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MEDIA ALERT! Kentucky Spring Horse Shows, May 12-23, 2010

Written by: Rebecca Walton
Client: Kentucky Horse Shows LLC http://www.kentuckyhorseshows.com
Release Date: 2010-05-11

Lexington, KY- May 11, 2010 –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 12-16 and May 19-23, 2010.

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
Lindsay McCall – 561-383-0087

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 16, and the $55,000 Mary Rena Murphy Grand Prix, CSI 2* sponsored by Audi of Lexington will follow on Saturday, May 22. 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 2010 Hagyard Challenge Series, sponsored by Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, consists of five grand prix show jumping competitions. The final Hagyard Challenge Series event will be the $50,000 Hagyard CSI-World Cup Qualifier Lexington Grand Prix held on August 20, during the Bluegrass Festival Horse Show. The $50,000 Leading Rider Bonus Award, presented by Adequan, will be awarded 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 (WCHR) recognized hunter competition. It will also feature the $15,000 Chronicle of the Horse/USHJA International Hunter Derby Presented by Dietrich Insurance being held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 15, in the Main Stadium. 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.

An important change to the hunter schedule this year is that all the Junior and Children's Hunter classes will be held on Saturday and Sunday so as not to interfere with school. Hunter exhibitors will be pleased to find that the OTTO Sport footing system has been installed in the Murphy Ring to match the surfaces in the Stonelea Ring and main hunter schooling area.

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. For show jumping, the Main Stadium offers one of the most spectacular and picturesque settings in the country.

In addition to the Kentucky Spring Horse Shows, Kentucky Horse Shows, LLC will be hosting 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 during the 2010 season.

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

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 3-4, 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.
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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