Lexington, KY - June 2, 2008 - The Kentucky Summer Horse Show, produced by Kentucky Horse Shows LLC, will be held at the picturesque Kentucky Horse Park from July 30-August 3, and the Kentucky Summer Classic will follow during the week of August 6-10, 2008. These two weeks of exciting hunter/jumper competition will feature incredible horses and riders from across the nation. Prize lists are currently available online at http://www.kentuckyhorseshows.com
Featuring two grand prix competitions, one of which is AGA sanctioned, the Kentucky Summer Horse Shows will welcome top show jumpers in the $40,000 Kentucky Summer Grand Prix and the $40,000 RV Sales of Broward Kentucky Classic Grand Prix. Additionally, the shows will host two $25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classics. These classics are part of the Hagyard Challenge Series, a summer-long series of seven show jumping events. The series, which features $215,000 in prize money, will present its top competitor with a $50,000 Leading Rider Bonus at the Kentucky National Indoor Horse Show in September.
Talented hunters will take center stage in the $20,000 ASG Software Solutions/USHJA International Hunter Derby at the Kentucky Summer Horse Show, a recognized World Championship Hunter Rider event. Both weeks of competition are also qualifying events for the Washington International Horse Show Championships and the North American League finals.
For more information on the Kentucky Summer Horse Shows or to download the prize list, please go to http://www.kentuckyhorseshows.com
2008 KENTUCKY SUMMER HORSE SHOWS FAST FACTS
Kentucky Summer Horse Show - July 30 - August 3, 2008
Kentucky Summer Classic - August 6 -10, 2008
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.
Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY, site of the 2010 World Equestrian Games. Home to the United States Equestrian Federation.
KENTUCKY SUMMER HORSE SHOW - JULY 30 - AUGUST 3, 2008
A World Championship Hunter Rider Event
$20,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby
The $25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic
The $40,000 Kentucky Summer Grand Prix
KENTUCKY SUMMER CLASSIC - AUGUST 6 - 10, 2008
The $25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic
The $40,000 RV Sales of Broward Kentucky Classic Grand Prix
A Member Event of the AGA Grand Prix Series
8am - 5pm daily
Admission is free to the public. The Kentucky Horse Park charges a $3.00 daily fee for parking.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Horse Show Exhibitors may purchase a weekly parking pass at the main Horse Park entrance for $5.00.
The Kentucky Horse Park is located 8 miles northeast of Lexington, Kentucky at Exit 120 on Interstate 75.
Before Show - Telephone: (859) 233-0492, Email: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Vendors - Email Cindy Bozan at email@example.com
VIP Tables - Email Cindy Bozan at firstname.lastname@example.org
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'
Vendors offering equestrian equipment, apparel, jewelry and home furnishings are located adjacent to the Stonelea Ring.
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
Kentucky Horse Shows, LLC
P. O. Box 11428
Lexington, KY 40575-1428
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