Lexington, KY- February 11, 2011 - Kentucky Spring Horse Shows' management company, Kentucky Horse Shows LLC, is pleased to announce that the hunter/jumper competition's prize list is currently available online. The prize list and entry blank are posted at www.kentuckyhorseshows.com. Entries for the Kentucky Spring Horse Shows close on March 29, 2011.
The Kentucky Spring Horse Show will mark the first week of competition, from May 11-15, 2011, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. The first week is scheduled as a World Championship Hunter Rider (WCHR) recognized hunter competition. The top hunter riders from across the country will gather to compete during the $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, which will be held Saturday, May 14, in the Main Stadium. Each year the derby includes jumps reminiscent of the hunt field, such as a natural post and split rails, a stonewall, a coop, an aiken, hedges, logs, banks, and ditches.
The Hagyard Challenge Series will also begin during the Kentucky Spring Horse Show with the $30,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic, CSI 2* on Thursday, May 12, in the Main Stadium. Riders will have the opportunity to begin competing for the Hagyard Leading Rider Bonus. The Hagyard Challenge Series consists of seven grand prix classes to be held during the 2011 show series at the Kentucky Horse Park. The final Hagyard event will be the $50,000 World Cup Qualifier held on September 23, 2011, during the Kentucky National Horse Show.
Another impressive show jumping event during the Kentucky Spring Horse Show will be the $55,000 Commonwealth Grand Prix on May 15, in the Main Stadium. Riders will race to the finish line as they compete for this year's top prize.
The second week of competition, at the Kentucky Spring Classic, is scheduled for the week of May 18-22, 2011. The show jumping highlights will include the $30,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic, CSI 2* on Thursday, May 19, and the $55,000 Mary Rena Murphy Grand Prix, CSI 2* sponsored by Audi of Lexington on Saturday, May 21. Both of these exciting events will be held in the spacious Main Stadium, which features the OTTO Sport footing system, and hosted the show jumping events for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™.
For more information about the Kentucky Spring Horse Shows or to download the prize list, please go to www.kentuckyhorseshows.com.
KENTUCKY HORSE SHOW LLC's 2011 HORSE SHOW SERIES FAST FACTS
Events: 2011 Kentucky Spring Horse Shows
What: The Kentucky Horse Show LLC's 2011 series includes two weeks of top competition during the month of May. These premier hunter/jumper competitions feature a USEF 5* Jumper Rating and a "AA" Hunter rating. The Kentucky Horse Show Series is the host of the Hagyard Challenge Series with seven grand prix competitions that culminate with a Leading Rider Bonus.
Where: Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY, site of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™. Home to the United States Equestrian Federation.
KENTUCKY SPRING HORSE SHOW - May 11-15, 2011
$30,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic
$55,000 Commonwealth Grand Prix
WCHR recognized hunter competition
USHJA International Hunter Derby
KENTUCKY SPRING CLASSIC - May 18-22, 2011
$30,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic
$55,000 Mary Rena Murphy Grand Prix sponsored by Audi of Lexington
Hours: 8am - 5pm daily
Parking: Horse Show Exhibitors may purchase a weekly parking pass at the main Horse Park entrance for $5.00. Dogs are permitted at the Kentucky Horse Park on a leash.
Directions: The Kentucky Horse Park is located 8 miles northeast of Lexington, Kentucky at Exit 120 on Interstate 75.
Stable office - Before Show: (843) 269-4737, During Show: (859) 255-0605
Prize List Advertising - Email Cindy Bozan at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (859) 608-3709
Vendors - Email Cindy Bozan at email@example.com or call (859) 608-3709
Shownet - www.shownet.biz
The Stonelea Ring, Murphy Ring, Walnut Ring, Stonelea/Murphy Schooling Ring, the New Indoor Arena and the Main Outdoor Stadium have Otto Sport footing consisting of fine sand and synthetic fibre on pvc mats. The Claiborne, Annex, and Covered Arena (old) rings' footing consists of a sand cushion on limestone base. The dimensions of the competition areas are as follows:
Stonelea: 140'x 280', Murphy: 135'x 280', Stonelea and Murphy Schooling: 110'x 400'
Walnut: 300'x 370', Claiborne: 140'x 270', Annex 130'x 250', Covered Arena (old): 145'x 285' Main Outdoor Stadium: 360' x 384', New Indoor Arena: 132' x 265'
Vendors offering equestrian equipment, apparel, jewelry and home furnishings are located adjacent to the Stonelea Ring.
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
Photo Credit: Jennifer Alfano and Extraordinary won last year's $15,000 Chronicle of the Horse/USHJA International Hunter Derby. Photo By: Lindsay McCall/PMG.