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World's Championship Horse Show Returns to Freedom Hall
Kentucky Ag Connection - 08/15/2019

The World's Championship Horse Show (WCHS), the most prestigious Saddlebred show in the world, returns to Freedom Hall Aug. 17-24. The event is held in conjunction with the Kentucky State Fair.

Top Saddlebred horses from around the world take center stage during the show, with harness and hackney ponies, roadster ponies and horses competing in the show ring as well. Divisions include Three- and Five-Gaited, Fine Harness, Saddlebred Pleasure, Equitation, Hackney/Harness Pony, Roadster, InHand Division and American Saddlebred.

Show days, hours, parking and ticket prices vary. Gate admission to the Kentucky State Fair is required for all performances.

- Aug. 17, 7 p.m., $8

- Aug. 18-22, 6:30 p.m., $8

- Aug. 23, 6:30 p.m., $11

- Aug. 24, 7 p.m., $11

- Aug. 17-24, Morning Free, upper-level seating only

All-session seats are $168 and include Kentucky State Fair gate admission for all 14 performances, morning and evening.

Purchase tickets at the Kentucky Exposition Center Ticket Office, online at, by phone at 1-800-745-3000 or download the advance tickets order form at

The World's Championship Horse Show offers pay-per-view coverage. Each day of the show is broadcast live and available for purchase at $25 per day or $150 for the entire week.

For more information about WCHS and a schedule of competitive events, visit

The 2019 Kentucky State Fair is Aug. 15-25 at the Kentucky Exposition Center. For more information, visit or find the Fair on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or its blog.

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