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Mario Deslauriers was the winner of last years $55,000 Mary Rena Murphy Grand Prix, which will be sponsored by Audi of Lexington during 2010.

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Generous Sponsors Support Top Competition at Kentucky Spring Horse Shows

Written by: Rebecca Walton
Client: Kentucky Horse Shows LLC http://www.kentuckyhorseshows.com
Release Date: 2010-03-18

Lexington, KY- March 18, 2010 – Kentucky Spring Horse Shows’ management company, Kentucky Horse Shows LLC, is pleased to announce that Audi of Lexington, Johnson Horse Transportation, FarmVet, Dietrich Insurance, and the Hagyard Equine Medical Institute will be sponsoring this year’s hunter/jumper competition. The event begins with the Kentucky Spring Horse Show being held May 12-16, 2010, and continues with the Kentucky Spring Classic scheduled for the week of May 19-23, 2010. The shows are all held at the newly renovated Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, which is also the site of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™.

Audi of Lexington will be returning as the sponsor for the $55,000 Mary Rena Murphy Grand Prix on May 22, in the Main Stadium, during the Kentucky Spring Classic. The company will also be continuing its generous support of the $10,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame (SJHOF) Amateur-Owner/Junior Jumper Classic during both weeks of competition.

Audi of Lexington offers many automotive products and services to their Lexington area customers. With quality new Audis to used cars, anyone can find the car, truck, or SUV that they are looking for at Audi of Lexington.

Johnson Horse Transportation is also a returning sponsor for 2010, supporting the Children’s Jumper Classics and Adult Amateur Jumper Classics during the Kentucky Spring Horse Show and the Kentucky Spring Classic. The Children’s and Adult Amateur Jumper Classics are qualifying events for the North American League and Washington International Horse Show Finals. Johnson Horse Transportation is an equestrian shipping company that provides timely and safe transportation for show horses.

Dietrich Insurance will be the Presenting Sponsor for the $15,000 Chronicle of the Horse/USHJA International Hunter Derby. This exciting event is scheduled for Saturday, May 15, in the Main Stadium, and will feature many of the top hunter riders in the country. Dietrich Insurance offers the sport horse community numerous comprehensive equine related insurance products. By staying abreast to the latest market trends, Dietrich Insurance is able to provide programs accommodating individual requirements, through qualified companies at competitive premium prices.

FarmVet will also be a sponsor during the 2010 Kentucky Spring Horse Show and the Kentucky Spring Classic. As the premier source for animal health products and supplies, FarmVet offers a large selection of equine supplies and pet products including health supplements, horse grooming supplies, and barn equipment.

The Hagyard Equine Medical Institute will be the proud sponsor of the Hagyard Challenge Series. The Series features five grand prix events and culminates with the 50,000 Hagyard CSI-W Lexington held on August 20, where the rider who accumulates the most points in the series will receive a $40,000 Leading Rider Bonus.

The facility at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute offers 13 Digital Radiology systems, 1.5 Tesla Siemens Open MRI, Nuclear Scintigraphy, a high speed treadmill, an on-site laboratory, an on-site pharmacy, full surgical services, 24-hour ambulance and emergency services, and Hyperbaric Medicine. The institute has practiced veterinary medicine for more than 133 years and is currently composed of over 60 experienced veterinarians, with 12 board certifications in specialty areas of Medicine, Surgery, Critical Care, and Theriogenology.

With the help of sponsors, Kentucky Horse Shows LLC continues to provide the very best showing conditions for its competitors. The Kentucky Horse Shows provide great footing, spacious stabling for horses, cross-country fields, and plenty of warm-up rings and places to ride. Located near downtown Lexington, the Kentucky Horse Park’s convenient location offers a wide variety of hotel accommodations as well as fine dining and boutique shopping.

For more information about the Kentucky Spring Horse Shows or to download the prize list, please go to www.kentuckyhorseshows.com.

Photo Credit: Mario Deslauriers was the winner of last year’s $55,000 Mary Rena Murphy Grand Prix, which will be sponsored by Audi of Lexington during 2010. Photo By: Rebecca Walton. Photograph may be used 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 5-6, 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

Media Contact:
Phelps Media Group, Inc.
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Suite 214
Wellington, FL 33414
561-753-3389 (phone)
561-753-3386 (fax)
pmginfo@phelpsmediagroup.com
www.phelpsmediagroup.com

 

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