Lexington, KY - May 27, 2011 - The Alltech National Horse Show announced today that this year's debut event in Kentucky will be designated a CSI4* - W and the featured class, the $250,000 Alltech National Horse Show Grand Prix, will be a 2011/2012 FEI World Cup qualifying event.
The USEF Competition Department confirmed the designation of CSI4*-W; Lexington, KY in a letter today. The Alltech National Horse Show, 128th edition, will be staged at the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, site of last year's Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. The show will be held from November 2 - 6, 2011.
This year's show will offer over $600,000 in total prize money, including a huge Open Jumper division. "We're going to be offering $370,000 to the Open Jumpers, including the $250,000 Alltech National Horse Show Grand Prix," said Show Manager Hugh Kincannon. "That brings this show on par or better than any show here in North America, or any indoor show anywhere in the world. We'll have $50,000 for the Junior and Amateur Owner Jumpers as well. In the hunter divisions, we're going to offer the most significant amount of prize money for any horse show anywhere in the United States."
"We are thrilled to receive this important designation from the FEI and the United States Equestrian Federation," added National Horse Show of America, Ltd. President Mason Phelps, Jr. "this makes our Kentucky debut that much more exciting, and the fact that our main event will be a World Cup class, adds even more to an already prestigious presentation."
Founded in 1883 at the original Madison Square Garden, the National Horse Show is America's oldest indoor horse show, firmly established as a major fixture on the national and international sports and social event calendars. The National Horse Show Association's primary activity is the annual production of the National Horse Show and all ancillary events. Over the years, the National Horse Show has provided financial aid to many worthwhile charities.
For more information on the National Horse Show Association of America, Limited, please visit www.nhs.org.
Alltech National Horse Show, 128th Edition - Fast Facts
What: The Alltech National Horse Show, 128th Edition, is a weeklong championship event featuring "AA"-rated hunters, open jumpers, junior/amateur jumpers, and the ASPCA Alfred B. Maclay Finals. The event will run November 2- 6, 2011, in the Alltech Indoor Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, site of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games(TM).
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.
Shopping: Vendors offering equestrian equipment, apparel, jewelry and home furnishings are located in the Alltech Arena.
Vendors - Matt Morrissey at Mmorri4398@aol.com or 941 915-3457
VIP Table Sales - Kiki Umla at KIKIUMLA@aol.com or 904-606-5541
Advertising - Laura Reed at firstname.lastname@example.org or 859-321-7687
Sponsorship - Mason Phelps at email@example.com or 561-753-3389 or Susie Webb at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-520-6162
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
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PHOTO CREDITS: ©Alltech 2011 - 1) - The Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park will host the Alltech National Horse Show CSI4* - W, 128th Edition in November. 2) - Dr Pearse Lyons, Founder and President of Alltech, National Horse Show of America, Ltd. President Mason Phelps, Jr. and top show jumping star, Kent Farrington at the Alltech Arena at Kentucky Horse Park
Dr Pearse Lyons, Founder and President of Alltech, National Horse Show of America, Ltd. President Mason Phelps, Jr. and top show jumping star, Kent Farrington at the Alltech Arena at Kentucky Horse Park