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Qualifying Lists for National Horse Show Now Posted on Website

Written by: Kenneth Kraus
Client: National Horse Show http://www.nhs.org
Release Date: 2014-09-12

Lexington, KY - September 11, 2014 - - The National Horse Show announced today that the qualifying lists for this year's show are now posted online at the show's website: http://nhs.showmanagementsystem.com/qualifying. The highly popular and top-rated equestrian showcase returns to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, on October 28 -November 2, 2014.

For the Hunters, qualifying is based on the USEF National Horse of the Year points earned by horses from their best 15 shows starting on or after August 26, 2013, through shows starting on or before August 25, 2014. While approximately 10 horses will be accepted in the Green Conformation and Second Year Green, approximately 15 horses will be accepted in the balance of the hunter divisions.

Junior Jumpers and Amateur Owner Jumpers in their combined section will be limited to 15 horses each, based on various qualifying criteria which can be found in the National Horse Show prize list which can be found at:  https://www.nhs.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/NationalHorse2014-final.pdf 

The U25 Jumpers are open to all riders from the age of 16 up to and including 25 years of age in the current calendar year, provided that they have not participated on a United States National Team at the CSIO5* level. Riders may also compete on a different horse(s) in either the International Open Jumper division or in the Amateur Owner/Junior Jumper division if otherwise qualified. Riders competing in the Open Jumper division may not compete in the Amateur Owner/Junior Jumper division at The National Horse Show. 25 riders will be accepted based upon the qualifying criteria in the National Horse Show Prize List.

The highlights for this year's show include on Thursday night, the Copernicus Stables, LLC $75,000 International Open Jumpers - Time First Jump Off. Friday night's feature is the Chansonette Farm $45,000 Gambler's Choice Top Score Costume Class in honor of Halloween night. On Saturday, it's the main event, the Double H Farm $250,000 Grand Prix presented by The Harrison Family. On Sunday afternoon the National Horse Show plays host to the Maclay National Championship for the ASPCA Maclay Horsemanship Class Presented by Dover's Saddlery beginning early in the morning and continuing with the final round at approximately 3:00 PM.

Tickets for the 2014 National Horse Show are now available online at Ticketleap.com, the official ticket provider for this year's event. Tickets purchased through Ticketleap.com are discounted 20% as compared to tickets bought at the gate. Children 12 and under are always admitted at no charge.

Tickets for each prime-time show on Thursday evening, Friday evening, Saturday evening and Sunday daytime can be purchased now at Ticketleap.com at: http://nationalhorseshow.ticketleap.com/nhs2014/

All evening sessions begin promptly at 7:00 p.m.

$755,000 in prize money will be offered at this year's show. International Open Jumpers will compete for $460,000 in prize money, while the top rated hunter sections have a total purse of $195,000. Meanwhile, $100,000 in total is offered to the Amateur-Owner and U 25 Jumper sections.

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

For tickets to this year's show visit TicketLeap.com at:  http://nationalhorseshow.ticketleap.com/nhs2014/ 

The prize list for the National Horse Show can be downloaded at: https://www.nhs.org/prize-list-and-entry-forms/  

 2014 National Horse Show Fast Facts
 
What:
The National Horse Show is a week-long 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

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 and Program Sales - Dee Thomas at jmstables@aol.com Phone: 561-310-7679

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
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