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Kentucky Summer Series Prize List Now Available Online

Written by: Kendall Bierer
Client: Kentucky Horse Shows LLC
Release Date: 2012-05-18

Lexington, KY – May 18, 2012 – Kentucky Horse Shows LLC, is pleased to announce that the hunter/jumper competition’s prize list is currently available online for the 2012 Kentucky Summer Series. The prize list and entry blank are posted at

The Kentucky Summer Series will kick off with the Adequan FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships (NAJYRC), presented by Gotham North, scheduled for July 17-22, 2012 at the Kentucky Horse Park. The NAJYRC is the premier equestrian competition in North America for young equestrians.

The east coast U.S. Junior Hunter Championship will follow on July 24-25,running concurrently with the Kentucky Summer Horse Show. Last year’s champion was Lillie Keenan aboard Donald Stewart’s Confidential, and once again this national championship will attract the very best Junior Hunters. In addition, the USHJA/Essex Classics Hunterdon Cup Equitation Classic will be held July 25,2012.

The Kentucky Summer Horse Show is scheduled for July 25-29 and will include the $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby sponsored by Hallway Feeds one of the six event Hallway Feeds series which will provide a $10,00 Bonus to the leading professional rider and $2500 each to the leading Amateur and Junior riders. Jumper highlights for the Kentucky Summer Horse Show include the $25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic on Thursday, July 26, the $40,000 Kentucky Summer Grand Prix on Saturday, July 28, and the Show Jumping Hall of Fame Junior and Amateur Owner Jumper Classics on Sunday, July 29. The Hagyard Lexington Classic is part of a seven-class series, culminating with a $50,000 Leading Riding Award.

Through out the summer, the Kentucky Summer Series will feature the SSG Riding Gloves ‘Go Clean for the Green’ promotion, offering $30,000 in bonus money. Riders wearing the SSG ‘Digital’ Riding Gloves with the SSG horse head logo clearly visible during all rounds of competition in designated events are eligible for the bonus.

The series will continue with the Kentucky Summer Classic held July 31-August 5. The $25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic will be held on Thursday, August 2, and on Saturday, August 4, riders will compete under the lights in the Rolex Stadium in the $50,000 Rood and Riddle Grand Prix. The $5,000 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby will also return on Saturday, August 4.

The USEF Pony Finals will be held as usual at the Kentucky Horse Park August 7 - 12. More than 600 ponies who have qualified throughout the preceding year will compete for awards in Green and Regular pony sections, pony jumpers and the Pony Medal Finals.

The third show of the Kentucky Summer Series, the Bluegrass Festival Horse
is a WCHR Member event, where riders can earn points towards year-end awards. The $100,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals will return to Rolex Stadium, August 17-18. Jumper highlights include the $25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic on Friday , August 17 and the $40,000 Bluegrass Festival Grand Prix and Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classics on Sunday, August 19.

Wrapping up the summer season will be the KHJA Horse Show held August 22- 26, 2012. The $10,000 Hagyard Welcome Stake will run Friday, August 24, and will be followed on Sunday, August 26, by the $30,000 KHJA Grand Prix and the Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classics. The KHJA Horse Show will also host the final event of the Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby and the presentation of the leading rider awards.

While competing at the Kentucky Summer Horse Show Series, exhibitors and their families can also explore downtown Lexington, which features fine dining and shopping. The beautiful Lexington area offers numerous hotel accommodations near the horse show facilities and the main downtown area.

For more information about the Kentucky Summer Series, please check the prize list

Photo Credit: The Kentucky Summer Series prize list is now available online. Photo Courtesy of the Client. Photograph may be used only in relation to this PMG press release.


Kentucky Summer Horse Shows, USEF National Pony Finals, Bluegrass
Festival Horse Show and KHJA Horse Show, North American Junior Young Rider
Championships, and the 2012 USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals.

The Kentucky Horse Show LLC's 2012 series includes five weeks of top competition throughout the summer. These premier hunter/jumper competitions feature a USEF 5* Jumper Rating and "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 Award.

Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY, site of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™. Home to the United States Equestrian Federation.


- July 17-22, 2012

$25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic
$2,500 USHJA National Hunter Classic
$40,000 Kentucky Summer Grand Prix
$5,000 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby

- July 24-25, 2012

KENTUCKY SUMMER CLASSIC – July 31- August 5, 2012
$25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic
$50,000 Rood & Riddle Kentucky Grand Prix
$5,000 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby

2012 USEF PONY FINALS - August 8-12, 2012

$100,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals - August 17 - 18, 2012
$25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic
$40,000 Bluegrass Festival Grand Prix
$5,000 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby

KHJA HORSE SHOW - August 22-26, 2012
$10,000 Hagyard Welcome Stake
$30,000 KHJA Grand Prix
$5,000 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby

8am – 5pm daily

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.

The Kentucky Horse Park is located 8 miles northeast of Lexington, Kentucky at Exit 120 on Interstate 75.

Before Show - (859) 233-0492, Email:
During Show - Telephone: (859) 254-3343, Fax: (859) 231-6097
Stabling - Email Tom Blankenship at
Stable office – Before Show: (843) 269-4737, During Show: (859) 255-0605

Prize List Advertising - Email Cindy Bozan at or
call (859) 608-3709
Vendors - Email Cindy Bozan at or call (859) 608-3709
Shownet –


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 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: 145’x
285’ Rolex Stadium: 360’ x 384’, Alltech Arena: 132' x 265'

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

CLARION HOTEL (Formerly Holiday Inn North) – 859-233-0512 – Approximately 4
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

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 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.

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

Media Contact:
Phelps Media Group, Inc.
12012 South Shore Blvd.
Suite 105
Wellington, FL 33414
561-753-3389 (phone)
561-753-3386 (fax)


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