By Jen Roytz


Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation 20th Anniversary Celebration

November 6 | 11:30am-2:30pm | Blackburn Correctional Complex 

The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) is celebrating 20 years of “Saving Horses and Saving Lives” through their Second Chances Program. The partnership between the two entities has resulted in offering sanctuary to hundreds of retired Thoroughbreds after racing, while instilling vocational and life skills in hundreds of men seeking a Second Chance in society after completing their terms at Blackburn. Visitors will enjoy lunch and a tour of the Second Chances Barn, a showcase of the horses in the program and an overview of the Second Chances program. Tickets are $25 and RSVP is required. For more information visit trfinc.org/blackburnfund.

Bluegrass Rockin' Rodeo

November 22-23 | 6:30pm | Kentucky Horse Park- Alltech Arena

In what is quickly becoming an annual fall tradition, the Kentucky Horse Park will once again play host to the Bluegrass Rockin’ Rodeo, a country western event that features fast-paced rodeo action, live music, kids’ activities and more. The event, which serves as the International Professional Rodeo Association’s All-Region Finals, includes bull riding, calf roping, barrel racing, bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding and more! Tickets are $20 each with discounts for college students and military personnel and first responders. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to kyhorsepark.com.

Southern Lights

November 29- December 31 | 5:30- 10:00 pm | Kentucky Horse Park

Attracting more than 100,000 people annually, the Kentucky Horse Park’s Southern Lights display has become a tradition for locals and out-of-towners alike. Guests come by the car-load to see the 3+ miles of Kentucky-themed holiday light displays. Guests are also invited to experience the non-driving attractions, including a petting zoo, pony and camel rides, shopping, food vendors and more. Tickets are $20 per car-load Monday-Thursday, $25 Friday-  Sunday (additional pricing for larger vehicles). All proceeds benefit the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation. For more information, visit kyhorsepark.com.