Frequently Asked Questions

Road to the Horse 2024 Ticket Questions

When is Road to the Horse 2024?
Road to the Horse 2024 will take place on March 22-24 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. The World Championship of Colt Starting competitors will compete for their share of over $125,000 in cash and prizes. Tickets are now on sale to the public. If you have any questions you can may call Etix at 1.800.514.3849 or email [email protected].

What is the format for Road to the Horse 2024?
Road to the Horse 2024 will combine both the Wild Card Challenge and the World Championship competition at the Kentucky Horse Park. Combining the Wild Card Challenge with the Championship Competition will allow fans to enjoy an expanded array of talent, along with educational clinics, demonstrations, and world class entertainment. Read the full outline of the 2024 format here.

Will Thursday be Ticketed or free to the public?
Thursday, March 21 at Road to the Horse 2024 will be ticketed. Historically, Thursday has been a free day to the public but entry to Thursday at Road to the Horse 2024 will require a ticket due to the expanded schedule. This will allow ticket holders to game access to their purchased seat throughout the entire event.

What days will the Wild Card Challenge be?
The Wild Card Challenge will precede the Championship Competition, starting on Thursday, March 21, and will conclude on Friday, March 22, 2024. Round 1 of the Wild Card Challenge will take place at noon on Thursday, March 21, and Round 2 will take place in that afternoon. The finals of the Wild Card Challenge will take place on the morning of Friday, March 22. This will allow the champion of the Wild Card Challenge the chance to step directly into a Championship Competitor position later that day.

What days will the World Championship Competition be?
The World Championship of Colt Starting competition will begin on Friday, March 22 and conclude on Sunday, March 24. The main championship event commences in the mornings and is complete by 5:00 pm. Sunday activities conclude at approximately 4:00 pm.

Are VIP Tickets Available?
Road to the Horse 2024 is offering a VIP Experience to a limited number of ticket holders. Learn more here. In the event, they are sold out, please email us to be added to the waitlist at [email protected].

Is there a fee to park at the Kentucky Horse Park?
Yes. Parking is $15 per weekend pass but RTTH Roadies will park for free, by showing their ‘postcard’ that will be mailed to them. Parking is on a first come, first serve basis, so get there early for the best spots.

Does a child need a separate ticket?
Children under the age of 2 years old do not need their own ticket, if they will be seated on their guardian’s lap. Children over the age of 2 years old, who will occupy a seat of their own, will need a separate ticket for entry

Are tickets refundable?
No, tickets can not be exchanged, and are nonrefundable.

Are tickets refundable if the competitor lineup changes?
Tickets are non-refundable due to a competitor substitution. Similar to the player lineup changing on a football team, tickets are purchased to the event in its entirety, rather than a dedicated appearance of a specific competitor. Questions can be directed to [email protected].

Are tickets good for the entire event?
Yes, a single ticket admits one person for all 4 days of the main event, Thursday through Sunday.

Are single day tickets available?
Yes. Single day event tickets are available at the Alltech Arena ticket office. You may purchase upon arrival for any single day of the event.

What do I do if I can’t find my tickets?
When you purchased tickets, you were assigned a Transaction ID and you selected a PIN. When you wish to have a ticket re-issued because you have lost or misplaced it, go to the Main Page and click on “Reissue tickets that have been lost or stolen .” You will be prompted to enter your Transaction ID and your PIN. The system will then invalidate the ticket that was lost or stolen and create a new ticket for you to print. The new ticket will be available for printing as it was when you first purchased it. The old ticket has been canceled and cannot be used. If it is presented at the venue, it will be invalid. You may also call 1800-514-3849 to have your tickets re-issued.

What side of the arena will my favorite clinician be?
Over the course of the event, competitors will be working in different round pens, which are set to provide all seats with the best views possible.

Road to the Horse General Information

How do I apply to compete at Road to the Horse?
Each year, we look for the top horse trainers, who use kind methods to effectively teach both horses and horse owners. Education and integrity are our primary goals. Participating clinicians must also be eloquent and lively speakers and great entertainers. For more information and an application form click here.

How do I sign up to be a Volunteer at the event?
You must be over 21 years of age and available during the entire event and 2 days prior to. Please call the Road to the Horse office for volunteer information.

Do hotels have special Road to the Horse Rates?
Yes, be sure to mention you will be attending Road to the Horse when you book your rooms. For a list of hotels visit the Road to the Horse lodging page.

How do I become an Exhibitor?
Please visit the exhibitor page for more information.

How do I become a Sponsor?
Please contact [email protected].

How do apply for a Media Pass?
Media applications will be available January 15, 2024. Please check back on the website.

Are cameras permitted?
For media permissions, please fill out a Media Application. Cameras with detachable lenses, regardless of size, are not permitted. The camera policy is subject to change dependent upon the event promoters’ requirements for each event. Camera equipment including camera mounts, gimbals, stabilizers, tripods, monopods, microphones, and other external equipment is not permitted, without a Media Application.

Road to the Horse Roadie Questions

What is a Road to the Horse Roadie
A Road to the Horse Roadie is a Road to the Horse fan who wants the inside scoop, mixed with a little VIP treatment. Learn more about the benefits and join the Roadies here.

What is a Legacy Seat Holder?
A Legacy Seat Holder is an active Roadie member who wishes to purchase the exact same seats they had at a previous year’s event.

I’m a Roadie and I’m having trouble logging into Etix to purchase my tickets.
How to Log Into Your Etix Account to Purchase Your Legacy Seating:

  1. Click the ticket link located in the email you received from RTTH
  2. Enter your Etix username and password (In most cases your username is the email address you used to purchase your RTTH seats the previous year).
  3. If you forgot your password or have never set one up, click “Having trouble logging in?” next to password box. At the top of this page you’ll see the option to enter your username and click “Reset Password” under the “Forgot your password” header. Once you click “Reset Password” you will be sent password reset instructions via email that will include a temporary password. This password will expire in 10 minutes. You’ll now be able to login to your account.

If you are still having trouble call Etix at 1.800.514.3849 for assistance or to purchase your Legacy Seats by phone.

What if my Roadie membership expires after I purchase my tickets but before the event?
Your membership will have to be renewed before the event in order to take advantage of the many benefits.

As a Roadie Member how many guests can I bring with me during the ‘early entry’ period during the event?
Roadies can bring one (1) guest with them, during the early entry period, during the event.

How do I download my Digital Western Horseman Issue?
As a valid Roadie, you’ll have access to the digital issues of the Western Horseman magazine. Be sure to check back and view your Western Horseman monthly digital issue. If you haven’t already, you’ll need to download the Western Horseman mobile app from the app store. Once you have downloaded the app, please register or sign in using your Roadie email address as BOTH the username and password. Each new issue will appear in your app once it is published.

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Contact the Road to the Horse Office at 817-569-7100