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2014 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby Series Winner Christopher Payne

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Hallway Feeds Extends Sponsorship of 2015 USHJA National Hunter Derby Series at Kentucky Horse Shows

Written by: Rebecca Walton
Client: Kentucky Horse Shows LLC
Release Date: 2015-04-16

Lexington, KY – April 16, 2015 – The Kentucky Horse Shows are pleased to announce that the Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby Series will be returning for the fourth year in a row to the Kentucky Horse Park. The five-part series will feature a $5,000 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby throughout the spring and summer, and at the conclusion of the series the Leading Rider Awards for the Series will be presented.

The USHJA National Hunter Derby program will be in its sixth year in 2015 and is growing in prestige and popularity. Amateurs, Juniors and Professional riders are eligible to compete, giving it a broad base of support and interest. The dates of the shows are as follows:


The $15,000 Hallway Feeds Leading Rider Awards will present a $10,000 cash prize to the professional rider accumulating the most points in the five classes that make up the Series. The amateur rider and junior rider accumulating the most points will each receive a $2,500 cash prize. Riders will receive points only on their highest placed horse in each of the classes. The awards will be presented at the conclusion of the Hallway Feeds class at the Bluegrass Festival Horse Show on August 16, 2015. Returning for the second year, the winning professional rider will win a free flight for a horse in the continental U.S., thanks to Tex Sutton.

“Hallway Feeds is pleased to partner with Kentucky Horse Shows to present the 4th Annual Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby Series,” noted Morgan McQuerry of Hallway Feeds. “We have enjoyed working with everyone involved in the series, and are looking forward to another exciting year! We anticipate a large number of riders and horses. Also returning this year for the winning series professional, a free flight for a horse, in the continental U.S., provided by Tex Sutton.”

During the 2014 USHJA National Hunter Derby Series, Christopher Payne took home the Professional Rider Award, while Vivian Yowan claimed the Junior Rider Award. There was a tie between Adele Norton & Didi Mackenzie, and they shared the Amateur-Owner Rider Award.

“It was my first year participating in this Derby series and it’s absolutely amazing,” expressed Payne. “I can’t thank Hallway Feeds enough for sponsoring this opportunity for hunter riders. For junior, amateurs and professionals to be able to compete and get something out of it is very special. Nobody else in the country does anything like that for the hunter riders and I can’t thank them enough. It’s an honor to be a part of it, and I really enjoyed it.”

Hallway Feeds' close proximity to the Kentucky Horse Park provides the opportunity to utilize the freshest feed, manufactured with time-honored commitments to high standards of quality and the latest scientific advances. Combining a premium nutrition package with a professional level of dedication in horsemen and women provides equine athletes with the Formula for Success.

For more information on Hallway Feeds please visit

The Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby Series would not be possible without many generous sponsors including Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, Alfagreen Supreme, Sweet PDZ Horse Stall Refresher, Caddel Equine Therapy Center, Trouw Nutrition, EquiVision, Fenwick Equestrian Products , Tack Shop of Lexington, Tex Sutton, Turf Town Properties and PNC Bank.

About the 2015 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby Series Sponsors:

Hagyard Medical Institute

Hagyard Equine Medical Institute of Lexington, KY, was founded in 1876. The practice, which is located directly across from the Kentucky Horse Park, is one of the oldest and largest equine veterinary practices in the world and is known for its excellence in veterinary medicine. The Hagyard Sport Horse Program, a specialized department at the practice, serves the nation's top sport horse athletes and brings the same level of excellent care to high performance horses that the institute has provided for the race horse and breeding industries for decades. The facility at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute offers 13 Digital Radiology systems, 1.5 Tesla Siemens MRI, Nuclear Scintigraphy, an on-site laboratory, an on-site pharmacy, full medical and surgical services, 24-hour emergency services, and Hyperbaric Medicine. The practice has performed veterinary medicine for more than 137 years and is currently composed of over 50 experienced veterinarians, with 12 board certifications in specialty areas of Medicine, Surgery and Theriogenology. For more information on the practice at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, please go to

Alfagreen Supreme

Founded in 1960, Alfagreen Supreme is a leading supplier of dehydrated alfalfa products. Alfagreen Supreme has more than a century's worth of experience in growing and supplying dehydrated alfalfa to domestic and international markets. Through decades of hard work and innovation, our privately-held entity continues to seed success through enhanced products and service. Our simple philosophy is to do what we say and say what we do. We offer premier products and service through our emphasis on seed to feed. This results in a satisfied retail customer purchasing only the highest quality finished feed from leading feed manufacturers. For more information please visit

Sweet PDZ Horse Stall Refresher

Sweet PDZ Horse Stall Refresher is the market leader and has been helping people solve ammonia problems in their horse stalls/barns for more than 25 years.  Sweet PDZ is a non-toxic, all-natural, environmentally “green” mineral that neutralizes ammonia and absorbs moisture through its unique mineral functions, known as cation exchange and adsorption.  It contains no masking scents or cover-up agents, and it helps to extend the life of wood shavings and bedding material. Ammonia and odors are contributors to upper respiratory irritations and disease in horses, and the use of Sweet PDZ in stalls works to mitigate these health issues.  It is available in Powder and Granular forms, and is sold across the U.S. in quality feed and farm supply stores. For more information or the name of a dealer near you, please contact the PDZ Company, LLC 800-367-1534 or visit us on the web at

Caddel Equine Therapy Center

Caddel Equine Therapy Center is considered the place for sport horse recovery and rehabilitation. Competition horses that have sustained an injury need more than a "layup" to return to full athletic performance. Caddel Equine accepts horses from all over the United States and coordinates their full care and recovery, all the while keeping each horse's owner, trainer, and other designated professionals up to speed on the horse's progress. The 52-acre Caddel Equine Therapy Center is a convenient 10 minutes from the Kentucky Horse Park and Lexington's major equine hospitals. or 859-621-2383.

Trouw Nutrition

Trouw Nutrition, a “Nutreco company” is well known as a world leader for over seven decades of providing the animal industry with technology-based ingredients originating through sound research and development. Our efforts lead to discovery and introduction of new, unique, and safe ingredients. At Trouw, we transform technology and ingredients into premix blends and supplements that help improve the performance and well-being of horses. Our goal is to develop new innovative solutions with unique premium ingredients that fulfill special equine nutrition or supplemental needs through leading companies, distributors and equine consultants throughout the USA. For more information please vsit


EquiVision, Inc.  is an international equine nutritional consulting and supplement company.  We have been feeding the world’s best horses for over 20 years.  EquiVision designs feeding programs and has a full line of equine supplements used to compliment the program when necessary.  We work individually with owners, trainers and breeders to design the very best nutritional program for each horse.   Expert advice, superior products and outstanding customer service make EquiVision the choice for discerning horsemen. For more information please visit

Fenwick Equestrian

A U.S. based company, Fenwick Equestrian Products was created in 2009 when the founder, Wilhelmina McEwan, began looking for a unique alternative to mass market products for horses.  She wanted an exclusive, high performance product that was both stylish and functional.  Unable to find any alternatives that appealed to her, Wilhelmina and her brother Fred McEwan created FenwickEquestrian.  She began to work with designers and industry experts in Europe to develop the perfect line of performance coolers, horse blankets, saddle pads, clothing and leg protection gear for all horse disciplines.

Tack Shop of Lexington

The Tack Shop of Lexington is Lexington, Kentucky's newest tack shop located at 1510 Newtown Pike suite 124 in the Griffin Gate Plaza. We are less than 10 minutes from The Kentucky Horse Park, and have a large parking lot that will accommodate horse trailer parking for your convenience! We carry tack, Used Saddles, equestrian clothing for in and out of the show ring, and products for your horses such as grooming supplies, supplements, treats, blankets, and boots. We also have a variety of gifts and custom items from local dealers such as custom brow bands and dog collars, belts, jewelry, and prints. We carry your favorite brands including: Back on Track, Beval, Cheval, Edgewood, Equifit, EQUILINE, Fenwick, Grand Prix, GPA, Pikeur, Horseware Ireland, Horze Equestrian, Ice Horse, Ice-Vibe,  KL Select, Noble Equine, Parlanti, RJ Classics, Samshield, Ogilvy Equestrian, SSG Gloves, Tailored Sportsman, Dehner, Baker, Tredstep, Nunn Finer, Walsh,  Wilkers, and Toklat. For more information please visit

Tex Sutton

In business for over 5 decades, Tex Sutton is the largest, most experienced equine air transportation company in North America.  Our only mission is to ensure that our equine passengers are transported to their destinations safely and comfortably, and arrive healthy and happy. Horse owners know that prolonged travel can be stressful. Our direct flights shorten travel time dramatically, which significantly reduces your horse's stress level. All of our employees are experienced, capable horsemen. Our professionals hand-walk your horses up our custom loading ramps into padded stalls in our climate controlled cabin and attend to their needs throughout the flight. This hands-on professional service has made us “The Choice of Champions since 1969.” For more information please visit our website or give us a call.

Turf Town Properties

A website built for real horse people by real horse people: As a Lexington area real estate leader and an integral part of commerce in the Bluegrass region of Kentucky, we take pride in the reputation of excellence we have established over the years. You'll also find our web site to be a one-stop resource for your online Kentucky farm research. We're eager to tell you what we know about the local market, from Bluegrass farms to the occasional gated condo communities, perfect for the part time resident. We hope you enjoy getting to know this beautiful region.   Feel free to contact Hill and Regan Parker with Turf Town Properties at anytime for more information on the area and available properties. 

PNC Bank

The PNC Financial Services Group (NYSE: PNC) is one of the nation’s largest financial services companies. PNC offers a wide range of services for all its customers, from individuals and small businesses, to corporations and government entities.  No matter how simple or complicated your needs, we're sure to have the products, knowledge and resources necessary for financial success.  John Gohmann is the Regional President of the central and southeast Kentucky region which offers 26 branches and 60 ATMs.

Through executive leadership, strategic investments and employee volunteerism, PNC is helping to build strong communities and create financial opportunities for individuals, families and businesses. For more information, visit, or

For more information on Kentucky Horse Shows LLC and the Kentucky Spring Horse Shows, please visit To request a prize list please email



Events: 2015 Kentucky Spring Horse Shows

The Kentucky Horse Shows 2015 series includes two weeks of top hunter/jumper competitions during the month of May. The Kentucky Horse Show Series is the host of the Hagyard Challenge Series and Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby Series.

Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY, site of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™. Home of the United States Equestrian Federation.

$34,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic CSI2*
$75,000 Mary Rena Murphy Grand Prix CSI2*
$25,000 Bluegrass Classic
$25,000 U25 Classic
$15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby
$5,000 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby
WCHR recognized hunter competition

$34,000 Welcome Speed CSI3*
$34,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic CSI3*
$127,000 Hollow Creek Farm Grand Prix CSI3*
$50,000 Commonwealth Grand Prix
$20,000 Bluegrass Classic
$5,000 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby

A special thanks to the generous sponsors of the Kentucky Spring Horse Shows: Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, Hallway Feeds, Hollow Creek Farm Audi of Lexington, Sleepy P Ranch, CWD, Farm Vet, Dietrich Insurance, Take2 Thoroughbred Program, and the Official Hotel The Clarion

8am – 5pm daily

Horse Show Exhibitors may purchase a weekly parking pass at the main Horse Park entrance for $15.00. Dogs are permitted at the Kentucky Horse Park on a leash.

The Kentucky Horse Park is located 8 miles northeast of Lexington, Kentucky at Exit 120 on Interstate 75.

Before Show - (859) 233-0492, Email:

During Show - Telephone: (859) 254-3343, Fax: (859) 231-6097
Stabling - Email Tom Blankenship at
Stable office – Before Show: (843) 269-4737, During Show: (859) 255-0605
Prize List Advertising - Email Cindy Bozan at or call (859) 608-3709
Vendors - Email Cindy Bozan at or call (859) 608-3709
Shownet –


Vendors offering equestrian equipment, apparel, jewelry and home furnishings are located adjacent to the Stonelea Ring.

CLARION HOTEL ( (Formerly Holiday Inn North) – 859-233-0512 – Approximately 4 miles (OFFICIAL HOTEL)
Discover the place where elegant comfort in an ideal location meets excellent service and affordability. At the Clarion Hotel Lexington, you'll find well-appointed accommodations with options of double/doubles, double queens, king rooms or suites, exceptional amenities such as our free hot breakfast buffet, and Southern hospitality at its finest. The best hotel for Keeneland - Located in the heart of Kentucky's Bluegrass Region—home of the Kentucky Horse Park, the Lexington Convention Center, University of Kentucky, and the Kentucky Bourbon Trail— our Lexington hotel is on Newtown Pike at Exit 115 on I-75, close to all the big attractions, and is the perfect place to stay whether you're here to get down to business or have some fun. Best of all, bring your furry friends for any trip because the Clarion Hotel in Lexington is also pet-friendly.

Reservations may not be made through the Horse Show office. To reserve a campsite at the Kentucky Horse Park for any of the horse shows, please call the Campground store at (800) 370-6416 or 859-259-4157 or email Ryan McGaughey at Be specific as to the show name and the dates you wish to stay. Check-in time is 2:00 p.m. and checkout is 12:00 noon. You must make arrangements with the Campground store if you plan to arive earlier than 2:00 p.m. or stay later than 12:00 noon. Vehicles that are not removed from a campsite by check-out time will be towed.

Kentucky Horse Shows, LLC
P. O. Box 11428
Lexington, KY 40575-1428
859-233-0492 (phone)
859-233-0495 (fax)


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