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Brook Ledge Inc Returns as Official Ground Transport for 2014 National Horse Show

Written by: Kenneth Kraus
Client: National Horse Show http://www.nhs.org
Release Date: 2014-04-25

Lexington, KY - April 25, 2014 - The National Horse Show, announced today that Brook Ledge Horse Transport has, for the third year running,  been named as the Official Ground Transport for the 2014 National Horse Show. This year's event is scheduled for the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, on October 28 -November 2, 2014.

The National Horse Show, one of the North American Riders Group's (NARG) top-rated American equestrian events and the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame's Horse Show of the Year for the third 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.

"We want the riders, trainers and owners to feel the spirit of camaraderie," said Andrea Gotwals Boone, of Brook Ledge Horse Transportation. "It's a team effort to keep our industry going.  We rely on their business and we are delighted to support show jumping.  We want to see North American show jumping grow and this is a stepping stone to accomplish that.  It makes sense that we chose the National Horse Show, which is one of the top venues in North America, to show our support," she said.

In addition to ground transportation, Brook Ledge will once again be providing a beautiful hospitality area for exhibitors and owners near the Alltech Arena. They will be serving up hot beverages such as coffee, hot chocolate and warm cider, plus offering cookies and chips and other refreshments.  "The turnout of exhibitors who enjoyed the Brook Ledge Hospitality area was an overwhelming success in its inaugural year," said Boone. "As word spread about our hospitality area, the influx of riders and trainers grew each day.  Everyone seemed genuinely thankful for the sanctuary the trailer provides as well as the convenient location. We look forward to showing everyone our continuity and dedication by providing the same hospitality in 2014."  

Brook Ledge Inc. is one of the largest horse transportation companies in North America. Operating out of its home base in Oley, PA, Brook Ledge Inc. maintains terminals on their own small farms in Lexington, KY and Ocala, FL as well as basing vans in New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Long Island NY, and South Florida. They are known for a long-standing tradition of the safest, quietest and most comfortable horse transportation available throughout the US and Canada.

The company is most proud of their professional drivers who come from a wide range of backgrounds, including trainers, farriers, professional competitive riders, grooms, horse farm managers and professional horse haulers. Brook Ledge drivers have extensive horse experience prior to their employment as a horse transporter with Brook Ledge. Most are current or past horse owners and many are second and third generation horse people, and as the company notes, 'they have the horse is in their blood.' They have 30 lead drivers currently employed with an average length of employment with Brook Ledge of 13 years.

"We are always improving our vans and staff to make sure we are not sitting on our laurels," Boone noted. "We've been setting the industry standard for some time by making sure we are changing with the times and listening to our customers.  Our fleet and drivers consist of the best in the business and our customers have grown accustomed to expecting that from us."  

Brook Ledge Inc. operates an over the road fleet with the best equipment in the industry. To keep their vans on the road, they have their own mechanics to ensure the utmost in reliability and safety. The fleet is operated by expert drivers utilizing video monitoring of the horses. The men and women transporting their clients' horses are "horse people." They are randomly drug and alcohol tested. Brook Ledge is proud to have achieved the Department of Transportation's highest rating.

"We're grateful to the support of Brook Ledge. They are one of the nation's top carriers and are favored by a great number of our competitors at the National," noted Mason Phelps, Jr., the President of the National Horse Show Association. "They are one of the most reliable shipping companies in the business and we are delighted to have them back with us at the National Horse Show as our Official Ground Transport company."

The National Horse Show will be held at the beautiful Alltech Indoor Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

This year's show, designated CSI5*-W, will feature a complete schedule of 'AA'-rated hunter divisions plus the biggest money Open Jumper division on the fall indoor tour. In addition, the first-class Junior and Amateur Jumper divisions will culminate in the SJHOF Junior/Amateur Championships. The final Sunday is highlighted by the signature event of the National Horse Show, the ASPCA Alfred B. Maclay Finals.

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.

ABOUT BROOK LEDGE:

To learn more about this outstanding company, please visit their website at: http://www.brookledge.com/

2014 National Horse Show Fast Facts

What:
The 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 28 -November 2, 2014, indoors in the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, site of the 2010 FEI World Equestrian Games™.

Parking:
The Kentucky Horse Park has waived the normal parking fee during the 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 NHS

Directions:
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.

Information:
2245 Stone Garden Lane Lexington, KY 40513
Cindy Bozan
email: cindy@nhs.org
Phone: (859) 608-3709
Fax: (866) 285-9496

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

Email:
Cindy@nhs.org

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 matt.morrissey@stadiumjumping.com or call (941) 915-3457

VIP Table Sales - Cindy Bozan at cindy@nhs.org Phone: (859) 608-3709

Advertising -Deborah Darwin at needlepointfarm@aol.com  Phone: 561-313-0384

Sponsorship - Mason Phelps at mpjr@phelpsmediagroup.com or 561-753-3389 or
Susie Webb at webb_susie@yahoo.com or 301-520-6162

Hotels:
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:
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

Horse Show Secretary:
Cindy Bozan
859-233-0492
Email: secretary.nhs@aol.com

NATIONAL HORSE SHOW MEDIA CONTACT:

Re: News and Information:
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12012 South Shore Blvd
Suite 105
Wellington, FL 33414
561-753-3389 (phone)
561-753-3386 (fax)
pmginfo@phelpsmediagroup.com
www.phelpsmediagroup.com

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