New York, NY - The National Horse Show Association of America is pleased to announce the dates and locations for this year's ASPCA Maclay Regional competitions. The horse shows' qualifying classes determine which riders will compete in this year's ASPCA Maclay National Championship, which will be held at the Syracuse Invitational Sporthorse Tournament featuring the 127th National Horse Show on November 3-7, 2010.
The ASPCA Maclay Horsemanship class has been held since 1933, and it is one of the most prestigious competitions for junior riders in the United States. Its winners are some of the biggest names in equestrian sport. Previous winners include: William Steinkraus in 1941, Frank Chapot (1948), George Morris (1952), Leslie Burr Howard (1972), Stacia Klein Madden in 1987, and Nicole Shahinian Simpson in 1992. The 2008 ASPCA Maclay National Championship winner was Jessica Springsteen of Colts Neck, NJ, and in 2009 Zazou Hoffman, of Santa Monica, CA, was named the winner.
Separate entry blanks for the ASPCA Maclay Regionals must be mailed to the National Horse Show. All other classes and stall requests should go directly to the host horse show.
The following Regional competitions will be qualifiers for the National Championship. Please contact the appropriate regional horse show for a prize list.
- Region 1 (Northeast- CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT) September 26, 2010, at Grand Fall Classic in Westbrook, CT, 860-399-6317
- Region 2 (East- NJ, NY, PA) September 25, 2010, at Old Salem Farm in North Salem, NY, 914-669-5610
- Region 3 (Southeast- AL, DC, DE, FL, GA, MD, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV) September 4, 2010, at North Florida Hunter Jumper in Jacksonville, FL, 904-993-2053
- Region 4 (Midwest- IL, IN, KY, MI, OH) September 26, 2010, at Kentucky National in Wayne, IL 615-790-2953
- Region 5 (Central- AR, IA, KS, LA, MO, MN, ND, NE, OK, SD, TX, WI) September 18, 2010 at St. Louis National Charity in Lake St. Louis, MO, 636-561-8080
- Region 6 (Mountain- AZ, CO, NM, UT) September 18, 2010, at High Prairie Fall Classic in Parker, CO, 303-841-7461
- Region 7 (Northwest- AK, ID, MT, OR, WA, WY) September 18, 2010, at NorthWest Autumn Classic in Monroe, WA, 360-805-6711
- Region 8 (West- CA, HI, NV) September 18, 2010 at Oaks Blenheim Fall Classic in San Juan Capistrano, CA, 949-443-1841
For more information on the ASPCA Maclay National Championships and its qualifiers as well as the National Horse Show Association of America, please visit www.nhs.org.
For details on the Syracuse Invitational Sporthorse Tournament, please visit www.syracuseinvitational.com.