new Junior Driver trophy

Thanks to the Norton Family, this beautiful bronze — the Helen H. Norton Memorial Challenge Trophy — will be awarded to a Deserving Junior Driver at the Kentucky Classic CDE, starting with this year’s event.

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On behalf of the Norton Family, Sally K. Norton and her brother, Marc M. Norton, will present the trophy during Sunday’s awards ceremony.

So if you are a junior driver — or if you know a junior CDE driver — we hope you (or they) will come this year’s Kentucky Classic and join in the fun. Entries are now open as of this week!

getting ready …

Are you ready?!

We’re just a bit more than four months out from this year’s Kentucky Classic CDE!

Whether you’re planning to compete, to volunteer, to help the event with a sponsorship, or to simply visit the Kentucky Horse Park to watch the event, you’ll find all the information you need at the links above. If you still have questions, stay tuned throughout the summer as we post news and updates here, or write to us at kentuckyclassic@yahoo.com.

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we’re offering a discount for competitors

Do you live in or near Kentucky?

Or are you planning to travel to the Bluegrass for a couple of weeks in late September / early October?

The Kentucky Classic CDE is offering all competitors a $25 discount on KY Classic entry fees, IF you’re entered in both our event AND the Hermitage Classic (two weeks prior in Goshen, Kentucky). To take advantage of this offer, just tell us on your entry form.

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more 2014 Kentucky Classic Championships

The organizing committee is happy to announce the addition of a new set of championships to this year’s Kentucky Classic CDE! In addition to the 2014 USEF National Championships for Single, Pair, and Four-in-Hand Ponies, the 2014 USEF National Pair Horse Championship, and the Kentucky Classic Preliminary Championships, we now have the Kentucky Classic Intermediate Championships. As with the Preliminary Championships, the Kentucky Classic Intermediate Championships are open to competitors in all intermediate-level classes (single, pair, and team horses and ponies). If there are at least three competitors in a particular intermediate-level class, the driver with the best (lowest) score after all three phases will be declared the champion in that class.

2014 Championships at the Kentucky Classic

Whether you’re a driver, hoping to win a Kentucky Classic Preliminary Championship or a USEF National Championship (in the advanced-level pair horse or pony classes) … or a spectator ready to cheer on the championship contenders …

This year’s Kentucky Classic CDE will host the 2014 USEF National Championships for Single, Pair, and Four-in-Hand Ponies … and the 2014 USEF National Pair Horse Championship.

And, for the first time, this year’s event will feature the new Kentucky Classic Preliminary Championships. These championships are open to competitors in all preliminary-level classes (single, pair, and team horses and ponies). If there are at least three competitors in a particular preliminary-level class, the driver with the best (lowest) score after all three phases will be declared the champion in that class.