State Equestrian Competition

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One of the State’s Most Unique Events Returns to Shelbyville in October

After a year off, one of our most unique events returns to the Special Olympics Kentucky calendar in 2021. And our State Equestrian Competition moves back one of its earliest homes when it takes place at the Shelby County Fairgrounds in Shelbyville on Oct. 24. The Equestrian Competition was lest held at the Fairgrounds in 2002.

The Competition gives riders from therapeutic and private riding organizations throughout the state an opportunity to come together and display their skills.

Athletes will once again compete in multiple disciplines, including English and Western Equitation, Dressage, Showmanship and Working Trails.

Activities get underway at 8:45 with Opening Ceremonies followed by the first competition class at 9 am. The public is welcome to attend and admission to the competition is free.

For more information about the State Equestrian Competition or the Special Olympics Kentucky equestrian program, please contact Nick McKenzie at 502-695-8222 or

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