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The Kentucky Summer Horse Shows will include the third and fourth event of the 2010 Hagyard Challenge Series.

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Just Three Weeks Remaining Until Kentucky Summer Horse Shows

Written by: Rebecca Walton
Client: Kentucky Horse Shows LLC http://www.kentuckyhorseshows.com
Release Date: 2010-07-07

Lexington, KY- July 7, 2010 –The top hunter and jumper riders will return to the Kentucky Horse Park for this world-class event, beginning July 28-August 1, 2010, with the Kentucky Summer Horse Show. As the competition continues, the Kentucky Summer Classic will get underway on August 4, and run through August 8, 2010. Although entries are running substantially ahead of last year’s numbers stabling is still available. Prize lists, schedules & entry forms can be downloaded at www.kentuckyhorseshows.com.

The first week of competition, the Kentucky Summer Horse Show, includes two feature events beginning with the $25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic on Thursday, July 29, at 7:00 p.m. This class will be the third event in the Hagyard Challenge Series. The rider who accumulates the most points throughout the five-class series will be presented with the $50,000 Leading Rider Award. The next exciting class will be the $40,000 Kentucky Summer Grand Prix, which has been rescheduled for Sunday, August 1, at 6:00 p.m. Both of these exceptional classes will be held in the Main Outdoor Stadium, which will host the show jumping competition during the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™.

The 2010 Adequan FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships Presented by Gotham North will run concurrently to the Kentucky Summer Horse Show, and these thrilling events will be hosted in the Main Stadium.

The Kentucky Summer Classic will get underway on Tuesday, August 3, with the 2010 USEF Junior Hunter National Championship - East Coast. The hunter classes for this championship event and the USHJA Hunterdon Cup Equitation Classic will be held August 3-4, 2010. The entire week of the Kentucky Summer Classic has been selected as a World Championship Hunter Rider (WCHR) recognized competition.

An additional highlight during the Kentucky Summer Classic will be the $50,000 Rood & Riddle Kentucky Grand Prix, scheduled for the evening of Saturday, August 7, 2010, in the Indoor Arena. This event will be held in conjunction with the Kentucky Horse Park's "Hats Off Day," which is a salute to the horse industry in Kentucky. Admission to the Park will be free on that Saturday, so enjoy taking the opportunity to see the world's top equestrians compete at the highest level.

The numerous entries for the Kentucky Summer Horse Shows will be hosted at the beautiful Kentucky Horse Park. These shows attract the nations best competitors because they offer wonderful competition venues, excellent stabling, plenty of exercise rings and spacious places to ride, miles of trails, and lush cross country fields. The Kentucky Horse Park’s world-class facility will also be the site of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™, commencing just a few short weeks after the Kentucky Summer Horse Shows.

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

Photo Credit: The Kentcuky Summer Horse Shows will include the third and fourth event of the 2010 Hagyard Challenge Series. Photo: Lindsay Y McCall/PMG. 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 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 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.
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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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