Lexington, KY April 18, 2012 Hallway Feeds, the title sponsor for the newly organized Kentucky Spring and Summer Horse Show Series, is pleased to announce KER Sport Horse Nutrition as a sustaining sponsor of the Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby Series. The six-part series will feature a $5000 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby at the Kentucky Horse Park throughout the spring and summer, and at the conclusion of the series the Leading Rider Awards for the Series will be presented. The leadoff event will be held during the upcoming Kentucky Spring Horse Show schedule for May 9-13, and the second class will take place during the Kentucky Spring Classic, held May 16-20, 2012.
KER Sport Horse Nutrition is a new joint venture between Kentucky Equine Research (KER) and Hallway Feeds. This partnership melds the technological and nutritional expertise of KER with the globally recognized horse feed manufacturing reputation of Hallway Feeds.
The USHJA National Hunter Derby program will be in its third year in 2012 and is growing in prestige and popularity. Amateurs, Juniors and Professional riders are eligible to compete, giving it a broad base of support and interest. The $15,000 Hallway Feeds Leading Rider Awards will present a $10,000 cash prize to the professional rider accumulating the most points in the six classes that make up the Series. The amateur rider and junior rider accumulating the most points will each receive a $2,500 cash prize. Riders will receive points only on their highest placed horse in each of the classes. The awards will be presented at the conclusion of the Hallway Feeds class at the KHJA show on August 25, 2012
Supporting sponsors for the Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby Series are Sweet PDZ Stall Refresher, PNC Bank, Alfagreen Supreme, Biederman Real Estate and Auctioneers, Trouw Nutrition, and Caddel Equine Therapy Center.
Hallway Feeds' close proximity to the Kentucky Horse Park provides the opportunity to utilize the freshest feed, manufactured with time-honored commitments to high standards of quality and the latest scientific advances. Combining a premium nutrition package with a professional level of dedication in horsemen and women provides equine athletes with the Formula for Success.
For more information on Hallway Feeds please visit www.hallwayfeeds.com.
For more information about the Kentucky Spring Horse Shows or to download the prize list, please go to www.kentuckyhorseshows.com.
Photo Credit: Erynn Ballard and Dunkirk won the $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Classic at the 2011 Bluegrass Festival Horse Show. Photo By: Kendall Bierer/PMG. Photo may only be used in relation to this PMG press release.
KENTUCKY HORSE SHOWS 2012 HORSE SHOW SERIES FAST FACTS
Events: 2012 Kentucky Spring Horse Shows
The Kentucky Horse Shows 2012 series includes two weeks of top competition during the month of May. These premier hunter/jumper competitions feature a USEF 5* Jumper Rating and a "AA" Hunter rating. The Kentucky Horse Show Series is the host of the Hagyard Challenge Series and Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby Series.
Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY, site of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Home to the United States Equestrian Federation.
KENTUCKY SPRING HORSE SHOW CSI3* - May 9-13, 2012
$35,000 Welcome Cup
$50,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic(US Show Jumping Team Observation Event) $75,000 Commonwealth Grand Prix(US Show Jumping Team Observation Event)
$15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby
$5,000 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby
KENTUCKY SPRING CLASSIC CSI2* - May 16-20, 2012
$32,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic
$75,000 Mary Rena Murphy Grand Prix sponsored by Audi of Lexington
WCHR recognized hunter competition
$5,000 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby
A special thanks to the generous sponsors of the Kentucky Spring Horse Shows: Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, Hallway Feeds, Audi of Lexington, Johnson Horse Transportation, Farm Vet, Dietrich Insurance and Sleepy P Ranch.
8am 5pm daily
Horse Show Exhibitors may purchase a weekly parking pass at the main Horse Park entrance for $5.00. Dogs are permitted at the Kentucky Horse Park on a leash.
The Kentucky Horse Park is located 8 miles northeast of Lexington, Kentucky at Exit 120 on Interstate 75.
Before Show - (859) 233-0492, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
During Show - Telephone: (859) 254-3343, Fax: (859) 231-6097
Stabling - Email Tom Blankenship at email@example.com
Stable office Before Show: (843) 269-4737, During Show: (859) 255-0605
Prize List Advertising - Email Cindy Bozan at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (859) 608-3709
Vendors - Email Cindy Bozan at email@example.com or call (859) 608-3709
The Stonelea Ring, Murphy Ring, Walnut Ring, Stonelea/Murphy Schooling Ring, the Alltech Arena and the Rolex Stadium have Otto Sport footing consisting of fine sand and synthetic fiber on pvc mats. The Claiborne, Annex, and Covered Arena (old) rings footing consists of a sand cushion on limestone base. The dimensions of the competition areas are as follows:
Vendors offering equestrian equipment, apparel, jewelry and home furnishings are located adjacent to the Stonelea Ring.
CLARION HOTEL (Formerly Holiday Inn North) 859-233-0512 Approximately 4 miles (OFFICIAL HOTEL)
FOUR POINTS SHERATON 859-259-1311 Approximately 4 miles
LA QUINTA 859-231-7551 Approximately 4 miles
KNIGHTS INN 859-231-0232 Approximately 4 miles
EMBASSY SUITES 859-455-5000 Approximately 4 miles
FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES BY MARRIOTT - 859 -977-5870 - 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
CANDLEWOOD SUITES -877-660-8543 Approximately 6 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
HOLIDAY INN GEORGETOWN 502-570-0220 - Approximately 6 miles
Reservations may not be made through the Horse Show office. To reserve a campsite at the Kentucky Horse Park for any of the horse shows, please call the Campground store at (800) 370-6416 or email Christy Combs at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be specific as to the show name and the dates you wish to stay. Check-in time is 2:00 p.m. and checkout is 12:00 noon. You must make arrangements with the Campground store if you plan to come earlier than 2:00 p.m. or stay later than 12:00 noon. Vehicles will be towed that are not removed from a campsite by check-out time.
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