The CAA Carriage Festival (July 1-3) is more than just a driving horse show. It is a celebration of all things related to horsedrawn carriages from the pleasure-driving show and the annual Carriage Showcase, to the trade fair, educational talks and demos, and social activities with fellow CAA members and carriage aficionados. There is something for everyone during the three days of activities located in and around the (indoor and air-conditioned!) Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.
The annual Carriage Showcase competition is a great place to show off your vehicles or to view some spectacular ones, plus learn a thing or two! 2016 Carriage Festival Informational Booklet
We want everyone to enjoy themselves meeting new and old friends, and you are invited to participate in the welcome reception, the barbecue dinner on Friday evening (tickets available), and the popular barn party.
Talks and Demos
Educational talks and demos will take place over the weekend on a variety of subjects, including harness, carriage art, pony vehicles, tips for showing, and so much more.
Vendors will be set up on the mezzanine in the Alltech Arena.
A variety of driving classes will be presented on Friday and Saturday, ranging from single ponies to coaches and everything in between! Come watch and delight in the spectacle. (If you are interested in showing, please visit www.CarriageFestival.com to request that a copy of the prize list be mailed to you.) Prefer to see the schedule online? CAA Carriage Festival Class List
Driving at Will
Come stable with us in Barns 22, 23, and 24, near the Alltech Arena. You can then drive around the Park at will.
Ready to experience the top Lexington attractions for kids and adults alike? The Kentucky Horse Park has so much to offer. You can meet Thoroughbred legends at the Hall of Champions, see interesting breeds at the Breeds Barn Show, or head out for a walking barn tour to meet the Park’s police horses, see the blacksmith facility, and explore a Kids’ Barn filled with stories and activities perfect for young visitors.
Visit the Kentucky Horse Park’s museums for a comprehensive look at horse history and culture around the world — there’s nothing else like it! Celebrate history’s greatest horses at the memorials and statues located around the park. Or take a horseback riding tour of the grounds to capture the true essence of the Kentucky Horse Park.