Grand Prix Schedule Change at Kentucky Summer Horse Show


Lexington, KY- The $40,000 Kentucky Summer Grand Prix that wull be held during the Kentucky Summer Horse Show has been rescheduled for Sunday, August 1, 2010. The class will get underway at 6:00 p.m. in the Main Stadium. This change has been made to better accommodate the 2010 Adequan FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships Presented by Gotham North will run concurrently to the Kentucky Summer Horse Show.

A new schedule and prize list can be found at www.kentuckyhorseshows.com.
The world-class Kentucky Summer Horse Show will be held from July 28-August 1, 2010, with the top horses and riders competing for top prizes. Entries for this horse show will close on Tuesday, June 29, 2010.

In addition to the $40,000 Kentucky Summer Grand Prix, the best jumper riders in the world will have the chance to compete during the $25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic. This class will be the third event in the Hagyard Challenge Series. The rider who accumulates the most points throughout the five-class series will be presented with the $50,000 Leading Rider Award.

The Kentucky Summer Horse Shows will be hosted at the beautiful Kentucky Horse Park because it attracts the nations best competitors, it offers wonderful competition venues, excellent stabling, plenty of exercise rings and spacious places to ride, miles of trails, and lush cross country fields. The Kentucky Horse Park's world-class facility will also be site of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™, commencing just a few short weeks after the Kentucky Summer Horse Shows

For more information about the Kentucky Summer Horse Shows please go to www.kentuckyhorseshows.com.

Kentucky Horse Show LLC's 2010 Horse Show Series Fast Facts

Events: Kentucky Summer Horse Shows, Adequan FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships Presented by Gotham North, USEF Junior Hunter National Championship - East Coast, USEF National Pony Finals, and Bluegrass Festival Horse Show

What: The Kentucky Horse Show LLC's 2010 series includes six weeks of top competition throughout the spring and summer. 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 five grand prix competitions that culminate with a Leading Rider Award.

Where: Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY, site of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™. Home to the United States Equestrian Federation.

When:
KENTUCKY SUMMER HORSE SHOW - July 28-August 1, 2010
$25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic
$40,000 Kentucky Summer Grand Prix

KENTUCKY SUMMER CLASSIC - August 4- 8, 2010
$25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic
$50,000 Rood & Riddle Kentucky Grand Prix
WCHR recognized hunter competition

2010 ADEQUAN FEI NORTH AMERICAN JUNIOR AND YOUNG RIDER CHAMPIONSHIPS PRESENTED BY GOTHAM NORTH - July 28-August 1, 2010
2010 USEF JUNIOR HUNTER NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP - EAST COAST - August 3-4, 2010
2010 USEF PONY FINALS - August 10-15, 2010

BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL HORSE SHOW - August 18 - 22, 2010
$100,000 2010 Chronicle of the Horse/USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals, Presented by Dietrich Insurance
$50,000 Bluegrass Festival Grand Prix CSI-W, World Cup Qualifier

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.

Website: www.kentuckyhorseshows.com

Photo Credit: Pablo Barrios was the winner of last year's $40,000 Kentucky Summer Grand Prix aboard G&C La Gran. Photo: Rebecca Walton/PMG.




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