Equestrian Events, Inc., producer of the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by Land Rover, has announced that next year's event will take place April 28 - May 1, 2016, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. Tickets for the 2016 event will be available for sale starting November 2, 2015.
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Stephanie Danhakl, Becky Gochman and their talented horses are no strangers to success, and today's hunter classes at the Kentucky Spring Horse Show awarded the amateur riders plenty of chances to shine atop their entries.
The day began with the Amateur-Owner 18-35 3'6 Hunters, as Danhakl piloted her flashy chestnut Golden Rule to two third-place finishes. Despite only being the gelding's third show this year, the pair from Pacific Palisades, California, earned two blue ribbons and a red ribbon on Friday, adding up to enough points for the division championship.
Beat the crowd with our advanced wagering option and place your Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby bets conveniently at The Kentucky Horse Park. Betting will open at 8 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Advance Wagering Options (Friday, May 1):
Kentucky Horse Park drive-thru wagering will open at 8 a.m. for advance wagering and remain open until 6 p.m.
Dutton Wins Rolex USEF 4* Championship
With her only penalties of the event being the low score she earned in the dressage ring, Fischerrocana FST and Michael Jung of Germany won the 2015 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by Land Rover. Their score of 39.3 bested Tim Price of New Zealand on Wesko (40.3) and Jung on his second mount, La Biosthetique Sam FBW (44.7).
The 5th annual Kentucky Reining Cup held in conjunction with the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event was one for the record books. Attendance at the event increased by a whopping 50% over the previous (a World Equestrian Games qualifying year), while the online broadcasts via USEFNetwork.com and iEquine.com were seen by over 50,000 viewers from all 50 states and 39 countries around the world. The top 10 countries by viewership were the United States, Canada, Brazil, Australia, United Kingdom, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Mexico and New Zealand.
The Kentucky Horse Shows are pleased to announce that the Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby Series will be returning for the fourth year in a row to the Kentucky Horse Park. The five-part series will feature a $5,000 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby throughout the spring and summer, and at the conclusion of the series the Leading Rider Awards for the Series will be presented.
The Kentucky Horse Park received a nice blog write-up from the New York Public Library earlier this month. The piece, written by Miranda McDermott of the Bronx Library Center, combines the author's past first-hand experiences with the park's current offerings to give the reader a nice idea of what the Kentucky Horse Park offers.
We should note that the Horses of the World show mentioned in the blog is now referred to as the Breeds Barn Show.
LadyAndTheTrack.com is described on its website as "a news site and beginner’s guide to the exciting world of horse racing." As such, it makes sense that one of its writers, Jessica Smith, recently published an article about five jockeys of the past who significantly impacted the Kentucky Derby.
Among the five listed is Isaac Murphy, who (as the article points out) is buried at the Kentucky Horse Park near Man o' War. With another Kentucky Derby fast approaching, the article is an excellent primer on some of the race's history, particularly as it pertains to its jockeys.
Queen Elizabeth's Granddaughter, Zara Phillips, to Make Debut Appearance
The Kentucky Horse Park is looking for a few specific breeds of horses to be ambassadors for their breeds in the “Breeds Barn Show” at our world-famous tourist attraction. The representatives must fit their breed standards, be sound and between the ages of 5 and 10, preferably geldings, and have no bad habits. The breeds we would like to add to the Breeds Barn include: