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Kentucky Experience Promotes Attendance at 2013 Alltech National Horse Show

Written by: Christian Palmer
Client: National Horse Show
Release Date: 2013-06-24

Lexington, KY – June  24, 2013 - - Increasing attendance at the 2013 Alltech National Horse Show is the goal of Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, Phelps Media Group International, the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation and the United States Hunter Jumper Association. The four have teamed up to create “The Kentucky Experience” to promote attendance of hunter jumper enthusiasts from around the United States at the 2013 Alltech National Horse Show. The event is scheduled from October 29th through November 3rd at the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky.

The Alltech National Horse Show, one of the (NARG) North American Riders Group’s top-rated American equestrian events and the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame’s Horse Show of the Year for the second year in a row, features top rated hunters, the ASPCA Maclay National Championship, plus world-class international, open, junior and amateur-owner jumpers competing for the biggest prize money on the United States indoor tour.  The highlight events include the $50,000 Alltech Puissance and Saturday night’s $250,000 Alltech Grand Prix. This year’s event also marks the second year for the exciting, high stepping American Saddlebreds.

“The Kentucky Experience” will include bus coach tours of Central Kentucky Horse Farms and Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, half-priced tickets to the Kentucky Horse Park, a Sport Horse Wellness Symposium and a reception at the United States Hunter Jumper Association Museum as well as complimentary tickets to all sessions of the 2013 Alltech National Horse Show. 

“The Alltech National Horse Show is just one of the many great events and wonderful reasons to pay a visit to the Lexington, Kentucky area. With the ‘Kentucky Experience,’ we’re offering those visiting us this fall for the horse show, a chance to see the area, visit one of the great veterinary facilities in the world and enjoy a wonderful reception at the Horse Park,” said Mason Phelps, Jr., the President of National Horse Show Association and of Phelps Media Group International. “With the addition of the complimentary tickets to all sessions of the 2013 Alltech National Horse Show, and it’s really a complete package.”

Lexington-based Rood & Riddle is a full-service equine hospital established in 1986 as a referral center for horses requiring specialized medical and surgical care. Today, Rood & Riddle is known and respected throughout the world for its innovative and highly skilled treatment of horses.

Phelps Media Group is one of the largest, longest established and most respected equestrian public relations companies in the United States, founded by Olympian Mason Phelps, Jr.

Through the years, research funded by Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation and its predecessor (the Grayson Foundation), has uncovered solutions to critical problems affecting horse health as well as clues to numerous other solutions of equine health issues. And, since 1983, Grayson-Jockey Club has individually provided more than $19.9 million to fund 299 projects at 40 universities in North America and overseas.

The United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA), based at the Kentucky Horse Park, is the National Affiliate for the Hunter/Jumper discipline, promoting the sport and the well being of its participants, offering broad based education for their members and providing the framework for the conduct of equestrian sport.

For more information about booking your reservation for the tour, please contact LaTonna Wilson at

For more information about delivering your message to spectators, please contact Christian Palmer, Alltech National Horse Show, 612.618.8216,


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