Kentucky Horse Park

EQUUS Evolution Tickets on Sale

Tickets for the EQUUS Evolution theatrical performance, the evening showcase of the EQUITANA USA trade fair and expo, are on sale now at The performances will be held in Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park Oct. 1-3. The 90-minute performance will include appearances from performing arts trainer and championship competitor Mario Contreras with special appearances include the American Vaulting Association's Lynn Palm and Nic Roldan. Highlighting the artistic vision of Chanel Rhodes, select performances at the evdent will include unique equine attire. The full EQUITANA USA day programming...

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EQUITANA USA Tickets on Sale

Tickets are on sale for EQUITANA USA, scheduled for Oct. 1-3 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. The event hosts equestrian professionals and enthusiasts of all riding levels, ages, disciplines and breeds. Each session will feature education, entertainment and a trade fair featuring riding equipment and apparel, horse care supplies, gifts, etc. For more information, visit

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Equitana Tickets Available

The inaugural Equitana USA show, postponed from 2020 due to the pandemic, will be held Oct. 1-3 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. Ticket sales to the event, which is designed for all riding levels, disciplines, and breeds, as well as enthusiasts of all ages to come together to celebrate the horse, are now open. The event will showcase a variety of popular equestrian personalities, professional performers, authors, veterinarians and other top professionals sharing their expertise on a wide range of disciplines and topics, with more than 150 sessions....

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American Wood Fibers Partners With Secretariat Center for Thoroughbred Rehabilitation

American Wood Fibers has announced a new partnership with the Secretariat Center, located at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. The company will serve as the sole sponsor and supplier of animal bedding, contributing to the Center's upkeep and overall health of American Thoroughbreds. This sponsorship allows the Center to continue their work, readying the horses for life after rehab. Through boarding and reschooling, the Center's goal is to create harmonious matches with adopters and educate the community about the American Thoroughbred breed. To date, they have successfully rehoused more...

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Kentucky Three-Day Event to Go Forward

Edited Press Release The Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event CCI Five Star presented by MARS Equestrian™ (LRK3DE), originally cancelled for 2021, will go forward Apr. 22 through Apr. 25 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. The event will take place without spectators. "The uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic placed us in the financially impossible position of having to run the Five Star event without spectators, a situation that left us no choice but to cancel the Five Star for 2021 in order to preserve it for many years to...

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Secretariat Center Open for the Holiday Season

For the first time since opening their doors in 2004, the Secretariat Center at the Kentucky Horse Park will keep its reschooling operation up and running throughout the winter months. Shelley Mann, who stepped on as the program's executive director this September, spoke on their plans for the upcoming season. "Typically in the past, we have fostered horses out or decreased our numbers for two or three months out of the winter," she said. "This is the first year that we really want to stay open. We have an entirely...

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Applications Now Open for 2021 Thoroughbred Makeover

Applications are now open for the 2021 competition year of the Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America. Applications will be accepted through Jan. 15, 2021 and accepted trainers will be announced Feb. 15, 2021. As the 2020 Thoroughbred Makeover was postponed to 2021 due to the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 edition of the Retired Racehorse Project's banner event will include competition groups both for horses that would have competed in 2020, as well as those entering for 2021. The two groups...

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International Museum of the Horse Launches 'African-American Horse Stories' Collaborative History Website

The International Museum of the Horse at the Kentucky Horse Park has launched the Chronicle of African Americans in the Horse Industry, a new website designed to increase awareness, education, and access to African-American history. The site builds upon information discovered for the museum's permanent exhibit, Black Horsemen of the Kentucky Turf. Through a collaborative effort between individuals, organizations, and communities, the goal of this digital history platform is to uncover, collect, document, and make accessible the history of African-Americans in the horse industry. The Chronicle relies on researchers finding...

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Equitana USA Launches Month-Long Virtual Program

Equitana USA kicks off month-long virtual content, including webinars with equine industry notables, horsemen and women, and exhibitors addressing the care and performance of all breeds of horses. Sessions will include live interviews, panel discussions, expert seminars and educational content. Select Saturdays in September will feature 'Kid's Edition' content. Additionally, scheduled events will include barn tours with Horse Country Inc., sessions on training the performing arts horse, equine photography sessions and Q&A's with equine legal experts. Originally slated for this October but canceled last month due to COVID-19 concerns, the...

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New Vocations, T.I.P. Cancel Fall Horse Shows

New Vocations Racehorse has canceled its 2020 All-Thoroughbred Charity Horse Show, a dressage and combined test event, slated to be held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. Oct. 3. The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) followed suit and canceled its dressage and combined test championships, originally slated for Oct. 4. "It was a difficult decision to cancel the October show, but we feel that the safety of our show team and exhibitors is the most important," says Anna Ford, New Vocations Thoroughbred Program director. "It has been...

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New Vocations' All-Thoroughbred Charity Horse Show and TIP September Championships Cancelled

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program and The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) have jointly agreed to cancel their 2020 hunter/jumper/pleasure horse show that was slated for Sept. 3-6 at the Kentucky Horse Park. "We are deeply disappointed to cancel the 2020 horse show, but after ongoing discussions with show management, Kentucky Horse Park event staff and horse show managers of other events held at the park, the decision to cancel the event was made," says Sarah Coleman, director of community and public relations for New Vocations. "Multiple factors contributed...

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Equitana USA Cancels 2020 Exhibition

Equitana USA has canceled its equestrian trade fair and expo, which had been scheduled for Sept. 25 through 27 at the Kentucky Horse Park, due to public safety concerns regarding the coronavirus pandemic. Organizers are already planning for the 2021 event, which is scheduled for Oct. 1-3 at the Horse Park. "Equitana USA is a shared place and time for all disciplines, breeds, ages and levels of the equine industry," said Meghan Margewicz, the event's director. "But the safety of everyone associated with the event is always our first priority....

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