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Save The Date! Kentucky Spring Horse Shows Are Fast Approaching

Lexington, KY – March 6, 2007 – Mark your calendars for the Kentucky Spring Horse Shows, which will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. The Kentucky Spring Horse Show will run from May 9-13, 2007, and the Kentucky Spring Classic will follow from May 16-20, 2007.

The two-week series will host two $30,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic Grand Prix CSI-3* events, as well as the 2007 Legacy Cup, the $50,000 Commonwealth Grand Prix CSI-3*, and the $50,000 Mary Rena Murphy Grand Prix CSI-3*, which is a member event of the AGA Grand Prix Series. The first week is a World Championship Hunter Rider member event, while week two hosts the 2007 Legacy Cup for hunters.

The picturesque Kentucky Horse Park, which offers ample stabling, showing and riding space, is the future site of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Come ride across the vast cross country fields or enjoy showing in the sand arenas, indoor ring, and the Johnson Grand Prix Arena. Dine and shop in downtown Lexington and enjoy the scenic hills of horse country. Produced by Kentucky Horse Shows, LLC, the Kentucky Spring Horse Shows offer something for everyone in the heart of the Kentucky bluegrass.

2007 KENTUCKY SPRING HORSE SHOWS FAST FACTS

Events:

Kentucky Spring Horse Show – May 9-13, 2007

Kentucky Spring Classic – May 16-20, 2007

What:

Two of the nation’s premier equestrian competitions, featuring four CSI-3* rated grand prix competitions, one of which is sanctioned by the American Grand Prix Association. The first week is a World Championship Hunter Rider recognized hunter competition. The Kentucky Spring Horse Shows are the host event for the 2007 Legacy Cup. Both shows are qualifying events for the Washington International Championships and the North American League finals.

Where:

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

Highlights:

KENTUCKY SPRING HORSE SHOW - MAY 9-13, 2007

The $30,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic, CSI-3*

The $50,000 Commonwealth Grand Prix, CSI-3*

A World Championship Hunter Rider Event

KENTUCKY SPRING CLASSIC - MAY 16 -20, 2007

The $30,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic, CSI-3*

The $50,000 Mary Rena Murphy Grand Prix, CSI-3*

A Member Event of the AGA Grand Prix Series

Hours:

8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday

Admission:

Admission is free to the public. The Kentucky Horse Park charges a $3.00 parking fee.

VIP Seating:

Tables of eight are available each week in the ringside spectator pavilions for both shows at a price of $500 per week. This will entitle table holders and their guests to a table at both the Johnson and Walnut Rings and a complimentary luncheon preceding the $50,000 Commonwealth Grand Prix on Sunday, May 13, 2007, and the $50,000 Mary Rena Murphy Grand Prix on Sunday, May 20, 2007. Tables may be reserved by calling the Show Office at (859) 254-3343.

Parking:

The Kentucky Horse Park charges a $3.00 daily parking fee. Horse Show Exhibitors may purchase a weekly parking pass at the main Horse Park entrance for $5.00.

Directions:

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

Information:

Before Show - Telephone: (859) 233-0492, Email: hakshows@earthlink.net

During Show - Telephone: (859) 254-3343, Fax: (859) 231-6097

Website: http://www.kentuckyhorseshows.com

Ring Dimensions/Specs:

All outdoor competition arenas and schooling areas consist of a limesand base and mortar sand cushion. The Indoor Arena consists of sand and loam. The dimensions of the competition areas are as follows:

Stonelea: 135’ x 285’, Claiborne: 140’ x 270’

Murphy: 140’ x 290’, Indoor: 145’ x 285’

Walnut: 300’ x 370’, Johnson: 300’ x 400’

Shopping:

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

Hotels:

HOLIDAY INN NORTH-859 - 233-0512 - Approximately 4 miles

FOUR POINTS SHERATON – 859-259-1311 – Approximately 4 miles

LA QUINTA – 859-231-7551 – Approximately 4 miles

KNIGHTS INN – 859-231-0255 – 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

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

Management:

Kentucky Horse Shows, LLC

P. O. Box 11428

Lexington, KY 40575-1428

859-233-0493 (phone)

859-233-0495 (fax)

email: hakshows@earthlink.net

website: http://www.kentuckyhorseshows.com

 

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