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Date Change Announced for $20,000 ASG/USHJA International Hunter Derby at Kentucky Summer Horse Show

Lexington, KY - July 25, 2008 - The date of the $20,000 ASG Software Solutions/USHJA International Hunter Derby has been changed to take place on Friday evening, August 1, at 5:30 pm. The time and date for the event have been changed so that more competitors will be able to attend the class. The event will coincide with a complimentary dinner for all exhibitors in the Spectator Tent at the newly resurfaced Walnut Ring.

The Kentucky Summer Horse Show will be held July 30-August 2, 2008. The Kentucky Summer Classic will follow, beginning on Wednesday, August 6, and concluding on Sunday, August 10, 2008.

The Walnut Ring will serve as the feature ring during the Kentucky Summer Series, which begins next week. It will be the site of the $20,000 ASG Software Solutions/USHJA International Hunter Derby, seven Grand Prix classes which are part of the USEF Computer list (including 4 Hagyard Series events), and will serve as the main hunter competition arena for the 2008 USEF Pony Finals on August 13-17.

Otto Sport- und Reitplatz GmbH, a German company which will provide the footing for the Main Stadium at the 2010 Alltech/FEI World Equestrian Games, has installed it's synthetic footing system in the Walnut Ring and attached schooling area. The project was funded by the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation.

Kentucky Summer Series show manager Hugh Kincannon stated, "We are thrilled to be able to offer our competitors the state of the art surface that Otto Sport has installed in the Walnut Ring. We are grateful that the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation has once again stepped up and made possible this significant improvement to the show facility."

Gifts to the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation from the private sector - both individual and corporate - help the park build and maintain show facilities, conduct special research initiatives, complete landscaping projects, and host special art exhibits such as Imperial China and All the Queen's Horses. For more information on the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation, please visit http://www.khpfoundation.com.

For more information on the Kentucky Summer Horse Shows, please go to http://www.kentuckyhorseshows.com.



2008 KENTUCKY SUMMER HORSE SHOWS FAST FACTS

Events:

Kentucky Summer Horse Show - July 30 - August 3, 2008

Kentucky Summer Classic - August 6 -10, 2008

What:

Two of the nation's premier equestrian competitions, featuring two grand prix competitions, one of which is AGA sanctioned. A World Championship Hunter Rider recognized hunter competition. The Kentucky Summer Horse Shows offer two Hagyard Lexington Classics, which are part of the summer-long $215,000 Hagyard Challenge Series. The competitions are also qualifying events for the Washington International Horse Show Championships and the North American League finals.

Where:

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

When:

KENTUCKY SUMMER HORSE SHOW - JULY 30 - AUGUST 3, 2008

A World Championship Hunter Rider Event

$20,000 ASG/USHJA International Hunter Derby: August 1, 5:30 p.m.

The $25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic: July 31

The $40,000 Kentucky Summer Grand Prix: August 3

KENTUCKY SUMMER CLASSIC - AUGUST 6 - 10, 2008

The $25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic: August 7

The $40,000 RV Sales of Broward Kentucky Classic Grand Prix: August 10

A Member Event of the AGA Grand Prix Series

Hours:

8am - 5pm daily

Admission:

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

VIP Seating:

Tables of six are available each week in the ringside spectator pavilion for both shows at a price of $1,000 per week. This will entitle table holders and their guests to exclusive seating in the pavilion, which provides daily continental breakfasts and complimentary lunches. Additionally, table holders receive a VIP parking pass and access to wireless internet service. Tables may be reserved by contacting Cindy Bozan at cindy@kentuckyhorseshows.com.

Parking:

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

Stabling - Email Tom Blankenship at Tomb@kentuckyhorseshows.com

Prize List Advertising - Email Cindy Bozan at cindy@kentuckyhorseshows.com

Vendors - Email Cindy Bozan at cindy@kentuckyhorseshows.com

VIP Tables - Email Cindy Bozan at cindy@kentuckyhorseshows.com

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'

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

859-233-0492 (phone)

859-233-0495 (fax)

email: hakshows@earthlink.net

website: http://www.kentuckyhorseshows.com

 

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