving classes and several “just for fun” classes, in a variety of divisions. The prize list for the show is available now, and entries close on June 1. To download the prize list, visit www.caaonline.com and click on Calendar of Events, or to have a copy mailed to you, contact the CAA office (call 859-231-0971, send a fax to 859-231-0973, or write to
The Carriage Festival will also feature pleasure drives throughout the Horse Park (for those entered in the pleasure-driving show, or not), a parade of carriages on Sunday, educational talks, a trade fair, and social activities. Both restored antique carriages and antique cars will be on display and vying for People’s Choice Awards. The CAA was founded in 1960 and is the oldest and largest international organization devoted to the preservation and restoration of horse-drawn carriages and sleighs. The CAA has more than 3,000 members in all 50 states and in 40 other countries. For more information on the Carriage Association of America or to join, visit www.caaonline.com, write to
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Kentucky Classic CDE 859-588-1933 •
Were you one of the thousands of people who enjoyed the spectacular combined driving last October at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington? Get ready for more carriage-driving action at the Horse Park this fall! The inaugural Kentucky Classic Combined Driving Event (CDE) will take place October 7–9. A new, dedicated driving arena is currently under construction and will hold the dressage and cones competitions for the new Kentucky Classic CDE. Singles, pairs, and four-in-hand teams of horses and ponies—at the preliminary, intermediate, and advanced levels—will compete over the course of three days. For this first year only, the event has adopted a slightly modified competition schedule, with advanced-level dressage and cones on Friday afternoon, preliminary- and intermediate-level dressage and cones on Saturday, and the marathon on Sunday. For the marathon phase, the Kentucky Classic CDE will use seven of the eight marathon obstacles designed by Richard Nicoll for last year’s Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. A portion of the proceeds from this year’s Kentucky Classic CDE will benefit the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation and the Central Kentucky Riding for Hope’s (CKRH) therapeutic-driving program. Next year’s event, the second annual Kentucky Classic CDE, will host the 2012 USEF National Pony Driving Championships. For current news and updates before, during, and after the event, please “like” the Kentucky Classic Combined Driving Event on Facebook. # # #