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Battle in the Saddle, Kentucky Horse Park

July 14, 2013 @ 5:00 pm

The inaugural Battle in the Saddle Celebrity Team Penning Event at the Kentucky Horse Park’s Covered Arena is Sunday, July 14, 2013. All proceeds from the benefit event will support the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation – a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to enhancing, expanding, and improving the Kentucky Horse Park.

The Battle in the Saddle Celebrity Team Penning Event will pair two amateur riders with a celebrity guest rider to compete to see who has the skills and bravery to pen a group of cattle in the quickest time.

Celebrities in the Saddle include (subject to change):


Calvin Borel                        Three-time Kentucky Derby winning jockey

Derek Braun                       International Grand Prix rider & owner of Split Rock Farm

Patti Cooksey                    Legendary female jockey

Buck Davidson                   International Event rider

Pat Day                                 Hall of Fame jockey

Kevin Huber                       Punter for the Cincinnati Bengals

Charlie Lopresti                 Trainer of 2012 Horse of the Year, Wise Dan

Chris McCarron                 Hall of Fame jockey

Mal McGuire                      Reining horse trainer & competitor

Matthew Mitchell            Head Women’s Basketball Coach, University of Kentucky

Sam Shepard                     American playwright, actor & director

Mark Stoops                      Head Football Coach, University of Kentucky


Vendors and concessions will open at 5:00 p.m. and the Battle in the Saddle competition will begin at 7:00 p.m.  General admission is $10, with 12 & under admitted free with the purchase of an adult ticket.   Tickets are also available to a pre-competition cocktail party and dinner for $75 per person.


July 14, 2013
5:00 pm
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Kentucky Horse Park
4089 Iron Works Parkway
Lexington, KY 40511 United States
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