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Kentucky Horse Shows, LLC, Recognizes Sponsors of Kentucky Spring Horse Shows

Written by: Lindsay McCall
Client: Kentucky Horse Shows LLC
Release Date: 2010-05-19

Kentucky Horse Shows, LLC, Recognizes Sponsors of Kentucky Spring Horse Shows

Lexington, KY- May 19, 2010 – The premier horse show management company, Kentucky Horse Shows LLC, is proud to recognize sponsors of the spectacular Kentucky Spring Horse Shows. Dates of the spring series include the Kentucky Spring Horse Show that ran May 12-16, and Kentucky Spring Classic held May 19-23, 2010 at the Kentucky Horse Park, host of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™. These shows would not be possible without their many generous sponsors including Audi of Lexington, Johnson Horse Transportation, Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, Dietrich Insurance, and FarmVet.

Many of these sponsors have been a part of the Kentucky Horse Shows for multiple years. Audi of Lexington will be returning as the sponsor for the $55,000 Mary Rena Murphy Grand Prix, CSI 2*, on May 22, in the Main Stadium at 6:00 p.m. The company has also been 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.

Alex Boone of Audi of Lexington stated, “We are proud to be associated with the show and show managers of this quality. We appreciate what they do for the horse and non-horse community of central Kentucky. In particular, we love its location in Lexington.”

Johnson Horse Transportation is also a returning sponsor for 2010, supporting the Children’s Jumper Classics and Adult Amateur Jumper Classics. Both events are qualifying competitions 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. DJ Johnson, Owner of Johnson Horse Transportation, commented, “As always I think the Kentucky Horse Show Series is obviously a great horse just by looking at their turnout. There are big numbers of horses, great group of horses, and a great group of trainers. Not only is it a great place to show, but Lexington also is a great city. Host of the 2010 Games, everybody wants to be there, it is attractive and there is a lot to offer.”

DJ Johnson added, “I think Hugh [Kincannon] puts on a great horse show and people keep coming back. We are glad to be able to have our customers come into the show and do a sponsorship with the Kentucky Horse Show Series.

Hagyard Equine Medical Institute is 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 $50,000 Leading Rider Award. The prestigious award is sponsored by; Dean Dorton Ford; Pfizer Animal Health; Hagyard Flex-Tra 200; Kathleen Sullivan, CIMA, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney; Turf Town Properties; Audi of Lexington; The Spa at Griffin Gate Resort; and presenting sponsor Adequan®. The series began on May 13, 2010 with the $30,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic, where the winner of the first class was Pablo Barrios abaord G & C Sinatra. On May 20, 2010 the $30,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic, CSI 2* will be held in the Main Stadium.

Dr. Andy Clark, DVM/MBA, and CEO of Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, commented, “We love having the opportunity to support the sport horse program in Lexington. They are a fast growing part of our regional economy and we really appreciate their impact!”

Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, located directly across from the Kentucky Horse Park, is one of the oldest and largest equine veterinary practices in the world and is known for its excellence in veterinary medicine. The Hagyard Sport Horse Program, a specialized department at the practice, serves the nation's top sport horse athletes and brings the same level of excellent care to high performance horses that the institute has provided for the race horse and breeding industries for decades.

Dietrich Insurance was the Presenting Sponsor for the $15,000 Chronicle of the Horse/USHJA International Hunter Derby. This exciting event occurred on Saturday, May 15, in the Main Stadium, and featured many of the top hunter riders in the country. The winner of the Hunter Derby was Jennifer Alfano and Extraordinary.

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.

Shawna Dietrich, founder of Dietrich and Company noted, “I am pleased to support such lovely horse shows in my own back yard.” Dietrich and company is located in Lexington and they have been sponsoring the Kentucky Horse Shows for over two years.

FarmVet has been coming to Kentucky Horse Shows as a vendor since its inception, and this is the second year that FarmVet became a sponsor. Christian Currey, President of FarmVet commented, “I like sponsoring the Kentucky Horse Shows because I like the management team, the overall facilities, and it attracts a lot of exhibitors and customers. We enjoy being in front of our customers at the horse shows and offering the best services to them. Lexington is a great town.”

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.

For more information about the Kentucky Spring Horse Shows please go to

Kentucky Horse Shows, LLC
P. O. Box 11428
Lexington, KY 40575-1428
859-233-0492 (phone)
859-233-0495 (fax)

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561-753-3386 (fax)

Photo Credit: Kentucky Horse Shows sponsors of the 2010 Kentucky Spring Horse Shows include Audi of Lexington, Johnson Horse Transportation, FarmVet, Dietrich Insurance, and Hagyard Equine Medical Institute. Photo of Jennifer Alfano and Extraordinary winner of the USHJA/Chronicle of the Horse Hunter Derby sponsored by Dietrich Insurance. Photo © 2010 Lindsay McCall/PMG. This photo may be used free of charge only in relation to this press release.


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