2012 Celebration to be held May 2 at Kentucky Horse Park
FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 17, 2012) – First Lady Jane Beshear today announced the 15th Annual Celebration of Hope, an annual gathering of cancer survivors, will offer some exciting new changes. For the first time in the history of the event, the Celebration will be held during the week leading up to Derby, on Wednesday, May 2, instead of the Monday following the race.
Additionally, the Celebration is moving out of Frankfort to the world-renowned Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.
College Students to be Admitted Free on Thursday; Military Personnel and Their Families on Friday
Lexington, KY– April 16, 2012 – The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by Bridgestone, will host free general admission days for college students and military personnel during this year’s Event, April 26-29, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. The free admission offer also includes the Ariat Kentucky Reining Cup on Friday, April 27.
April 11, 2012 From the USEF Communications Department
Extensive Coverage of the 2012 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by Bridgestone will be available to millions of people around the world. An unprecedented five hours of television coverage of the western hemisphere's only CCI4* will air on the NBC family of channels as the Rolex Equestrian Championships presented by Land Rover.
For the intensity and excitement of the Cross-Country phase, tune into Universal Sports on Saturday, April 28th from 10:00am - 12:00pmET and NBC Sports Network on Saturday, April 28th from 1:30pm - 3:30pmET For a recap of all the action and to watch the dramatic conclusion check out NBC on Sunday, April 29th from 2:00pm-3:00pmET
Lexington, KY - April 11, 2012 - The Alltech National Horse Show, following its highly successful debut at the Kentucky Horse Park last November, has been voted as the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame 2011 Horse Show of the Year. The top honors came as a result of voting by the many members of the Hall of Fame, comprised of exhibitors, owners, trainers and riders in the equestrian industry.
Achievements of Bluegrass Youth Sustainability Council and Lexington community draw national acclaim
President Bill Clinton will celebrate Earth Day in Lexington, Ky, to bring attention to the outstanding sustainability efforts made by local students and leaders. Clinton will visit the Bluegrass on April 23 to speak with nearly 6,000 students, parents, teachers, administrators and community and state leaders at the Kentucky Horse Park Alltech Arena in special recognition of the Bluegrass Youth Sustainability Council, a coalition of students representing all Fayette County public and private high schools.
The Thoroughbred Horse Show Association was created to develop horse shows exclusively for Thoroughbreds that are registered with The Jockey Club. These shows are designed to showcase the many talents and competitive spirit of Thoroughbreds in their second careers. Shows are geared for Thoroughbreds just starting their show careers with entry-level divisions in multiple disciplines, including dressage, combined training, hunter/jumper, suitability for hunting and competitive trail riding. Theye provide an affordable opportunity to give your Thoroughbred valuable show experience while helping rescue organizations place Thoroughbreds in new homes.
Lexington, KY - April 9, 2012 - Prize lists have been sent for Country II, scheduled for June 6-10 and June 13-17, 2012, at the beautiful Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington and I. This year's show is a World Championship Hunter Rider event during Country Heir II, the second week of competition. The prize money has been increased for the jumpers during Country Heir II, making it a Level 5 Jumper event with the highlight being a $55,000 Grand Prix. Country Heir will be offering $370,000 prize money over the fun two-week event.Country Heir pride itself on offering a fun, friendly show with a great lineup of classes for everyone from Leadline, Walk Trot, to Grand Prix! Some of this year's highlights include:$45,000 Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital Grand Prix$55,000 Country Heir II Grand Prix$30,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby$10,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby$10,000 Welcome Prix I$20,000 Welcome Prix II$10,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame I & II$8,000 NAL Low Junior/Amateur Owner Jumper$10,000 Children's/Adult Jumper Prix$5,000 Children's/Adult Hunter Classic$7,000 High Performance Hunter Division...the list goes on!A total of $105,000 HUNTER MONEY offered and prize money checks are written to exhibitors at checkout!
World’s Best Horses and Riders Coming to Kentucky for America’s Only Four Star Event
Lexington, KY—April 04, 2012—A record 73 horses are entered to compete in this year's Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by Bridgestone, which returns to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, April 26-29.
An international field of past Rolex Kentucky champions and Olympic veterans includes some of the sport’s biggest names from the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Australia and New Zealand.
Lexington, KY - March 30, 2012 - This year, the hunter divisions will be one of the main features during the Kentucky Spring Horse Show Series at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. The highlight events will include the $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby held during the Kentucky Spring Horse Show May 9-13, 2012, and the World Champion Hunter Rider week of competition during the Kentucky Spring Classic, scheduled for May 16-20, 2012. Both competitions will also feature a $5,000 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby, the latest addition to the lineup. The Kentucky Spring Horse Shows are hosted by Kentucky Horse Shows, LLC, and will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, which was also the site of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.
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