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Photo Credit: Beezie Madden and Integrity, winners of last year’s Hagyard Challenge Series Title.

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Kentucky Summer Horse Show Sponsors Contribute to Hagyard Challenge Series and Leading Rider Award

Written by: Jenny Ross Koning
Client: Kentucky Horse Shows LLC
Release Date: 2007-06-25

Lexington, KY – June 25, 2007 – The Kentucky Summer Horse Shows, held at the beautiful Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, will continue with the Hagyard Challenge Series, a series of seven major show jumping competitions that offers $170,000 in prize money. The first week of competition, the Kentucky Summer Horse Show, will be held from August 1-5, 2007, with the Kentucky Summer Classic following on August 8-12. The $30,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic Grand Prix classes are scheduled for Thursday, August 2, and Thursday, August 9, in the Sheila C. Johnson Arena.

The Hagyard Challenge Series is held at the park throughout the summer, with the final event, the $50,000 World Cup qualifying grand prix, scheduled for the Kentucky National Indoor Horse Show on September 28, 2007. This year, the top point getter of the summer-long succession of classes will be awarded the Leading Rider Award, worth $30,000.

The challenge is made possible through the support of the Hagyard Equine Medical Institute. Other generous sponsors contribute to the Kentucky Summer Horse Shows and the Leading Rider Award. These gracious supporters include: Dean, Dorton, & Ford, Fifth Third Bank, Fort Dodge, Hagyard Pharmacy, Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa and Turf Town Properties.

Dean, Dorton, & Ford is a full-service accounting and business advisory firm that provides professional services to clients of all sizes in a variety of industries. The company also provides extensive accounting, tax and business consulting services to the equine industry and is known for its world-class horse businesses, events and culture.

Fifth Third Bank of Central Kentucky serves eight counties and has nearly 300 employees. With over 20 banking center locations in Central Kentucky, Fifth Third Bank operates five main businesses: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending, Investment Advisors and Fifth Third Processing Solutions.

Fort Dodge is an animal health center that has been dedicated to the growth and leadership of animal health since its beginning in 1912. Today Fort Dodge is a leading international animal health company that has developed into one of the world's leading manufacturers of veterinary pharmaceuticals and biologicals for the equine, companion animal, livestock, swine and poultry industries in North America and international markets.

Hagyard Pharmacy dispenses prescription pharmaceuticals and offers a prescription compounding service that is unmatched in the industry. The pharmacy operates in strict compliance with the rules and regulations set forth by the governing state and federal agencies and by the guidelines provided by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).

Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa is located in Lexington, KY, and is celebrating its 25th anniversary by adding a luxurious, $1.5 million, full-service resort spa. Current resort amenities include an 18-hole golf course, indoor and outdoor pool, massage therapy, fitness facility, high-speed Internet access and wireless capabilities, as well as The Mansion, a Lexington landmark and travel destination unto itself. Outdoor activities include basketball, tennis, and sand volleyball.

Turf Town Properties is proud to be a sponsor of the Hagyard Challenge Series Leading Rider Award as well. Turf Town Properties has consistently sold fine properties in a broad price range with an emphasis on quality service. They offer their expertise and excellent customer service to farm and land buyers in the area.

The involvement of these sponsors has generated additional interest in the Kentucky Horse Shows and continues to attract some of the best horses and riders in the country. With incredible prize money and top-quality competition, the Kentucky Summer Horse Shows provide riders with outstanding show services at the scenic Kentucky Horse Park, home to the United States Equestrian Federation and the future site of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

To download the prize list or to learn more about the Kentucky Summer Horse Shows and the Hagyard Challege Series, please visit

To learn more about the sponsors of the Hagyard Leading Rider Award, please visit their official web sites:

Dean, Dorton & Ford:

Fifth Third Bank:

Fort Dodge:

Hagyard Pharmacy:

Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa:

Turf Town Properties:


Kentucky Summer Horse Show – August 1-5, 2007
Kentucky Summer Classic – August 8-12, 2007

Two of the nation’s premier equestrian competitions, featuring four grand prix classes, one of which is sanctioned by the American Grand Prix Association. Both shows are member events of the Washington International Horse Show Championships and the 2007 North American League finals.

The Kentucky Spring Horse Shows proudly host the Haygard Challenge Jumper Series, which offers $170,000 in prize money. This series features seven grand prix events throughout the summer at the Kentucky Horse Park and is made possible by the sponsorship of the Hagyard Equine Medical Institute.

Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY, site of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games and home to the United States Equestrian Federation.

The $25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic
The $40,000 Kentucky Summer Grand Prix

The $25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic
The $40,000 Kentucky Classic Grand Prix
A Member Event of the AGA Grand Prix Series

8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday

Admission is free to the public. The Kentucky Horse Park charges a $3.00 parking fee.

The Kentucky Horse Park charges a $3.00 daily parking fee. Horse Show Exhibitors may
purchase a weekly parking pass at the main Horse Park entrance for $5.00.

VIP Table Seating:
Front row reserved tables of eight will be available each week in the Mesker Pavilion at the Johnson Ring at a price of $500 per week and will entitle you and your guests to VIP seating for the $40,000 Kentucky Summer Grand Prix on Saturday evening, August 4th and the $40,000 Kentucky Classic Grand Prix on Saturday evening, August 11th. Wristbands and VIP parking passes will be available in the Show Office.

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

Before Show - Telephone: (859) 233-0492, Email:
During Show - Telephone: (859) 254-3343, Fax: (859) 231-6097

To download the Kentucky Summer Horse Shows prize list, please visit


Ring Dimensions/Specs:
All outdoor competition arenas and schooling areas consist of a limesand base and mortar sand cushion. The Indoor Arena consists of sand and loam. The dimensions of the competition areas are as follows:

Stonelea: 135’ x 285’, Claiborne: 140’ x 270’
Murphy: 140’ x 290’, Indoor: 145’ x 285’
Walnut: 300’ x 370’, Johnson: 300’ x 400’

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

HOLIDAY INN NORTH-859 - 233-0512 - Approximately 4 miles
FOUR POINTS SHERATON – 859-259-1311 – Approximately 4 miles
LA QUINTA – 859-231-7551 – Approximately 4 miles
KNIGHTS INN – 859-231-0322 – Approximately 4 miles
EMBASSY SUITES – 859-455-5000 – Approximately 4 miles
MARRIOT GRIFFIN GATE – 859-231-5100 – Approximately 4 miles
RESIDENCE INN – 859-231-6191 – Approximately 5 miles
COURTYARD BY MARRIOT – 859-253-4646 – Approximately 5 miles
RAMADA INN – 859-299-1261 – Approximately 6 miles
RED ROOF INN – 859-293-2626 – Approximately 6 miles
HAMPTON INN – 502-867-4888 – Approximately 6 miles
SUPER EIGHT – 502-863-4888 – Approximately 6 miles
MICROTEL INN & SUITES - 502-868-8000 - Approximately 6 miles

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

Media Contact:
Phelps Media Group, Inc.
13833 Wellington Trace
Unit E-4 #221
Wellington, FL 33414
561-753-3389 (phone)
561-753-3386 (fax)


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