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Prize lists available for June Country Heir I & II at Kentucky Horse Park June 8-19, 2016

Written by: Kenneth Kraus
Client: Country Heir Horse Show
Release Date: 2016-03-31

Lexington, KY – March 31, 2016 – The new management team at this summer Country Heir Horse Shows announced today that prize lists for their June shows are now available online for download at

The Country Heir I and II Horse Shows have been a tradition at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, for more than 20 years. Recently, Ohioan Frankie Stark, who owns the dates to the two shows, decided to enhance the future direction of these two long running, popular weeks by hiring Tucker Ericson and JP Bordeleau as the new management team. Both Ericson and Bordeleau have spent years at the helm of some of the nation’s finest equestrian events.

With 2016 preparations well underway, entries are now being accepted at: for this year’s events.

Each year Country Heir hires some of the most highly sought after hunter judges in the industry. Our panel for 2016 is no exception and includes:

Week I: Creigh Duncan, Scott Fitton, Bobbie Reber, Andrea Wells and Scott Williamson

Week II: Eric Dirks, Alan Lohman, Robin Swinderman, Sharon Stewart Wells, and Chris Wynne

For the 2016 season, the Country Heir shows will feature two exciting new concepts, both created with the exhibitors and their friends and families in mind. The first new addition is an unrecognized Local day, to be held on Tuesday June 14. The cost effective Local Day will enable trainers to spend time with beginner riders or their green horses in the ring. Entries for local day are also available on The competition will take place in the Murphy arena on the Tuesday between the two AA rated competitions.

The second addition, an all-new Sponsors and Exhibitors Hospitality Pavilion that will be open daily from 7am until 6pm and will host a continental breakfast, daily cocktails and hors d’oerves, and comfortable lounge seating.

Special thanks to our Hospitality sponsors:

Wed. June 8 Boggs Hill Farm / Tim & Kelly Goguen
Thurs. June 9 Milestone LLC / Havens Schatt
Fri. June 10 Autumn Road Farm / Sara Rhodes
Sat. June 11 CWD
Sun. June 12 Devoucoux
Tues. Jun 14 Roberts Arena
Wed. June 15 PJP / Peter Pletcher
Thurs. June 16 Devoucoux
Fri. June 17 New Hope LLC / Dave Belford & Chris Payne
Sat. June 18 Stillwater Farm / Lisa Levine
Sun. June 19 CWD

Country Heir is proud to host two $30,000 International Hunter Derbies in June. Monmouth at the Team is sponsoring a $5,000 bonus if the same rider and horse combination wins both derbies. Take advantage of the opportunity to fine tune your Derby skills in the same arena as the International Derby Finals, two months later.

Children and Adult Jumper riders will be riding for more prize money in 2016! The team at Country Heir has split the weekly classics, thus allowing for a $10,000 class each week for adults and a separate $10,000 classic for children.

Other highlights in 2016 include:

$40,000 Week I Grand Prix
$50,000 Week II Grand Prix
$25,000 Rood & Riddle Grand Prix Week II
$10,000 JR / A/O Jumper Classic both weeks
$10,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby Week II
$7,500 Pre-Green Challenge in memorial of Joe Darby Week II

An exhibitor favorite each year is the Donkey Races. Join us for a BBQ on Saturday June 11 and test your horseback riding skills on donkeys!

If you have any questions on entries please contact Julie Agar at For all other inquiries contact Tucker Ericson at

We look forward to another outstanding year at the Kentucky Horse Park. We want to hear your suggestions to continue Country Heir as your horse show of choice for 2016 and beyond. 


Two week Premier Hunter and Jumper competition, bringing together the best of Frankie Stark’s Ohio circuit combined with some of the finest horses and riders from around the world
Wednesday, June 8 through Sunday, June 19

Kentucky Horse Park,
4089 Iron Works Parkway,
Lexington, KY 40511
Phone (859) 233-4303, Toll Free (800) 678-8813, Fax (859) 254-0253
General Park Information -

Frankie Stark
Tucker Ericson
JP Bordeleau

Technical Coordinator:
Steve Stephens

Horse Show Secretary:
Julie Agar

Prize List and Exhibitor Information:

Kentucky Horse Park Map/Stabling Locations:

Information, Vendors, Advertising, Sponsorships:
Contact Tucker Ericson at or 908-303-1956.

Ring dimensions and footing: 

Stonelea: 140’ x 280’ Fine Sand and GGT fibre on pvc mats
Murphy: 135’ x 280’ Fine Sand and GGT fibre on pvc mats .
Claiborne: 140’ x 270 Fine Sand and GGT fibre on pvc mats
Annex: 130’ x 250’ Sand cushion on limestone base
Covered Arena:145’ x 285’ Sand cushion on limestone base
Alltech Arena: 132’ x 265’ Fine Sand and GGT fibre on pvc mats

Main Stadium: Irregular shape with maximum dimensions of 360’ x 384’ and an area of 121,000 square feet. Footing is a mixture of fine sands and GGT fibres installed above elastic PVC mats. Sub-surface drainage.
Alltech Arena 132’ x 265’. Footing is a mixture of fine sands and GGT fibres installed above elastic PVC mats. Sub-surface drainage.
Walnut Ring: Irregular shape with maximum dimensions of 275’ x 360’ and an area of 85,000 square feet. Footing is a mixture of fine sands and GGT fibres installed above elastic PVC mats. Sub-surface drainage.
Covered Arena: 145’ x 285’. Footing is a sand cushion on limestone base.
Annex Ring: 130’ x 250’. Footing is a sand cushion on limestone base.

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Show Approvals
United States Equestrian Federation
United States Hunter Jumper Association
Show Jumping Hall of Fame
Kentucky Hunter Jumper Assn
Ohio Hunter Jumper Assn
Ohio Professional Horsemen's Assn
Indiana Hunter Jumper Assn
Middle Tennessee Hunter Jumper Assn
Missouri Hunter Jumper Organization
Western Pennsylvania Professional Horsemen's Assn
Wisconsin Hunter Jumper Assn


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