Second Annual Hermitage Classic 2011

Anyone in the Louisville area should put this on their calendar for a fun day to watch a great event!!

Horse Driving Trials - September 24 & 25, 2011 - Join us for the 2nd Annual Hermitage Classic, a unique event featuring two days of combined carriage driving competition on the grounds of historic Hermitage Farm.

Events begin Saturday with Dressage and Cones, and the competition finishes on Sunday with the Marathon Course, where drivers navigate a series of six hazards in a course designed by Lenny Courtemanche, one of the World Equestrian Games course builders.

The Hermitage Classic is an international event, with competitors hailing from Kentucky, Ohio, Florida, North Carolina, Australia, and British Columbia, and an esteemed panel of judges, including Mike McLennan, a competitor in the 2010 World Equestrian Games in Lexington.

Many other special events will surround the competition, and include vendors selling handmade leather harnesses and tack room supplies. Food will be available for purchase throughout the event.

Purchase Tickets
General Admission to Event - $5 / Children under 12 - Free
General admission tickets will be available at the gate on the day of the event and are not available for advance purchase online.

Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011
8:00 am     Gates Open     
Children under 12 - Free
Tickets available at gate
9:00 am     Competition begins - Dressage and Cones Competitions     
3:00 pm     Guided Spectator Course Walk with Course Designer

Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011
9:30 am     Gates Open     
Children under 12 - Free
Tickets available at gate
10:30 am     Tailgating Seats - includes two parking passes and an umbrella table with seating for 6 and a picnic basket from Proof on Main     Buy tickets online
10:30 am     VIP Hazard Party     Buy tickets online
12:00 pm     Competition begins - Marathon Competition     
4:00 pm     Awards Ceremony     

Bars will start selling alcohol at 1:00pm Sunday.

Location and Directions - The Hermitage Classic will take place on the grounds of historic Hermitage Farm at 10500 West Hwy 42, Goshen, KY 40026.
Click here for a Google Map & Directions
For more information and to order tickets online, go to the official Hermitage website.