The Kentucky Spring Classic's main event, the $130,000 Mary Rena Murphy Grand Prix CSI3*, was an unforgettable one as Todd Minikus (USA) and Quality Girl pulled off their third FEI win for the week. The win was extra meaningful to Minikus as it honored his dear friend and horsewoman Mary Rena Murphy.
The Kentucky Spring Classic concluded with picture perfect weather for Children's Hunter riders in the Stonelea Ring on Sunday.
The Kentucky Spring Classic, the second week of the Kentucky Spring Horse Shows series, concluded on Sunday with Andrew Ramsay taking home the blue ribbon in the finale event, the $50,000 Bluegrass Grand Prix, sponsored by Audi of Lexington, aboard a mount aptly named Winn Winn.
Christopher Payne and Colton, a Selle Français gelding, took home the Grand Hunter Championship as well as the Green Hunter championship at the Kentucky Spring Classic on Thursday. Payne and Colton were first in the handy class, second over fences and third under saddle after winning both over fences classes on Wednesday.
The second leg of the 2016 Hagyard Challenge Series, sponsored by the Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, was held on Thursday evening in the Rolex Stadium as the day's highlight event of the Kentucky Spring Classic.
A gray and rainy start did not deter hunter riders in the Stonelea Ring on day one of the Kentucky Spring Classic. Christopher Payne and Colton, a Selle Français gelding, won both First/Second Year Green Hunter classes. In the first class he also brought home second place aboard Anderson. Third place went to Tim Goguen and Splendid.
Speed was the name of the game Wednesday afternoon as the Kentucky Spring Classic kicked off with the $35,000 Welcome Speed CSI3* in the Rolex Stadium with Todd Minikus (USA) and Quality Girl, owned by the Quality Group, racing around the speed course in a time of 65.530 seconds to take the top prize.
The 48th High Hope Steeplechase returns to the Kentucky Horse Park on Sunday, May 22, 2016.
The Kentucky Horse Shows are pleased to announce that they will be hosting a book signing with George H. Morris for his newly released autobiography Unrelenting: The Real Story: Horses, Bright Lights and My Pursuit of Excellence.
The Kentucky Horse Park was mentioned in conjunction with The Tennessean's Kentucky tourism feature titled "Get away to the Bluegrass State."