Shelby County, Kentucky, is known internationally as the American Saddlebred Capital of the World®, home of the “Horse that America Made.” Rich in heritage and an important part of Shelby County history, the American Saddlebred, once known as the “Kentucky Saddler,” descended from riding-type horses bred here at the time of the American Revolution. Because of the breed’s elegant, calm nature and trainability, American Saddlebreds have been used historically for military use, in the movie industry, and for personal sport. Its popularity grew throughout the twentieth century, and American Saddlebreds can now be found worldwide.

For horse show enthusiasts and competing equestrian professionals, ShelbyKY is the center for some of the most competitive and renowned equestrian events in Kentucky, with many places to stay nearby. Some upcoming events include:

Shelby Dogwood Classic Apr 20

Shelby Dogwood Classic will be held at the Shelby County Fairgrounds at the Barn Area this year! For more information please visit their website or email!

Sep 15

The Shelby County Fairgrounds will be hosting the KASPHA Horse Show this September in the barn area! For more information please visit the https://kaspha.com/performance.html website!

And, ShelbyKY is only a short drive to some of the most popular equestrian venues and events in Kentucky.

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