Kentucky Horse Shows to Feature New Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby Series

Erynn Ballard and Dunkirk won the $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Classic at the 2011 Bluegrass Festival Horse Show. Photo By: Kendall Bierer/PMG

Lexington, KY – March 8, 2012 – The Kentucky Horse Shows are pleased to announce the newest addition to their spring and summer horse shows, the Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby Series. The six-part series will feature a $5000 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby at the Kentucky Horse Park throughout the spring and summer, and at the conclusion of the series the Leading Rider Awards for the Series will be presented.

The USHJA National Hunter Derby program will be in its third year in 2012 and is growing in prestige and popularity. Amateurs, Juniors and Professional riders are eligible to compete, giving it a broad base of support and interest. The dates of the shows are as follows:

  • KENTUCKY SPRING HORSE SHOW            MAY 9 – 13, 2012
  • KENTUCKY SPRING CLASSIC                      MAY 16 – 20, 2012
  • KENTUCKY SUMMER HORSE SHOW          JULY 25 – 29, 2012
  • KENTUCKY SUMMER CLASSIC                    AUGUST 1 – 5, 2012
  • BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL                                  AUGUST 15 – 19, 2012
  • KHJA                                                                 AUGUST 22 – 26, 2012

The $15,000 Hallway Feeds Leading Rider Awards will present a $10,000 cash prize to the professional rider accumulating the most points in the six classes that make up the Series. The amateur rider and junior rider accumulating the most points will each receive a $2,500 cash prize. Riders will receive points only on their highest placed horse in each of the classes. The awards will be presented at the conclusion of the Hallway Feeds class at the KHJA show on August 25, 2012.

“Hallway Feeds is pleased to partner with Kentucky Horse Shows to present the 2012 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby Series,” noted Morgan Akers-McQuerry of Hallway Feeds. “This is a natural partnership as we both hail from the Heart of the Bluegrass, have a mutual respect of commitment to excellence for the equestrian community and the drive to remain cutting-edge to provide exciting, yet proven results.”

Hallway Feeds’ close proximity to the Kentucky Horse Park provides the opportunity to utilize the freshest feed, manufactured with time-honored commitments to high standards of quality and the latest scientific advances. Combining a premium nutrition package with a professional level of dedication in horsemen and women provides equine athletes with the Formula for Success.

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The Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby Series would not be possible without many generous sponsors including Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, Biederman Real Estate & Auctioneers, Alfagreen Supreme, Sweet PDZ Horse Stall Refresher, Caddel Equine Therapy Center, Trouw Nutrition and PNC Bank.

About the 2012 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby Series Sponsors:

Hagyard Medical Institute

Hagyard Equine Medical Institute of Lexington, KY, was founded in 1876. The practice, which is located directly across from the Kentucky Horse Park, is one of the oldest and largest equine veterinary practices in the world and is known for its excellence in veterinary medicine. The Hagyard Sport Horse Program, a specialized department at the practice, serves the nation’s top sport horse athletes and brings the same level of excellent care to high performance horses that the institute has provided for the race horse and breeding industries for decades. The facility at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute offers 13 Digital Radiology systems, 1.5 Tesla Siemens MRI, Nuclear Scintigraphy, a high speed treadmill, an on-site laboratory, an on-site pharmacy, full surgical services, ambulance and emergency services, and Hyperbaric Medicine. The practice has performed veterinary medicine for more than 134 years and is currently composed of over 60 experienced veterinarians, with 9 board certifications in specialty areas of Medicine, Surgery and Theriogenology. For more information on the practice at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, please go to

Biederman Real Estate & Auctioneers

Biederman Real Estate and Auctioneers is highly respected in the real estate field with years of cumulative experience and success and are horse farm and land specialists. Upon the first meeting with prospective clients, the expertise of our people is fully evident. From determining who makes the property’s best buyer, how to effectively inform the marketplace of the property’s merits to explaining the benefits of an accelerated marketing program and the intricacies of the auction process, the expertise and professionalism of our representatives assures potential clients that Biederman Real Estate has earned its status as a leader in the real estate and auction industry.

Alfagreen Supreme

Founded in 1960, Alfagreen Supreme is a leading supplier of dehydrated alfalfa products. Alfagreen Supreme has more than a century’s worth of experience in growing and supplying dehydrated alfalfa to domestic and international markets. Through decades of hard work and innovation, our privately-held entity continues to seed success through enhanced products and service. Our simple philosophy is to do what we say and say what we do. We offer premier products and service through our emphasis on seed to feed. This results in a satisfied retail customer purchasing only the highest quality finished feed from leading feed manufacturers.

Sweet PDZ Horse Stall Refresher

Sweet PDZ Horse Stall Refresher is the market leader and has been helping people solve ammonia problems in their horse stalls/barns for more than 25 years. Sweet PDZ is a non-toxic, all-natural, environmentally “green” mineral that neutralizes ammonia and absorbs moisture through its unique mineral functions, known as cation exchange and adsorption. It contains no masking scents or cover-up agents, and it helps to extend the life of wood shavings and bedding material. Ammonia and odors are contributors to upper respiratory irritations and disease in horses, and the use of Sweet PDZ in stalls works to mitigate these health issues. It is available in Powder and Granular forms, and is sold across the U.S. in quality feed and farm supply stores. For more information or the name of a dealer near you, please contact the PDZ Company, LLC 800-367-1534 or visit us on the web at

Caddel Equine Therapy Center

Caddel Equine Therapy Center is considered the place for sport horse recovery and rehabilitation. Competition horses that have sustained an injury need more than a “layup” to return to full athletic performance. Caddel Equine accepts horses from all over the United States and coordinates their full care and recovery, all the while keeping each horse’s owner, trainer, and other designated professionals up to speed on the horse’s progress. The 52-acre Caddel Equine Therapy Center is a convenient 10 minutes from the Kentucky Horse Park and Lexington’s major equine hospitals. or 859-621-2383.

Trouw Nutrition

Trouw Nutrition USA, LLC is an international leader providing the companion animal industry with technology-based ingredients originating through sound research and development. Our efforts lead to discovery and introduction of new, unique and improved pet food ingredients. We are a global leader building upon our successes of more than seven decades providing innovative and safe nutrition solutions for the companion animal industry. At Trouw, we transform technology into products that improve the productivity and well-being of companion animals. Our goal is to listen and learn in order to develop the premium programs and services that fulfill the needs of our customers. Our team at Trouw Nutrition concentrates on connecting the pet food industry with technology to help develop innovative solutions.

PNC Bank

PNC offers a wide range of services for all our customers, from individuals and small businesses, to corporations and government entities. No matter how simple or complicated your needs, we’re sure to have the products, knowledge and resources necessary for financial success. We provide deposit, lending, cash management and investment services to more than 5 million consumer and business customers across 15 states and the District of Columbia. We deliver a broad range of tailored investments, wealth planning, trust and estate administration and private banking services to affluent individuals and families. Institutional Investments serves as investment manager and trustee for companies, not-for-profit organizations and retirement plans across the country. No matter how you choose to bank with us–by visiting one of our more than 2,500 branches, using one of our 6,700 ATM machines, or by visiting our online banking site –we make it easy.

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Events: 2012 Kentucky Spring Horse Shows

The Kentucky Horse Shows 2012 series includes two weeks of top competition during the month of May. 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 and Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby Series.

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

$35,000 Welcome Cup
$50,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic(US Show Jumping Team Observation Event) $75,000 Commonwealth Grand Prix(US Show Jumping Team Observation Event)
$15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby
$5,000 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby
$32,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic
$75,000 Mary Rena Murphy Grand Prix sponsored by Audi of Lexington
WCHR recognized hunter competition
$5,000 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby

A special thanks to the generous sponsors of the Kentucky Spring Horse Shows: Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, Hallway Feeds, Audi of Lexington, Johnson Horse Transportation, Farm Vet, and Dietrich Insurance.

8am – 5pm daily

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.

The Kentucky Horse Park is located 8 miles northeast of Lexington, Kentucky at Exit 120 on Interstate 75.

Before Show – (859) 233-0492, Email:

During Show – Telephone: (859) 254-3343, Fax: (859) 231-6097
Stabling – Email Tom Blankenship at
Stable office – Before Show: (843) 269-4737, During Show: (859) 255-0605
Prize List Advertising – Email Cindy Bozan at cindy@kentuckyhorseshows.comor call (859) 608-3709
Vendors – Email Cindy Bozan at or call (859) 608-3709
Shownet –


Ring Dimensions/Specs:
The Stonelea Ring, Murphy Ring, Walnut Ring, Stonelea/Murphy Schooling Ring, the Alltech Arena and the Rolex Stadium have Otto Sport footing consisting of fine sand and synthetic fiber on pvc mats. The Claiborne, Annex, and Covered Arena (old) rings’ footing consists of a sand cushion on limestone base. The dimensions of the competition areas are as follows:

Stonelea: 140′x 280′, Murphy: 135′x 280′, Stonelea and Murphy Schooling: 110′x 400′
Walnut: 300′x 370′, Claiborne: 140′x 270′, Annex 130′x 250′, Covered Arena (old): 145′x 285′ Rolex Stadium: 360′ x 384′, Alltech Arena: 132′ x 265′

Vendors offering equestrian equipment, apparel, jewelry and home furnishings are located adjacent to the Stonelea Ring.

CLARION HOTEL (Formerly Holiday Inn North) – 859-233-0512 – Approximately 4 miles (OFFICIAL HOTEL)
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
FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES BY MARRIOTT – 859 -977-5870 – 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
CANDLEWOOD SUITES -877-660-8543 – 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
HOLIDAY INN GEORGETOWN – 502-570-0220 – Approximately 6 miles

Reservations may not be made through the Horse Show office. To reserve a campsite at the Kentucky Horse Park for any of the horse shows, please call the Campground store at (800) 370-6416 or email Christy Combs at Be specific as to the show name and the dates you wish to stay. Check-in time is 2:00 p.m. and checkout is 12:00 noon. You must make arrangements with the Campground store if you plan to come earlier than 2:00 p.m. or stay later than 12:00 noon. Vehicles will be towed that are not removed from a campsite by check-out time.

Kentucky Horse Shows, LLC
P. O. Box 11428
Lexington, KY 40575-1428
859-233-0492 (phone)
859-233-0495 (fax)

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