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MEDIA ALERT! Kentucky Spring Horse Shows, May 6-17, 2009

Written by: Rebecca Walton
Client: Kentucky Horse Shows LLC http://www.kentuckyhorseshows.com
Release Date: 2009-05-04

Lexington, KY- May 4, 2009 - The Kentucky Spring Horse Shows begins Wednesday and run for two weeks. The Kentucky Spring Horse Show and the Kentucky Spring Classic, held at the beautiful Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, are scheduled for May 6-10 and May 13-17, 2009.

Any members of the media that require special interviews or any special assistance, or those that wish to cover this event, please contact Phelps Media Group, Inc. International on the grounds at the Kentucky Horse Park.

Mason Phelps – 561-371-0118
Rebecca Walton - 410-322-7837
Lauren Fisher –215-317-4913

Or call the Kentucky Spring Horse Show Office
859-254-3343 (phone)
859-231-6097 (fax)

The shows are two of the nation’s finest and most popular spring equestrian competitions and feature a $30,000 and a $55,000 Grand Prix each week. The $55,000 Commonwealth Grand Prix, CSI 2* will be held Sunday, May 10, and the $55,000 Mary Rena Murphy Grand Prix, CSI 2* sponsored by Air 51 and Audi of Lexington will follow on Sunday, May 17. A $30,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic, CSI 2* will be held on Thursday of each week and are a part of the Hagyard Challenge Series.

The 2009 Hagyard Challenge Series, sponsored by the Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, consists of seven grand prix show jumping competitions. The series concludes in September at the Kentucky National Indoor Horse Show, and a $50,000 Leading Rider Bonus will be presented after the $50,000 CSI-W Lexington Grand Prix to the rider who accumulates the most points throughout the series.

The first week, the Kentucky Spring Horse Show, is a World Champion Hunter Rider recognized hunter competition. It will also feature the $15,000 ASG Software Solutions/USHJA Hunter Derby, being held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 9, in the Walnut Arena. Both weeks of the Kentucky Spring Horse Shows will feature qualifying events for the Washington International Horse Show Championships and the North American League Finals.

Based at the famed Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, host of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, the Kentucky Spring Horse Shows offer equestrians a chance to compete at one of the finest facilities in the world. The shows utilize five different outdoor all-weather rings, plus a beautiful indoor facility. For show jumping, the new outdoor stadium offers one of the most spectacular and picturesque settings in the country.

For more information on the Kentucky Spring Horse Shows please go to www.kentuckyhorseshows.com.

2009 KENTUCKY SPRING HORSE SHOWS FAST FACTS

Events:
Kentucky Spring Horse Show – May 6–10, 2009
Kentucky Spring Classic – May 13–17, 2009

What:
Two of the nation’s premier equestrian competitions, featuring two grand prix competitions. A World Championship Hunter Rider recognized hunter competition. The Kentucky Spring Horse Shows offer two Hagyard Lexington Classics, which are part of the Hagyard Challenge Series. Competitions at the Kentucky Spring Horse Shows are also qualifying events for the Washington International Horse Show 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 6–10, 2009
A World Championship Hunter Rider Event
$15,000 ASG Software Solutions/USHJA Hunter Derby
$30,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic, CSI 2*
$55,000 Commonwealth Grand Prix, CSI 2*

KENTUCKY SPRING CLASSIC – MAY 13–17, 2009
$30,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic, CSI 2*
$55,000 Mary Rena Murphy Grand Prix, CSI 2* sponsored by Air 51 and Audi of Lexington

Hours:
8am – 5pm daily

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 - (859) 233-0492, Email: hakshows@earthlink.net
During Show - Telephone: (859) 254-3343, Fax: (859) 231-6097
Stabling - Email Tom Blankenship at tom@kentuckyhorseshows.com
Stable office - Before May 1: (317) 443-5853, After May 1: (859) 255-0605
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
Shownet – www.shownet.biz

Website: www.kentuckyhorseshows.com

Ring Dimensions/Specs:
The Stonelea Ring, Walnut Ring, Stonelea/Murphy Schooling Ring, and the Main Outdoor Stadium have new footing consisting of fine sand and synthetic fibre on pvc mats. The Murphy, Claiborne, Annex, and Indoor rings’ footing consists of a sand cushion on limestone base. The dimensions of the competition areas are as follows:

Stonelea: 140’x 280’, Murphy: 135’x 280’, Stonelea and Murphy Schooling: 110’x 400’
Walnut: 300’x 370’, Claiborne: 140’x 270’, Annex 130’x 250’, Indoor: 145’x 285’
Main Outdoor Stadium: 360’ x 384’

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 – 859-231-0232 – 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.
12230 Forest Hill Blvd.
Suite 214
Wellington, FL 33414
561-753-3389 (phone)
561-753-3386 (fax)
pmginfo@phelpsmediagroup.com
www.phelpsmediagroup.com

 

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