2018 Events Schedule

Special Events at the Show

2018 Prize List - Click Here

Monday, July 9th – Opening Night Kick-Off

Join us for opening night of the 82nd year of the Lexington Junior League Charity Horse Show at the Kentucky Horse Park's Rolex Stadium.  Food, drinks, shopping, and more!   There is no morning session, and the evening session begins at 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, July 10th – Family Night

  • Morning Session at 9:00 a.m.  Evening Session at 6:30 p.m. 

  • Bounce House, Face Painting, and Pony Rides!  Free bounce houses, face painting, and pony rides will be available for all children in attendance.

  • Stick Horse Race:  All children are invited to participate in our annual Stick Horse Race!  Entry fees are $5 per child,* online registration available here (scroll down to the bottom for stick horse race tickets).  Every child who participates will go home with a blue ribbon!  Registration closes at 6:15 p.m., and the Race will begin at 6:30 p.m.  We encourage each child to bring his or her own stick horse and look forward to seeing how each horse is decorated.  The League will also have a limited quantity of stick horses available for purchase in the League Boutique located in the Gaited Gallery area of the Rolex Arena.

*Entry fees for the Stick Horse Race are separate from admission to the Horse Show.  General admission to the Horse Show is free for children six and under.  For older children and adults, general admission is $5 (M-Th) and $10 (Fri/Sat).  General admission tickets will be available for purchase at the Horse Show entry gate. 

Wednesday, July 11th -- Military & First Responder Appreciation Day

  • Morning Session at 9:00 a.m.  Evening Session at 5:30 p.m. 
  • Showing Appreciation to Our Heroes:  Free general admission to all active and retired members of the military and fire, police, and EMTs with valid identification. 
  • Kentucky Horse Park Mounted Police Demonstration:  The KHP Mounted Police will present a demonstration on horseback to begin the evening session.

Thursday, July 12th -- Paint the Show Pink & Sustainer Dinner

  • Morning Session at 9:00 a.m.  Evening Session at 6:30 p.m. 
  • Paint the Horse Show Pink:  Wear your best pink to raise awareness about the fight against breast cancer!  Horses & Hope will be onsite with an information booth and their signature Pink Mustang.  Free pink boas will be given to the first 100 guests through the gate. 
  • Silent Auction:  Come ready to shop and support the League!  We'll have a silent auction that you won't want to miss. 
  • Sustainer Dinner:  This annual event will be held at the Rolex Arena.  Tickets are $30.  To attend, please RSVP by July 1, 2017 to Sustainer President Kriste Blumetti or purchase your ticket here (scroll down to bottom of page.)

Friday, July 13th  Morning and Evening Classes

  • Morning Session at 10:30 a.m.
  • Evening Session at 6:30 p.m. 

Saturday Morning, July 14th – Fifth Annual Charity Dog Show

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Bring out your pup and join us at the Fifth Annual Charity Dog Show, sponsored by Pet Wants of Lexington!  The Dog Show is a just-for-fun event open to all types of dogs, and different “classes” will compete for bragging rights.  Onsite registration will be open starting 9:00 a.m., and the Dog Show will begin at 10:00 a.m.  We are honored that the Lexington Humane Society will be providing our judge this year!  LHS is a past recipient of a grant from the League. 

  • Class Schedule:
    • Class 1:  Puppy Class (up to 12 months old)
    • Class 2:  Costume Class
    • Class 3:  Junior Handlers (under age 18)
    • Class 4:  Mutt (non-pedigree)
    • Class 5:  Lap Dog (dogs sitting in laps)
    • Class 6:  Pedigree
    • Class 7:  Trick Dog
    • Class 8:  Senior Dog (age 10 and older)
    • Class 9:  Open & Amateur Dog Championship (must have shown in another class) 
  • Entry Fees: 
    • Classes 1 to 8:  $5
    • Class 9:  $10   (1st place wins $50.  2nd place wins $25.  Plus, surprise doggie treats!) 

Saturday Evening, July 14th – Championship Night

It's what we've been working toward all week!  Come out and celebrate with us!  Evening classes begin at 6:30 p.m.