Equine Events and Competitions

Hagyard MidSouth Three-Day Event and Team Challenge

Dates: 
Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 8:00am to Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 8:00pm
Event Description: 

The Hagyard MidSouth Three-Day Event and Team Challenge is a 3-day eventing competition. This event is USEA and USEF sanctioned. The three disciplines that will make up the competition are dressage, cross-country, and show jumping. For more information on the Hagyard MidSouth Three-Day Event and Team Challenge please go to http://www.hagyardmidsouth.com or call Mary Fike at (859) 621-2479. Photo courtesy of Sara Davidson.

Hosted by: 
MSEDA
Phone: 
(859) 621-2479

Kentucky Dressage Association Fall Classic

Dates: 
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 8:00am to Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The Kentucky Dressage Association Fall Classic is a KDA recognized Dressage show with classes from introductory level to grand prix level. For more information on the Kentucky Dressage Association Fall Classic please go to www.kentuckydressageassociation.org or call (859) 276-8993. Photo courtesy of Phelps Photos.

Location: 
Hosted by: 
KDA
Phone: 
(859) 276-8993

PMHA Fall Harvest Horse Show

Dates: 
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 8:00am to Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 9:00pm
Event Description: 

The Fall Harvest Show showcases the Arabian, Morgan, and Friesian breeds. Classes include sport horse in hand, stick horse, tandem riding, showmanship, halter classes, liberty classes, driving classes and breed championships. For more information on the Fall Harvest Show please go to www.puremorab.com.

Location: 
Hosted by: 
PMHA
Phone: 
270-735-5331

The National Drive

Dates: 
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 8:00am to Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The National Drive is a 6-day event devoted to recreational equine driving. This event is the largest gathering of recreational equine drivers in North America. Highlighting the event is a series of clinics, demonstrations and private driving lessons featuring some of the nation’s most prominent clinicians and driving experts. Participants are able to drive their horses throughout the park from dawn until dusk. For more information on the National Drive please visit http://www.nationaldrive.net or call Mike Lyon at (931) 492-0154.

Hosted by: 
The National Drive
Phone: 
(931) 492-0154

Kentucky Classic Combined Driving Event

Dates: 
Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 9:00am to Sunday, October 8, 2017 - 9:00pm
Event Description: 

The Kentucky Classic Combined Driving Event is a 4-day event. This year’s event will feature preliminary, intermediate, and advanced level divisions. The advanced-level competition is an FEI-level two-star (CAI**) event. The 2017 USEF National Championships for single, pair, and four-in-hand ponies will be taking place as well as the 2017 USEF National Pair Horse Championship. The event will also feature the Kentucky Classic Preliminary and Intermediate Championships. For more information on the Kentucky Classic Combined Driving Event please visit http://kentuckyclassiccde.com.

Click the link below to watch the 2014 Kentucky Classic video:
https://vimeo.com/posttime/review/101619721/c4d4afadfe

Hosted by: 
Kentucky Classic CDE
Phone: 
859.987.3589

UPHA Chapter 9 Kentucky Fall Classic Horse Show

Dates: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 8:00am to Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The UPHA Chapter 9 Kentucky Fall Classic Horse Show is a 3-day show for saddle/gaited horses. Classes that will be taking place include harness, pleasure, roadster, equitation, and breed-specific classes. The show is sponsored by United Professional Horseman's Association Chapter 9 and is used as their annual fundraiser. The show also benefits the American Saddlebred Museum. For more information on this event please go to www.kentuckyfallclassic.com or call Chuck Walker at (859) 333-1406. Picture courtesy of www.kentuckyfallclassic.com.

Location: 
Hosted by: 
United Professional Horseman's Association Chapter 9
Phone: 
859-333-1406

Jump Start Horse Trials

Dates: 
Friday, September 29, 2017 - 8:00am to Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The Jump Start Horse Trials is a 3-day-eventing competition. Riders will compete in Dressage, Cross Country and Show Jumping. This event features levels that are recognized by the United States Eventing Association, and/or the United States Equestrian Federation. All levels are sanctioned by the MidSouth Eventing and Dressage Association. All proceeds from the event benefit the Keeneland Pony Club. For more information on the Jump Start Horse Trials please visit http://www.keenelandponyclub.org. Photo courtesy of Mary Fike.

Hosted by: 
Keeneland Pony Club
Phone: 
859.244.3411

Civilian Equine Sensory Training Clinics

Dates: 
Friday, September 29, 2017 - 8:00am to Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

(These are identical one-day clinics)

The clinics are hosted by the Kentucky Horse Park and the Lexington Mounted Police Unit. National and international instructors will provide training in obstacle, sensory and equitation techniques. The clinic, grounded in natural horsemanship fundamentals, is done in-hand and under saddle. Training is conducted in a controlled environment geared to improving the confidence of both horse and rider. All breeds of horses and riding disciplines are welcome. (Must be 18 years old to participate.)

Guest instructors are scheduled to include the Kentucky Horse Park Mounted Police, Lexington Mounted Police, and others.

Click here for more information.

Location: 
Hosted by: 
Kentucky Horse Park
Phone: 
859-299-5744

KHP Foundation Battle in the Saddle Celebrity Team Penning

Dates: 
Friday, September 29, 2017 - 4:30pm to 10:00pm
Event Description: 

The KHP Foundation Battle in the Saddle is a celebrity team penning event benefiting the KHP Foundation. This event pairs two amateur team penning riders with a celebrity guest rider to determine who can pen the group of cattle in the quickest amount of time. Sponsorships are available for the event, and the public can come and watch for an admission price. For more information on the KHP Foundation Battle in the Saddle please go to http://khpfoundation.org/programs/featured-events/celebrity-team-penning or call (859) 255-5727.

Location: 
Hosted by: 
KHP Foundation
Phone: 
859-255-5727

National Mounted Police Colloquium

Dates: 
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 7:00am to Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The Kentucky Horse Park and the Lexington Mounted Police Unit host the annual Mounted Police Colloquium at the Kentucky Horse Park. National and International instructors are brought in to train both police and civilians in various types of training to include equitation, jumping, crowd control and sensory techniques. This event brings together people and horses from all around the country to learn new techniques, share ideas, and train their amazing horses. Training is always conducted in a controlled environment geared to improving the confidence of both the horse and rider.

Location: 
Hosted by: 
KHP Mounted Police
Phone: 
(859) 509-1448