Horse Shows

Presenting exciting and competitive horse shows each year with more than $1 million at the World’s Championship Horse Show alone. Click here to visit World's Championship Horse Show website.

World’s Championship Horse Show

The richest and most prestigious saddlebred show, attracting competitors from around the world. To learn more, click here to visit the World's Championship Horse Show website.


The Kentucky State Fair COVID-19 Plan, which includes guidance for the World's Championship Horse Show, was approved through the Governor's Healthy At Work initiative on June 9th. We are committed to adapting our plan based on best practices and maintaining consistency with the Healthy At Work Horse Show Guidelines at the World's Championship Horse Show. To learn about how COVID-19 will impact this year's horse show, read our FAQ by clicking click here.

Miniature Horse Show - Returning in 2021

A true crowd-pleaser, the Miniature Horse Show spans three days and features equestrian minis competing in more than 80 classes based on size, gender and age. Taking place in Broadbent Arena.

Contact Charlotte Chowning by email at [email protected] or by phone at (502) 418-7743 for more information.

Quarter Horse Show - Returning in 2021

Pre-Fair Horse Show
The show includes events sanctioned by the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA), the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA), the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) and The Ranch Sorting National Championships (RSNC).

Competitions include cutting, reining, western pleasure, horsemanship, trail, showmanship, halter, hunter under saddle, equitation, ranch sorting, team penning, barrel racing, pole bending, rescue race, flag race, speed race and roping events.

4-H Horse Show - Returning in 2021

Pre-Fair Horse Show
The show features hunter (flat and fences), saddleseat (trotting), walking, mountain, racking, contest, western and miniature events.