World Horseshoeing Classic

3 days, 18 teams, 72 Farriers, One prize -- World Champions.

The World Championship Blacksmiths and Kentucky Horseshoeing School present an International Four Person Team Horseshoeing Competition. 3 Days, 16 Teams, 64 Farriers, One champion.

Host Hotel

Hyatt Regency Lexington-Downtown


Famous for its horses, the Bluegrass Region of Kentucky is a beautiful destination. Explore the rolling hills, rich history and many engaging attractions. See over 50 breeds of horses at the famous Kentucky Horse Park. Explore the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, connecting the country’s Bourbon distilleries, Woodford Reserve and Maker's Mark distilleries, and witness the art of Bourbon-making, exactly as it was 200 years ago. Visit the vibrant nightlife and varied restaurants right on your doorstep in downtown Lexington.




Located in the heart of beautiful downtown Lexington, Kentucky, the hotel is connected to Rupp Arena, and close to the University of Kentucky, Blue Grass Airport (LEX) and Keeneland Race Course. Our Lexington hotel and conference center is attached by a sky walk to Lexington’s best shopping, dining and attractions.

Take a break at the fully equipped fitness center or enjoy a refreshing swim in the indoor heated pool. Take a carriage ride through historic Gratz Park just outside this downtown Lexington hotel's front door.

Hotel Features

  • Free wireless high-speed Internet

  • Free airport shuttle

  • Free self-parking & valet service for a charge

  • 366 spacious guestrooms

  • 19,300 sq. ft. of function space and 4,500 sq. ft. of pre-function space

  • Connected to 100,000 sq. ft. Lexington Convention Center and 23,000-seat Rupp Arena

  • The Shops at Lexington Center

  • BlueFire Bar & Grill

  • 24-hour business center with printer, fax, scanner & copy machines

  • Indoor heated swimming pool

  • Outdoor sun deck

  • Laundry and dry cleaning for a charge

  • 1-800-CHECK-IN™

  • ATM

  • Safe deposit boxes at front desk

  • In-room laptop safe

  • Room service

Hotel Reservations click here

A personalized Web site for World Horseshoeing Classic occurring March 4-7, 2020) can be accessed here.   You can access the site to learn more about the event and to book, modify, or cancel a reservation February 4, 2020.  Below you will find the appropriate link(s) to access the site

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Secondary Hotel:

If you are unable to secure rooms at the Host Hotel, Try the Hilton Downtown Lexington. The Hilton is located directly across the street from Host Hotel and is connected by a series of air bridges in the event of inclement weather.  You can view the Hilton Hotel here:

Local Information

Visit Lexington 

Enjoy browsing We showcase the premier places to eat, shop, play, stay and experience the time-honored traditions of Kentucky's centerpiece. Click below to learn more about Lexington's Bourbon connections or how to tour a private horse farm, or browse the photo albums.

Kentucky Bourbon Trail

Kentucky Bourbon has a rich and storied history dating back 200 years—so we encourage you to relax, take your time and savor the experience.  Just as our fine Kentucky Bourbon takes time to reach perfection, you’ll want to plan accordingly to truly appreciate your Kentucky Bourbon Trail®  journey. Download Our Brochure (6.8MB PDF)We recommend at least three days exploring our legendary distilleries and all that our beloved Commonwealth has to offer.

Contest Host Site

Kentucky Horseshoeing School

3612 Lexington Road

Richmond, Kentucky

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Air Travel


Bluegrass International Airport, Lexington, Kentucky / airport code : LEX / 15 minutes from hotel

Louisville Sandiford Field, Louisville, Kentucky / airport code: SDF / 1.25 hrs. from hotel

Cincinnati International Airport, Covington, Kentucky / airport code: CVG / 1.25 hrs from hotel




Official Coke of the World Horseshoeing Classic.