The Ha’Penny Horse Trials fall event ran at the Kentucky Horse Park in early September from 1987 until the decision was made to discontinue the event ten years later in 1997. When the date became available, a team of dedicated Area VIII eventers swept in and snapped it up with the intention of taking over the date with a new event.
The Park Equine Kentucky Classique, held August 31 to September 2, 2018 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. is a staple on many eventers' calendars.
The Kentucky Horse Park was once again home to a fantastic event; this time, the Kentucky Classique and Area 8 Championships (August 30-September 1, 2013) took over the Park on Labor Day weekend to showcase the qualified horses and riders from Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, West Virginia and western Pennsylvania.
The USEA and Area VIII are pleased to announce that Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital will be the title sponsor and the Official Veterinarians and Veterinary Pharmacy of 2013 USEA Area VIII Championships. The Area VIII Championships will take place August 30 – September 1 at the Kentucky Classique Horse Trials, which will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY.