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American Saddlebreds and Hackneys to Add Excitement to the Alltech National Horse Show

Written by: Carrie Wirth
Client: National Horse Show
Release Date: 2013-08-16

Lexington, KY – August 16, 2013 – The Alltech National Horse Show returns to the Alltech Arena in Lexington, Ky., Oct. 29 - Nov. 3, 2013. Again this year, the show will feature an American Saddlebred Division and, new this year, the Hackney Division. Get ready to whoop and holler for the animated and electric Five-Gaited, Three-Gaited, Fine Harness, Park Horse, American Saddlebred Pleasure Horse, Roadster and Hackney Harness divisions and championships.

“We couldn’t be more pleased to have the Saddlebreds and Hackneys back for high-stepping action at the Alltech National Horse Show,” said National Horse Show Association President Mason Phelps, Jr.  “We are recreating the amazing excitement of the days of the National in New York. Part of the magic in those days was the variety of show jumping and the Saddlebreds, all at one show.”

The American Saddlebred and Hackney classes were a highlight of the National Horse Show in its Madison Square Garden days. Now that the Alltech National Horse Show is in Kentucky, a hub of some of the country’s best American Saddlebred operations, it is only fitting that the competition return to the iconic show. In addition to excellent prize money, many of the legendary and beautiful old trophies from the days of the National Horse Show in New York will be up for grabs again for the Saddlebreds and Hackneys at this year’s Alltech National Horse Show.

According to Andrea Walton, a former winner of the prestigious Good Hands Saddlebred Equitation Class at the National Horse Show, “When the notable trainer, Helen Crabtree, moved her farm to Simpsonville, Ky., everyone thought she had moved to the middle of nowhere. Today, many of the finest trainers in the country are in Simpsonville and the surrounding areas.”

“The Saddlebreds bring some fun and excitement and some entertainment,” said last year’s $1000 Park Horse Amateur Stake and the $1500 Park Horse Championship winner, David Rudder with Phind the Treasure. “I remember when I was a kid at the Garden - that was always special. We are so happy to have Saddlebreds back in the Alltech National Horse Show.”

“It was a pleasure for us to come to this USEF horse show and participate with the other Saddlebreds and the jumpers,” said Gabe Deknatel, whose spectacular five-gaited horse CH The Daily Lottery, was nominated for USEF Horse of the Year in 2012 and won the $1,500 Five-Gaited Amateur Championship at the Alltech National Horse Show. “We really enjoyed watching the jumpers. It was a great way to end the year.”

Click here for the prize list. For an American Saddlebred Division entry form, click here.

With over $850,000 in prize money offered, this year’s show has been designated a CSI-W 5* show by the FEI. The International Open Jumpers will compete for $530,000 in prize money, while the top rated hunter sections have a total purse of $205,000. Meanwhile, $100,000 is offered to the Amateur/Owner and Junior Jumpers and the American Saddlebreds will compete for over $20,000.

The Alltech National Horse Show, for the second year in a row, received a top ranking from NARG, the North American Riders Group and was named the Show Hunter Hall of Fame Horse Show of the Year in back to back years.

The Alltech National Horse Show returns to the Alltech Arena in Lexington, KY, on Oct.29 through Nov. 3, 2013.

Click here for tickets and more information, visit the website at:

Founded in 1980 by Dr. Pearse Lyons, Alltech improves the health and performance of animals, plants and people through natural nutrition and scientific innovation. With more than 3000 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 For media assets, visit

Alltech is the proud title sponsor of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 in Normandy. For more information about these prestigious global championships, visit


The Alltech National Horse Show 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 October 29 – November 3, 2013, indoors in the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, site of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™.


20% off on tickets as compared to night of event purchase! Available now at

The Kentucky Horse Park has waived the normal parking fee during the Alltech National Horse Show. Parking is free. While dogs are permitted at the Kentucky Horse Park on a leash, no dogs are allowed in the Alltech Arena during the ANHS

The Kentucky Horse Park is located at 4089 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511. The KHP is 8 miles northeast of Lexington at Exit 120 on Interstate 75.

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

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



Vendors offering equestrian equipment, apparel, jewelry and home furnishings are located in the Alltech Arena.

Additional Contacts:
Vendors  -  Matt Morrissey at or call 941 915-3457
VIP Table Sales – Karen Lucca at or call 561-753-3389
Corporate Sponsorship – Christian Palmer at or call 612-618-8216 and
Mason Phelps at or 561-753-3389
Individual Sponsorship - Susie Webb at or 301-520-6162

HILTON – DOWNTOWN – 859-231-9000 – Approximately 6 miles
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

For further information on housing in the Lexington area, we invite you to visit: and

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

Horse Show Secretary:
Cindy Bozan


Elizabeth Adams
North America PR, Alltech
Alltech Corporate Headquarters
3031 Catnip Hill Pike
Nicholasville, Kentucky 40356
(859) 401-2964


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