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2018 Kentucky State Fair World’s Championship Horse Show begins Saturday night in Louisville

The 116th annual Kentucky State Fair World’s Championship Horse Show starts this Saturday evening (Aug. 18) in Louisville and kicks off eight exhilarating days that will feature more than 2,000 of the world’s top horses, all competing for $1 million in awards.

Everyone is invited to experience this spectacular show with complimentary balcony seating for the morning and afternoon classes, with evening tickets available for purchase at Freedom Hall. The daily lineup, culminating with the World Grand Championship Finals on Aug. 25, is as follows:

Saturday, Aug. 18, 7 p.m. – ASR Futurity of Kentucky – Weanlings; Kentucky County Fair Harness Pony Championship; Equitation – Kentucky Rider – Rider 17 Years & Under; Kentucky County Fair Fine Harness Championship; ASR Futurity of Kentucky – Yearlings; Kentucky County Fair Three-Gaited Championship; Kentucky County Fair Roadster Pony Championship; Kentucky County Fair Roadster Championship; Kentucky County Fair Hackney Pony Championship; Kentucky County Fair Five-Gaited Championship.

Sunday, Aug. 19, noon – Equitation – Open, Rider 16 Years Old; Amateur Gentleman’s Harness Pony; Adult Three Gaited Show Pleasure – Division I; Equitation – Open, Rider 14 Years Old; Adult Amateur Junior Hackney/Harness Pony Pleasure Driving; Adult Three Gaited Show Pleasure – Division II of Class 15; Equitation – Open, Rider 15 Years Old; Amateur Roadster Pony Over 50 Inches to 52 Inches; Adult Three Gaited Show Pleasure – Division III of Class 15; ASB Park Horse – Three Gaited Mare; Equitation – Open, Rider 17 Years Old; Amateur Roadster Pony 50 Inches & Under; ASB Park Horse – Three Gaited Stallion or Gelding.

Sunday, Aug. 19, 6:30 p.m. – ASR Sweepstakes Four-Year-Old Fine Harness; Three Gaited Pony -Rider 17 Years Old & Under; Junior Exhibitor Show Pleasure Driving, Driver 17 Years Old Under; ASR Sweepstakes Four-Year-Old Three-Gaited Park Pleasure; Five Gaited Pony – Rider 17 Years Old & Under; Amateur Gentleman’s Hackney Pony; Junior Exhibitor Three-Gaited, Rider 14-17 Years Old – Division I; Roadster to Bike – Mare Stake; ASR Sweepstakes Four-Year-Old Three-Gaited; ASB Junior Exhibitor Park Horse – Three Gaited; Open Roadster Under Saddle; Junior Exhibitor Three-Gaited, Rider 14-17 Years Old – Division II of Class 36; Four-Year-Old Roadster Pony to Bike; ASR Sweepstakes Four-Year-Old Five-Gaited.

Monday, Aug. 20, 9 a.m. – Equitation – Open, Rider 11 Years Old & Under; ASB Junior Exhibitor Three-Gaited Country Pleasure – Rider 13 Years Old & Under; Junior Exhibitor Hackney/Harness Pony Pleasure Driving; ASB Adult Five-Gaited Show Pleasure – Division I; Equitation – Open, Riders 12 & 13 Years Old; Junior Exhibitor Roadster Pony Driver 13 Years Old & Under; ASB Adult Five-Gaited Show Pleasure – Division II of Class 50 Amateur Roadster to Bike; Adult Amateur Hackney/Harness Pony Pleasure Driving – Division I; ASB Junior Exhibitor Three-Gaited Show Pleasure, Rider 13 Years Old & Under- Division I; ASB Junior Park – Three Gaited; Four-Year-Old Harness Pony; ASB Junior Exhibitor Five-Gaited Show Pleasure, Rider 17 Years Old & Under – Division I; ASB Junior Exhibitor Three-Gaited Show Pleasure, Rider 13 Years Old & Under- Division II of Class 56; Adult Amateur Hackney/Harness Pony Pleasure Driving – Division II of Class 55; ASB Junior Exhibitor Five-Gaited Show Pleasure Rider 17 Years Old & Under – Division II of Class 59; USTA Roadster Eliminations (if necessary).

Monday, Aug. 20, 6:30 p.m. – Junior Three-Gaited Over 15.2; Harness Pony Mare Stake; Junior Five-Gaited Mare; Amateur Ladies Fine Harness; Junior Three-Gaited 15.2 & Under; Roadster Pony Over 50 Inches to 52 Inches Stake; Ladies Amateur Five-Gaited Mare; Junior Fine Harness Stallion/Gelding Amateur Three-Gaited 15.2 & Under; Junior Five-Gaited Stallion/Gelding Amateur Gentlemen Fine Harness; Ladies Amateur Five-Gaited Gelding; Junior Fine Harness Mare Hackney Pony Mare Stake; Amateur Three-Gaited Over 15.2; Ladies Fine Harness; Five-Gaited Stallion Stake.

Tuesday, Aug. 21, 9 a.m. – ASB Junior Exhibitor Three-Gaited Country Pleasure Rider 14-17 Years Old – Division I; ASB Amateur Park Three-Gaited – Division I; Four-Year-Old Hackney Pony; Junior Exhibitor Five-Gaited, Rider 13 Years Old & Under; ASB Adult Three-Gaited Country Pleasure – Division I; Junior Exhibitor Three-Gaited, Rider 13 Years Old & Under; Three-Year-Old Hackney Pony; ASB Junior Exhibitor Three-Gaited Country Pleasure Rider 14-17 Years Old -Division II of Class 88; ASB Amateur Park Three-Gaited – Division II of Class 89; ASB Junior Exhibitor Three-Gaited Show Pleasure Rider 14-17 Years Old – Division I; ASB Adult Three-Gaited Country Pleasure – Division II of Class 92; Junior Park Pleasure; Youth Roadster to Bike, Driver 15-21 Years Old; Three-Year-Old Roadster Pony; Weanling Breeders Open; ASB Junior Exhibitor Three-Gaited Show Pleasure Rider 14-17 Years Old – Division II of Class 97; Ladies Roadster to Bike; Three-Year-Old Harness Pony; Yearling Breeders Open.

Tuesday, Aug. 21, 6 p.m. – ASR Futurity of Kentucky – Two-Year-Old Fine Harness; Amateur Five-Gaited Mare; Junior Exhibitor Five-Gaited, Rider 14-17 Years Old – Division I ; Ladies Amateur Three-Gaited 15.2 & Under; ASR Futurity of Kentucky – Three-Year-Old Five Gaited; Amateur Gentlemen Three-Gaited; Amateur Five-Gaited Stallion/Gelding; ASR National Three-Year-Old Futurity – Fine Harness; Amateur Ladies Harness Pony; Ladies Amateur Three-Gaited Over 15.2; ASR Futurity of Kentucky – Three-Year-Old Three Gaited; Junior Exhibitor Five-Gaited, Rider 14-17 Years Old – Division II of Class 113; Open Roadster to Wagon Stake; Amateur Ladies Hackney Pony; Five-Gaited Mare Stake.

Wednesday, Aug. 22, 9 a.m. – ASR Amateur Futurity of Kentucky – Weanlings; Equitation – Open Walk-Trot, Rider 8 Years Old & Under; ASB Country Pleasure Driving – Division I; Equitation – Open Walk-Trot, Rider 9 Years Old; ASR National Three-Year-Old Futurity – Park; Junior Exhibitor Roadster Pony, Driver 14-17 Years Old; Equitation – Open Walk-Trot, Rider 10 Years Old; Adult Show Pleasure Driving – Division I; ASR Amateur Futurity of Kentucky – Yearlings; ASB Western Country Pleasure Horse; Adult Amateur Junior Hackney/Harness Pony Pleasure Driving Championship; Ladies Amateur Roadster to Bike; ASB Country Pleasure Driving – Division II of Class 129; Junior Exhibitor Roadster Pony Under Saddle, Rider 17 Years Old & Under; Adult Show Pleasure Driving – Division II of Class 134l ASR National Three-Year-Old Futurity – Park Pleasure; ASR Amateur Futurity of Kentucky – Two-Year-Old In-Hand.

Wednesday, Aug. 22, 6:30 p.m. – Fine Harness Mare Stake; Ladies Three-Gaited Over 15.2; Roadster Pony 50 Inches & Under Stake; Fine Harness Stallion/Gelding Stake; Ladies Five-Gaited Gelding; Hackney Pony Stallion or Gelding Stake; Three-Gaited Over 15.2 Stake; Amateur Roadster Under Saddle; Ladies Five-Gaited Mare; Three Gaited 15.2 & Under Stake; Amateur Gentlemen Five Gaited Roadster to Bike – Stallion/Gelding Stake; Ladies Three-Gaited 15.2 & Under; ASB Three Gaited Park Championship; Harness Pony Stallion/Gelding Stake; Five-Gaited Gelding Stake.

Thursday, Aug. 23, 6:30 p.m. – Kentucky State Fair Senior Equitation Championship; Junior Three-Gaited Championship; Ladies Fine Harness Championship; Three-Year-Old Five-Gaited Mare; Roadster to Wagon Championship; ASB Adult Five-Gaited Show Pleasure Championship; Three-Year-Old Three-Gaited; Amateur Fine Harness Championship; Three-Year-Old Five-Gaited Stallion/Gelding; Junior Fine Harness Championship; USTA Roadster to Bike Classic; Junior Five-Gaited Championship.

Friday, Aug. 24, 9 a.m. – Equitation – Walk-Trot, Rider 8 Years Old & Under; Championship Junior Exhibitor Hackney/Harness Pony Pleasure Driving Championship; ASB Adult Three-Gaited Show Pleasure Championship; Equitation – Walk-Trot, Rider 9-10 Years Old Championship; Junior Harness Pony Championship; Two-Year-Old Three Gaited – Division I; ASB Junior Exhibitor Show Pleasure Driving Championship; Junior Exhibitor Five-Gaited, Rider 13 & Under Championship; Two-Year-Old Three Gaited – Division II of Class 179 (if necessary); Adult Amateur Hackney/Harness Pony Pleasure Driving Championship; Kentucky State Fair Junior Equitation Championship; Two-Year-Old Five-Gaited Junior Exhibitor Roadster Pony, Driver 13 Years Old & Under Championship; Junior Park Three Gaited Championship; Two-Year-Old Fine Harness Mare; ASB Junior Exhibitor Three-Gaited Country Pleasure – Rider 13 Years Old & Under Championship; Junior Roadster Pony Championship; Two-Year-Old Fine Harness Stallion/Gelding.

Friday, Aug. 24, 6:30 p.m. – ASR Futurity of Kentucky – Two-Year-Old Fine Harness Finals – Class 116 (if necessary); Five-Gaited Pony Championship; Amateur Harness Pony Championship; Ladies Amateur Three-Gaited Championship; ASB Western Country Pleasure Championship; ASB National Three-Year-Old Futurity – Five Gaited Finals – Class 115 (if necessary); Junior Exhibitor Three-Gaited, Rider 14-17 Years Old; Championship Amateur Roadster Pony Championship; Junior Exhibitor Three-Gaited, Rider 13 Years Old & Under Championship; ASR National Three-Year-Old Futurity – Fine Harness Finals – Class 118 (if necessary); Junior Exhibitor Five-Gaited, Rider 14-17 Years Old Championship; Amateur Hackney Pony Championship; Three-Gaited Pony Championship; ASB Amateur Park Three-Gaited Championship; Amateur Roadster to Bike Championship; ASB National Three-Year-Old Futurity – Three Gaited Finals – Class 121 (if necessary); Ladies Amateur Five-Gaited Championship.

Saturday, Aug. 25, 9 a.m. – ASB Country Pleasure Driving Championship; Junior Hackney Pony Championship; ASB Junior Exhibitor Three-Gaited Show Pleasure Rider 14-17 Years Old Championship; Junior Park Pleasure Championship; ASB Junior Exhibitor Three-Gaited Show Pleasure Rider 13 Years Old & Under Championship; ASB Adult Show Pleasure Driving Championship; Junior Exhibitor Roadster Pony, Driver 14-17 Years Old Championship; ASB Junior Exhibitor Three-Gaited Country Pleasure Rider 14-17 Years Old Championship; ASB Adult Three-Gaited Country Pleasure Championship; ASB Junior Exhibitor Park Championship; Junior Exhibitor Roadster Pony Under Saddle, Rider 17 Years Old & Under Championship; Three-Year-Old Fine Harness Mare Roadster Under Saddle Championship; Junior Exhibitor Five Gaited Show Pleasure Rider 17 Years Old & Under Championship; Three-Year-Old Fine Harness Stallion or Gelding.

Saturday, Aug. 25, 7 p.m. – Ladies Three-Gaited Championship; Harness Pony World’s Grand Championship; Roadster to Bike World’s Grand Championship; Amateur Three-Gaited Championship; Fine Harness World’s Grand Championship; Ladies Five-Gaited Championship; Three-Gaited World’s Grand Championship; Roadster Pony World’s Grand Championship; Amateur Five-Gaited Championship; Hackney Pony World’s Grand Championship; Five-Gaited World’s Grand Championship.

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