[LEXINGTON, Ky.] – It’s a horse, of course, suitably dressed for the show ring in a top hat, buttoned vest and jacket pinned with a winning show ribbon. But before making a debut at this fall’s Alltech National Horse Show, this flashy equine mascot needs a name and a story to tell.
Alltech is counting on Kentucky’s creative kids to come up with a name and a story for the new mascot of the Alltech National Horse Show, Oct. 29 – Nov.3, in the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park. Throughout September, Kentucky’s kids can send Alltech a name and a short story describing the mascot for a chance to win a family prize package with tickets to the Alltech National Horse Show and have their mascot featured in the Lexington Herald-Leader.
Kids are encouraged to exercise their imaginations as they describe how this mascot rose to fame at the Alltech National Horse Show. Did this horse retire from a successful career in show jumping? Or did this horse compete in one of eight official disciplines during the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2010 in Lexington, Ky.? Perhaps the horse was a speedster coming off the track at Keeneland Racecourse, or a trotting champion at the Red Mile. Three prizes will be awarded for the best coloring of the mascot, the most creative name for the mascot and most imaginative overall story for the mascot. Entries will be judged for originality, creativity and an awareness of the role horses play in Kentucky’s heritage.
The official entry form, which also serves as a coloring sheet of the mascot, will appear in the Lexington Herald-Leader on Sept. 4, Sept. 6, Sept. 15, Sept. 18, Sept. 20, Sept. 22 and Sept. 24. The entry form is also available as a PDF online at www.Kentucky.com and www.AlltechNationalHorseShow.com/mascot. The deadline to enter the contest is Oct. 4. Stories and illustrations of the mascot will be accepted on separate sheets of paper. Entries should be sent to:
3031 Catnip Hill Pike
Nicholasville, KY 40356
Throughout September, interesting, creative and funny submissions for the contest will be posted to the Alltech National Horse Show’s Facebook page. The winning coloring sheet, name and story will be featured in a special October edition of the Wednesday Life and Neighbors Section of the Lexington Herald-Leader. Kids and families can come see their coloring sheets and stories on display in the kids’ play area at the Alltech National Horse Show on Saturday, Nov. 2.
Alltech’s equine mascot will be visiting local elementary schools in the weeks leading up to the Alltech National Horse Show. If your youth organization or school would like to request an October visit from the soon-to-be-named mascot, contact Chelsea Magee at firstname.lastname@example.org by Sept. 23.
Kentuckians will gather this fall to celebrate three proud traditions deeply rooted in Kentucky – horses, heritage and hops. Alltech will host the first-ever Kentucky Gathering, Oct. 29 – Nov. 3, at the Alltech Arena on the grounds of the Kentucky Horse Park. The week-long festival includes the world-class equestrian sport of the Alltech National Horse Show, the Biggest Loser 5k RunWalk, a showcase of locally crafted brews and artisan foods called Savor Kentucky, and many other fun-filled activities for the entire family.
An American equestrian tradition, the Alltech National Horse Show, Oct. 29 – Nov.3, has reached its stride in the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park. Reserved for the year’s top talent on the North American show circuit, the Alltech National Horse Show opens the ring to a variety of equestrian classes and disciplines, with events including the $250,000 Alltech Grand Prix, the $50,000 LIFEFORCE Elite Puissance and the ASPCA Alfred B. Maclay Finals for youth competitors. For more information, visit www.alltechnationalhorseshow.com.
Founded by Dr. Pearse Lyons, Alltech is a global animal health and nutrition company with 31 years’ experience in developing natural products that are scientifically proven to enhance animal health and performance. With more than 2650 employees in 128 countries, the company has developed a strong regional presence in Europe, North America, Latin America, the Middle-East, Africa and Asia. For further information, visit www.alltech.com. For media assets, visit www.alltech.com/press.
Alltech is the proud title sponsor of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 in Normandy. For more information about these prestigious global championships, visit www.alltechfeiweg2014-normandy.com.
2013 Alltech National Horse Show Fast Facts
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 29 – November 3, 2013, indoors in the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, site of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.
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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.
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.
National Horse Show
PO Box 386
Greenvale, NY 11548
Phone: (516) 484-1865
Fax: (516) 484-1982
Vendors offering equestrian equipment, apparel, jewelry and home furnishings are located in the Alltech Arena.
Vendors – Matt Morrissey at Mmorri4398@aol.com or 941 915-3457
VIP Table Sales – Karen Lucca at email@example.com or (561) 753-3389
Advertising – Deborah Darwin at firstname.lastname@example.org or (561) 313-0384
Mason Phelps at email@example.com or 561-753-3389
Susie Webb at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-520-6162
Christian Palmer at Christian@phelpsmediagroup.com or (612) 618-8216
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
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