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124th National Horse Show and Family Festival is a Go in Wellington

Wellington, FL - October 17, 2007 - "We are pleased to announce that the 124th National Horse Show and Family Festival will go on as planned," reported Mason Phelps Jr., Chairman of the National Horse Show Association of America Ltd. "In a unanimous vote, the Board of Directors of the NHSAA decided today to move forward with the show in Wellington." The 124th National Horse Show and Family Festival (NHS) will continue as scheduled at the Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Center on December 5-9, 2007.

As president of the National Horse Show Association of America Ltd. and CEO of Stadium Jumping Inc., the management company of the NHS, Eugene R. Mische is credited with helping the National Horse Show stay where it has run successfully for the past six years.

Mische stated, "It has been difficult for all equestrians that either compete or are otherwise involved in the Village of Wellington. I'm happy we were finally able to work out the details and that the National Horse Show Board of Directors has voted to go ahead with the National Horse Show in 2007. It would have been tragic for this long-running and historical competition to be cancelled. We are looking forward to welcoming our exhibitors to Florida for one of the best shows ever."

The National Horse Show Association of America Ltd. Board of Directors are: Eugene R. Mische, Mason Phelps Jr., Mrs. Thomas N. Armstrong III, William J. Berman, Melissa Cohen, Leo G. Conroy, Harry R. Gill, Mrs. Robert Lee Henry, Susan Humes, Louis M. Jacobs, Jennifer Oz LeRoy, Suzanne Thoben Marquard, Michael Morrissey, Ernest M. Oare, Richard Schechter, Allan E. Shore, Jr., John Y.G. Walker, III, and Peter Welles.

The National Horse Show Association of America Ltd. has 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit status, and all proceeds go toward producing and improving the horse show. Although the show is held after December 1, all points from the National Horse Show and Family Festival will count towards the 2007 USEF year-end awards.

The show will host the Rolex/USEF National Show Jumping Championship presented by Equine Motorcoach again this year after a huge, successful class in 2006. The rated hunters have a big change to their schedule this year, and the National Horse Show Hunter Championship will offer $25,000 in prize money. Dressage at the National is scheduled again for this year, and classes for some of the best dressage horses and riders in the country will be held on Friday, Dec. 7, through Sunday, Dec. 9. Friday night's "Jumping Under the Stars" gala is sure to be another exciting party for everyone involved. On the weekend, youngsters can enjoy the Children's Fair, and families can peruse the Wellington Chamber of Commerce's Business Expo.

For more information and the 124th National Horse Show and Family Festival prize list, please visit http://www.nhs.org.

124th NATIONAL HORSE SHOW & FAMILY FESTIVAL FAST FACTS

WHAT: 124th National Horse Show & Family Festival

WHEN: December 5-9. 2007

HOURS: Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday: 8 a.m. to approximately 6 p.m. Friday: 8 a.m. to approximately 10 p.m.

WHERE: Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club, Wellington, Florida

HIGHLIGHTS- Competition:

- The $5,000 Palm Beach Post National Welcome Stake, CSI (December 5)

- The $15,000 NHS Speed Classic, CSI (December 6)

- The Zada Enterprises, LLC 6th Annual Dressage at the National (December 7-9)

- The $25,000 NHS Jumper Classic for the Rolex/USEF National Show Jumping Championship, presented by Equine Motorcoach, CSI (December 7- evening competition)

- The $25,000 National Horse Show Hunter Championship (December 8)

- The $10,000 NHS Speed Stake, CSI (December 8)

- The $15,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Series Junior and Amateur-Owner Jumper National Finals (December 9)

- The $80,000 Young Jumper Championships(R) International Finals (December 9)

- The $100,000 NHS Grand Prix FEI World Cup(TM) for the Rolex/USEF National Show Jumping Championship, presented by Equine Motorcoach, (December 9)

Exhibitions and Special Events:

"Jumping Under the Stars" Gala (December 7, evening)

Children's Fair (December 8-9, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Wellington Chamber Business Showcase 2007 in Grand Hunter Ring (December 8, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.)

SPONSORED CLASSES & PRIZE MONEY:

$155,000 FEI International Jumper section

$125,000 Rolex/USEF National Show Jumping Championship, presented by Equine Motorcoach

$80,000 Young Jumper Championships(R) International

$20,000 Palm Beach Daily News Amateur-Owner Jumper division

$11,000 Pasmore Stables Adult Amateur Jumper division

$11,000 Martha Jolicoeur P.A. Illustrated Properties Children's Jumper division

$11,000 Bainbridge Farm Adult Amateur Working Hunter divisions

$5,500 Reflection Farms Green Conformation Hunter division

$5,500 Moxie Equestrian Inc. Regular Conformation Hunter division

$5,500 Tara Management Amateur-Owner 18-35 Working Hunter division

$5,500 Kilkenny Amateur-Owner Over 35 Working Hunter division

$5,500 William Barlow Redfern Regular Working Hunter division

TICKETS: 561-793-JUMP, or visit http://www.stadiumjumping.com

ADMISSION: General Admission Tickets are available at the gate.

Adults: $10 Wednesday through Saturday (including $10 for Friday evening performance), Sunday- $15

Seniors/Children 13 and up: $7 all performances

Children 12 and under: Free

VIP SEATING: Box Seats Tickets may be purchased at the gate. (Limited availability)

Location: Internationale Arena

Prices: $25 every day (plus $25 for Friday evening performance), per person

Box of 4 seats for entire week, including Friday night: $500

Box Seats are available for purchase through Stadium Jumping, Inc. Please call 800-237-8924 for more information.

VIP tables in The Diamond Horseshoe Club (located at the Internationale Arena):

Gold Member Front Row- $5000 for six seat table, luxury amenities provided for all performances including Friday evening. Silver Member Second and Third Rows- $3500 for six seat table.

Tables in The Diamond Horseshoe Club are available for purchase through Phelps Media Group, Inc. Please call 561-753-3389.

THE FACILITY:

The Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club is also the home of the Winter Equestrian Festival and the site of the first outdoor Nations Cup held in the United States. The competition areas include the 400' x 400' grass Internationale Arena, which is surrounded by bermed seating, chalets, and VIP areas; plus the Bertalan DeNemethy Arena and Grand Hunter Field, both with all weather footing. Amenities include the Diamond Horseshoe Club VIP area.

DIRECTIONS:

Approaching the show grounds from the Florida Turnpike, take Exit #93, Lake Worth Blvd., and travel west, crossing over 441. Travel five miles to South Shore Blvd., turn right on South Shore and proceed one mile to Pierson Road, then turn left at the light. Spectator Entrance is first left, on Equestrian Road. Approaching the show grounds from Interstate I-95, take Exit 49. Travel west on Forest Hill Blvd. 11 miles to South Shore Blvd. Turn left on South Shore and follow to Pierson Road. Turn right at the light on Pierson. Spectator Entrance is first left - Equestrian Road.

PARKING: Parking is free Wednesday through Sunday.

FOOD: A diverse menu of food and beverages is available at the vendor courtyard and at vendors around the Internationale Arena, and are open during show hours.

SHOPPING: The vendor courtyard and individual booths around the Internationale Arena offer equestrian equipment, apparel, jewelry, and home furnishings.

HOTELS:

*Hampton Inn and Suites Wellington

2155 Wellington Green Drive, Wellington, FL 561-472-9696

*Hampton Inn at Emerald Dunes

2025 Vista Parkway, West Palm Beach, FL 561-682-9990

*Hampton Inn Lake Worth

8205 Lake Worth Road, Lake Worth, FL 561-472-5980

CAR RENTAL:

Use Enterprise Rent-a-Car for your car rental needs at the National Horse Show and Family Festival! Call 1-800-593-0505 and use the National Horse Show reference number 41W0080 for a discount.

PALM BEACH POLO EQUESTRIAN CLUB:

14440 Pierson Rd., Wellington, FL 33414

561-793-JUMP (phone)

561-753-7727 (fax)

http://www.stadiumjumping.com.

STADIUM JUMPING, INC.: Corporate Office-

1301 Sixth Ave West, Suite 406, Bradenton, FL 34205

941-744-5465 (phone)

941-744-0874 (fax)

http://www.stadiumjumping.com.

NATIONAL HORSE SHOW ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, LTD

Carolyn Vincent

P.O. Box 386, Greenvale, NY 11548

516-484-1865 (phone)

516-484-1982 (fax)

NationalHS@aol.com

http://www.nhs.org

MEDIA CONTACT:

Phelps Media Group, Inc.

13833 Wellington Trace

Unit E-4 #221

Wellington, FL 33414

561-753-3389 (phone)

561-753-3386 (fax)

pmginfo@phelpsmediagroup.com

http://www.phelpsmediagroup.com



Photo Credit: Eugene R. Mische (President), Betty Jane Henry (Ladies Committee Chairwoman and Board of Directors member), and Mason Phelps Jr. (Chairman) of the National Horse Show Association of America Ltd. Photo (C) 2007 Jennifer Wood/PMG.

 

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