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Clarion Hotel Returns as Official Lodging Partner for Kentucky Spring Horse Shows

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Clarion Hotel Returns as Official Lodging Partner for Kentucky Spring Horse Shows

Written by: Rebecca Walton
Client: Kentucky Horse Shows LLC http://www.kentuckyhorseshows.com
Release Date: 2014-03-21

Lexington, KY – March 21, 2014 – The Kentucky Horse Shows are pleased to announce that the Clarion Hotel in Lexington, KY, will once again be the official lodging partner for the 2014 Kentucky Spring Horse Shows. Located at 1950 Newtown Pike, the hotel is just a short drive to the Kentucky Horse Park, where the events run from May 7-11 and May 14-18, 2014. For reservations, please call 859-233-0512 or visit http://www.clarionhotellex.com/.

The Clarion Hotel Lexington offers well-appointed accommodations with options of double/doubles, double queens, king rooms or suites and exceptional amenities such as a free hot breakfast buffet. All reservations include free wifi and an airport shuttle. Courtland’s Restaurant, the Sportspage Bourbon Bar and Angelo’s Pizza are all located on-site. The hotel also features a competition-sized indoor pool, whirlpool spa, sauna, fitness center, video arcade, indoor basketball court, table tennis and horseshoes. Best of all, guests can bring their furry friends for any trip because the Clarion Hotel in Lexington is also pet-friendly for a one-time $35 pet fee.

“We are so proud to be the official hotel for the Kentucky Spring Horse Shows year after year,” expressed Sales Manager Lames Thomas. “We enjoy being an active part of the Lexington community, and the Kentucky Spring Horse Shows offer top notch events for spectators and exhibitors. We are pleased to offer wonderful accommodations for everyone involved with the show.”

The Kentucky Spring Horse Show will get underway with the first week of competition, from May 7-11, 2014, which will include the $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby in the Rolex Stadium. The jumper highlights in the Rolex Stadium during the first week will include the $25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic on May 8, which kicks off the seven part Hagyard Challenge Series. On Sunday, May 11, the $75,000 Commonwealth Grand Prix will take center stage.

Competition will continue the following week with the Kentucky Spring Classic held May 14-18, 2014. The $25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic will be held on Thursday, May 15, and on Saturday, May 17, riders will compete under the lights in the Rolex Stadium during the $75,000 Mary Rena Murphy Grand Prix sponsored by Audi of Lexington.

The $50,000 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby Series will return for the Spring and Summer shows with events each week that culminate with the $15,000 Leading Hunter Rider Awards. The Kentucky Spring Classic will also be a WCHR Member event, where riders can earn points towards year-end awards. Both weeks of the Kentucky Spring Horse Shows will offer WIHS & NAL classics for Children’s & Adult hunter and jumper riders as well as $10,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Classics.

The Open Jumper competitors will also have an opportunity to showcase their mounts during the $20,000 Bluegrass Classic held each week. The newest addition to the Kentucky Spring Horse Shows will be the Take2 Thoroughbred Hunter and Jumper divisions, returning for its second year.

For more information about the Clarion Hotel please visit http://www.clarionhotellex.com/ or call 859-233-0512 to make reservations.

For more information on Kentucky Horse Shows LLC and the Kentucky Spring Horse Shows, please visit www.kentuckyhorseshows.com. To request a prize list please email prizelist@kentuckyhorseshows.com.

KENTUCKY HORSE SHOWS 2014 HORSE SHOW SERIES FAST FACTS

Events: 2014 Kentucky Spring Horse Shows

What:
The Kentucky Horse Shows 2014 series includes two weeks of top hunter/jumper competitions during the month of May. The Kentucky Horse Show Series is the host of the Hagyard Challenge Series and Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby Series.

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 7-11, 2014
$25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic
$75,000 Commonwealth Grand Prix
$15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby
$5,000 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby
KENTUCKY SPRING CLASSIC - May 14-18, 2014
$25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic
$75,000 Mary Rena Murphy Grand Prix sponsored by Audi of Lexington
$5,000 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby
WCHR recognized hunter competition

Sponsors:
A special thanks to the generous sponsors of the Kentucky Spring Horse Shows: Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, Hallway Feeds, Audi of Lexington, Johnson Horse Transportation, Farm Vet, Dietrich Insurance, Take2 Thoroughbred Program, Sleepy P Ranch, and the Official Hotel The Clarion

Hours:
8am – 5pm daily

Parking:
Horse Show Exhibitors may purchase a weekly parking pass at the main Horse Park entrance for $15.00. 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 (http://www.clarionhotellex.com) (Formerly Holiday Inn North) – 859-233-0512 – Approximately 4 miles (OFFICIAL HOTEL)
Discover the place where elegant comfort in an ideal location meets excellent service and affordability. At the Clarion Hotel Lexington, you'll find well-appointed accommodations with options of double/doubles, double queens, king rooms or suites, exceptional amenities such as our free hot breakfast buffet, and Southern hospitality at its finest. The best hotel for Keeneland - Located in the heart of Kentucky's Bluegrass Region—home of the Kentucky Horse Park, the Lexington Convention Center, University of Kentucky, and the Kentucky Bourbon Trail— our Lexington hotel is on Newtown Pike at Exit 115 on I-75, close to all the big attractions, and is the perfect place to stay whether you're here to get down to business or have some fun. Best of all, bring your furry friends for any trip because the Clarion Hotel in Lexington is also pet-friendly.

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

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