Monday, September 16, 2013

2013 Hermitage Classic in Prospect

The Hermitage Classic takes place this weekend at Hermitage Farm, a world-class equine operation in Oldham County. Purchased in the 1800's as part of a land grant, Hermitage has been a working farm for nearly two centuries. Today broodmares, foals, and yearlings graze the land that has long been recognized as some of the most fertile and productive in Kentucky.

This year's festivities kick off on Friday, September 13th with a dressage competition beginning at 9am. This highly skilled event is often compared to figure skating, testing a sequence of movements judged against a standard of absolute perfection. Saturday's events start with a marathon competition, watching teams of horses and ponies tackles challenging obstacles at high speed. Additionally, there will be a KidZone with petting zoo and pony-pulled carriage rides, local merchants and food vendors.

Lastly on Sunday, check out the cones competition. This competition tests the fitness and agility of the horse and the accuracy and skill of the driver. Other Sunday activities include, a special Louisville Concours d'Elegance preview, local merchants and food vendors.

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