Lexington Sports & Outdoors

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    Keeneland Race Course

    by Agraichen Written Oct 17, 2010
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    Keeneland Race Course, established in 1936 is a National Historic Landmark that still has live racing April through October. This is considered one of the best and most original race tracks in existence in the US. It was used in the filming of Secretariat.

    Morning workouts are at 7:00A-8:30AM. The gates open at 11:00AM and Post Time is 1:05PM

    Live racing takes place April and October. There is plenty of free parking; General admission $5.00, reserved seats $6.00 weekdays and $8.00 Sat & Sun.

    Equipment: Bridle, saddle, boots spurs, crop and a very expensive thoroughbred.

    Related to:
    • Horse Riding
    • Road Trip
    • Photography

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    On Hallowed Ground

    by grandmaR Updated Jul 29, 2008
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    My children have competed in Kentucky several times, but not at the prestigious Olympic Level three day event. They have been there at Pony Club Rallies. When I've been there with them, I have not had much of a chance to see anything as I was tied down to the truck and camper. So I had really hoped that I could see the rest of the sites including the horses for the Parade of Breeds. They regularly host prestiguous events such as the Rolex CCI, the USEF National Pony Finals, USEF Open Reining Championships, The Pyramid Society Egyptian Event, and the United States Pony Club National Festival.

    Since we visited in the winter when not much was going on, there was no one taking admissions outdoors and no one seemed to care where we went, so at my distracted direction, Bob drove all over the grounds - past the statue of Man O War, past the Pony Club Headquarters (which was closed), past the USEF offices (which was not but we didn't go in), past the National Saddlebred Museum, past the dressage rings, past the Big Barn, past the long lines of stabling, past the steeplechase course, in the middle of which I could see people working on the cross country jumps presumably for next May's three day event, past the Grill on the Hill (closed), past the building for officials, past the riding stable, all around a race course on the outside and past the Clubhouse restaurant. No one challenged us at all.

    Equipment: The Park regularly hosts the following types of events:

    Hunter/Jumper Horse Shows
    Dressage Horse Shows
    Three-Day Event Horse Trials
    Breed Horse Shows
    Rodeos
    Reining Horse Shows
    Pony Club Rallys
    Mounted Games
    Polo
    Carriage Driving Events

    If you are competing at the Horse Park, you will need to bring your own horse, equipment, groom and probably your coach. This is not going to be a low budget operation because as far as I know the lowest level Three Day Events that the horse park hosts is Intermediate level.

    There is a riding stable at the park. That's the only way that most of us could ride there

    HORSEBACK RIDING
    A guided 35-minute trail ride, suitable for first time riders, takes you along the outskirts of the park. Riders must be at least 7-years old and 4-feet tall. Weight restrictions apply.

    Ride load times: 9:45 am, 11:00 am, 12:15 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:45 pm and 4:00 pm.
    Tickets are $22.00 per rider. Save $7.00 when purchased with park admission.

    Tickets are limited and can only be purchased the day of your visit. Purchase at the Visitor Information Center before 3:45 pm.

    PONY RIDES
    Not to be left out, the park's youngest visitors can take a ride around the pony paddock.

    Ride load times: 9:45 am, 11:00 am, 12:15 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:45 pm and 4:00 pm.
    For ages 2 through 12. 90-pound weigh limit.

    Tickets are $5.00 for three times around the paddock.
    Tickets are limited and can only be purchased the day of your visit. Purchase at the Visitor Information Center before 3:45 pm.

    Related to:
    • Horse Riding
    • Road Trip
    • Adventure Travel

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