October 5-7: Festival of the Horse in Georgetown. The parade is on Saturday, Oct. 6 and there is still space for more riders. If you and your horse would like to participate, get in touch with Bonnie Neuville at 502-863-0887. More info at www.festivalofthehorse.org.
October 6: Hisle Park Trail Ride A new public equestrian park is opening right here in Lexington. The park's organizers are seeking feedback from equestrians to help with the development of the park. A guided trail ride (bring your own horse) will take place on Oct. 6 so that local riders can offer suggestions. Find out more at KyForward.
October 7: Horse Show in conjunction with the Festival of the Horse. All breeds, all disciplines. Class list is available here.
October 20-21: PMHA Morab Nationals: This show is a lot of fun and has classes for Morgans, Morabs, Arabs/half-Arabs and open classes for all breeds. Please come support this show, and tell all your friends! It truly has something for everyone. Download the class list and entry forms at puremorab.com
October 27: SAHIBA All-Breed Fun Show in Shelbyville. This is a fun way to wind down the season. More info here: www.sahiba.org/content/shows
One Horse at a Time, a Nicholasville-based charity that helps horse owners afford gelding surgeries, veterinary costs and emergency hay supplies, is running a fundraiser through Flower Power. Click here to purchase seeds. 50% of the proceeds go back to helping horse owners in our area.
HorseShow.com is offering free critiques for members of youth clubs from Morgan judge Karen Homer-Brown. Find out more at www.horseshow.com/shows/youth-fall-festival