2019 Kentucky Spring Prize List and FEI Approved Schedules Available Online

Lexington, Ky. – March 21, 2019 – Kentucky Spring Horse Shows’ management company, Kentucky Horse Shows LLC, is excited to announce that the unparalleled hunter/jumper competition will be returning to the stunning Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, from May 8-19, 2019. The FEI CSI3* show jumping event will feature both international and national competition for horses and riders of all levels at the magnificent venue which is nestled in the heart of horse country. To access the prize list, entry forms, weekly schedules and FEI approved schedules for both weeks, please click here.

The first week of competition, the Kentucky Spring Horse Show, will kick off starting on May 8-12 and will feature a FEI CSI3* rating. Highlights include the $36,000 Welcome Speed on Wednesday, followed by the $36,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic on Thursday, which will start off the seven-part Hagyard Challenge Series, and then the $134,000 Kentucky Spring Grand Prix on Saturday. All three FEI classes will count for the Longines Ranking List and the Thursday and Saturday classes will also count for the Rolex/USEF Show Jumping Ranking List. In addition, the featured national classes will be the $35,000 Commonwealth Grand Prix on Sunday, which will also count towards the Rolex/USEF Show Jumping Ranking List, and the $15,000 Under 25 Grand Prix to be held on Sunday, May 12.

A new addition that will take place during both the Kentucky Spring Horse Show and the Kentucky Spring Classic is the Classic Champions Developing Jumper Tour, sponsored by Classic Champions, Inc., which will offer classes for 5, 6 and 7-year-old horses. This exciting eight-part tour will conclude with championship events that will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park during the Kentucky National Horse Show from Sept. 18-22.

The Kentucky Spring Horse Show will also be a World Champion Hunter Rider (WCHR) member event, where riders can earn points towards year-end awards. Hunters will take center stage on Sunday in the Stonelea Ring with the $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby and the $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby, the first of 15 World Equestrian Center/Kentucky Horse Shows USHJA National Hunter Derby Series events.

Competition will continue the next week with the Kentucky Spring Classic, will take place from May 15-19, also with a FEI CSI3* rating. The $36,000 Welcome Speed will be held on Wednesday, followed by the $36,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic on Thursday, as riders try to accumulate valuable points for the Hagyard Leading Rider Bonus. On Saturday evening, May 18, riders will battle it out for top honors under the lights of the Rolex Stadium in the $134,000 Mary Rena Murphy Grand Prix. Once again, all three FEI classes will count for the Longines Ranking List and the Thursday and Saturday classes will also count for the Rolex/USEF Show Jumping Ranking List. The featured national classes are the $35,000 Bluegrass Grand Prix on Sunday in the Rolex Stadium, which counts towards the Rolex/USEF Show Jumping Ranking List and the $15,000 Under 25 Grand Prix to be held on Sunday, May 19.

The Kentucky Spring Classic features the second competition of the 15 event World Equestrian Center/Kentucky Horse Shows USHJA National Hunter Derby Series in the Stonelea Ring. Both weeks of the Kentucky Spring Horse Shows will offer WIHS and NAL qualifiers plus $10,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Classics.

For more information on Kentucky Horse Shows LLC and the Kentucky Spring Horse Shows, please visit www.kentuckyhorseshows.com. To request a prize list, please e-mail prizelist@kentuckyhorseshows.com.

Darragh Kenny and Ann Thompson's Balou du Reventon were the winners of the $131,000 Mary Rena Murphy Grand Prix CSI3* during the 2018 Kentucky Spring Classic.

Darragh Kenny and Ann Thompson’s Balou du Reventon were the winners of the $131,000 Mary Rena Murphy Grand Prix CSI3* during the 2018 Kentucky Spring Classic.

2019 KENTUCKY SPRING HORSE SHOWS SERIES FAST FACTS

Events: 2019 Kentucky Spring Horse Shows series

What: The 2019 Kentucky Spring Horse Shows series includes two weeks of top hunter/jumper competitions during the month of May. The Kentucky Horse Shows series is the host of the Hagyard Challenge series, the World Equestrian Center/Kentucky Horse Shows USHJA National Hunter Derby Series and the Classic Champions Developing Jumper Tour.

Where: The Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, site of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ and home to the United States Equestrian Federation and the United States Hunter Jumper Association.

When:
KENTUCKY SPRING HORSE SHOW – May 8 – 12, 2019
$36,000 Welcome Speed CSI3*
$36,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic CSI3*
$134,000 Kentucky Spring Grand Prix CSI3*
$15,000 Under 25 Grand Prix
$35,000 Commonwealth Grand Prix
WCHR Recognized Hunter Competition
$10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby
$5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby
Classic Champions Developing Jumper Tour

KENTUCKY SPRING CLASSIC – May 15 – 19, 2019
$36,000 Welcome Speed CSI3*
$36,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic CSI3*
$134,000 Mary Rena Murphy Grand Prix CSI3*
$15,000 Under 25 Grand Prix
$35,000 Bluegrass Grand Prix
$5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby
Classic Champions Developing Jumper Tour

Sponsors: A special thanks to the generous sponsors of the Kentucky Spring Horse Shows series: Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, World Equestrian Center, Hallway Feeds, Audi of Lexington, Classic Champions, Inc., FarmVet, Johnson Horse Transportation, Dietrich Equine Insurance Services, TAKE2 Second Career Thoroughbred Program Inc., GGT Footing, Winners Circle Trailer Sales and Service and the official hotel, The Clarion Hotel Lexington.

Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily

Parking: Horse show exhibitors may purchase a weekly parking pass at the main horse park entrance for $15. Dogs are permitted at the Kentucky Horse Park on a leash.

Directions: The Kentucky Horse Park is located eight miles Northeast of Lexington, Kentucky, at Exit 120 on Interstate 75.

Information: Show Office – Phone 859-300-9899

Stabling: Call Pat Duncan 503-510-8797

Prize list advertising: E-mail Cindy Bozan at cindy@kentuckyhorseshows.com or call 859-608-3709

Vendors: E-mail Cindy Bozan at cindy@kentuckyhorseshows.com or call 859-608-3709

Website: www.kentuckyhorseshows.com

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

Hotels: The Clarion Hotel Lexington

Website – www.clarionhotellex.com
Phone – 859-233-0512
Approximately four miles away from the horse show, discover the place where elegant comfort in an ideal location meets excellent service and affordability. At The Clarion Hotel Lexington, you’ll find well-appointed accommodations with options of two double bed, two queen bed, king rooms or suites and exceptional amenities such as our free hot breakfast buffet. Home of the Kentucky Horse Park, the Lexington Convention Center, University of Kentucky and the Kentucky Bourbon Trail – our Lexington hotel is on Newtown Pike at Exit 115 on I-75, close to all the big attractions, and is the perfect place to stay whether you’re here to get down to business or have some fun. Best of all, bring your furry friends for any trip because the Clarion Hotel in Lexington is also pet-friendly.

Campground reservations: 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 859-259-4157, or e-mail Ryan McGaughey at ryan.mcgaughey@ky.gov. Be specific as to the show name and the dates you wish to stay. Check-in time is 2 p.m. and checkout is noon. You must make arrangements with the Campground Store if you plan to arrive earlier than 2 p.m. or stay later than noon. Vehicles that are not removed from a campsite by checkout time will be towed.

Management: Kentucky Horse Shows LLC
P.O. Box 11428
Lexington, KY 40575-1428
859-300-9899 (phone)
866-464-2962 (fax)
E-mail: hakshows@earthlink.net
Website: www.kentuckyhorseshows.com

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For more information about the Kentucky Horse Shows, please visit www.KentuckyHorseShows.com.