Grand Prix

Jump into the Arena of Excitement at the Rood & Riddle Kentucky Grand Prix!

Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital is the proud sponsor of the Rood & Riddle Kentucky Grand Prix, a premier show jumping competition held annually at the Kentucky Horse Park for the past 25 years.

The Kentucky Grand Prix provides spectators with the excitement and drama found only in the most competitive sporting events. Top-level show jumpers are guaranteed to impress the crowd as they soar over thirteen, 5-foot fences. Join us and witness the athletic ability of Grand Prix Show Jumpers and the teamwork of horse and rider!

The objective of the Grand Prix is for each horse and rider to clear every obstacle on the course with the least number of faults (penalties), and the fastest time. Faults are given for dropped rails, refusals, and time exceeding recommendations. In the event of a tie of two or more horses completing the first round with 0 faults, an altered course is set, and a timed jump off is held to determine the winner.

A Grand Prix course is extremely challenging, and requires tremendous strength and agility from both horse and rider to complete with no faults!

Spectator options include a catered meal in the Sponsors' Tent or Free Grandstand seating. To purchase sponsor tent seating or for more information, please contact Whitney Fields at (859) 280-3316 or