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Photo: Margie Engle and Hidden Creek’s Perin competing at the Kentucky Spring Horse Shows last spring. Photograph may be used only in relation to this PMG press release.

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Save The Date! Kentucky Spring Horse Shows Just Around the Corner

Written by: Jenny Ross Koning
Client: Kentucky Horse Shows LLC http://www.kentuckyhorseshows.com
Release Date: 2008-03-03

Lexington, KY – March 3, 2008 – The Kentucky Spring Horse Shows are fast approaching! Held at the beautiful Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington every year, the Kentucky Spring Horse Shows are an annual stop on the show circuit for the very best hunters and jumpers in the nation. The first week of competition, the Kentucky Spring Horse Show, is scheduled for the week of May 7-11. The Kentucky Spring Classic will follow from May 14-18, 2008.

The two-week series will host two $30,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic Grand Prix CSI 3* events, as well as the 2008 Legacy Cup, the $55,000 Commonwealth Grand Prix CSI 3*, and the $55,000 Mary Rena Murphy Grand Prix CSI 3*, which is a member event of the AGA Grand Prix Series. The $30,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic Grand Prix CSI 3* classes are part of the Hagyard Challenge Series, a series of seven major show jumping competitions featuring $215,000 in prize money. These classes are also the first two events in the Hagyard Challenge Series’ $50,000 Leading Rider Bonus.

The beautiful Kentucky Horse Park provides equestrians with ample stabling, numerous show rings and spacious riding areas. It is the future site of the 2010 World Equestrian Games and home to the United States Equestrian Federation. Vast cross country fields, an indoor arena, and the scenic Johnson Grand Prix Arena are just a few of the amenities available to exhibitors at the Kentucky Horse Park. Downtown Lexington offers fine dining and shopping, hotels are conveniently located near the horse park, and the competition provides classes for riders with a variety of experience levels.

Produced by Kentucky Horse Shows, LLC, the Kentucky Spring Horse Shows’ prize list is now available online at www.kentuckyhorseshows.com.

2008 KENTUCKY SPRING HORSE SHOWS FAST FACTS

Events:
Kentucky Spring Horse Show – May 7-11, 2008
Kentucky Spring Classic – May 14-18, 2008

What:
Two of the nation’s premier equestrian competitions, featuring four CSI 3* rated grand prix competitions, one of which is AGA sanctioned. A World Championship Hunter Rider recognized hunter competition. The Kentucky Spring Horse Shows are the host event for the 2008 Legacy Cup. Both shows are qualifying events for the Washington International Championships and the North American League finals.

Where:
Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY, site of the 2010 World Equestrian Games. Home to the United States Equestrian Federation.

When:
KENTUCKY SPRING HORSE SHOW - MAY 7-11, 2008
A World Championship Hunter Rider Event
The $30,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic Grand Prix, CSI 3*
The $55,000 Commonwealth Grand Prix, CSI 3*

KENTUCKY SPRING CLASSIC - MAY 14 -18, 2008
The $30,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic Grand Prix, CSI 3*
The $55,000 Mary Rena Murphy Grand Prix, CSI 3*
A Member Event of the AGA Grand Prix Series

Hours:
8am – 5pm daily

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

VIP Seating:
Tables of six are available each week in the ringside spectator pavilion for both shows at a price of $1,000 per week. This will entitle table holders and their guests to a table in the Mesker Pavilion, which provides daily continental breakfasts and complimentary lunches. Additionally, table holders receive a VIP parking pass, exclusive seating, and access to wireless internet service. Tables may be reserved by contacting Cindy Bozan at cindy@kentuckyhorseshows.com.

Parking:
Horse Show Exhibitors may purchase a weekly parking pass at the main Horse Park entrance for $5.00.

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

Information:
Before Show - Telephone: (859) 233-0492, Email: hakshows@earthlink.net
During Show - Telephone: (859) 254-3343, Fax: (859) 231-6097
Stabling - Email Tom Blankenship at Tomb@kentuckyhorseshows.com
Prize List Advertising - Email Cindy Bozan at cindy@kentuckyhorseshows.com
Vendors - Email Cindy Bozan at cindy@kentuckyhorseshows.com
VIP Tables - Email Cindy Bozan at cindy@kentuckyhorseshows.com

Website: www.kentuckyhorseshows.com

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’

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

Hotels:
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 – 859-231-0255 – 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

Management:
Kentucky Horse Shows, LLC
P. O. Box 11428
Lexington, KY 40575-1428
859-233-0492 (phone)
859-233-0495 (fax)
email: hakshows@earthlink.net
website: www.kentuckyhorseshows.com

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

Photo: Margie Engle and Hidden Creek’s Perin competing at the Kentucky Spring Horse Shows last spring. Photo © 2007 Jennifer Wood. Photograph may be used only in relation to this PMG press release.

 

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