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The Main Outdoor Stadium is just one of the many improvements featured at the Kentucky Horse Park.

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Kentucky Horse Shows, LLC Features Improved Facilities in 2010

Written by: Rebecca Walton
Client: Kentucky Horse Shows LLC http://www.kentuckyhorseshows.com
Release Date: 2010-02-04

Lexington, KY- February 4, 2010 - Kentucky Horse Shows, LLC, the management company for hunter/jumper competitions held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, will be featuring numerous improvements at the state operated facility during the 2010 Horse Show season. This year Kentucky Horse Shows, LLC, will be hosting the Kentucky Spring Horse Shows, the Kentucky Summer Horse Shows, the Adequan FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships Presented by Gotham North, the USEF Junior Hunter National Championship - East Coast, the USEF National Pony Finals, and the Bluegrass Festival Horse Show at the Kentucky Horse Park, the host of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™.

The newest improvement is currently being made to the Murphy Ring, which is being resurfaced with OTTO Sport footing. This project is being funded by the Kentucky Hunter Jumper Association, the Bluegrass Festival Horse Show and Kentucky Horse Shows, LLC, and will be completed by April 1st, well before the beginning of the Kentucky Spring Horse Shows on May 12, 2010.

The OTTO Sport footing has received rave reviews over the past two years, after being used to replace the surfaces in the Stonelea Ring, the Walnut Ring, and the Stonelea/Murphy Schooling Ring. It was also the footing installed in the Main Outdoor Stadium and is available for use in the New Indoor Arena. The OTTO Riding Arena Mat system proved its qualities during the 2006 World Equestrian Games in Aachen, Germany, and in other premier equine events around the world. It is especially valued for its safety properties and outstanding drainage features.

The New Indoor Arena was used for show jumping for the first time last year during the $50,000 CSI-W Lexington Grand Prix in September. The grand prix riders were thrilled with the experience and will have the opportunity to compete there again during the Kentucky Summer Horse Shows.

The Main Outdoor Stadium where the show jumping events for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ will be held, is also a recent addition to the Kentucky Horse Park, having been completed in 2009. This beautiful complex will be used to host the major jumper classes during the two Kentucky Spring Horse Shows, the first Kentucky Summer Horse Show and the Adequan FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships Presented by Gotham North.

The improvements featured at the Kentucky Horse Park will allow Kentucky Horse Shows, LLC, to host world-class competitions that provide exhibitors with a stellar show experience regardless of weather conditions. For more information about Kentucky Horse Shows, LLC, in 2010, please go to www.kentuckyhorseshows.com.

Photo Credit: The Main Outdoor Stadium is just one of the many improvements featured at the Kentucky Horse Park. Photo courtesy of the client. This photograph may be used free of charge only in relation to this PMG press release.

KENTUCKY HORSE SHOW LLC's 2010 HORSE SHOW SERIES FAST FACTS

Events: Kentucky Spring Horse Shows, Kentucky Summer Horse Shows, Adequan FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships Presented by Gotham North, USEF Junior Hunter National Championship - East Coast, USEF National Pony Finals, and Bluegrass Festival Horse Show

What:
The Kentucky Horse Show LLC's 2010 series includes six weeks of top competition throughout the spring and summer. These premier hunter/jumper competitions feature a USEF 5* Jumper Rating and a "AA" Hunter rating. The Kentucky Horse Show Series is the host of the Hagyard Challenge Series with five grand prix competitions that culminate with a Leading Rider Bonus.

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

When:
KENTUCKY SPRING HORSE SHOW - May 12-16, 2010
$30,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic
$55,000 Commonwealth Grand Prix
WCHR recognized hunter competition
Chronicle of the Horse/USHJA International Hunter Derby

KENTUCKY SPRING CLASSIC - May 19-23, 2010
$30,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic
$55,000 Mary Rena Murphy Grand Prix

KENTUCKY SUMMER HORSE SHOW – July 28-August 1, 2010
$25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic
$40,000 Kentucky Summer Grand Prix

KENTUCKY SUMMER CLASSIC – August 4- 8, 2010
$25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic
$50,000 Rood & Riddle Kentucky Grand Prix
WCHR recognized hunter competition

2010 ADEQUAN FEI NORTH AMERICAN JUNIOR AND YOUNG RIDER CHAMPIONSHIPS PRESENTED BY GOTHAM NORTH - July 28-August 1, 2010

2010 USEF JUNIOR HUNTER NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP - EAST COAST - August 5-7, 2010

2010 USEF PONY FINALS - August 10-15, 2010

BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL HORSE SHOW - August 18 - 22, 2010
$100,000 2010 Chronicle of the Horse/USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals, Presented by Dietrich Insurance
$50,000 Bluegrass Festival Grand Prix CSI-W, World Cup Qualifier

Hours:
8am – 5pm daily

Parking:
Horse Show Exhibitors may purchase a weekly parking pass at the main Horse Park entrance for $5.00. Dogs are permitted at the Kentucky Horse Park on a leash.

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 tomblank@bellsouth.net
Stable office – Before Show: (843) 269-4737, During Show: (859) 255-0605
Prize List Advertising - Email Cindy Bozan at cindy@kentuckyhorseshows.com or call (859) 608-3709
Vendors - Email Cindy Bozan at cindy@kentuckyhorseshows.com or call (859) 608-3709
Shownet – www.shownet.biz

Website: www.kentuckyhorseshows.com

Ring Dimensions/Specs:
The Stonelea Ring, Murphy Ring, Walnut Ring, Stonelea/Murphy Schooling Ring, the New Indoor Arena and the Main Outdoor Stadium have Otto Sport footing consisting of fine sand and synthetic fibre on pvc mats. The Claiborne, Annex, and Covered Arena (old) 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’, Covered Arena (old): 145’x 285’ Main Outdoor Stadium: 360’ x 384’, New Indoor Arena: 132' x 265'

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
FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES BY MARRIOTT - 859 -977-5870 - 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
HOLIDAY INN GEORGETOWN – 502-570-0220 - Approximately 6 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

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