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.
The 2017 IHSA National Championships will take place May 4-7, 2017 at the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park. In 2017, IHSA marks its first 50 years -- starting as a handful of northeast teams brought together by Fairleigh-Dickinson University sophomore Bob Cacchione -- and next 50 as an organization serving over 400 educational institutions and 10,000 college riders. IHSA promotes competition for full time student riders of all skill levels, who compete individually and as teams at regional to national levels based on the principle that any college student should be able to participate in horse shows regardless of financial status, gender or riding level.
The show provides a laid-back atmosphere while allowing exhibitors a first class horse show in a beautiful setting. There is nothing more beautiful than Kentucky in the springtime and no place on earth is more spectacular than the Kentucky Horse Park.
Cowboy Up For A Cure, Inc. (CUFAC) is a non-profit organization that provides funding to benefit children with various forms of pediatric cancer. The Cowboy Up For A Cure Rodeo is a fundraiser on behalf of their charitable efforts. Tickets are available through the Cowboy Up For A Cure website.
The Bluegrass Classic Dog Show is a 5-day dog show sponsored by the Lexington Kennel Club Inc., the Northern Kentucky Kennel Club Inc., and the Mid-Kentucky Kennel Club Inc. This show will include competition for more than 150 breeds, best-in-show competition, junior showmanship classes, and obedience and rally. AKC Owner-Handler Series, Canine Good Citizen Test, and a Meet the Breeds event will also take place Saturday and Sunday, plus a 4-H Dog Club Musical Program on Saturday. Dock Diving will be featured this year, as well.
Judging Starts: Thursday at 9 am; Friday - Monday at 8:00 am. Conformation rings are on the main arena floor and on the concourse. Toy and Non-Sporting Breeds will be judged upstairs in the Exhibition Hall. Each ring will have a post listing the breeds and times being judged in that ring on that day. A complete list of breeds ring times will be available at the show and posted on this website once entries are confirmed, usually a week before competition begins.
Don’t miss the thrill and excitement of Road To The Horse in 2017. Sarah Dawson, Barbara Cox and Rachelle Valentine have been named as the first three competitors in the 2017 World Championship of Colt Starting. Fans at Road to the Horse follow the journey and witness an accumulation of a lifetime of passion and knowledge be put to the test as elite clinicians from around the world face off for the coveted World Championship of Colt Starting title. Fans witness partnerships develop before their very eyes, they witness the setbacks and witness the triumphs, as competitors build a relationship with an untouched 3-year-old American Quarter Horse which will then be put to the ultimate test, where only one can walk away with the World Championship of Colt Starting title.
The Blue Grass Trust Gala Preview Party event will take place at the Alltech Arena on Thursday, March 2nd from 6pm-9pm. This gala serves as a preview of the Blue Grass Trust Antiques & Garden Show where visitors can engage more than 80 Quality Exhibitors, Designer and Garden Vignettes, fine antiques and art, gorgeous gardens and flowers, cool collectibles, vintage silver, stunning jewelry and more.
The Blue Grass Trust’s Antiques & Garden Show will take place from March 3rd-5th, with a Gala Preview Party event preceding it on Thursday, March 2nd from 6pm-9pm.
Friday 10 am to 5 pm
Saturday 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday 12 noon to 5 pm
More than 80 Quality Exhibitors, Designer and Garden Vignettes, fine antiques and art, gorgeous gardens and flowers, cool collectibles, vintage silver, stunning jewelry and more.
The 54th Annual KHSAA Boys State Wrestling Tournament Championships will be held February 17-18, 2017 at the KHP’s Alltech Arena. There will be some 500 Kentucky high school wrestlers competing over the two days with nearly 900 matches, culminating in the state championships.
Tickets for both Friday and Saturday session are $25. Friday session will be $15, and it will be $15 for first session on Saturday. Tickets will be $10 on Saturday for the Medal Round and Award Session.
The gates for the wrestling tournament open Friday at 8:30am and Saturday on 8am.
Parking fee is $5.
This time, USMGA will still have the mounted games Winter Wonderland competition on Saturday and Sunday mornings, but USMGA is also opening up the Sunday afternoon time frame to 4-H participants to give them an opportunity to get exposure to the sport.
At 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29 4-H riders are invited to test their skills in the Altech Arena in a series of races. All breeds, sizes and disciplines of horses are encouraged to try mounted games. Riders will pick up rings with swords, put cartons in buckets (at whatever speed they like) put flags in cones and do other skills while competing in a team relay. Success in races is dependent on the riders communication skills and their horses willingness rather than on raw speed.
The session, sponsored by the United States Mounted Game Association, will have coaches for each team and will include a sampling of the 26 races used in competitions in the U.S. and countries around the world.
Riders need to sign a release to participate and pay a $ 5 temporary membership fee to meet USMGA insurance regulations. Hardhats are required. The Altech arena is heated and an amazing place to ride. For more information contact Liz Englert, 502-439-4783. To reserve a slot call Pat Neuhauser at 502-551-5374
- A Description of the Sport
Mounted games are an unusual equestrian sport. They are the most exciting and extreme of the equestrian world. With music pounding and spectators cheering, riders sporting their countries’ colors compete in teams of four in relay races. In these races the riders have to use a variety of skills to win a race:
-Leaping on and off of a galloping horse
-Spearing objects at a gallop
-Leaning off a galloping horse to grab an object off the ground -Jousting at targets
The competition is fierce. Riders spend years perfecting these skills in the hopes of representing their country and possibly being crowned World Champion.
For over 25 years the United States Mounted Games Association has provided opportunities for riders of all ages to enjoy games on horseback and to compete internationally as well as in the United States.
The United States Mounted Games Association was formed to inspire, encourage interest, and increase participation in Mounted Games in the United States. Our mission is to increase the number of riders involved in Mounted Games, improve the quality and number of our United States competitions, and to enhance the image of equestrian games as a spectator sport. USMGA aims to provide niche in equine sports by making Mounted Games, a relatively inexpensive horse sport, available to the general public for the advancement and understanding of the equine industry.