Two days of exciting competition, sportsmanship, grace and technical skill. Saturday, June 15th will host our dressage and cones competitions on our pristine grass arena. Sunday, June 16th will host our 5 obstacle modified marathon on our world-class marathon course. What are you waiting for?
Misdee and James Miller were proud to host the inaugural 2019 Kentucky Classic Combined Driving Event (CDE) at Hillcroft Farm in Paris, Kentucky. The Kentucky Classic CDE began in 2011 on the grounds of the beautiful Kentucky Horse Park, just north of Lexington, Kentucky. In that first year, the event was honored to use the world-class marathon obstacles that had been designed and built the year prior for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (although they were, of course, decorated differently in 2011!).
In 2011, the Kentucky Classic CDE was honored to host the USEF National Pony Driving Championships (for Singles, Pairs, and Four-In-Hand Teams). In 2013, the Kentucky Classic CDE hosted the USEF National Championships for Single Horses and Four-In-Hand Teams of Horses. In 2014, the Kentucky Classic CDE was proud to host the 2014 USEF National Championships for Pairs and Ponies. In 2015, the Kentucky Classic CDE was proud to host the 2015 United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) National Four-In-Hand Championship.
In 2019, the Kentucky Classic CDE moved “home” to Misdee and James Miller’s private Hillcroft Farm in Paris, Kentucky, and featured some of the top competitors in the country. With a state-of-the-art course designed by world-class course designer Richard Nicoll and built by Eric Bull / ETB Equine Construction, it was an exciting event!
Despite the COVID-19 Pandemic, Hillcroft Farm hosted the 2021 Kentucky Classic Combined Driving Event. The event was proud to host the USEF Pairs National Championships, won by Jacob Arnold.
The next event, a Short Format Driving Event, was held over two days (instead of three!) was hosted July 22-23, 2023. Because the Short Format Driving Event was such a huge success, we have decided to continue hosting Short Format Driving Events. Instead of every two years at Hillcroft Farm, the event will now be hosted every year at Hillcroft Farm! The next event will be held June 15 and 16th of 2024. Dressage and Cones will be hosted on June 15th and a 5 obstacle modified Marathon will be hosted on June 16th. We hope that you will join us for the 2024 Kentucky Classic Short Format Driving Event!