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Tickets on Sale now for 2019 World’s Championship Horse Show at Kentucky State Fair Aug. 17-24

The film world has The Oscars, musicians have the Grammys, the theatre its Tonys, and the Saddlebred industry has the World’s Championship Horse Show.

With eight consecutive days and nights of pageantry and exhilarating competition for the multitude of owners, trainers, riders, handlers, spectators – and of course the most spectacular horses in the world – the show is the ultimate celebration of the glory and grandeur of the Saddlebred.

(Photo from World’s Championship Horse Show)

The 2019 World’s Championship Horse Show, its 117th annual presentation, begins Saturday, August 17 and continues for eight exciting days through Saturday, August 24. This eagerly awaited and prestigious event is held in conjunction with the Kentucky State Fair and crowns world champion Saddlebreds in different divisions. The show attracts spectators and competitors from across the world and includes over 2,000 horses competing for more than $1 million in awards determined by a panel of equestrian professionals.

Horses compete in divisions including Three-Gaited, Five-Gaited, Fine Harness, Saddlebred Pleasure, Saddle Seat Equitation, Hackney/Harness Ponies, Roadster, In-Hand, and American Saddlebred. Each division includes several classes for amateurs, ladies, amateur ladies, and junior exhibitors, as well as younger horses and ponies. Horses or riders who win earn the title of world’s champion (abbreviated WC). A second-place finish is given the title of reserve world’s champion (RWC). Horses may also earn the world’s grand championship (WGC) or world’s championship of champions (WCC) title.

One of the Commonwealth’s top sporting events enjoyed by thousands of horse enthusiasts of all ages, tickets are now available to the public for pre-purchase at www.ticketmaster.com.

From World’s Championship Horse Show

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