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A Combined Driving Event & Festival

On even-numbered years, Hermitage Farm hosts one of the premier Combined Driving Event competitions in the US: the three-day Kentucky Classic, featuring competitors from around the world.

Each driver completes three different competitions utilizing the same horses: Dressage, a pattern of movements such as circles and figure eights, displayed at various speeds; Marathon, a cross-country race against the clock through numerous obstacles and hazards; and Cones, a carefully choreographed race against time through a series of narrow gates.