The Kentucky Horse Park Foundation is proud to present the 2015 KHPF Battle in the Saddle Celebrity Team Penning Event. This exciting event pairs two amateur riders with a celebrity guest rider on each team. Teams will compete against each other to determine who has the skills and bravery needed to pen a group of cattle in the quickest time. And all of this fun is in the name of charity – to raise funds for the Kentucky Horse Park!
On Sunday, October 11, 2015, the Covered Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park will open its doors to the public for this raucously fun team penning event. The 2015 Battle in the Saddle will include for our sponsors and their guests a cocktail hour and catered dinner, VIP tickets to watch the fun, and even the opportunity to cheer on your own hand-picked team of competitors. Friendly wagering on your favorite team through the Calcutta auction before the competition will add to the excitement of the evening.
The Battle in the Saddle will also include a “Farm Team Challenge,” a friendly competition between participating riders representing area horse farms. In addition to the special grand prize awarded to the overall winning team members during the competition, a special horse farm challenge award will be made to the horse-farm team with the best time of the night.
The Kentucky Horse Park Foundation is seeking partners to sponsor the 2015 Battle in the Saddle. Sponsors will enjoy the opportunity to network with our guests and celebrities and invite their own clients and colleagues to share in the thrill of this unique competition - all in a relaxed and fun-filled environment. To sponsor a team, register to be a rider, or reserve a vendor space, please contact the foundation office at 859-255-5727 or email email@example.com.
4:30 pm Cocktail Hour & Vendor Fair opens
5:30 pm Dinner & Calcutta auction
7:00 pm Battle in the Saddle competition
General Admission $10 at the door
Kids under 12 get in free (with purchase of adult ticket)
VIP Dinner tickets $75/person available pre-purchase only at 859-255-5727
2015 Celebrities in the Saddle*
*2015 Celebrities Coming Soon!
2014 Celebrities in the Saddle
Marvin Bartlett - Anchor, Fox 56
Calvin Borel - Three-time Kentucky Derby Winner
Patti Cooksey - Award Winning Jockey
Buck Davidson - International Three-Day Event Rider
Pat Day - Hall of Fame Jockey
Bobby Knight - 2015 Road to the Horse Competitor
Charlie Lopresti - Trainer of Wise Dan
Hattie Lynn - All American Cowgirl Chick
Sadie Lynn - All American Cowgirl Chick
Mal McGuire - Reining Horse Trainer
Marty Moore - Former NFL Linebacker
Chris Ryan - Master & Huntsman of Scarteen Hunt
Tom Stang - National Team Sorting Champion
DeAnn Stephens - 98.1 The Bull Morning Show Co-host/WKYT Reporter
Jorge Vasquez - Polo Professional
Team Penning Photos From Past Years
Team Penning Results
Thank you again to our 2014 sponsors!
2014 Riders in the Saddle:
Terry Arnold, Bill Bell, Stuart Bennett, Cabby Boone, Anita Britton, Dr. Hoyt Cheramie, Dr. Barry David, Dr. Leigh DeLair, Nic DeWet, Cappy Dryden, Dr. Vern Dryden, John Scott Durbin, Cain Eaton, Bo Goodman, Dr. Megan Green, Bill Hilliard, Polly Hilliard, Becky & Harold Jordan, Lyndsey Jordan, Ron Lane, Reiley McDonald, Chad Mendell, Bobby Miller, Judy & John Paul Miller, Guy Mogge, Juan Monteverde, Dr. Scott Morrison, Michael Mulder, Rebecca Peskin, Mason Primm, Dr. Todd Rasberry, Alicia Ritter, Dr. Sam Schalnus, Stuart Turlington, Laura Waldock, Ryan Watson, and Dr. Jeremy Whitman.