Kentucky Summer Series Kicks Off July 23-August 24, 2014!!!

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Lexington, KY - July 22, 2014 - The five weeks of the Kentucky Summer Series will be getting underway tomorrow, Wednesday, July 23. Held at the beautiful Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, the events begin with the Kentucky Summer Horse Show July 23-27, 2014, and will be followed by the Kentucky Summer Classic, scheduled for July 29-August 3, 2014.

Any members of the media that require special interviews or any special assistance, or those that wish to cover this event, please contact Phelps Media Group, Inc. International on the grounds at the Kentucky Horse Park by calling Rebecca Walton at 410-322-7837.

Or call the Kentucky Spring Horse Show Office
859-254-3343 (phone)
859-231-6097 (fax)

The Kentucky Summer Horse Show will include the $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby sponsored by Hallway Feeds one of the seven event Hallway Feeds series, which will provide $15,000 in Leading Rider Bonuses.  Jumper highlights for the Kentucky Summer Horse Show include the $25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic, and the $50,000 Rood & Riddle Kentucky Grand Prix. The Hagyard Lexington Classic is part of a seven-class series, culminating with a $50,000 Leading Riding Award.

The series will continue with the Kentucky Summer Classic. The $25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic will be held on Thursday, July 31, and then on Saturday, August 2, riders will compete under the lights in the Rolex Stadium in the $50,000 Kentucky Summer Grand Prix, sponsored by Audi of Lexington. The $5,000 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby will also return to the Stonelea Arena.

The USEF Pony Finals will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park August 65- 10. More than 600 ponies who have qualified throughout the preceding year will compete for awards in Green and Regular pony sections, pony jumpers and the Pony Medal Finals.

The third event during the Kentucky Summer Series is the Bluegrass Festival Horse Show. The USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals will return to Rolex Stadium, while the Pre-Green Incentive Championship also gets underway. Jumper highlights include the $25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic and the $40,000 Bluegrass Festival Grand Prix.

Wrapping up the summer season will be the KHJA Horse Show held August 20- 24, 2014. The $10,000 Hagyard Welcome Stake will run Friday, August 22, and will be followed on Sunday, August 24, by the $30,000 KHJA Grand Prix.

For more information about the Kentucky Summer Series, please visit http://www.kentuckyhorseshows.com.




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