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Hector Florentino and Ultimo Speed to Victory in $35,000 Welcome Cup at Kentucky Spring Horse Show PDF Print E-mail
Written by Rebecca Walton   
Saturday, 12 May 2012 13:33

HectorSpeed was the name of the game during the first day of the Kentucky Spring Horse Show, and the Dominican Republic’s Hector Florentino had it with Ultimo. The pair dominated the $35,000 Welcome Cup, clocking in at a speedy 67.530 seconds, which earned the blue ribbon prize during the speed event. Ashlee Bond stepped up to place second with her veteran mount Cadett 7, while the lead-off rider Kent Farrington, placed third with Voyeur.

Today’s class was the first major event during the Kentucky Spring Horse Show, which will be hosting two Observation Events for the U.S. Show Jumping Team later in the week. To welcome the riders, course designer Richard Jeffery of Bournemouth, England, built a speed track in the Rolex Stadium that included a double combination, a triple combination, and open water with a pole, and multiple inside options. Seven of today’s 24 entries completed their rounds without fault, but it was Hector Florentino and Stransky’s Mission Farm’s Ultimo that took home the lion’s share of the prize money. 

Last Updated on Saturday, 12 May 2012 13:35
Jennifer Alfano Sweeps First Day of Professional Hunters at Kentucky Spring Horse Show PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kendall Bierer   
Saturday, 12 May 2012 13:27

JennRiders gathered at the Stonelea Ring to face the demanding hunter course as the first day of the Kentucky Spring Horse Show got underway. They were greeted with a brisk morning air, and a cloud filled sky, as the divisions commenced with top riders from across the nation competing for the winning honors in their respective divisions. Opening day marked the beginning of the First Year Green Working Hunter, Second Year Green Working Hunter, Green Conformation, Regular Conformation and High Performance Hunter classes. Leading the way in the Green Conformation Hunters was Hunt Tosh aboard Say Again, while Havens Schatt exhibited both Macallan and Valencia to top honors in the Second Year Green Working Hunters. It was Jennifer Alfano, however, who stole the show in the Regular Conformation Hunters with Lions Paw, as well as the High Performance Hunters with the revered Jersey Boy, sweeping both divisions. 

Last Updated on Saturday, 12 May 2012 13:38
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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