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Kentucky Spring Horse Shows Issue Equine Health Protocol

Lexington, KY – March 12, 2007 – The Kentucky Spring Horse Shows, which will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, have announced and recommended an equine health protocol for those who wish to attend the competition. The Kentucky Spring Horse Show is scheduled to run from May 9-13, and the Kentucky Spring Classic will follow from May 16-20, 2007.

In response to the recent outbreaks of the Equine Herpes Virus and their concern over the continual health and safety of horses, the management of the Kentucky Spring Horse Shows recommends the attached health protocol for all exhibitors who plan to travel to the Kentucky Horse Park for any events this year. In addition to these recommendations, information pertaining to new Kentucky Horse Park regulations is listed as well.

Further requirements, recommendations and information about the Kentucky Spring Horse Shows’ equine health protocol are available online at http://www.kentuckyhorseshows.com. or

To view the Equine Health Protocol click here:

http://www.equestrianmag.com/news/kentucky-equine-health-protocol-regulations-3-07.html

Courtesy of the Kentucky Spring Horse Shows.

To download the Kentucky Spring Horse Shows prize list, please visit http://www.kentuckyhorseshows.com.



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.

The Kentucky Spring Horse Shows proudly host the Haygard Challenge Jumper Series, which offers $170,000 in prize money. This series features seven grand prix events throughout the summer at the Kentucky Horse Park and is made possible by the sponsorship of the Hagyard Equine Medical Institute.

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 Betsy Fishback at (859) 221-6877.

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 – 859-231-0322 – 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



To view the Equine Health Protocol click here:

http://www.equestrianmag.com/news/kentucky-equine-health-protocol-regulations-3-07.html

Courtesy of the Kentucky Spring Horse Shows.

 

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