Most Prestigious Saddlebred Horse Show Since 1902

The exciting and prestigious World's Championship Horse Show is held annually in conjunction with the Kentucky State Fair and crowns world champion Saddlebreds, Hackney Ponies and Road Horses in different divisions. The show attracts spectators and competitors from across the world and includes over 2,000 horses competing for more than $1 million in awards determined by a panel of equestrian professionals.

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Registration

To register for the World's Championship Horse Show, enter online or download and submit the forms on the registration page.

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Live Streaming

Viewers can watch from their own computer or mobile device. Streaming is $25 per day or $150 for the entire week.

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Horse Show Results

The World's Championship Horse Show has a rich history of impressive and award-winning horses. See a list of winners from 1902 through the present day at the Horse Show Hall of Fame.

World Championship Horse Show

Horses compete in divisions including Three-Gaited, Five-Gaited, Fine Harness, Saddlebred Pleasure, Saddle Seat Equitation, Hackney/Harness Ponies, Roadster, In-Hand, and American Saddlebred. Each division includes several classes for amateurs, ladies, amateur ladies, and junior exhibitors, as well as younger horses and ponies.

Horses or riders who win earn the title of world's champion (abbreviated WC). A second place finish is given the title of reserve world's champion (RWC). Horses may also earn the world's grand championship (WGC) or world's championship of champions (WCC) title.