2021 Events Schedule

Special Events at the Show

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Monday, July 12th – Opening Night Kick-Off

Join us for opening night of the 85th year of the Lexington Junior League Charity Horse Show at the Kentucky Horse Park's Rolex Stadium.  Food, drinks, shopping, and more!   


Tuesday, July 13th – Funded Agency Night

  • It's the reason behind our 85 five years:  Join us as we honor the 2021 funded agencies of the Junior League of Lexington. 

Wednesday, July 14th – Military & First Responder Appreciation Day

  • 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. All military and first responders will be recognized during the show.
  • Kentucky Horse Park Mounted Police Demonstration:  The KHP Mounted Police will present a special demonstration given by Kentucky Horse Park's Mounted Police.

Thursday, July 15th – Paint the Show Pink & Sustainer Dinner

  • Paint the Horse Show Pink:  Wear your best pink to raise awareness about the fight against breast cancer!
  • Sustainer Dinner:  This annual dinner will be held at the Rolex Arena. This event is open to Sustaining Members, Active Members, and Provisional Members of the Junior League of Lexington. To attend, purchase your ticket here (scroll down to bottom of page.)

Friday, July 16th  Barn Judging Competition and 8th Annual Charity Dog Show

  • New this year!! Does your barn have the most spirit, a beautiful set-up, or Junior League of Lexington Nostalgia? We are here for it. Judging will take place during the day on Friday and an overall winner and two runners up will be announced during the evening class on Friday night. 
  • Charity Dog Show: Bring out your pup and join us at the 8th Annual Charity Dog Show!  The Dog Show is a just-for-fun event open to all types of dogs, and different “classes” will compete for bragging rights. On-site registration and check-in will be open starting at 4:30pm and the dog show will begin at 5:45 pm. Save time and register online here. The event will be held in a shady area near Rolex Stadium (follow signs or check social media on the day of the event). 
        • 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 (1st place in each class will receive a doggie treat bag!) 
          • Class 9:  $10   (1st place wins $50 and a three month subscription to Bark Box (a $99 value courtesy of Bark Box).  2nd place wins $25.  Plus, surprise doggie treats!)
 

Saturday Evening, July 17th – Championship Night and Stick Horse Race

  • It's what we've been working toward all week!  Come out and celebrate with us! This year, our littlest fans will have the opportunity to participate in the biggest night of the week with the much loved tradition of our stick horse race.
  • Stick Horse Race: at 7 PM - Rolex Stadium. All children are invited to participate in our annual Stick Horse Race!  Entry fees are $10 per child,* online registration available here or on-site at the Junior League Boutique-registration will be open from 5:45pm at 6:30pm. Every child who participates will go home with a blue ribbon!  Please bring your own stick horse, we look forward to seeing how each horse is decorated.  We also have a limited quantity of stick horses available for purchase 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. General admission tickets will be available for purchase at the Horse Show entry gate.