The Alltech National Horse Show: Affordable and Good Shopping

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Country’s Oldest Indoor Horse Show Comes to Kentucky

What are you doing next week? Anything really exciting? Riding season is winding down… weather is getting chilly… you’re looking forward to Thanksgiving but it’s not quite here.

Hop in the car and come to the National Horse Show at the Kentucky Horse Park November 2-6th — this is America’s OLDEST INDOOR HORSESHOW, founded in 1883 and held in Madison Square Garden in New York for many years.

Now it has moved to Kentucky, for what we hope will be a permanent home.

If you were one of those people who thought the World Equestrian Games’ tickets were too expensive, you’ll like what you hear about the National Horse Show: TICKETS START AT $10.00. (Children 12 and under are FREE.)

The horse show is all about hunters and jumpers, from little-bitty ponies to huge warmbloods, from young riders to adults who don’t know the meaning of retirement.

And the SHOPPING! (Start your holiday shopping early for your horsey friends.) There will be over 60 booths offering everything from horse tack and apparel to fine jewelry.

The HORSEPLAY EDUCATIONAL PAVILION – this is where the Kentucky Horse Council’s exhibit will be located, with KHC demonstrations on how Kentucky’s limestone geology helps young horses’ bones grow strong, and more information about Kentucky Proud for Horses (those are the educational pieces), to a Horseshoe Toss competition (that’s the fun piece).  Also in the educational pavilion will be universities, ASPCA, the U.S. Pony Club, Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital, and more. Plus a live demonstration ring.

For a bit of relaxation with a “cool one”, stop by Pearse’s Place for a sports bar-like atmosphere.

The Kentucky Horse Council wants to invite all of its members to the National Horse Show.  Even if you are a trail rider and don’t care to jump anything bigger than a log across the trail… get to know another part of the horse industry which is fun and exciting.

Below are all the details you need to schedule your visit to the Show.

THE FACTS about the National Horse Show — Links to all you need to know:

Runs Wednesday Nov. 2 through Sunday Nov. 6

Tickets available through TicketMaster, all TicketMaster retail locations, and at the Alltech Arena box office during the event.



The Kentucky Horse Council is a non-profit organization dedicated, through education and leadership, to the protection and development of the Kentucky equine community.

The Kentucky Horse Council provides educational programs and information, outreach and communication to Kentucky horse owners and enthusiasts, equine professional networking opportunities through KENA, trail riding advocacy, health and welfare programs, and personal liability insurance and other membership benefits.

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