Horse Park Show & ‘Dog Paddle’

dogSeptember is an ideal month in Lexington for dog lovers.

The Kentucky Horse Park will host five days of canine competition with the Bluegrass Classic Dog Show from Aug. 28-Sept. 1.

The show includes breed classes, sporting classes, best-in-show competition, obedience classes, health clinics, a Meet-The-Breeds event and more.

Judging begins at 9 a.m. on Thursday and Monday, and 8 a.m. Friday-Sunday.

Parking is $5, admission to the dog show $5 per carload.

Info: 223-8873.


The furry fun continues on Sept. 6 at Woodland Aquatic Center for the 13th Annual Dog Paddle.

From 9 a.m.-3 p.m., owners can bring their dogs for the last swim of the season. Only dogs will be allowed in the pool.

Admission is $10 per dog with two people, and $5 per additional person. Dogs must have a 2013 or 2014 rabies tag or other proof of vaccination. A make-up day in case of inclement weather is planned for Sept. 7. Info: 288-2900