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Trail Challenge Obstacle Course

Recreational Competition

Early Bird Special

Shaker Village

3501 Lexington Rd Harrodsburg, KY 40330

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Date Type Mi Name Price Contact Contact Roster
Sat - 08/15 TC 6 Shake Off Winter Trail Challenge Early Bird Special$31.50 - $58.50
Early Bird Special $68.50 $58.50 Competitor (Age 23+) (Good until online registration closes)
Early Bird Special $41.50 $31.50 Competitor (Age 7-22) (Good until online registration closes)
Early Bird Special $41.50 $31.50 Ride Along (no obstacles) (Good until online registration closes)

* price includes $3.50 Tournament Fee

Amy Lent
(859) 536-0287
Sat - 08/15 IH Shake off Winter In hand obstacle Early Bird Special$24.50 - $44.50
Early Bird Special $54.50 $44.50 Competitor (Age 23+) (Good until online registration closes)
Early Bird Special $34.50 $24.50 Competitor (Age 7-22) (Good until online registration closes)
Early Bird Special $34.50 $24.50 Ride Along (no obstacles) (Good until online registration closes)

* price includes $3.50 Tournament Fee

Amy Lent
(859) 536-0287

Online registration closes Wednesday, August 12, 7:00pm, EST

About The Venue

Shaker Village is a landmark destination that shares 3,000 acres of discovery in the spirit of the Kentucky Shakers. Home to the third largest Shaker community in the country between 1805 and 1910, Shaker Village manages the country’s largest private collection of original 19th century buildings and is the largest National Historic Landmark in Kentucky.

Explore 3,000 acres of discovery by horseback! Harness your favorite steed for a backcountry ride through Kentucky forests, fields and creek crossings.  Experience 12 distinct trails daily from dawn to dusk in one of the premier riding destinations in Kentucky. The Preserve features 29 miles of horse accessible trails.



The Stable offers 20 stalls, bedding, three large paddocks, trailer parking and a heated tack room with running water. Boarding reservations are required—call 800.734.5611.
Nightly Stall Fee: $30 per horse
Nightly Paddock Fee: $10 per horse   


The Inn features 72 guest rooms, suites and private cottages spread throughout 13 historic Shaker Village buildings. Stay in the heart of the Village at the refurbished Trustees’ Office, in the secluded Tanyard cottage, in the East Family Dwelling overlooking The Farm, in a family suite in the West Family Dwelling or anywhere in between.

They have a stay and ride package deal if you want to spend the night with your horses.

To learn more about The Inn, The Stable, or the trails in The Preserve follow this link


Event Details

Come enjoy the beauty of Shaker Village on this 8-mile ride through woods and open fields. There will be at least 6 obstacles throughout the course. 

There will be an in-hand obstacle challenge that will start 30 minutes prior to the trail challenge.

Some of the proceeds will be donated to Shaker Village to improve the equine facilities.

We are committed to offering you a safe and fun competition during the COVID-19 pandemic.  In order to achieve this, we must follow some safety protocol.  We are trying to limit the amount of close face to face interaction between our volunteers and riders.  PLEASE READ the registration requirements below.    

All registrations will be accepted online only up to 7:00pm on Wednesday, August 12, 2020.  We will not be offering on-site registration for this event.  On-line registration is easy and it can save you some money when you utilize the Early Bird discount.  If you have a special circumstance or need help with registration please let your host know.         

Please email the ETS host a CURRENT Coggins and CVI/or Health Certificate by August 12, 2020.   

Please note *** No equine will be allowed to participate without current health documents. ***     

The Terrain

Your equine will encounter a variety of terrain at Shaker Village including, sand, rock, mud, and water.  Please use your discretion when choosing boots and shoes.


Lunch and water provided with all safety guidelines being followed for Covid19 

Also can make reservations in their restaurant for dinner after your ride.


Beautiful ribbons 1st-6th place Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced! 1st-3rd place Junior (age 13-17), 1st-3rd place Youngin' (age 7-12), and 1st place Newcomer!


All competitive ETS events in Kentucky are part of the 2020 Battle in the Bluegrass Tournament.  The tournament consists of ETS events throughout the year at different Kentucky venues and put on by different hosts.  The top winners in the three brackets (Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced) will receive prizes at the end of the tournament.  The champions in each bracket will receive a buckle.  Other prizes to be determined.  Points earned at this event and other tournament-sponsored events will accumulate towards your total for the tournament. 

Learn more here

Additional Fees

Bluegrass Tournament fee  $3.50                                                                                                                                                  Ranch Fee per horse paid the day of the challenge on site of $10

Shaker Village
3501 Lexington Rd
Harrodsburg, KY 40330

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SATURDAY - Trail Challenge
8:00-8:45am Rider Check In
8:30am Judges Meeting
9:00am Riders Meeting
9:30am First riders out on the In Hand course
TC First riders out on the Trail Course
Lunch after your ride
Judge Shout Outs once all riders are in!
Awards after Judge Shout Outs!


Stall per night contact Shaker Village $30.00
Paddock per night contact Shaker Village $10.00
Ranch Fee per horse paid on site $10.00