Equine Events and Competitions

Extreme Mustang Makeover

Dates: 
Friday, July 7, 2017 - 8:00am to Sunday, July 9, 2017 - 10:00pm
Event Description: 

Adult trainers, ages 18 and over, will compete in this 100-wild horse training competition with their assigned mustang in a series of preliminary classes for a spot in the Top-10 freestyle finals performance. This event will award $25,000 in cash and prizes. All adult mustangs will be available for adoption after the finals performance via public competitive bid. Representatives from the Bureau of Land Management Wild Horse & Burro Program will be on site to approve interested adopters.

Please join us Saturday, July 8th for an exciting evening of freestyle competition and adoption! All events throughout the weekend are free except for the freestyle finals performance.  Tickets may be purchased in advance or on-site. Cash, check and credit cards will be accepted. All seats are general admission. Children 5 years and under are free. Group discounts may be available. For more information, please call 512-869-3225.

Location: 
Hosted by: 
Mustang Heritage Foundation
Phone: 
512-869-3225

Horses and Hope Trail Ride

Dates: 
Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 9:00am to 6:00pm
Event Description: 

The Horses and Hope Trail Ride is an event benefiting the Horses and Hope charity which works with Kentucky’s equine industry to provide awareness, early detection through screening and treatment referral to women in the equine industry. Registration will start at 9:00 a.m., trail ride 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. with lunch at 1:30 p.m. in the South Exhibit Hall. For more information on the Horses and Hope Trail Ride please visit http://www.kycancerprogram.org/horses-and-hope-1/horses-and-hope.Photo courtesy of Samantha L. Clarke.

Location: 
Hosted by: 
Kentucky Cancer Program
Phone: 
877.326.1134

Kentucky After-Christmas Sale

Dates: 
Friday, February 3, 2017 - 10:00am to Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event Description: 

The 2017 Kentucky After Christmas Sale will be held at Alltech Arena on the campus of the Kentucky Horse Park, which is located just north of Lexington, Kentucky off I-75. This is the 32nd consecutive year for this particular sale. During the sale, a large selection of the finest Gaited horses will be available. Broodmares, pleasure, trail, plantation and show horses are all offered at this auction. This sale provides a unique opportunity to purchase some of the most accomplished and capable horses available.

Location: 
Hosted by: 
Horse Sales L.P.
Phone: 
615-895-9792

Bulls, Bands, & Barrels featuring Sundy Best with Carter Winter

Dates: 
Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 7:00pm to 11:00pm
Event Description: 

The BBB will be in Lexington, KY for one night only on February, 11 2017 at the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park. The BBB has taken the rodeo world and turned it upside down with its new entertainment concept. There will be some of the rankest bulls and bull riders in the southeast, as well as some of the fastest equine to ever go around a three barrel pattern. To top it off, Sundy Best and Carter Winter will finish the night off with a bang with some great country music. This will be the one you don't want to miss!!

Bull riding is considered a standard rodeo event for a variety of organizations. The event developed strictly as a contest, as opposed to other standard rodeo events which evolved out of the necessary skills of a working cowboy. Bull riding makes up part of the rodeo's rough stock events.

Barrel racing is one of the most unique events in the rodeo world. While cowboys are riding spinning bulls, cowgirls are charging through the gate in a race against the clock. Barrel racing truly is one of the fastest events in rodeo.

Tickets for adults are $20/adult, and tickets for kids are $12/kid. General seating.

Tickets

https://www.xorbia.com/e/ose/bulls-bands-barrels

Location: 
Hosted by: 
Bulls, Bands, & Barrels

HalloWhinny

Dates: 
Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 2:00pm to Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 3:00pm
Event Description: 

This year, the spirit of HalloWhinny is taking over the weekend. Halloween is approaching, and the park won’t let the holiday pass without offering two presentations of HalloWhinny, the annual Halloween show, where park horses and their riders are likely to show up as just about any kind of “scary,” funny, or quirky dual human/horse costume for the holiday. Held at 2 p.m. on October 29th and October 30th in the park’s Breeds Barn, park employees and special guests will show off costumes that many have planned all year. Joining the staff, volunteers (and of course, horses) from the Breeds Barn and Big Barn will be Patrick the Miniature Horse, retired race horses from Ohio Standardbreds and Friends, and miniature horses from Stampede of Love. **HalloWhinny is included in regular park admission.

Hosted by: 
Kentucky Horse Park
Phone: 
859-259-4200

Octoberfest Horse Trials

Dates: 
Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 8:00am to Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 6:00pm
Event Description: 

During the Octoberfest Horse Trials green through novice divisions will be on display and is a great event for green to advanced horses in training. There will also be a trade fair on the grounds as well as a costume contest on Saturday during the combined test stadium jumping and on Sunday on cross-country.

Tentative schedule:
Saturday October 29-Dressage and Stadium Jumping
Sunday October 30-Cross country, followed by cross country schooling after all competitor rides

Hosted by: 
Champagne Run
Phone: 
859.621.2478

CKRH Halloween Trail Ride and Used Tack Sale

Dates: 
Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 8:00am to Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 3:00pm
Event Description: 

The Central Kentucky Riding for Hope Halloween Trail Ride and Used Tack Sale are events to benefit the Central Kentucky Riding for Hope. The Halloween Trail Ride allows riders to ride over park grounds that are not usually open to riders. A costume class and ride-a-thon will also take place during the event. The used tack sale allows people to buy and sell tack. For more information on the CKRH Trail Ride & Used Tack Sale please visit http://www.ckrh.org/htr.html or call (859) 231-7066.

Hosted by: 
Central Kentucky Riding For Hope
Phone: 
(859) 231-7066

Certified Horsemanship Association

Dates: 
Friday, October 27, 2017 - 8:00am to Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The Certified Horsemanship Association will take place in the club lounge and the covered arena from October 27, 2017 through October 28, 2017. This event is open to the public with advanced day rate or full conference ticket purchase. For more information, please contact Christy Landwehr with the Certified Horsemanship Association at http://cha-ahse.org/store/pages/47/International_Conference.html.

Location: 
Hosted by: 
Certified Horsemanship Association
Phone: 
859.259.3399

Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium

Dates: 
Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 8:00am to Sunday, October 8, 2017 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

Watch hundreds of Thoroughbred racehorses from across North America competing for $100,000 in prize money in ten sports: barrel racing, competitive trails, dressage, eventing, field hunters, freestyle, polo, show hunters, show jumpers, and working ranch. They all retired from racing the previous year and they have had less than one year to prepare. Includes training demonstrations, seminars, and a large trade fair in the Covered Arena. For more information go to RetiredRacehorseProject.org.

Location: 
Hosted by: 
Retired Racehorse Project
Phone: 
(410) 798-5140