Click to see Photos from our July 14, 2013 event
The inaugural Kentucky Horse Park Foundation Battle in the Saddle, held on July 14, 2013 was an overwhelming success-providing not only an entertaining evening but also a successful fundraiser for the park.
This exciting event paired two amateur riders with a celebrity guest rider. Each team competed to determine who had the skills and bravery had needed to pen a group of cattle in the quickest time.
The Foundation is busy making plans for the 2014 Battle in the Saddle, and invites you to play a role in this unique event. For more information on becoming a rider or sponsor, please contact the foundation office at 859-255-5727.
1st place: Chris McCarron, Stevie McCaron, Stuart Turlington
2nd place: Team Merial-Jorge Vasquez, Dr. Meg Green, Dr. Hoyt Cheramie
3rd place: Team Hagyard Equine Medical Institute- Buck Davidson, Dr. Barry David, Dr. Sam Schalnus
2013 Celebrities in the Saddle
Calvin Borel- Three-time 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
Joe Harper- Reining horse trainer & competitor
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 of the University of Kentucky
Thank you again to our sponsors:
Terry Arnold-Bill Bell-Stuart Benett-Cabby Boone-Anita Britton-Dr. Hoyt Cheramie-Dr. Barry David-Cappy Peterson Dryden-Jeff Fisk-Bo Goodman-Hutton Goodman-Dr. Meg Green-Becky Jordan-Harold Jordan- Lyndsey Jordan-Zeff Maloney-Stevie McCarron-Bobby Miller-John Paul Miller-Judy Miller-Oscar Penn-Dr. Fred Peterson-Alicia Ritter-Dr. Sam Schalnus-Stuart Turlington-Dewayne Waldrup-Donna Waldrup-Holly Wiedemann
Cowboy Church Network, Butler, The Kentucky Horse Council, The Kentucky Horse Park Gift Shop, The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture & more!