KHC Announces 2014 Kentucky Round Up

The Kentucky Round Up 2014, hosted by the Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) on Feb. 15-16, at the Kentucky Horse Park, has announced its schedule of clinicians, demonstrations, exhibits, and activities for families, children, novice horse owners and advanced horsemen. The full two-day schedule includes breed displays and a cowboy mounted shooting competition.

"Wild about horses" is the theme for our petting-friendly "Breeds Barn" this year. Represented breeds will include Thoroughbreds, Standardbreds, Saddlebreds, Arabians, Kentucky Mountain Horses, Paints, Quarter Horses, Rocky Mountain Horses, Morgans, Paso Finos, Gypsy Horses, Miniature Horses, and more.

In the educational area, the event will host the U.S. Pony Club's Equine Exhibit, an interactive learning center. Breyer Animal Creations will be giving a series of workshops on equine model repair and decoration, and Kentucky Proud will bring information about their program.

A new and special service to the horse community this year is "Adoption Row." Adoptable horses from several rescue organizations will be introduced to the public, hopefully resulting in some happy new homes for the horses. The individual organizations will carry out adoptions according to their own standard procedures. Participants will include the American Horse Adoption/Saddlebred Rescue, the Standardbred Retirement Foundation, the Kentucky Equine Humane Center, and the Lexington Humane Society.

Saturday activities start at 9:00 a.m. with the parade of flags and national anthem. Doors will open at 8:00 a.m. and the event continues until 5:00 p.m., when the cowboy mounted shooting competition begins; that will run until about 9:00P p.m. or until over. On Sunday, activities start at 8:00 a.m. with Cowboy Church featuring famed jockey Pat Day. Cowboy Church ends at 9:25 a.m. with the parade of flags and national anthem. The event will close at 4:20 p.m.

Sponsors this year include United States Pony Club, Horsemen's Corral and Revenewtree Digital Media, 4-Point Sheraton, Brittany Farms, Craig Cameron, Southern States, American Saddlebred Horse Association, Cox Farm, Georgetown College, Cowboy Church Network of Kentucky, and Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association.

Admission to the event is free for children 12 and younger. Tickets are $10 for children over 12 and adults. A $15 Youth Package is available online which provides admission for 2 adults and 10 children. For more information about Kentucky Round-Up and ticket information, visit, or call the KHC at 859/367-0509.

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