Contest Info

Date: November 2-4, 2018


Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center

937 Phillips Lane
Louisville, KY 40209-1398

Map of Facilities
View map (pdf). Most of the contest events will take place in South Wing B or C. It is best to park in Lot A. Horse judging for both Judging and Hippology will take place in Broadbent Arena, but only Judging contestants will need to check in at Broadbent on Saturday morning.

Emergency Information for Participants at ENRU
Click on the this link to view the protocols for emergency situations. Please print the form and bring it with you to the competition for your own reference information.

Photo Release Form
All contestants wishing to have their photos published (awards or candid shots) via online or print must complete a photo release form. Contestants under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian also sign.

General Schedule
All events take place at the Kentucky Fair and Expo Center unless otherwise stated.
Please check with your contest superintendents for changes in rooms and schedule.

Roundup Office - South Wing B 107-108.

6:00 p.m. Registration South Wing B 101-102
6:30 p.m. Coaches' Meeting Designated Contest Rooms
7:45 a.m. Check in Broadbent Arena
8:30 a.m. Contest begins Broadbent Arena
1:00 p.m. Oral Reasons South Wing C 106, 107, 110, 111
5:00 p.m. (approx) Review of classes-immediately following reasons South Wing C 109
7:45 a.m. Check in South Wing B 103
8:15 a.m. Contest begins South Wing B 103, 106, 110
7:30 a.m. Check in/Holding Room South Wing C 105 & 108
8:00 a.m. Contest begins South Wing B 105 & C 112
8:30 a.m. Public Speaking South Wing C 102-103
8:00 a.m. Individual Presentation South Wing C 104
8:00 a.m. Team Presentation South Wing C 101
12:00 noon South Wing B Hallway In front of South Wing B 107-108
4-H Contestant Party
8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Fairgrounds - South Wing B105


8:00 a.m. Awards Breakfast South Wing B 101 - 104

Hotel Rooms

The Crowne Plaza Hotel (Louisville Airport) is the official Eastern National 4-H Horse Roundup hotel. Online and phone reservations will be accepted. ROOMS BOOK QUICKLY. A dedicated booking website has been created for you to make, modify and cancel hotel reservations online, as well as take advantage of any room upgrades, amenities or other services offered by the hotel, held until October 1. To preview the hotel website and information, please click this link, or call 1-888-233-9527.  Inquire about the FREE Hotel Shuttle Service to and from the airport 24/7.

You are welcome to seek rooms elsewhere. When searching for hotels in the Louisville area, make sure to look near the Kentucky Fair and Expo Center or the Louisville International Airport. The fairgrounds is situated less than a mile north of the airport on Phillips Lane (several hotels on this street). Crittenden Drive and Preston Highway are also in close proximity and have a few hotels.

The North American International Livestock Expo
NAILE is much more than an ordinary showcase of livestock. Throughout the show, visitors will enjoy the Giant Country Store with its nearly 150 commercial vendors selling everything from fine jewelry and food to western clothing and farm supplies. Global industry standards are annually established during the show as breeders merchandise bloodlines and genetics to local and international interests. Altogether, more than 140 shows, sales, breed meetings, entertainment events, and judging contests are held during the 14-day event.

The Giant Country Store is located in the North Wing. Store hours are 7:30 am - 6:00 pm on Saturday and 8:00 am - 6:00 pm on Sunday.

Livestock events that will take place during our contest are the Quarter Horse, dairy cattle, dairy goat, llama and alpaca shows.

Badges, Admission, and Parking Fees
All contestants and 1 coach per event per state will receive a badge that will allow you to enter the expo grounds at no cost.  Anyone else in your vehicle will need to pay an $8 admission fee. Season/Parking passes are available for sale, but we have found that will not necessarily save non-badge holders money. Vehicle parking passes are $8 per day and only needed for Saturday and Sunday. Friday entrance will not need a parking pass. Guests (anyone other than a contestant and the 1 coach) must pay an $8 admission per day.  We suggest that once you enter the grounds, give the badges to those that need to come and go during the day, or just plan to stay on the grounds. There are several places where meals can be purchased within the expo.

Places to Eat/Things to Do
The best website to find this type of information is If you want to stay close, we recommend a visit to Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby Museum (located on Central Ave.). A great place to eat is the Cardinal Hall of Fame Cafe located on Crittenden Drive.

See Contest Contacts if you have questions.

Thank you to all of our sponsors. To see a full list, click here.

Sponsors and partners of the Eastern National 4-H Horse Roundup Contest and have provided funding, goods, or services in support of 4-H.

Acceptance of these sponsorships/donations does not imply endorsement by 4-H of any firm, product, or service.