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Maggie Jayne and Bella Blue Sweep Regular Working Hunters and $1,000 Open Hunter Classic at Showplace Fall Classic last year. Jayne will be competing with Sander, Summerplace and Early Applause at the Alltech National Horse Show this November in Lexington

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Top Professional Hunter Riders Gear Up for the Alltech National Horse Show

Written by: Kendall Bierer
Client: National Horse Show http://www.nhs.org
Release Date: 2011-10-03

Lexington, KY - September 30, 2011 - The weeks are growing increasingly closer until the much anticipated Alltech National Horse Show makes its debut at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. During this prestigious competition, many of the top professional hunter riders will show against one another to earn the top honors in their respective divisions. Some of this year's big names include professional riders such as Maggie Jayne, Archie Cox, Jennifer Alfano and many more. The Alltech National Horse Show will be held November 2-6, 2011, at the beautiful Alltech Arena.

"I'm excited for the Alltech National Horse Show this year," said Maggie Jayne. "It is a great arena, and I feel like they are really going to make it special. The location is also perfect considering that it gives everyone a fair chance to make it out there. Its central location is ideal. The great thing about the Alltech Arena is the climate control, that factor is huge!," she said. "Sometimes you don't realize how that can make everything that much better."

California-based trainer, Archie Cox, will be coaching his students as they compete during the ASPCA Maclay National Finals. "I have three or four students in the Maclay Finals, and we are all looking forward to the upcoming event," Cox described. "It is pretty exciting to get to show there, especially since I have never shown in Kentucky personally, so I'm anxious to compete at the Kentucky Horse Park for the first time."

Although Cox has never shown in Kentucky prior to the upcoming National Horse Show, many of the top professional hunter riders have competed at the Kentucky Horse Park for the spring and summer series and have an idea of what it truly offers. "I am excited and glad that the show has found a home in Kentucky," expressed Jennifer Alfano of SBS Farms. "It is a place where we all love going and showing, and I think it is going to be great."

Havens Schatt is feeling a similar amount of anticipation for the Alltech National Horse Show. "I think Mason Phelps and all of the committee are trying to do a really good job of putting on something special and I'm really hoping that it will find a new home," noted Schatt. "The Kentucky Horse Park is one of the premier facilities in the country; I think it is the perfect place to call home."

Since Schatt is only a ten-minute drive from the Kentucky Horse Park, she has taken every opportunity to introduce her horses to the Alltech Arena. "My horses are all feeling very good. We have had the opportunity to have two warm-up shows in the Alltech Arena, and they seem really happy and comfortable there," explained Schatt. "The ring rides really nicely, so I'm looking forward to it. "

Competing also at the Alltech National Horse Show are prominent riders such as Louise Serio, Scott Stewart, John French and Holly Orlando. With such a competitive line-up, the hunter divisions will be both thrilling and filled with anticipation.

The Alltech National Horse Show, 128th Edition, will be held from November 2 - 6, 2011, at the beautiful, new Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

This year's show, designated CSI4*-W, will feature a complete schedule of 'AA'-rated hunter divisions, including the Pony Lane Farm High Performance Hunter section. Also on the agenda, a big money Open Jumper division highlighted by the Sasco Creek Farm $50,000 Welcome Speed Class, the $75,000 Double H Farms Thursday's Jump-Off class, the $60,000 Spy Coast Farm Faults Converted Speed class on Friday and of course, the $250,000 Alltech National Horse Show Grand Prix, an FEI World Cup qualifying event. $100,000 will be up for grabs for the Junior and Amateur Jumper divisions, including the $50,000 SJHOF Junior/Amateur Championships, sponsored by Sleepy P Ranch, Chansonette and Deeridge Farm. The final Sunday is highlighted by the signature event of the National Horse Show, the ASPCA Alfred B. Maclay Finals, presented by C.M. Hadfield's Saddlery.

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 aid to many worthwhile charities.

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

Alltech National Horse Show, 128th Edition - Fast Facts

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

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 in the Alltech Arena.

Additional Contacts:
Vendors - Matt Morrissey at Mmorri4398@aol.com or 941 915-3457
VIP Table Sales - Kiki Umla at KIKIUMLA@aol.com or 904-607-5541
Advertising - Laura Reed at reed.laura@insightbb.com or 859-321-7687
Sponsorship - Mason Phelps at mpjr@phelpsmediagroup.com or 561-753-3389 or Susie Webb at webb_susie@yahoo.com or 301-520-6162

Hotels:
CLARION HOTEL (formerly 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
HILTON - DOWNTOWN - 859-231-9000 - Approximately 6 miles


For further information on housing in the Lexington area, we invite you to visit:
www.visitlex.com and www.georgetownky.com

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

ALLTECH MEDIA CONTACT:

Allie Hembree
North American Public Relations Coordinator
Alltech Corporate Headquarters
3031 Catnip Hill Pike
Nicholasville, Kentucky

Telephone: (859) 887-3326
Mobile: (859) 553-3728

Email: ahembree@alltech.com
Web site : www.alltech.com

NATIONAL HORSE SHOW MEDIA CONTACT:

Re: News and Information

Phelps Media Group, Inc.
12021 South Shore Blvd., Ste 105
Wellington, FL 33414
561-753-3389 (phone)
561-753-3386 (fax)
pmginfo@phelpsmediagroup.com
www.phelpsmediagroup.com

Re: Media Credentialing
Classic Communications
38 Mechanic Street - Suite 101
Foxboro, MA 02035
508-698-6810 (phone)
508-698-6811 (fax)
info@classic-communications.com
www.classic-communications.com

About Alltech:

Founded by Dr. Pearse Lyons, Alltech is a global animal health and nutrition company with 31 years' experience in developing natural products that are scientifically proven to enhance animal health and performance. With more than 2650 employees in 128 countries, the company has developed a strong regional presence in Europe, North America, Latin America, the Middle-East, Africa and Asia. For further information, visit www.alltech.com. For media assets, visit www.alltech.com/press.

 

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