Equine Events and Competitions

CAA Carriage Festival

Dates: 
Friday, June 30, 2017 - 9:00am to Sunday, July 2, 2017 - 11:00am
Event Description: 

The Carriage Association of America Carriage Festival is a 2-day driving event including a show, educational seminars, driving-at-will, and social activities. The show is a USEF-approved local competition. This is a Pleasure Driving Competition where antique or replica carriages are driven in multiple classes with championship awards at the end of the show. Drivers are competing in classes that test different aspects of the turnout. 

The show takes place in the Alltech Arena on Friday day time (9 a.m.-5 p.m.) and Saturday day and evening (9 a.m.-9 p.m.). Sunday morning, there will be a drive through the park, on to Walnut Hall Farm, through the campground and back to the stables. This is the Presentation Pleasure drive where all entries leave the show stables at 9:00 a.m. and go on a parade around the Kentucky Horse Park and some of the private farms who open their gates and roads during this competition. The show is scheduled to end at 11 a.m. on Sunday.

For more information visit www.carriagefestival.com or contact Jill Ryder at (859) 231-0971.

Location: 
Hosted by: 
Carriage Association of America
Phone: 
(859) 231-0971

Region XIV Silverama Horse Show

Dates: 
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 8:00am to Sunday, July 2, 2017 - 8:00pm
Event Description: 

The Silverama Region 14 Arabian Championship is a 5-day Arabian horse show event comprised of a youth show and the championship for the 14th Region of the Arabian Horse Show Association. The 14th region includes Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia. The best Arabian horses in the region will be competing in a wide variety of classes, encompassing almost every discipline.

This is the 23rd year that they are presenting The Bill & Betty Zekan Memorial Youth Show, which is scheduled for Wednesday June, 28 at 8:00 a.m. in the Youth Ring with a full slate of youth classes. This show also includes Open Qualifying Classes, Region XIV Championships, and A.H.A Arabian Breeders Sweepstakes.

For more information visit www.aha14.com or call Cindy Clinton at 937-962-4336.

Location: 
Hosted by: 
Arabian Horse Association
Phone: 
937-962-4336

The Bluegrass Classic

Dates: 
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 8:00am to Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 8:00pm
Event Description: 

The Bluegrass Classic is a 4-day Quarter Horse Show. This event is AQHA, NSBA & KyQHA approved. A wide variety of classes will take place during this event, from Halter classes to English and Western Pleasure classes to Jumping and Contesting classes, almost every discipline will be represented. For more information visit http://www.kyqha.com/pages/shows, or contact Cathy Oyster at 859-887-0033.

Photo courtesy of AQHA

Location: 
Hosted by: 
MidEAST Kentucky Quarter Horse Association
Phone: 
859-887-0033

MidSouth Pony Club Rally and Horse Trials

Dates: 
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 8:00am to Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The MidSouth Pony Club Rally and the MidSouth Horse Trials are Eventing competitions conducted by the MidSouth Pony Club organization. The Pony Club Rally is a regional Eventing competition and serves as the qualifier for the US Pony Club National Competition. A few hundred competitors are expected and they will compete in Dressage, Cross Country, and Show Jumping. The MidSouth Horse Trials is also an Eventing competition, and it is open to outside competitors. Vendors will also be on site for this competition. For more information, visit www.midsouthponyclub.org.

Hosted by: 
Midsouth Pony Club
Phone: 
502.905.1476

Lexington Rodeo

Dates: 
Friday, June 16, 2017 - 7:00pm to Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 11:00pm
Event Description: 

The Lexington Rodeo is sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA) and produced by the Rotary Club of Lexington. It is the only PRCA rodeo in Kentucky and was voted the Best New Rodeo of 2015 by the PRCA cowboys GLC. The shows start at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday night. Tickets are available for purchase online.

Location: 
Hosted by: 
Lexington Rotary Club
Phone: 
859.389.8100

Country Heir II Hunter Jumper Show

Dates: 
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 8:00am to Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The Country Heir II Hunter Jumper Show is a 5-day hunter/jumper show, and is the second part of a 2-part show series conducted by Country Heir. This is a USEF- sanctioned event. Some of the headlining classes include the $10,000 Half Million Jumper Stake, the $25,000 Rood & Riddle Grand Prix, and the $30,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby. Part of the schedule is listed below. For more information and a detailed schedule, visit http://www.countryheir.com or call Frankie Stark at (513) 875-3318.

Photo courtesy of Lesley Ward

Hosted by: 
Country Heir
Phone: 
513-875-3318

Country Heir I Hunter Jumper Show

Dates: 
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 8:00am to Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The Country Heir I Hunter Jumper Show is a 5-day hunter/jumper show, and is the first part of a 2-part show series conducted by Country Heir. This is a USEF-sanctioned event. The headlining classes include the $10,000 Welcome Prix, $50,000 George Hennessy Grand Prix, $8,000 Low Junior/Amateur Owner Jumper Classic, and the $10,000 Children’s/Adult Jumper Grand Prix. For more information and a detailed schedule, visit http://www.countryheir.com or call Frankie Stark at (513) 875-3318.

Photo courtesy of Lesley Ward

Hosted by: 
Country Heir
Phone: 
513-875-3318

2017 Egyptian Event

Dates: 
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 8:00am to Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

Join us June 6-10 for the world's largest showcase of the Egyptian Arabian horse! General show seating and non-ticketed activities are free with Kentucky Horse Park admission.

Held annually at here at The Kentucky Horse Park, The Egyptian Event boasts world-class halter and performance competition, superb shopping, expert-led seminars, live and silent fund raiser auctions, and fun social activities for all ages! Come feel the desert wind blowing across the heart of horse country ... "it's more than just a horse show, it's an EVENT!"

There are daily spectator focused events which are free with park admission. Spectators have the opportunity to meet the competitors, shop the trade fair, watch stallion auctions and much more! For more information, visit http://pyramidsociety.org/egyptian-event.

Location: 
Hosted by: 
Pyramid Society
Phone: 
859-231-0771

Spring Fling Carriage Drive

Dates: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 9:00am to Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event Description: 

The Spring Fling driving event is an opportunity for drivers to bring their horses to the Kentucky Horse Park to practice driving for the upcoming show or recreational season as well as get to opportunity to drive their horses on the beautiful park grounds. Driving is the sport of horses pulling carriages, within driving there are many disciplines ranging from combined driving to wagon pulling. This event is open to all disciplines and drivers; novice to advanced.

Location: 
Hosted by: 
Spring Fling Carriage Drive
Phone: 
931-492-0154

MayDaze Horse Trials

Dates: 
Friday, May 26, 2017 - 8:00am to Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The MayDaze Horse Trials bring together more than 500 horses and their riders from approximately 20 states to compete in a 3-day event competition. Introductory to intermediate levels will be on display. This spring event is very beneficial in the training process for green to advanced horses and riders. A trade fair will also be taking place on the grounds in conjunction with this event. For more information contact Maggie Wright at 859-621-2478. Photo courtesy of Samantha L. Clark.

Hosted by: 
MayDaze Horse Trials
Phone: 
859-621-2478