World’s Championship Horse Show Returns to Freedom Hall: Tickets Go on Sale June 21


2,000 horses, 8 days and $1 million in awards.

The World’s Championship Horse Show (WCHS) returns to Freedom Hall Aug. 19-26 and tickets go on sale Wednesday, June 21 at 10 a.m. The event is held in conjunction with the Kentucky State Fair.

Recognized as the richest and most prestigious Saddlebred show in the world, WCHS features 2,000 horses competing for Grand Champion titles and more than $1 million in awards. Saddlebreds take center stage during the show, with harness and hackney ponies and roadster ponies and horses competing in show ring as well. Divisions include three and five gaited, fine harness, Saddlebred pleasure, equitation, Hackney/Harness pony and Roadster.


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

All-week seats are $192 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

Competitors can register using the new online entry system or download the forms at All entries are due July 1. The WCHS premium book is available online or by request: call (502) 367-5300 or email

The 2017 Kentucky State Fair is Aug. 17-27 at the Kentucky Exposition Center. For more information, visit or find the Fair on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.