Coming to the CAA Carriage Festival?

The 2017 CAA Carriage Classic is free and open to the public (there is a small parking fee to the KYHP). Our class line-up includes new classes like the Coach Quick Change and Double Jeopardy. We will once again have speakers on each day of the show, the concept was very well received last year and we hope you enjoy this year’s topics.

2017 CAA Carriage Festival • Schedule of Events
Thursday June 29th
1:00 pm Show office open to pick up packets (Alltech Arena behind warm up ring)
4:00 pm Talk: “What the Judge is Looking For” – Karen Homer Brown (Barn 22)
4:45 pm Driver’s Meeting (Barn 22)
5:00-7:00 pm Alltech Indoor Arena open for schooling

Friday June 30th

8:30 am Pleasure Driving show classes begin
8:30 am Vendors open (Alltech Arena Concourse)
11:30 am Carriage Showcase competition judging begins
11:30 am Talk: “Grooming & Preparing Horses for Driving” (including showing, braiding, conditioning and training for driving) – Gloria Austin (Barn 24)
5:00 pm Vendors close
5:00 pm World Coaching Club Drive (arrive at CAA Building around 5:45 pm)
5:00-7:00 pm CAA ‘Open House’ (with refreshments) – CAA Building

Saturday July 1st
8:30 am Pleasure Driving show classes begin
8:30 am Vendors open (Alltech Arena Concourse)
10:00 am Talk: “What the Judge is Looking For” – Karen Homer Brown (Alltech Concourse)
11:00 am Talk: “Carriage Touch Up & Repair” – Jerry Rider (Alltech Concourse)
12:15 pm Carriage Showcase Commentary & Awards (Alltech Concourse)
3:00 pm Talk: “Harness” – David Freedman (Alltech Concourse)
5:30 pm Judging Coach and Park appointments: Evening Turnout Entries (By stalls)
7:00 pm Evening session of the Pleasure Driving Show begins
9:00 pm Vendors close
end of show “After Glow Party” – stabling area (everyone participate with potluck food/drinks)

Sunday July 2nd
9:00 am Festival Presentation Pleasure Drive
11:30 am Presentation Drive ribbons and Championship awards (CAA Building)

Special Opportunity! Your chance to drive a four!
Sign-Up for a rein board lesson on traditional rein handling with Gloria Austin (with the person judged best at using four reins in the ‘British Coachman style’ winning a chance to drive Gloria’s four-in-hand!)

If you are bringing a horse but are not taking part in the show the registration form, along with the vendor form and Carriage Showcase form are all available here – Registration Forms