Experience The Horse/Horse Games
at Brooking Park located in Georgetown, Kentucky
was held on Saturday, September 8th, 2018

Photos: Top Row Left to Right: Sarah & Rio, Marie & Cash, Steve & Rooster, Brooke & Grizzly
2nd Row: Emma & Joker, Sarah & Rio – Flag with the National Anthem, Jolene & Chance of Luck, Games


The event was open to the public with Free Admission and Parking. We would like to say “Thank you” to our lovely Judge, Robin Smith Comer, our humorous Announcer, Brent Comer and ALL of our amazing volunteers who worked so hard during the Games! 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! Our volunteers are such an important part of the event and we appreciate their dedication, friendliness and hard work.


• We look forward to next year’s event scheduled for: SEPTEMBER 7, 2019 •


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 OUR NEW Facebook Page @ Festival of the Horse – Horse Games


SPONSORS: The Kentucky Castle / Kentucky Horse Park / Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott / Kentucky Horse Council / Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital / Equus Run Vineyards / Feed Bucket / YMCA Camp Campbell Gard / Prodigy Vineyards / Outback Steakhouse, 1957 Bryant Rd. Lexington, KY / Bi Water Farm / Outback Steakhouse, 4001 Nicholasville Rd. Lexington, KY / Domino’s Pizza / Heirlooms & Gretchen’s / Applebee’s / Cracker Barrel / Walmart / O’Charley’s / Tammy’s T-Shirts / Cattleman’s Roadhouse / Woodford Reserve / Panera Bread / Chick-fil-A / Bourbon 30 / Bruster’s Real Ice Cream / Tractor Supply / Southern States / Twisted Twigs / em+me / Slainte Public House / Check Advance / Fazoli’s / Hooter’s / and many more…




Special Mention: We’d like to extend a very special “Thank you” to the  Kentucky Mounted Patrol, Mounted Search and Rescue. They are the Equestrian Sector of East Kentucky Trackers AND Wolfe County Search and Rescue.     They are an ALL VOLUNTEERS group! As part of the Equestrian team they are personally responsible for their own horses, Equestrian team tack, their personal tack, their transport/housing at a search, their training/ours. All Kentucky Mounted Patrol, Mounted Search and Rescue Horses must be ASTM certified.

The beginning ceremonies also included an opening prayer by Dominique Cline along with Sarah Hope and her mount, Rio (an amazing Quarter Horse) leading our group with the American Flag during the National Anthem.



Game – Winners:

Gaucho Gauntlet – 1stPlace:Steve Spenlau & Rooster, 2ndPlace:Sarah Hope & Socks, 3rdPlace:Dennis Clevenger & Pepper

Barrel Dash – 1stPlace:Phillie LaTour & Grizzly, 2ndPlace:Dennis Clevenger & Pepper, 3rdPlace:Stacy Thacker & Grit

Rat Race – 1stPlace: Izzy Davidson & Socks,2ndPlace: Erica LaTour & Grizzly, 3rdPlace: Sarah Hope & Rio

Pony Express – 1stPlace: Phillie LaTour on Grizzly, 2ndPlace:Dennis Clevenger & Pepper,3rdPlace: Sarah Hope & Rio

Molasses Match – 1stPlace: Jim King on Ky Bourbon,2ndPlace: Phillie LaTour & Grizzly,3rdPlace: Dennis Clevenger & Pepper

Granny Panty Race –1stPlace: Stacy Thacker & Grit, 2ndPlace: Phillie LaTour & Grizzly,3rdPlace: Sarah Hope & Rio

Don’t Drop the Baton Relay Race –1stPlace:Sarah Hope wRio & Emma Colson wSocks, 2ndPlace: Dennis Clevenger wPepper & Marie wCash,3rdPlace: Stacy Thacker wGrit &Phillie LaTour & Grizzly

Brent Says wRed Solo Cup –1stPlace: Sarah Hope & Rio,2ndPlace: Jim King & Ky Bourbon,3rdPlace: Phillie LaTour & Grizzly


Raffle Ticket Winners:

The Kentucky Castle: Erica LaTour

Gift Certificate for Equus Run Vineyards (select Winetasting & Private Tour): Jim King

Shiloh Bridle Set wBreast Collar & Reins: Dennis Clevenger



Special Mention: We would also like to say a special ‘Thank you’ to another wonderful group that was at the Horse Games on Saturday 9/8/18 and they are the Ky Cowtown Rangers! Here are a few photos from this awesome group that did a ‘mounted shooting’ demo for us! Thank you so much for coming out, we loved it!



Also to remember to thank Tommy N Chrissy TC Concessions who made sure we had delicious food!

Well done to ALL the participants, spectators, sponsors and volunteers 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 visit our NEW FACEBOOK PAGE at Festival of the Horse – Horse Games

Please remember to look for next year’s events, dates and festival news via the Scott County/Georgetown Tourism Website/Facebook as well! Happy Trails to all… Thank you, Marie Tomacelli and Friends




Please email Marie at: mdocholiday@live.com.

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