Experience The Horse/Horse Games
at Brooking Park located in Georgetown was held on Saturday, September 9th, 2017


Pictures: Top Row Left to Right/Marie Tomacelli & DocHoliday, YMCA Camp Campbell Gard Winner – Ilva Cordia, Emma Colson & Lopin’, Group Photo w/Jim & Bourbon, Anya Newton, Jolene with Chance & Morris Rigdon & Lopin’ with Emma

2nd Row: Left to Right/Tami Anderson & HoneyBadger, Jolene Bennett & Chance of Luck, Jim King & Ky Bourbon & Allison Dunn with Ellie


   The event was open to the public with Free Admission and Parking. We would like to say a special “Thank you” to our lovely Judge, Robin Smith Comer and our humorous Announcer, Brent Comer and Anya Hensley-Newton who supervised the Games (this lady has skills and worked extra hard)! Games were only $5 each to play. Prizes were awarded for 1st and 2nd Place. Raffle Tickets were also available, allowing an opportunity to win additional amazing prizes. Please see a list of Games, Raffles and Winners names below!


~ Please note that without our Sponsors and Volunteers we would not be able to have this event nor would we be able to provide the community with the opportunity to experience Horses and their majestic beauty, grace, versatility and loving nature. Please be sure to visit our sponsors and show your appreciation with your patronage for ALL they do! We look forward to next years event scheduled for: SEPTEMBER 8, 2018. We would love to have you and your family at our next event, so please be sure to save the date and watch for information via the Scott County/Georgetown Tourism website. ~



YMCA Camp Campbell Gard / Country Inn & Suites by Carlson / Kentucky Horse CouncilRood and Riddle Equine Hospital / Outback Steakhouse, 1957 Bryant Rd. Lexington, KY / Outback Steakhouse, 4001 Nicholasville Rd. Lexington, KY / Rodney’s on Broadway / Equus Run Vineyards / Domino’s Pizza / Heirlooms & Gretchen’s / Applebee’s / Cracker Barrel / Walmart / O’Charley’s / Texas Roadhouse / Tammy’s T-Shirts / Cattleman’s Roadhouse / Woodford Reserve / LuAnn’s This & That / Prodigy Vineyards / Renfro Valley / Panera Bread / Chick-fil-A / Bourbon 30 / Fava’s Restaurant / Bruster’s Real Ice Cream / Tractor Supply / Southern States /Kroger


A special thank you to ALL of the amazing volunteers that helped with “Experience The Horse/Horse Games.” Our volunteers are such an important part of the event and we appreciate their dedication, friendliness and hard work. Please remember that our volunteers are the heart and soul of our events and work very hard to ensure that you enjoy a safe, fun and welcoming visit!

Please email Marie at: mdocholiday@live.com if you would like to volunteer for 2018.


Games – Winners:

Gaucho Gauntlet – 1st Place: Morgan Sears on Cowboy,

2nd Place: Allison Dunn on Midnight Run Hallelujah,

3rd Place: AJ Choate on Red Eye

Donut Race – 1st Place: Allison Dunn on Midnight Run Hallelujah,

2nd Place: Ilva Cordia on Sue

Team Tacking Race –

1st Place: AJ Choate and Haley Stratton on Beauty,

2nd Place: Allison Dunn & Monica Sageser on Ellie

Rat Race – 1st Place: AJ,

2nd Place: Eliza

Kiddie Express – 1st Place: Eliza,

2nd Place: AJ

Pony Express – 1st Place: Kristen Anderson on Kipper,

2nd Place: Haley Stratton on Beauty

Molasses Match – 1st Place: Jim King on Ky Bourbon,

2nd Place: Natasha Raina on Charlie’s Thunder

H20 No – 1st Place: AJ Choate on Red Eye,

2nd Place: Tami Anderson on HoneyBadger

Granny Panty Race – 1st Place: Allison Dunn on Midnight Run Hallelujah,

2nd Place: Jim King on Ky Bourbon

Musical Feed Bags Race – 1st Place: Allison Dunn on Midnight Run Hallelujah,

2nd Place: Ilva Cordia on Sue

Brent Says – 1st Place/3-Way Tie: Tami Anderson on HoneyBadger, Allison Dunn on Midnight Run Hallelujah &          Kristen Anderson on Kipper


Raffle Ticket Winners:

16in Pleasure Style Saddle Set w/Bridle and Breast Collar to match: Jim King

Gift Certificate for Equus Run Vineyards (select Winetasting & Private Tour): Jolene Bennett

Gift Certificate for Rodney’s on Broadway: Jolene Bennett

Gift Certificate for Renfro Valley: Morgan Sears


Special Mention: Jim King and Ky Bourbon participated in the Horse Games Saturday at Brooking Park, played a few and won a few. They packed-up and went over to ride in the Grand Parade where they won 2nd Place in Best of Parade.

They also attended the Horse Show put on by Bonnie Neuville on Sunday at Brooking Park and again came out as winners for the following classes: 2nd Place in the Jack Benny Class, 2nd Place in Open Western Pleasure Class, 2nd Place in Schooling Class, 2nd Place in Open Western Horsemanship and 1st Place in Open Western Pleasure Championship Class!


Well done to ALL the participants at the Festival of the Horse during the Experience the Horse/Horse Games, Grand Parade and Horse Show. Thank you for coming and sharing your family, your weekend and having fun with our community. Please remember to look for next years events, dates and festival news via the Scott County/Georgetown Tourism website and on Facebook as well!


The Festival of the Horse is brought to you by a subcommittee of the Georgetown/Scott County Tourism Commission.

Visit us at www.georgetownky.com