FEI World Equestrian Games
Lexington is proud to have hosted the 2010 World Equestrian Games! This was a tremendous honor, as the WEG are equivilant to the Olympics in the horse industry, as well as the fact that this was the first time the WEG were held in the United States!
Kentucky Horse Park
The Kentucky Horse Park is a working horse farm with 1,200 acres surrounded by 30 miles of white plank fencing.Dedicated to man’s relationship with the horse, the park features two museums, twin theaters and nearly 50 different breeds of horses.
The Kentucky Horse Park is home to more than 30 National and State Equine Organizations. These organizations include, American Saddlebread Museum, High Hope Steeplechase and the Makers Mark Secretariat Center.
Sunburst Horsemanship School
Rosemary Taylor, Chief riding instructor of Sunburst Farm, has been involved with horses for most of her life. She is an accredited equine instructor in both the United States and Britain. Rosemary has over 20 years experience in the performance show horse and education industry. She lives on the farm and personally oversees the care for each horse daily.
American Saddlebred Museum
The American Saddlebred Museum brings to life the sights and sounds of the American Saddlebred, Kentucky’s only native breed.
American Saddlebred Horse Association
The American Saddlebred Horse Association is the oldest breed registry in the United States for an American breed of horse.ASHA headquarters moved from Louisville to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.ASHA was the first breed registry to call the Kentucky Horse Park home.
The Breeders Cup Ltd.
The Breeders Cup LTD., a non-profit organization, aims to increase public awareness and improve opportunities in the Thoroughbred industry.
For more than 100 years, the company incorporated in 1898 by William B. Fasig and Edward A. Tipton has been conducting auction sales of Thoroughbred horses, making it the oldest auction company of its type in North America.
The Jockey Club
The Jockey Club, with offices in Lexington and New York, is the breed registry for all Thoroughbred horses in North America.It is responsible for maintaining The American Stud Book, which includes all Thoroughbreds in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.
Keeneland Race Course and Thoroughbred Auction Company
More than 400,000 racing enthusiasts descend on Keeneland every April and October for world-class live racing.In 2004, Keeneland distributed nearly $20 million in racing purses—making its race meets among the richest in North America.
Kentucky Thoroughbred Association, Inc.
A group of Kentucky’s finest horsemen formed the Thoroughbred Association in 1983 to address long-term problems and provide national representation.
The Red Mile & Tattersalls
Known for its fast, red clay and one-mile track, The Red Mile is the second oldest harness track in the world.For more than 130 years, harness racers have converged on The Red Mile to stage some of the greatest equine battles in history.Tattersalls, the horse sales portion of the company, has expanded to conduct Standardbred sales at the Meadowlands Racetrack in New Jersey, in addition to the half-dozen different breeds it offers in Lexington.
The Thoroughbred Center
At this working Thoroughbred training facility, visitors can go behind the scenes to learn about a normal working day in the lives of Thoroughbreds and those who train and care for them.
This 2.5 acre park dedicated to the Thoroughbred industry contains seven life-size and lifelike bronze racehorses streaking toward the finish line.Broodmares, foals and the great stallion Lexington “graze” in a nearby field.
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United States Equestrian Federation, Inc.
The USEF strives to ensure the safety and well being of horses and equine athletes.The organization bases its fairness by following the laws of the United States and the Constitution and the Bylaws of the United States Olympic Committee.
United States Polo Association
The United States Polo Association was founded in 1890 to create a uniform method of handicapping players so teams could be evenly matched and to standardize the rules of the game in the United States.
The United States Pony Clubs, Inc.
The Pony Club is one of the leading junior equestrian organizations in the world, represented throughout 30 countries.The United States has more than 600 individual clubs spread throughout 48 states and the Virgin Islands, with more than 12,000 members.