Lexington, Ky. – Nov. 8, 2018 – 2018 marked the 135th year of the National Horse Show. The event, which is one of the most revered and storied horse shows in America added to its rich history and tradition by displaying top professional, amateur, and junior competition within its home, the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park.
The National Horse Show Board of Directors and staff would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the participants that helps make this year one of the most successful to date. Without the support of the exhibitors, owners, trainers, sponsors, vendors, and spectators, the National Horse Show would not be possible.
“The National Horse Show was an astounding success and we saw some of the best that American equestrian sport has to offer,” remarked Jennifer Burger, president of the National Horse Show. “This year we presented new and exciting classes for our Hunter and Equitation competitors, as well as featuring top notch CSI-W 4* jumping competition that brought the best athletes from all over the world to Kentucky. I am thrilled with the outcome of the event and am looking forward to expanding our presence in 2019.”
With $845,000 in prize money offered, the National Horse Show is a designated a CSI4*-W event by the FEI. This year, the National Horse Show offered new Equitation Championships, including the Hamel Foundation NHS 3’3” Eq. Championship, the Taylor Harris Insurance Services NHS 3′ Adult Eq. Championships, the Boggs Hill NHS KHJA Eq. Championships, and a day of age group equitation classes. In addition, the National Horse Show announceed the new National Horse Show $50,000 Hunter Classic. The ASPCA Maclay Finals presented by Chansonette Farm, the Hollow Brook Wealth Management SJHOF Series Championship, and the world-renown $250,000 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Lexington also returned to the premier event of indorr equestrian competition.
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