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.
(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.
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.
The Bluegrass Festival Horse Show is a 6-day hunter/jumper show, and is a part of the Kentucky Horse Show 2017 series. This event draws local riders, international riders and even former Olympians. This is also a World Champion Hunter Rider Event and features premier rate hunters and a variety of classics and special classes.
The USEF Pony Finals is a 6-day Hunter/Jumper Championship event. The US Regular Hunter Pony Championship, the US Green Hunter Pony Championship, and the US National Pony Jumper Championship will all take place during this event. Ponies in each of the events will be put into classes based on their size (small, medium, and large). Aside from the competition, there will also be clinics during this event that are free and open to the public.
The Red Cross Summer Soiree is an annual charity event benefiting the Bluegrass chapter of the American Red Cross. This casual event includes dinner and drinks as well as live and silent auctions. Live music will be provided. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the Red Cross at: 859-253-1331. This is a casual, fun event for a great cause! $75 per ticket or a table of 10 for $750.00. For more information on the American Red Cross Disaster Blaster Relief Fundraiser visit www.redcross.org/bluegrass.
The Clayton Woosley Hall of Fame Reining Show is a reining show named after NRHA Hall of Famer Clayton Woosley. The show is put on by the Kentucky Reining Horse Association and is included with general Kentucky Horse Park admission. (No additional ticket is necessary.) The show should start at 7:30 Thursday through Sunday and it will last well into the evening. In addition, the show will feature a variety of vendors selling horse-related products.
There will be AQHA, NRHA, and CKRHA classes available. Youth and rookie levels all the way to Open levels will be exhibited. For more information on the Clayton Woosley Hall of Fame Reining Show, visit http://krha.info. Photo courtesy of James Shambhu.
The Pony Club Festival is a week-long celebration of all things Pony Club. More than 4,000 Pony Club members from across the country attend. Championship competitions will start off the festival, followed by several days of educational workshops, clinics and other opportunities. The Pony Club Festival serves the National Championship competition of the organization as well as an educational learning experience. Championship events include: Eventing, Dressage, Show Jumping, Polocrosse, Games, and Tetrathlon. The educational portion of the festival will conduct clinics for Pony Club members. A trade fair will also take place in the Alltech arena. For more information of the Pony Club Festival please visit http://www.ponyclub.org.
The Special Olympics Kentucky State Equestrian Competition is generally held the first full weekend in October. The event is currently held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. There are approximately 30 riders who compete annually.
SOKY offers both English and Western style riding in the following classes: Trails, Equitation, Dressage, Showmanship, Relays, Prix Caprilli, Pole Bending, Barrel Racing and Figure 8 Stake Race.
Within each class, ability levels are offered. There are classes for beginner riders or those of lower skill levels such as: CS=walk/supported or BS=walk & trot/supported. There are also classes offered for the more skilled or accomplished rider: BI=Walk & Trot/Independent or A Class = Walk, Trot & Canter.
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.