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128th National Horse Show to Host Hunters, Jumpers and Equitation

Written by: Rebecca Walton
Client: National Horse Show http://www.nhs.org
Release Date: 2011-03-22

New York, NY- March 22, 2011 - The National Horse Show Association of America, Limited (NHSAA) is pleased to announce that this years event will feature a full array of hunter, jumper, and equitation divisions. The 128th National Horse Show will be held November 2- 6, 2011, at the new Alltech Indoor Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. In additional to a full set of ‘AA’-rated hunter divisions, there will be Open Jumper divisions with a Grand Prix event, and as always, the signature event of the National Horse Show, the ASPCA Alfred B. Maclay Finals. This prestigious horse show will be managed by Leo Conroy and Hugh Kincannon of Kentucky Horse Shows, LLC.

“The National Horse Show is thrilled to be offering hunters, jumpers, and the Maclay Finals during our first year in Kentucky,” said President Mason Phelps, Jr. “We are excited to showcase the best our sport has to offer in all three events during this year-end Finals event.”

Each of the hunter divisions hosted during the National Horse Show will offer an incredible $7,500 in prize money. This year’s divisions will include Junior Hunters, Amateur-Owner Hunters, and the High Performance Hunters. Each year, the top hunters from around the country are invited to compete during the National Horse Show. Ralph Caristo and Scott Williamson will judge this year’s event.

One of the highlight events during the 128th National Horse Show will be the ASPCA Alfred B. Maclay Finals. Junior riders compete throughout the year to qualify for the finals, which will include a warm-up, and will be limited to 200 entries determined by regional qualifying events. Kip Rosenthal and Cynthia Hankins will judge this year’s top junior riders as they compete for the coveted title as the winner of the Maclay.

The ASPCA Alfred B. Maclay Finals have been held since 1933, and its winners are some of the biggest names in equestrian sport. Previous winners include Olympians: William Steinkraus (1941), Frank Chapot (1948), George Morris (1952), J. Michael Plumb (1957), Conrad Homfeld (1967), Leslie Burr Howard (1972), and Peter Wylde (1982).

New to the National Horse Show in 2011 will be a full complement of jumper divisions. Three classes of Junior/Amateur Jumpers will total $30,000 in prize money, with a Show Jumping Hall of Fame Classic wrapping-up the weekend’s events. There will also be two Open Jumper classes and Grand Prix event featuring the nation’s top jumper horse and rider combinations.

Founded in 1883 at the original Madison Square Garden, the National Horse Show is America’s oldest indoor horse show, firmly established as a major fixture on the national and international sports and social event calendars. The National Horse Show Association’s primary activity is the annual production of the National Horse Show and all ancillary events. Over the years, the National Horse Show has provided financial aide to many worthwhile charities.

For more information on the National Horse Show Association of America, Limited, please visit www.nhs.org.

128th National Horse Show Fast Facts

What:
The 128th National Horse Show is a weeklong championship event featuring “AA”-rated hunters, open jumpers, and the ASPCA Alfred B. Maclay Finals. The event will run November 2- 6, 2011, in the Alltech Indoor Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, site of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™.


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:
Carolyn Vincent
National Horse Show
PO Box 386
Greenvale, NY 11548

Telephone:
Phone: (516) 484-1865
Fax: (516) 484-1982

Email:
NationalHS@aol.com

Website:
www.nhs.org

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

Photo Credit: (1) Mason Phelps (2) Leo Conroy (3) Hugh Kincannon. Photos By: Phelps Media Group. Photograph may be used only in relation to this PMG press release.

 

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