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Kentucky Spring Horse Shows Feature US Show Jumping Team Observation Event PDF Print E-mail
Written by Rebecca Walton   
Wednesday, 29 February 2012 01:29

kentLexington, KY – February 28, 2012 – The Kentucky Spring Horse Shows are pleased to announce that their first week of competition, the Kentucky Spring Horse Show CSI3*, May 9-13, 2012, has been designated by USEF as a 2012 US Show Jumping Team Observation Event. The jumper highlights in the Rolex Stadium during the first week will include the $35,000 Welcome Cup on May 9th. This will be followed on Friday, May 11th by the $50,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic and on Sunday, May 13th by the $75,000 Commonwealth Grand Prix. These two major competitions are Observation Events for the US Show Jumping Team. Following the US Show Jumping Team Selection Trials in Wellington, FL in March, riders named to the long list must compete at two of the four designated observation events, one of which will be the Kentucky Spring Horse Show. In addition to the long listed riders many more top horse and rider combinations are expected to gather at the Kentucky Spring Horse Shows to vie for the winning title in these challenging events.

Chef d’Equipe George Morris commented, “I think that Kentucky is a premiere facility, they have hosted trials before, they know how to do it. It’s a lovely time of year, great footing, so it has to be a hit. The whole area is very horse friendly and very natural.”

Last Updated on Monday, 07 May 2012 14:58
Kentucky Horse Shows, LLC Announces 2012 Competition Dates PDF Print E-mail
Written by Rebecca Walton   
Saturday, 25 February 2012 14:28

jumpLexington, KY – February 9, 2012 - Kentucky Horse Shows, LLC, one of the leading horse show management companies in the nation, is pleased to announce the dates for the 2012 horse show season. Featuring “AA”-rated hunter/jumper competition throughout the spring and summer at the picturesque Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, these events draw the country’s top horse and rider combinations each year. This year’s dates include:

• Kentucky Spring Horse Show: May 9-13, 2012
• 2012 US Show Jumping Team Observation Event: May 11 - 13, 2012
• Kentucky Spring Classic: May 16-20, 2012
• Adequan FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships Presented by Gotham North: July 17-22, 2012
• U.S. Junior Hunter Championship - East Coast & Hunterdon Cup: July 24-25, 2012
• Kentucky Summer Horse Show: July 25-29, 2012
• Kentucky Summer Classic: August 1-5, 2012
• USEF Pony Finals: August 7-12, 2012
• Blue Grass Festival: August 15-19, 2012
• USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals: August 17 - 18, 2012
• KHJA Horse Show: August 22-26, 2012

Each year, the Kentucky Horse Show boasts high level grand prix action, including the Hagyard Challenge Series, as well as the nation’s top hunters with USHJA International Hunter Derby events. New highlights during this year’s events will include the Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby Series with Leading Hunter Rider Bonus.

While competing at the Kentucky Spring Horse Shows, exhibitors and their families can also explore downtown Lexington, which features fine dining and shopping. The beautiful Lexington area offers numerous hotel accommodations near the horse show facilities and the main downtown area.

Photo Credit: McLain Ward won the 2011 Hagyard Challenge Series Leading Rider Bonus. Photo By: Rebecca Walton/PMG. Photograph may be used only in relation to this PMG press release.

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