Celebrity Team Penning

On Friday, September 30, 2016, the Covered Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park will open its doors to the public for this raucously fun team penning event. The 2016 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. Supporting your favorite team through the Calcutta auction before the competition will add to the excitement of the evening, along with the highly anticipated after party!

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.

2016 Sponsorship

The Kentucky Horse Park Foundation is seeking partners to sponsor the 2016 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 laura.klumb@khpfoundation.org.

2016 Sponsorship Packet

Event Schedule

5:00 pm Doors and Vendor Fair open
6:00 pm Dinner & Calcutta auction
7:30 pm Battle in the Saddle competition
* “Dancing in the Dirt” After Party immediately following awards ceremony


General Admission $10 at the door
Kids under 12 get in free (with purchase of adult ticket)
VIP Dinner tickets $75/person

2016 Celebrities in the Saddle (subject to change)

Erika Abe - Anchor, Fox 56
Daniel Boone - American Pioneer
P.J. Cooksey - Award Winning Jockey
Pat Day - Award Winning Jockey
Officer Don Evans - 98.1 The Bull Morning Show Co-Host & Traffic Reporter
Bobby Knight - Trainer & 2015 Road to the Horse Participant
Carson Kressley - Emmy-Award Winning TV Personality & Fashion Designer
Charlie LoPresti - Trainer of Two-Time Horse of the Year Wise Dan
Chris McCarron - Award Winning Jockey
Mal McGuire - Reining Horse Trainer
Sean Moody - WKYT Reporter
Jason Myers - WTVQ Chief Meteorologist
Rosie Napravnik - Award Winning Jockey
Andre Pater - Painter/Artist
Joe Sharp - Thoroughbred Trainer
DeAnn Stephens - 98.1 The Bull Morning Show Co-Host/WKYT Reporter
Otto Thorwarth - Jockey/Secretariat Movie Actor
And More!

2016 sponsors

Presenting Sponsor:

Championship Sponsor:

After Party Sponsor:

Supporting Sponsors:

Team Sponsors:

Event Sponsors:

Additional Vendors include:

Need a room? We have block reserved at https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/BattleintheSaddle.