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Entry Deadline Approaching for National Horse Show 3’3” Equitation Championship

Photo: Geoff Teall, Chairman of the Equitation Committee for the National Horse Show.

Lexington, KY – Sept. 25, 2017 – Entries for the inaugural National Horse Show 3’3” Equitation Championship close on September 29, 2017.

The Championship will take place on Sunday, October 29, in the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park and will not require riders to be prequalified to participate. The prizes that will be awarded at the end of the class will include a trophy for the winning rider, the winning rider’s name inscribed on a commemorative trophy that will be proudly displayed at the Kentucky Horse Park Museum, as well as a commemorative cooler for the top 10 finalists. A Trainer’s Award will also be presented to the trainer of the winning rider.

“I am very excited for the National Horse Show 3’3″ Equitation Championship class,” said Geoff Teall, Chairman of the Equitation Committee for the National Horse Show Association. “Not only does this class help a whole new tier of riders utilize the equitation division as it was intended, as a learning tool, but it also exposes these same riders to the history and tradition of both our sport and the National Horse Show. Going forward I anticipate this class will become a great and comfortable stepping stone for our young riders of the future.”

While no qualifying classes will be held for the 2017 event, qualifying classes for the 2018 Championship will begin September 1, 2017.

Please email Cindy Bozan at cindy@nhs.org with any questions.

For 84 years, the National Horse Show has hosted the ASPCA Maclay National Championship competition, the most important event in equitation. These finals consistently highlight the country’s top junior equestrian athletes who will go on to be the future professional American equestrians. With the addition of the National Horse Show 3’3” Equitation Championship, riders who have dreams of becoming the next winner of the ASPCA Maclay National Championship will have the opportunity to hone their skills in the same ring as their 3’6” counterparts.

“We are thrilled to support the National Horse Show 3’3” Equitation Championships in its maiden year,” said Jennifer Burger Senior Vice President of the National Horse Show. “This class represents a wonderful opportunity for young riders to compete at our event and we are excited to see the competition grow to become an integral part of the equitation legacy at the National Horse Show.”

With $810,000 in prize money offered, this year’s show has been designated a CSI-W 4* show by the FEI and the International Open Jumpers will compete for almost a half a million dollars in prize money. For the sixth year in a row, The National Show Hunter Hall of Fame has named the CP National Horse Show the ‘Horse Show of the Year’. In 2017, the top-rated hunter sections have a total purse of $195,000.

For information regarding the National Horse Show 3’3″ Equitation Championship competition and its rules and regulations, click here.

M. Michael Meller Presents Style Award to Charlie Jacobs at CP National Horse Show CSI4*-W

Lexington, Ky. – Nov. 8, 2016 – Each year, the CP National Horse Show brings together show jumping’s top athletes to showcase their skills during the world-class competition. Katherine Gallagher, M. Michael Meller and Dan Walsh of E2 Show Jumpers are proud to support the exciting World Cup event. This year, in addition to his sponsorship of the competition, Meller presented the M. Michael Meller Style Award, donated in memory of Pat Van Dyke Fischer, to Charlie Jacobs of Boston, Massachusetts.

During the opening ceremonies of Saturday’s $250,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Lexington CSI4*-W in the Alltech Arena at the CP National Horse Show, Meller and Fischer’s daughter Sandy Van Dyke presented Jacobs with the award after a unanimous decision of the committee.

Fischer was a life-long equestrian with an amazing passion for the sport. The M. Michael Meller Style Award is presented each year to the international equestrian who exemplifies the best style of riding along with maintaining a sportsmanlike composure. Previous winners at events in 2015 and 2016 include Andres Rodriguez, Chloe Reid, Alison Robitaille and Conor Swail.

“Receiving this award is very flattering,” said Jacobs. “I was a lifelong friend to Pat and I knew her quite well. She spent some time at my family’s Deeridge Farm. It is an honor to be presented this award by Michael in her legacy.”

“Charlie is a gifted athlete and very deserving of this year’s award,” expressed Meller. “He is one of very few equestrian athletes that balance success at the top level of the sport with a fulltime career and a family. It’s been wonderful to watch his continued success over the years.”

Meller continued, “At E2 Show Jumpers we believe in supporting world-class competitions that showcase the best the sport has to offer. The CP National Horse Show and the organizers have created an amazing event in Lexington and we are excited to be a part of it.”

As the season continues, Meller and E2 Show Jumpers continue to support the industry by sponsoring awards at the Las Vegas National Horse Show. Founded by Gallagher, Meller and Walsh, the mission of E2 Show Jumpers is to find and produce some of the world’s top young show jumping mounts.

For more information about E2 Showjumpers, please visit e2showjumpers.com.

Contact: Rebecca Walton
phone 561.753.3389 fax 561.753.3386
rjw@phelpsmediagroup.com
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Burlington Secures Gold in $100,000 USEF U25 Show Jumping National Championship

Brett Burlington and Bluf (Shawn McMillen Photography)

Lexington, Ky. – The future stars of U.S. show jumping were tested during three days of tough competition for the 2016 $100,000 USEF U25 Show Jumping National Championship presented by Deeridge Farms, Elm Rock LLC, the Strauss Family, and Kasowitz, Benson, Torres, & Friedman LLP. Following a double-clear performance in Sunday’s $30,000 Two Round competition at the CP National Horse Show, Brett Burlington stood atop the podium as the Gold medalist.

Burlington (Coral Gables, Fla.) and Bluf, Alden Burlington’s 2006 KWPN gelding, were in excellent form throughout the championship over courses designed by Michel Vaillancourt (CAN). They kicked off Thursday’s $15,000 Faults Converted competition by finishing second with no faults and a time of 64.145. The duo had another solid performance in the $20,000 Jump-Off competition on Friday, having a faultless first round and a single rail in the jump-off to finish third. These performances put them in second place in the overall standings heading into Sunday’s final competition. Burlington and Bluf’s double-clear effort allowed them to pass overnight leaders Hilary McNerney (Lake Forest, Ill.) and Z Acodate DDL, who incurred eight faults in the second round of the final competition.

“I’m really excited. I didn’t come into the final expecting to win. I knew my horse Bluf would do his job; I just didn’t know if I would be able to hold it together through all those rounds, so I am really pleased with how he went and also really pleased with how I rode,” Burlington said. “I knew that even if I jumped clear there was still a chance of Hilary also jumping clear and keeping her place in the Gold position, so today I was surprisingly not as stressed as I expected because I knew the only thing I could possibly do was jump clear. My focus was just on jumping clear so I knew everything else would have to play out however it would.”

The 2015 Gold medalist Lucy Deslauriers (New York, N.Y.) climbed from fourth on the overall standings to finish with the Silver medal following the final competition. She and Hester, Lisa Deslauriers’ 2005 Belgian Warmblood gelding, had a strong performance in the $15,000 Faults Converted competition with no faults and a time of 64.752 to finish third. They had a four-fault round in the $20,000 Jump-Off competition, but made a comeback in the $30,000 Two Round competition by having one of three double-clear performances, along with Burlington and Mattias Tromp (North Salem, N.Y.), to finish second in the championship.

Abigail McArdle (Wellington, Fla.) and Adamo, Plain Bay Sales’ 2005 KWPN gelding, were solid performers throughout the championship and received the Bronze medal. They finished fourth in the $15,000 Faults Converted competition with no faults and a time of 65.261 and were second in the $20,000 Jump-Off competition. McArdle and Adamo nearly went double-clear in the $30,000 Two Round competition, but an unlucky rail at the final fence of the second round put them in a tie for fifth in the class.

McNerney and Z Acodate DDL, her own 2004 Dutch Warmblood mare, won both the $15,000 Faults Converted competition and $20,000 Jump-Off competition and finished fourth in the overall championship.

U.S. Show Jumping Young Rider Chef d’Equipe/Technical Advisor DiAnn Langer shared her excitement over the championship preparing young, up-and-coming talent for the senior ranks, saying, “This division, the U25, has really stepped the whole group up and it has become the bridge it was meant to be.”

View the results and find out more about the CP National Horse Show.

By Kathleen Landwehr

E2 Show Jumpers Announces Sponsorship of National Horse Show

Peter Lutz and Gallagher/Meller’s Robin De Ponthual.

Lexington, KY – Aug. 29, 2016 – E2 Show Jumpers proudly announces their support as a corporate sponsor for the 2016 CP National Horse Show, which will take place this fall at the Kentucky Horse Park from November 1-6.

Founded by Katherine Gallagher, Michael Meller and Dan Walsh, the mission of E2 Show Jumpers is to find and produce the world’s top, young show jumping sporthorses. Their large group of talented horses is based in Europe, with recent top placings at the Dublin International Horse Show.

“At E2 Show Jumpers, one of our core beliefs is giving back to the sport of show jumping and supporting outstanding events in our industry,” said Meller. “It is so important to us to support top-quality events around the world, with the National Horse Show being one of them. It is so important to support FEI events in the United States.”

Gallagher/Meller Sporthorses

In addition to their ownership of E2 Show Jumpers, Katherine Gallagher and Michael Meller founded Gallagher/Meller Sporthorses to support Peter Lutz and his top horses in North America. Robin De Ponthual scored the winning honors during the $100,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Las Vegas. In 2016, after a top 20 finish at the FEI Show Jumping World Cup Finals in Gothenburg, Sweden, Lutz and Robin de Ponthual continued their success with their biggest win to date: the $375,000 CP Grand Prix at Spruce Meadows.

M. Michael Meller Style Award

In addition to his corporate sponsorship with E2 Show Jumpers, Meller will present the M. Michael Meller Style Award to the international equestrian who exemplifies the best style of riding along with maintaining a sportsmanlike composure. Previous winners at events in 2015 and 2016 include Andres Rodriguez, Michael Pender, Chloe Reid and Conor Swail.

Meller added, “The tradition of presenting the M. Michael Meller Style Award at elite events is a special way of recognizing the wonderfully talented riders that we have in our sport. It is very important to support those riders as they try and achieve success at the highest levels of show jumping.”

Highlight events during the 2016 CP National Horse Show include the 2016 ASPCA Maclay National Championship, the USEF Under 25 Championship and the $250,000 Longines FEI World Cup Jumping™ Lexington CSI-W4*.

For more information about E2 Showjumpers, please visit e2showjumpers.com.

For more information about the National Horse Show, please visit www.nhs.org.

Contact: Rebecca Walton
phone 561.753.3389 fax 561.753.3386
rjw@phelpsmediagroup.com
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CP National Horse Show Tickets on Sale Now

Lexington, KY – July 21, 2015 – Tickets for the 2015 CP National Horse Show CSI-W 4* are now available online at www.nhs.org or through Ticketleap.com, the official ticket provider for this year’s event. One of the premier indoor horse shows in the United States, The CP National Horse Show returns to the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, Kentucky on October 27 – November 1, 2015.

Save 20% by purchasing your tickets in advance online at: http://nationalhorseshow.ticketleap.com/nhs2015/. Children 12 and under are always admitted at no charge, and parking is free.

Click here to buy your tickets now! Ticket prices are as follows:

Friday Evening: $5.00
Saturday (all day): $10.00
Sunday (all day): $10.00

The highlights for this year’s show include:

Friday, October 30th:

  • Dover Saddlery Barn Night
  • Salamander Hotels & Resorts $35,000 Accumulator Costume Class
  • Exhibition in the arena by the World Renowned Budweiser Clydesdale Hitch

Saturday, October 31st:

  • 6:30 PM: Free Trick or Treating on the arena concourse! Come in costume for free admission.
  • Exhibition in the arena by the World Renowned Budweiser Clydesdale Hitch
  • Amalaya Investments $15,000 SJHF Amateur Owner/Junior Jumper Championship
  • USEF U25 National Championship Grand Prix

Sunday, November 1st:

  • The winner of the ASPCA Maclay Horsemanship Class will be crowned
  • Sunday afternoon, November 1st:
    • Exhibition in the arena by the World Renowned Budweiser Clydesdale Hitch
    • 2:00 PM: $250,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Lexington: Olympic Gold Medalists and equestrians from around the world will compete for top honors in this thrilling competition.

All evening competitions will begin at approximately 7:00 p.m.

The CP National Horse Show, for the fourth year in a row, received a top ranking from NARG, the North American Riders Group, and was again named the Show Hunter Hall of Fame Horse Show of the Year in back to back to back years.

With $810,000 in prize money offered, this year’s show has been designated a CSI-W 4* show by the FEI. The International Open Jumpers will compete for almost a half a million dollars in prize money, while the top rated hunter sections have a total purse of $195,000. Meanwhile, $130,000 in total is offered to the Amateur-Owner and U 25 Jumper sections.

The world’s best international competitors return for the 2015 CP National Horse Show, which will take place October 27th through November 1st, 2015 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. Visit www.nhs.org for more information!

For tickets to this year’s show, visit www.nhs.org or TicketLeap.com at: http://nationalhorseshow.ticketleap.com/nhs2015/.

2015 CP National Horse Show Fast Facts

What:
The Alltech National Horse Show is a week-long championship event featuring “AA”-rated hunters, open jumpers, junior/amateur jumpers, and the ASPCA Alfred B. Maclay Finals. The event will run October 27 – November 1, 2015, indoors in the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, site of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

Parking:
The Kentucky Horse Park has waived the normal parking fee during the Alltech National Horse Show. Parking is free. While dogs are permitted at the Kentucky Horse Park on a leash, no dogs are allowed in the Alltech Arena during the ANHS.

Directions:
The Kentucky Horse Park is located at 4089 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511. The KHP is 8 miles northeast of Lexington at Exit 120 on Interstate 75.

Information:
2245 Stone Garden Lane Lexington, KY 40513
Cindy Bozan
email: cindy@nhs.org
Phone: (859) 608-3709
Fax: (866) 285-9496

Email:
Cindy@nhs.org

Website:
www.nhs.org

Shopping:
Vendors offering equestrian equipment, apparel, jewelry and home furnishings are located in the Alltech Arena.

Additional Contacts:
Vendors – Matt Morrissey at matt.morrissey@stadiumjumping.com or call (941) 915-3457
VIP Table Sales – Cindy Bozan at cindy@nhs.org Phone: (859) 608-3709
Advertising and Program Sales – Susie Webb at susie@nhs.org or 301-520-6162
Sponsorship – Mason Phelps at mpjr@phelpsmediagroup.com or 561-753-3389 or Susie Webb at webb_susie@yahoo.com or 301-520-6162

Hotels:
HILTON – DOWNTOWN – 859-231-9000 – Approximately 6 miles
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

For further information on housing in the Lexington area, we invite you to visit www.visitlex.com and www.georgetownky.com.

Management:
Kentucky Horse Shows, LLC
P. O. Box 11428
Lexington, KY 40575-1428
859-233-0492 (phone)
859-233-0495 (fax)
email: hakshows@earthlink.net
website: www.kentuckyhorseshows.com

Horse Show Secretary:
Cindy Bozan
859-608-3709
Email: Cindy@nhs.org

NATIONAL HORSE SHOW MEDIA CONTACT:

Re: News and Information:
Phelps Media Group, Inc.
12230 Forest Hill Blvd.
Suite 214
Wellington, FL 33414
561-753-3389 (phone)
561-753-3386 (fax)
pmginfo@phelpsmediagroup.com
www.phelpsmediagroup.com

CP National Horse Show Prize List Available Online

Lexington, KY – July 9, 2015 – The CP National Horse Show announced today that the prize list for this year’s event is available online at their new updated website at www.nhs.org. The CP National Horse Show returns to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, this fall, from October 27th through November 1st, 2015.

The prize list can be downloaded at: http://www.nhs.org/prize-list.

In addition to the new prize list, the new website features simplified navigation with convenient tabs and drop-down menus for easy access to all exhibitor, spectator and sponsor information. Information on advertising, vendor participation, entry requirements, the Leo Conroy Maclay Grant and specific information on the ASPCA Maclay Regionals and National Championship is now available at www.nhs.org.

For all important contact information, including numbers and addresses for the horse show office, horse show management, equestrian media, news and shipping and receiving information, visit www.nhs.org.

If you’re planning on attending this year’s edition of the CP National Horse Show and would like information on purchasing a table in the exclusive Taylor Harris Club, look for the special red button marked VIP Tables at the top right hand corner of the home page. Tables can be ordered directly on the website.

Vendors can also use the information tab to reserve space at this year’s show and download the necessary forms to make sure your space is reserved on time.

The CP National Horse Show, for the fourth year in a row, received a top ranking from NARG, the North American Riders Group and was again named the Show Hunter Hall of Fame Horse Show of the Year in back to back to back years.

With $810,000 in prize money offered, this year’s show has been designated a CSI-W 4* show by the FEI. The International Open Jumpers will compete for almost a half a million dollars in prize money, while the top rated hunter sections have a total purse of $195,000. Meanwhile, $130,000 in total is offered to the Amateur-Owner and U 25 Jumper sections.

The world’s best international competitors return for the 2015 CP National Horse Show, which will take place October 27th through November 1st, 2015 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. Visit www.nhs.org for more information!

Again, to download the prize list, click here: http://www.nhs.org/prize-list.

2015 CP National Horse Show Fast Facts

What:
The Alltech National Horse Show is a week-long championship event featuring “AA”-rated hunters, open jumpers, junior/amateur jumpers, and the ASPCA Alfred B. Maclay Finals. The event will run October 27 – November 1, 2015, indoors in the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, site of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

Parking:
The Kentucky Horse Park has waived the normal parking fee during the Alltech National Horse Show. Parking is free. While dogs are permitted at the Kentucky Horse Park on a leash, no dogs are allowed in the Alltech Arena during the ANHS.

Directions:
The Kentucky Horse Park is located at 4089 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511. The KHP is 8 miles northeast of Lexington at Exit 120 on Interstate 75.

Information:
2245 Stone Garden Lane Lexington, KY 40513
Cindy Bozan
email: cindy@nhs.org
Phone: (859) 608-3709
Fax: (866) 285-9496

Email:
Cindy@nhs.org

Website:
www.nhs.org

Shopping:
Vendors offering equestrian equipment, apparel, jewelry and home furnishings are located in the Alltech Arena.

Additional Contacts:
Vendors – Matt Morrissey at matt.morrissey@stadiumjumping.com or call (941) 915-3457
VIP Table Sales – Cindy Bozan at cindy@nhs.org Phone: (859) 608-3709
Advertising and Program Sales – Susie Webb at susie@nhs.org or 301-520-6162
Sponsorship – Mason Phelps at mpjr@phelpsmediagroup.com or 561-753-3389 or Susie Webb at webb_susie@yahoo.com or 301-520-6162

Hotels:
HILTON – DOWNTOWN – 859-231-9000 – Approximately 6 miles
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

For further information on housing in the Lexington area, we invite you to visit www.visitlex.com and www.georgetownky.com.

Management:
Kentucky Horse Shows, LLC
P. O. Box 11428
Lexington, KY 40575-1428
859-233-0492 (phone)
859-233-0495 (fax)
email: hakshows@earthlink.net
website: www.kentuckyhorseshows.com

Horse Show Secretary:
Cindy Bozan
859-608-3709
Email: Cindy@nhs.org

NATIONAL HORSE SHOW MEDIA CONTACT:

Re: News and Information:
Phelps Media Group, Inc.
12230 Forest Hill Blvd.
Suite 214
Wellington, FL 33414
561-753-3389 (phone)
561-753-3386 (fax)
pmginfo@phelpsmediagroup.com
www.phelpsmediagroup.com

USEF Announces Inaugural USEF U25 Show Jumping National Championship

Lexington, Ky. – The United States Equestrian Federation is pleased to announce the inaugural Sleepy P Ranch & Deeridge Farm $100,000 USEF U25 Show Jumping National Championship presented by the Porter Family & the Jacobs Family will take place at the National Horse Show in Lexington, Ky., October 27 – November 1, 2015.

Open to athletes from the age of 16 up to and including 25 years of age in the calendar year, this individual championship will be based on the FEI World Cup format with fence heights up to 1.50m. Three competitions will determine the National Champion: a $15,000 faults converted class, a $20,000 time first jump off class, and a $30,000 final with two rounds not against the clock. An additional $35,000 will be awarded to the top ten combinations overall.

“This new USEF U25 Show Jumping National Championship and the support for this relevant division in the Developing Rider Program by the National Horse Show make the bridge between the Young Rider and the senior ranks seamless,” said DiAnn Langer, USEF Show Jumping Development Coach/Chef d’Equipe. “The National Horse Show’s commitment to future generations of high performance athletes is invaluable to our future success.”

A total of 30 athletes, with one horse per athlete, will qualify, with qualification based on the athlete, not the athlete/horse combination. Athletes will qualify based on the following system: 20 U.S. athletes from the USEF U25 Rider Ranking List, two Canadian athletes, two Mexican athletes, and six wildcards.

Find more information on the USEF U25 Show Jumpikng National Championship.

For further information, please contact Jennifer Haydon, Director, Show Jumping National Programs, at jhaydon@usef.org.

From the USEF Communications Department

CP National Horse Show Announces Date Change for Region 6 ASPCA Regional Finals

Lexington, KY – May 11, 2015 – The CP National Horse Show announced today that the ASPCA Maclay Regionals for Region 6 have been moved from their originally scheduled date of September 12th to a week earlier.

The new date is now September 6th, 2015.

The regionals are produced in conjunction with a Langer Equestrian Group show scheduled for the Norris Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on September 3-7, 2015. Also part of the show that week is the WCHR Western Mountain Region final show of the season.

The ASPCA Maclay Regional was originally scheduled to be held on September 12 at the Colorado Horse Park in Parker, Colorado, but due to upgrades at that facility due to the harsh winter in Colorado, the event was moved back to the Norris Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado on the new date of September 6, 2015.

For questions, please contact Cindy Bozan at the CP National Horse Show (859-608-3709 or cindy@nhs.org) or Charlotte Skinner, manager of the event for the Langer Group, at 818-563-3250 x2 or ceskinner@earthlink.net.

With nearly $800,000 in prize money offered, this year’s show has been designated a CSI-W 5* show by the FEI. The International Open Jumpers will compete for over a half a million dollars in prize money, while the top rated hunter sections have a total purse of $195,000. Meanwhile, $100,000 in total is offered to the Amateur-Owner and U 25 Jumper sections.

The CP National Horse Show, for the fourth year in a row, received a top ranking from NARG, the North American Riders Group.

The 2015 CP National Horse Show will take place October 27th through November 1st, 2015 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY.

2015 National Horse Show Fast Facts

What:
The Alltech National Horse Show is a week-long championship event featuring “AA”-rated hunters, open jumpers, junior/amateur jumpers, and the ASPCA Alfred B. Maclay Finals. The event will run October 27 – November 1, 2015, indoors in the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, site of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

Parking:
The Kentucky Horse Park has waived the normal parking fee during the Alltech National Horse Show. Parking is free. While dogs are permitted at the Kentucky Horse Park on a leash, no dogs are allowed in the Alltech Arena during the ANHS.

Directions:
The Kentucky Horse Park is located at 4089 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511. The KHP is 8 miles northeast of Lexington at Exit 120 on Interstate 75.

Information:
2245 Stone Garden Lane Lexington, KY 40513
Cindy Bozan
email: cindy@nhs.org
Phone: (859) 608-3709
Fax: (866) 285-9496

Email:
Cindy@nhs.org

Website:
www.nhs.org

Shopping:
Vendors offering equestrian equipment, apparel, jewelry and home furnishings are located in the Alltech Arena.

Additional Contacts:
Vendors – Matt Morrissey at matt.morrissey@stadiumjumping.com or call (941) 915-3457
VIP Table Sales – Cindy Bozan at cindy@nhs.org Phone: (859) 608-3709
Advertising and Program Sales – Susie Webb at susie@nhs.org or 301-520-6162
Sponsorship – Mason Phelps at mpjr@phelpsmediagroup.com or 561-753-3389 or Susie Webb at webb_susie@yahoo.com or 301-520-6162

Hotels:
HILTON – DOWNTOWN – 859-231-9000 – Approximately 6 miles
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

For further information on housing in the Lexington area, we invite you to visit www.visitlex.com and www.georgetownky.com.

Management:
Kentucky Horse Shows, LLC
P. O. Box 11428
Lexington, KY 40575-1428
859-233-0492 (phone)
859-233-0495 (fax)
email: hakshows@earthlink.net
website: www.kentuckyhorseshows.com

Horse Show Secretary:
Cindy Bozan
859-608-3709
Email: Cindy@nhs.org

NATIONAL HORSE SHOW MEDIA CONTACT:

Re: News and Information:
Phelps Media Group, Inc.
12230 Forest Hill Blvd.
Suite 214
Wellington, FL 33414
561-753-3389 (phone)
561-753-3386 (fax)
pmginfo@phelpsmediagroup.com
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CP National Horse Show Announces Leo Conroy ASPCA Maclay Grant

Lexington, KY – May 6, 2015 – The CP National Horse Show, once again scheduled for Lexington, Kentucky on October 27th through November 1st, 2015 at the Kentucky Horse Park, announced the establishment of the all-new Leo Conroy Maclay Grant. Created to commemorate Conroy’s loyalty and dedication to the National Horse Show and to the ASPCA Maclay Finals, the Leo Conroy Maclay Grant will be awarded to up to five (5) Maclay riders who demonstrate a financial need in order to participate in the Maclay Finals at the CP National Horse Show.

Leo Conroy, co-manager of the National Horse Show and Chairman of the ASPCA Maclay Finals, passed away early in January, 2015 and the CP National Horse Show and the ASPCA Maclay Finals both held a special place in Conroy’s heart, having been a rider and equitation trainer for most of his life. Conroy was a valuable asset to the NHS and a devoted supporter. To commemorate his loyalty and dedication, the National Horse Show has established a grant fund in his name: The Leo Conroy Maclay Grant (LCMG).

The Leo Conroy Maclay Grant is open to riders who qualify to compete in the ASPCA Maclay Finals through the Regional competitions. Selected riders will receive entry fees and stabling at the ASPCA Maclay Finals at the NHS and an additional stipend to cover show-related expenses ($2000 value).

“We couldn’t think of a better way to honor our friend and colleague,” said Mason Phelps, Jr., President of the National Horse Show Foundation. “This grant will keep his name alive long after many of us have departed and will continue to benefit young and upcoming riders for years and years to come.”

The Leo Conroy Maclay Grant

Guidelines:

1) The Leo Conroy Maclay Grant will provide financial assistance for up to five (5) Maclay riders. Selected riders will receive the following:

a. Entry fees and stall at the ASPCA Maclay Finals at the NHS provided by an anonymous sponsor – value $905
b. Stipend of $1,000 to cover additional show-related expenses to compete in the ASPCA Maclay Finals at the NHS

2) The Leo Conroy Maclay Grant is open to riders who qualify to compete in the ASPCA Maclay Finals through the Regional competitions. Riders must apply online from September 12 – October 1 at www.nhs.org to be considered for the Grant.

3) The Leo Conroy Maclay Grant will require the following:

a. Rider’s complete contact information
b. Trainer’s complete contact information
c. Three (3) references
d. Two-part essay:
Part 1: State why the ASPCA Maclay Finals is important to the National Horse Show and to the applicant
Part 2: Describe the applicant’s basis for financial need

4) The LCMG Committee will thoroughly review all applicants, and award the LCMG up to five (5) qualified riders based upon the application and required two-part essay.

Beginning September 12, applicants can apply by visiting www.nhs.org, completing the form with the information outlined above, and attaching their essay. All applications must be completed and submitted online through www.nhs.org. No hard copy applications will be accepted. Applications will be accepted between September 12, 2015 and October 1, 2015. Applicants will receive a confirmation email when their application is received. Applicants will receive a response by October 12, 2015.

The National Horse Show is one of the North American Riders Group’s (NARG) top-rated American equestrian events and the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame’s Horse Show of the Year for the fourth year in a row.

The 2015 CP National Horse Show takes center stage on October 27th through November 1st, 2015 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky.

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.

2015 National Horse Show Fast Facts

What:
The Alltech National Horse Show is a week-long championship event featuring “AA”-rated hunters, open jumpers, junior/amateur jumpers, and the ASPCA Alfred B. Maclay Finals. The event will run October 27 – November 1, 2015, indoors in the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, site of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

Parking:
The Kentucky Horse Park has waived the normal parking fee during the Alltech National Horse Show. Parking is free. While dogs are permitted at the Kentucky Horse Park on a leash, no dogs are allowed in the Alltech Arena during the ANHS.

Directions:
The Kentucky Horse Park is located at 4089 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511. The KHP is 8 miles northeast of Lexington at Exit 120 on Interstate 75.

Information:
2245 Stone Garden Lane Lexington, KY 40513
Cindy Bozan
email: cindy@nhs.org
Phone: (859) 608-3709
Fax: (866) 285-9496

Email:
Cindy@nhs.org

Website:
www.nhs.org

Shopping:
Vendors offering equestrian equipment, apparel, jewelry and home furnishings are located in the Alltech Arena.

Additional Contacts:
Vendors – Matt Morrissey at matt.morrissey@stadiumjumping.com or call (941) 915-3457
VIP Table Sales – Cindy Bozan at cindy@nhs.org Phone: (859) 608-3709
Advertising and Program Sales – Susie Webb at susie@nhs.org or 301-520-6162
Sponsorship – Mason Phelps at mpjr@phelpsmediagroup.com or 561-753-3389 or Susie Webb at webb_susie@yahoo.com or 301-520-6162

Hotels:
HILTON – DOWNTOWN – 859-231-9000 – Approximately 6 miles
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

For further information on housing in the Lexington area, we invite you to visit www.visitlex.com and www.georgetownky.com.

Management:
Kentucky Horse Shows, LLC
P. O. Box 11428
Lexington, KY 40575-1428
859-233-0492 (phone)
859-233-0495 (fax)
email: hakshows@earthlink.net
website: www.kentuckyhorseshows.com

Horse Show Secretary:
Cindy Bozan
859-608-3709
Email: Cindy@nhs.org

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National Horse Show Remains a Fixture in Top Rankings from NARG

Lexington, KY – February 20, 2015 – Once again the National Horse Show has been recognized as one of the very best horse shows in North America by NARG, the North American Riders Group. This year, finishing in the top ten in the rankings, the show is ranked as one of the three best horse shows in the United States.

Two Canadian shows, the legendary Spruce Meadows and the show at Thunderbird, once again took home the top two spots.

The North American Riders Group (NARG), representing the riders and owners in North America, is comprised of the top horsemen from the United States, Canada and Mexico and was formed with the goal of improving the sport of show jumping.

The NARG report stated, “The National Horse Show, America’s oldest indoor event, has retaken its original name, and Canadian Pacific has come on board as the title sponsor for 2015. The Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park is certainly one of the best indoor arenas devoted to horse sport, and now in its fourth year at this pristine location, The National Horse Show once again ranks high on the NARG Top 25.”

The 2015 CP National Horse Show runs October 27th through November 1st, 2015 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

“The quality of footing in the arena and the stabling, with large stalls close to the action, are both outstanding,” the report continued. “Many of the unique and high-quality jumps come from the 2010 World Equestrian Games. The new location for the Rider Lounge is excellent – easily accessible from the in-gate, yet in a place where you could see the action, with great food. Located on the other side of the arena, The Taylor Harris Club and Gracie’s are both well run and well attended.”

“As always, the National Horse Show takes this award and the NARG suggestions for improvement to heart,” said Mason Phelps, Jr., the President of the National Horse Show Association. “We’re proud to be recognized as one of the best horse shows in North America. We work very hard to make this show the best it can be.”

The NARG report went on to note, “The pending partnership with Longines, combined with the title sponsorship of Canadian Pacific, may present a unique opportunity to tackle the issues of generating an audience and creating a tradition. Another interesting aspect of the coming season is that the Breeders Cup will be running on the same weekend as the National. With huge potential to pique the interest of thousands of thoroughbred racing fans, some innovative marketing ideas should be underway,” they said.

“Absolutely,” Phelps stated. “The Breeders Cup offers unique opportunity and, at the same time, a different challenge to bring additional spectators to the National. All of us are working very hard on the promotional aspects of the show.”

Hunter Harrison, the CEO of Canadian Pacific Railway and Chairman of the Board of the National Horse Show Association of America, said of the new sponsorship, “The National Horse Show, one of America’s really special equestrian events, is a great showcase for Canadian Pacific as we continue to increase our participation in the United States.”

“Lexington, the Horse Capitol of the World, and the Kentucky Horse Park, home of the Rolex Three-Day Event that brings in thousands of fans each year, should be fertile ground for community outreach. The National Horse show is one of North America’s outstanding indoor competitions. Spread the word!” the NARG report concluded.

The 2014 National Horse Show again scored an excellent 88% in the NARG rankings.

“As I said last year, the management at the National Horse Show will keep a laser focus on improvements,” Phelps said. “We have a great team in place headed by manager Hugh Kincannon and we’re looking forward to working with our new title sponsor CP and the continuing sponsorship from generous companies like Taylor Harris Insurance Services.”

With $755,000 in prize money offered, this year’s show has been designated a CSI-W 5* show by the FEI. The International Open Jumpers will compete for over a half a million dollars in prize money, while the top rated hunter sections have a total purse of $195,000. Meanwhile, $100,000 in total is offered to the Amateur-Owner and U 25 Jumper sections.

The world’s best international competitors return for the 2015 National Horse Show, which will take place October 27th through November 1st, 2015 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY.

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