LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 9, 2013) – Alltech’s first-ever Kentucky Gathering, scheduled for Oct. 29-Nov. 3, will foster the bond between Kentuckians and horses by bringing world-class equestrian competition of the Alltech National Horse Show to the Bluegrass.
The Alltech National Horse Show will serve as one of many family-friendly attractions during Alltech’s first-ever Kentucky Gathering, a celebration of horses, heritage and hops held at the Alltech Arena on the grounds of the Kentucky Horse Park.
In addition to witnessing the impressive teamwork of horse and rider at the Alltech National Horse Show, Kentuckians are invited to enjoy samples of Kentucky-crafted foods, brews and spirits at “Savor Kentucky” on Nov. 1-2; free children’s activities with bouncy castles, face painting and pony rides on Nov. 1-2; and the Biggest Loser RunWalk fitness challenge on Nov. 2.
An American equestrian tradition that started at the Madison Square Garden in 1883, the Alltech National Horse Show attracts top-tier equestrians from around the world for a variety of classes and disciplines. Olympic veterans and international competitors in the sport of show jumping will enter the ring for the Alltech Grand Prix, while the nation’s best junior riders will come to Lexington with hopes of claiming the ASPCA Alfred B. Maclay title. The Alltech National Horse Show will award $850,000 in prizes – one of the largest prize pools offered on the North American show circuit.
The Alltech National Horse Show also serves as a fundraising event for JustWorld International, the Equestrian Aid Foundation and the United States Equestrian Team Foundation. Fifty percent of door ticket sales will be donated to each organization on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights respectively.
The show is free and open to the public during daytime events. Tickets for prime-time events on Thursday and Friday evenings and Sunday’s Maclay Final are $10 at the door. Tickets to Saturday evening’s Alltech Grand Prix are $20 at the door. Ticket buyers can receive a 20 percent discount when purchasing tickets in advance online at AlltechNationalHorseShow.com. Patrons of the Kentucky Gathering’s Dine Lexington! Restaurant Week can also receive half-off admission to the Alltech National Horse Show with a receipt from a participating restaurant. Children ages 12 and younger are always admitted to the show for free. Evening ticketing on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights will start at 5 p.m. and prime-time events begin at 7 p.m.
For more information about the Kentucky Gathering, visit kentuckygathering.com.