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Kincannon and Conroy Guide Alltech National Horse Show’s Kentucky Debut

ANHS mgt team, Bobby Murphy, Robby Murphy, Hugh Kincannon, Ellen Veitch and J. P. Bordeleau. Photo: © Kenneth Kraus/ PhelpsSports.com.

Lexington, KY – August 11, 2012 – When the Alltech National Horse Show makes it Kentucky debut in November, the first class production will be under the direction of one of the nation’s most trusted and experienced managements teams.

The Alltech National Horse Show, 128th Edition, will be held from November 2-6, 2011, at the beautiful, new Alltech Indoor Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. This year’s debut event is 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 ASPCA Maclay National Championships will take center stage on the final Sunday of the show.

Leading the production and heading up the management team are Co-Managers Hugh Kincannon and Leo Conroy.

Hugh Kincannon’s management resume is an impressive one.

Kincannon’s talents were evident early on in his career, as he developed a highly successful series of horse shows at his farm just outside of Cleveland, and then additional events in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1982, he joined forces with the Murphy family at the Kentucky Horse Park.

Since then, he and his team have been producing top rated USEF horse shows at the Kentucky Horse Park for over three decades. His spring and summer series of shows are always near sell-outs and are among the most popular and respected horse shows in the United States.

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Ireland’s Louise Parkes Joins Phelps Media Group Team for Alltech National Horse Show

Louise Parkes, pictured aboard her pony after winning the Connemara class and the Reserve Supreme title at her Riding Clubs Championships in Ireland. Louise is pictured with her husband, noted equestrian photographer, Tony Parkes.

Wellington, Florida – June 30, 2011 – Phelps Media Group announced this afternoon that they have reached an agreement with distinguished equestrian writer Louise Parkes to join the PMG team for coverage of this year’s Alltech National Horse Show, 128th edition, to be held from November 2-6, 2011, at the beautiful new Alltech Indoor Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky.

“We’re bringing the entire Phelps Media Group team to Lexington for the Alltech National Horse Show,” said Phelps Media Group President Mason Phelps. “Louise Parkes has worked with PMG in the past and we felt this year’s event would be the perfect time for a reunion. To be honest, the show wouldn’t be complete without her. Her exceptional and wonderfully written reports from the equestrian world add a special international flair to our already first class coverage.”

Parkes reports on major equestrian competitions around the world, including the FEI Nations Cup series, the World Equestrian Games and the Olympic Games, for the FEI, the governing body of equestrian sports.

Married to photographer Tony Parkes, Louise inherited her passion for horses from her father who spent many of his happiest years in the hunting field. In between her busy cycle of assignments she competes at amateur level with the second-greatest love of her life – her Connemara ponies.

Having abandoned the camera for a pen back in 1994, her intuitive writing skills were quickly recognized by the FEI and she has been working on a contract basis for the governing body for equestrian sport ever since. She is also Equestrian Correspondent for the biggest-selling daily newspaper in Ireland, ‘The Irish Independent’, and her distinctive writing style has made her a much-sought-after contributor to top-selling equestrian publications. She has also worked in radio and TV and for media organizations and press rooms around the world. Last year, a book she co-wrote with author and commentator Michael Slavin, which details the history of the Irish Army Equitation School, was a big seller in the Christmas market.

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VIP Tables Now On Sale for Alltech National Horse Show

PHOTO ©Alltech. The Entrance to the famed Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky.

Lexington, Kentucky – June 28, 2011 – The Alltech National Horse Show, 128th edition, announced today that VIP tables for the debut event, to be held from November 2-6, 2011, at the beautiful, new Alltech Indoor Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, are now on sale.

This CSI-W 4* event will attract the nation’s finest equestrians and large crowds are expected for every session, and without a doubt, the best place to watch all of the action will be from a ringside table at the exclusive Taylor Harris Club at the Alltech Arena.

The club is sponsored by Taylor Harris Insurance Services, the Official Equine Insurance Agency for the Alltech National Horse Show. Taylor Harris Insurance Services (THIS) was founded in 1987 to provide specialized insurance for all types of equine risk.

Table service includes a complimentary continental breakfast, a delicious light buffet lunch and a wonderful dinner buffet, with beverage service included. The price is all inclusive.

One of Lexington’s finest caterers and party planners, Dupree Catering and Events, will be providing the service for the Taylor Harris Club.  The company was started nearly twenty-five years ago by Harriet Dupree Bradley, a Lexington native whose love for feeding people with gracious service came from her family’s Southern roots. Eileen McCormick, another important part of the Dupree team, owned the successful restaurant, “The Inn Between,” and has also been the executive chef at the Kentucky Governor’s Mansion. Tony Yalnazov is the Dupree head chef and leads a team of fabulous cooks who produce the very best food in the Bluegrass.

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Alltech National Horse Show Accepting Official Media Partnerships

Lexington, KY – June 25, 2011 – The Alltech National Horse Show, 128th edition, is now accepting a limited number of Official Media Partners for this year’s debut event in Lexington, Kentucky.

The Alltech National Horse Show, 128th Edition, will be held from November 2-6, 2011, at the beautiful new Alltech Indoor Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

In exchange for advertising space, detailed editorial content and coverage, Official Media Partners of the Alltech National Horse Show will receive a link on our Media Partners page on the ANHS website, recognition in the Official Alltech National Horse Show Program and exclusive rights to distribute magazines on the grounds during this year’s show. Only officially recognized magazines will be allowed during the Alltech National Horse Show.

For information regarding the Official Media Partnership, please contact Mason Phelps, Jr. or Karen Lucca. Mason Phelps can be reached at mpjr@phelpsmediagroup.com. To get in touch with Karen Lucca, email kll@phelpsmediagroup.com. Both can be reached by calling 561-753-3389.

The Alltech National Horse would like to welcome the following media outlets who have already signed on as Official Media Partners: the Lexington Herald Leader, Sidelines Magazine, PhelpsSports.com, ShowNet.biz, Equine International and Wellington the Magazine.

Equine International was recently named as the Official Publication of the Alltech National Horse Show.

The Alltech National Horse Show, 128th Edition, will be held from November 2-6, 2011, at the beautiful, new Alltech Indoor Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

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Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series to Culminate with $50,000 Championship Final at the 2011 Alltech National Horse Show

©Kenneth Kraus/ PhelpsSports.com. Audrey Coulter and Rodenburghs California emerged as the winners of the Show Jumping Hall of Fame Year-End Championship last year.

Lexington, KY — June 13, 2011 — The 2011 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series will culminate with a $50,000 Championship Final.  The Final — the $50,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Junior/Amateur-Owner Championship Presented by Sleepy P Ranch, Deeridge Farm and Chansonette Farm — will be held on Saturday, November 5 as part of the Alltech National Horse Show, 128th edition, CSI-W Lexington 4*, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, November 2-6.

The Alltech National Horse Show will invite 20 Junior and 20 Amateur-Owner riders to compete in the horse show’s Junior and Amateur-Owner Jumper Divisions, each of which will include two preliminary rounds of competition:

– The $10,000 Sleepy P Ranch Junior Jumper Welcome Speed Stake on Thursday, November 3 and the $15,000 Sleepy P Ranch Junior Jumper Time First Jump-Off on Friday, November 4 for Juniors;

– The $10,000 Chansonette Farm Amateur-Owner Jumper Welcome Speed Stake on Thursday, November 3 and the $15,000 Chansonette Farm Amateur-Owner Time First Jump-Off on Friday, November 4 for Amateur-Owners.

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Alltech National Horse Show Program Advertising on Sale Now

The Kentucky Horse Park entrance. Photos courtesy of Alltech.

Lexington, Kentucky – June 8, 2011 – The Alltech National Horse Show, 128th edition, announced today that advertising space for this year’s official horse show program is now on sale.

 

Over the years, the National Horse Show program has been one of the finest and most complete catalogs of any show in the world. Many past editions have become collector’s items. The 2011 edition for the exciting Kentucky debut will be no exception.

The Alltech National Horse Show will be held from November 2 – 6, 2011, at the beautiful, new Alltech Indoor Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky.

This CSI-W 4* event will attract the nation’s finest equestrians and large crowds are expected for every session.

Those wishing to be a part of this year’s official horse show program should contact Advertising Director Laura Reed at reed.laura@insightbb.com or call 859-321-7687.

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Historic ASPCA Maclay National Championship Finds a Home in Kentucky

PHOTO: ©2010 Rebecca Walton - 2010 ASPCA Maclay National Champion Hayley Barnhill winners circle presentation

Lexington, Kentucky – May 17, 2011 – The 2011 Alltech National Horse Show has made the move to Lexington, Kentucky, and along with the glitz, the glamour, the prestige and the big money classes at this classic American tradition, the show will also feature one of the nation’s longest running and most coveted national championships, the ASPCA(R) (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) Maclay National Championship.

The Alltech National Horse Show, 128th edition, will be staged at the Alltech Arena at the world-renowned Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, site of last year’s Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. The show runs from November 2-6, 2011, with the Maclay Finals taking center stage on the final Sunday.

Over the years the ASPCA Maclay Finals have been termed the “proving ground of champions” and the ultimate test for America’s young riders. And in the case of this classic test of horsemanship skills, that’s certainly more fact than hype.

“It’s the culmination of a long year of competition, it’s the final national championship, and with all of the history behind it, it’s just a great event to be a part of,” said top trainer Missy Clark, who, during the course of her stellar career as one of the nation’s very best teachers, has sent nine different ASPCA Maclay National Champions to the ring. “If you look back at the names on the Maclay trophy, you see so many names of riders that have gone on to do great things in their careers. If you can get through the Maclay Finals, you can go on and do anything. If you win that class, you’ve got the goods; you’ve got the ingredients to do great things.”

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Alltech National Horse Show Unveils Huge Prize Money for Debut at Kentucky Horse Park

$250,000 Alltech National Horse Show Grand Prix to be featured on Saturday Night

Alltech's Dr Pearse Lyons with Alltech National Horse Show President Mason Phelps and show jumper Kent Farrington at the Alltech Arena at Kentucky Horse Park. © 2011 by Rebecca Walton.

Lexington, KY – May 11, 2011 – The press conference for this year’s debut of the Alltech National Horse Show at the Kentucky Horse Park was held on Wednesday at the Farm House Restaurant, located on the grounds.

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.

National Horse Show of America, Ltd. President Mason Phelps, Jr. welcomed the large gathering and then introduced the participants, highlighted by Dr. Pearse Lyons, the Founder and President of Alltech, the title sponsor of the Alltech National Horse Show.

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North Florida Summer, North Florida Fall & Maclay Regional Finals

North Florida Hunter Jumper Association is pleased to announce that we have again been chosen by the National Horse Show to host their Maclay Regional Final Class this summer.  This class will be held at the North Florida Fall Horse Show that runs from September 2-4.  The North Florida Summer Show will precede this event and will be held on August 26-28.  Both shows are USEF “A” rated shows and are scheduled to be held at the Clay County Fairgrounds in Green Cove Springs, FL.

We are requesting support from our Membership, Trainers, Barns and Businesses to assist us in hosting this prestigious event.  NFHJA has become known for our exhibitor hospitality and is dedicated to making this event special for all of our exhibitors, but would like to make this an especially memorable event for our Maclay Riders and their families.

NFHJA has the following areas available for sponsorship in regards to the North Florida Fall Horse Show & Maclay Regional Finals:

·         Gifts for the Maclay riders, which is a reflection of our show to take home with them

·         Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday mornings

·         Lasagna dinner reception on Saturday evening after the FL Governor’s Cup

·         FL Governor’s Cup Trophy – awarded to the winner of the FL Governor’s Cup

·         Monetary Donations

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Eric L. Straus Named to National Horse Show Association Board of Directors to Fill Term of the Late Eugene R. Mische

Lexington, KY – April 19, 2011 – The National Horse Show Association of America Ltd. announced today that Eric L. Straus has been appointed to the Board of Directors to fill out the term held by the late Eugene R. Mische.

Straus brings a wealth of talent and experience to the National Horse Show Board of Directors.

Straus is a recognized USEF judge, steward and FEI show jumping steward. Recently, at the 2010 World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Straus served as the FEI Honorary Chief Steward General for Reining and previously officiated at the World Equestrian Games in 2002 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, and again in 2006 in Aachen Germany. He was Chief Judge for Modern Pentathlon at the 1996 Olympic Games and the 1987 Pan American Games.

Straus is a Trustee and Executive Committee member of the American Horse Council in Washington, D.C., and is Secretary and Executive Committee member of the U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation. He also served as Executive Director of the United States Equestrian Federation in 1996-1997.

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