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MEDIA ALERT! Kentucky Spring Horse Shows, May 11-22, 2011

Written by: Phelps Media Group, Inc.
Client: Kentucky Horse Shows LLC http://www.kentuckyhorseshows.com
Release Date: 2011-05-10

Lexington, KY- May 10, 2011 –The Kentucky Spring Horse Shows will begin this 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 11-15 and May 18-22, 2011.

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

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 15, and the $55,000 Mary Rena Murphy Grand Prix, CSI 2* sponsored by Audi of Lexington will follow on Saturday, May 21. 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 Hagyard Challenge Series consists of seven grand prix classes to be held during the 2011 show series at the Kentucky Horse Park.

The first week, the Kentucky Spring Horse Show will feature the $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 15, in the Rolex 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, and the second week is marked as a World Championship Hunter Rider event.

Based at the famed Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, 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 Rolex Stadium offers one of the most spectacular and picturesque settings in the country.

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

KENTUCKY HORSE SHOW LLC's 2011 HORSE SHOW SERIES FAST FACTS

Events: 2011 Kentucky Spring Horse Shows

What:
The Kentucky Horse Show LLC's 2011 series includes two weeks of top competition during the month of May. 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 seven 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 11-15, 2011
$30,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic
$55,000 Commonwealth Grand Prix
$15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby

KENTUCKY SPRING CLASSIC - May 18-22, 2011
$30,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic
$55,000 Mary Rena Murphy Grand Prix sponsored by Audi of Lexington
WCHR recognized hunter competition

Sponsors:
A special thanks to the generous sponsors of the Kentucky Spring Horse Shows: Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, Audi of Lexington, Johnson Horse Transportation, Farm Vet, and Dietrich Insurance.

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 Alltech Arena and the Rolex Stadium have Otto Sport footing consisting of fine sand and synthetic fiber 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’ Rolex Stadium: 360’ x 384’, Alltech Arena: 132' x 265'

Shopping:
Vendors offering equestrian equipment, apparel, jewelry and home furnishings are located adjacent to the Stonelea Ring.

Hotels:
CLARION HOTEL (Formerly Holiday Inn North) – 859-233-0512 – Approximately 4 miles (OFFICIAL HOTEL)
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
FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES BY MARRIOTT - 859 -977-5870 - 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
CANDLEWOOD SUITES -877-660-8543 – 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
HOLIDAY INN GEORGETOWN – 502-570-0220 - Approximately 6 miles

CAMPGROUND RESERVATIONS:
Reservations may not be made through the Horse Show office. To reserve a campsite at the Kentucky Horse Park for any of the horse shows, please call the Campground store at (800) 370-6416 or email Christy Combs at ccombs@kyhorsepark.com. Be specific as to the show name and the dates you wish to stay. Check-in time is 2:00 p.m. and checkout is 12:00 noon. You must make arrangements with the Campground store if you plan to come earlier than 2:00 p.m. or stay later than 12:00 noon. Vehicles will be towed that are not removed from a campsite by check-out time.

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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