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National Horse Show Association of America Announces 2008 ASPCA Maclay Regional Qualifier Dates and Locations

Written by: Jennifer Wood
Client: National Horse Show
Release Date: 2008-05-27

New York, NY – May 27, 2008 – The National Horse Show Association of America is pleased to announce the dates and locations for this year’s ASPCA Maclay Regional competitions. The horse shows’ qualifying classes determine which riders will compete in this year’s ASPCA Maclay National Championship, which will be held at the Syracuse Invitational Sporthorse Tournament, featuring the 125th National Horse Show. The show will run from October 29 to November 2, 2008, at the Oncenter Complex in Syracuse, NY.

The ASPCA Maclay Horsemanship class has been held since 1933, and it is one of the most prestigious competitions for junior riders in the United States. Its winners are some of the biggest names in equestrian sport. Previous winners include: William Steinkraus in 1941, Frank Chapot (1948), George Morris (1952), Leslie Burr (1972), Stacia Klein Madden in 1987, and Nicole Shahinian Simpson in 1992. Last year’s ASPCA Maclay National Championship winner was Kimberly McCormack of Clermont, NJ.

The following Regional competitions will be qualifiers for the National Championship. Please contact the appropriate regional horse show for a prize list.

Region 1 (Northeast- CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT)
September 28, 2008, at Grand Fall Classic in Westbrook, CT

Region 2 (East- NJ, NY, PA)
September 7, 2008, at Old Salem Farm in North Salem, NY

Region 3 (Southeast- AL, DC, DE, FL, GA, MD, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV)
September 6, 2008, at North Florida Hunter Jumper Assoc. in Jacksonville, FL

Region 4 (Midwest- IL, IN, KY, MI, OH)
September 27, 2008, at Kentucky National in Lexington, KY

Region 5 (Central- AR, IA, KS, LA, MO, MN, ND, NE, OK, SD, TX, WI)
September 13, 2008 at St. Louis National Charity in Lake St. Louis, MO

Region 6 (Mountain- AZ, CO, NM, UT)
September 13, 2008, at High Prairie Fall Classic in Parker, CO

Region 7 (Northwest- AK, ID, MT, OR, WA, WY)
September 13, 2008, at NorthWest Autumn Finals in Monroe, WA

Region 8 (West- CA, HI, NV)
September 13, 2008, at Oaks Blenheim Fall Tournament in San Juan Capistrano, CA

For more information on the ASPCA Maclay National Championships and its qualifiers as well as the National Horse Show Association of America, please visit

The Syracuse Invitational Sporthorse Tournament featuring the 125th National Horse Show welcomes the top-ranked equestrians from across the US and the world to downtown Syracuse to compete at the War Memorial Arena in the Oncenter Complex. The event features a full slate of high-level competition, entertainment, shopping and exhibitions and runs October 29 to November 2, 2008. A 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, the Syracuse Invitational benefits Cornell University Equine Hospital and Vera House. More information is available at


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