Lexington, KY - The 2012 Adequan/FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships presented by Gotham North will take place July 17-22, 2012 at the Kentucky Horse Park.The NAJYRC is the premier equestrian competition in North America for junior and young riders, age 14-21. Young equestrians come from the United States, Bermuda, Canada, Mexico, Central America, Puerto Rico, and the Caribbean Islands to vie for team and individual FEI medals in the three Olympic equestrian disciplines of show jumping, dressage, eventing and the FEI World Equestrian Games disciplines of reining and endurance. 2012 will also feature a CVI running concurrently as vaulting continues to gain momentum in partnership with these Championships. The competition is run under rules of the FEI (Federation Equestre Internationale), the international governing body for equestrian sport, and is the only FEI championship held annually on this continent.For more information about the event, please visit: http://www.youngriders.org/
The NAJYRC is included with park admission.
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June 29, 2012
A Call to Action: Colorado Wildfires - Donate Now to the USEF Equine Disaster Relief Fund
From the USEF Communications Department
Lexington, KY - Fires blazing across the Colorado landscape have together burned more than 100,000 acres in the past few weeks. The Waldo Canyon and High Park fires near Colorado Springs and Fort Collins respectively have ravaged the natural beauty of the area, destroyed nearby homes, and left many displaced people wondering what to do next. For horse owners that uncertainty is even greater. Hundreds of horses have already been displaced and, while local Horse Parks, Fairgrounds, and Equestrian Centers have graciously opened up to evacuated horses, the cost of caring for those horses magnifies the stresses of an already trying time. Efforts to help are already underway but outside assistance is badly needed.
With the support of CEO John Long, the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) asks that equestrians, equestrian fans, and all people who share a love for horses make a donation to the USEF Equine Disaster Relief Fund. Cooler weather and calmer winds are helping firefighters in Colorado contain the blazes, but the cost of relocating, feeding, and caring for horses is a burden that local residents and humane societies will carry long after the fires have ceased to burn. With luck, many horses will be returning home soon, but some will have no home left to return to. With your help we can ensure that all affected horses are well cared for and help Colorado's devastated communities re-build.
To most effectively deliver aid the USEF Equine Disaster Relief Fund was established with the goal of getting horses the help they need, when they need it. "It is important to understand this fund is a dollar in and a dollar out," says John Long, "nothing is withheld." Any donation to the USEF Equine Disaster Relief Fund is a timely and efficient benefit for horses and horse owners.
Donations may be made online by going to
www.usef.org/_AUAIFrames/DisasterRelief/DisasterRelief.aspx. Having originated during the aftermath of Hurricanes Rita and Katrina the USEF Equine Disaster Relief Fund was formed to help ensure the safety and wellbeing of horses during trying times. Money donated to the USEF Equine Disaster Relief Fund is used to prepare for disasters and assists equids of any breed who are victims of disasters including but not restricted to hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, blizzards, and fires. Money donated to the fund is held by the USEF in an account restricted for this purpose. Money from the fund can only be disbursed upon the authorization of the USEF Chief Executive Officer. If you wish to contribute by check, please make it out to the USEF Equine Disaster Relief Fund and mail it to: The United States Equestrian Federation, 4047 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511.
CANCELLED -To be rescheduled
Barn and Stable Fires Can Be Devastating • 22 show horses killed in New York barn fire - January 2012 • 27 horses perished in a barn fire in Michigan - February 2012• 6 race horses killed in a fire in Chicago - March 2012• 18 horses die in a barn fire in Illinois - April 2012 We hear about these tragedies all too often, and hope it does not happen to us. Everyone can remember the 2011 fire, recently profiled on CBS 60 Minutes, which roared through Boyd Martin’s stable claiming the lives of 6 horses and causing hundreds of thousands of dollars in loss which almost ended Boyd’s career. Miraculously, one of Boyd’s mounts Neville Bardos, while suffering extensive burns and damage to his lunges, was spared and came back to be his current Olympic hopeful mount. This is one of those stories which legends are made from, but one which none of us should ever have to experience. Barns and stables are filled with highly flammable materials, and present a big fire prevention challenge. Add the presence of panicked animals and you have a recipe for a disaster if a fire breaks out. However, barn and stable fires are preventable and can be extinguished with the deployment of good barn management and the right fire extinguishing agent. Whether you keep your horses at home, or stable them, a barn fire is an event you must plan to prevent. The United States Pony Clubs, Inc. has teamed up with Fire Freeze Worldwide, Inc. to bring to your attention “Cold Fire” an environmentally horse safe and cost effective fire extinguishing agent. Join us on June 29, 2012 at the Kentucky Horse Park, for a live demonstration of the effectiveness of Cold Fire and an explanation of its benefits to the equestrian community. Where: The Kentucky Horse Park, Alltech Arena, Lower Parking Area.Follow the Directional SignsWhen: June 29th, 2012 at 11:00amPlease R.S.V.P by June 27th to
Photo by Jonathan Kendrick
Join us this weekend for Cherokee based dancing, drumming, singing, Native American food, crafts, demonstrations, exhibits, and story telling.
10am 'til 9am Saturday, June 23 and 10am 'til 5pm Sunday, June 24 in the Kentucky Horse Park Campground. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12.
CANCELLED - To be rescheduled
June 19, 2012, Lexington, KY - Barn and stable fires claim horses lives. • 22 show horses killed in New York barn fire - January 2012 • 27 horses perished in a barn fire in Michigan - February 2012 • 6 race horses killed in a fire in Chicago - March 2012• 18 horses die in a barn fire in Illinois - April 2012 We hear about these tragedies all too often, and hope it does not happen to us. Everyone can remember the 2011 fire, recently profiled on CBS 60 Minutes, which roared through Boyd Martin’s stable claiming the lives of 6 horses and causing hundreds of thousands of dollars in loss which almost ended Boyd’s career. Miraculously, one of Boyd’s mounts Neville Bardos, while suffering extensive burns and damage to his lungs, was spared and came back to be his current Olympic hopeful mount. This is one of those stories which legends are made from, but one which none of us should ever have to experience. Barns and stables are filled with highly flammable materials, and present a big fire prevention challenge. Add the presence of panicked animals and you have a recipe for a disaster if a fire breaks out. However, barn and stable fires are preventable and can be extinguished with the deployment of good barn management and the right fire extinguishing agent. Whether you keep your horses at home, or stable them, a barn fire is an event you must plan to prevent. The United States Pony Clubs, Inc. has teamed up with Fire Freeze Worldwide, Inc. to bring to your attention “Cold Fire” an environmentally horse safe and cost effective fire extinguishing agent. Join us on June 29, 2012 at the Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington Kentucky, for a live demonstration of the effectiveness of Cold Fire and an explanation of its benefits to the equestrian community. Where: The Kentucky Horse Park, Alltech Arena, Lower Parking Area. Follow the Directional Signs When: June 29th, 2012 at 11:00am Please R.S.V.P by June 27th to
Bill HarlessMarketing & Communications DirectorThe United States Pony Clubs, Inc.4041 Iron Works ParkwayLexington, KY 40511
Lexington, KY - June 19, 2012 - The Alltech National Horse Show, scheduled for October 30 through November 4, 2012 at the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park announced today that the show's new website has officially launched at www.AlltechNationalHorseShow.com. The site will be a one-stop source for all of the news and vital up-to-date information for exhibitors, spectators, vendors, officials and for all fans of equestrian sport. The prize list for this year's show will also be available at www.AlltechNationalHorseShow.com. The new website features important exhibitor information, including all of the details regarding the ASPCA Maclay National Finals. Also, look for essential information regarding vendors, Taylor Harris Club table sales, program advertising and much more. In addition, a link will send visitors to the highly popular Alltech National Horse Show merchandise store, featuring all of the latest gear and souvenirs. Scheduling details, directions to and from the ANHS Horse Show, hotel lists, sponsorship and sponsor links, press releases, who's who at the ANHS and links to comprehensive information about the venue at the Kentucky Horse Park are also available at: www.AlltechNationalHorseShow.com. The new website also offers visitors a link will take them back in time and a chance to read up on the long and glorious history of the National Horse Show. The 2012 Alltech National Horse Show takes center stage on October 30 through November 4, 2012 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. In addition to the top rated hunters and the ASPCA Maclay National Championship, the show features world-class international, open, junior and amateur-owner jumpers competing for the biggest prize money on the United States indoor tour. Founded in 1883 at the original Madison Square Garden, the National Horse Show is America's oldest indoor horse show, firmly established as a major fixture on the national and international sports and social event calendars. The National Horse Show Association's primary activity is the annual production of the National Horse Show and all ancillary events. Over the years, the National Horse Show has provided financial aid to many worthwhile charities. For more information on the National Horse Show Association of America, Limited, please visit www.nhs.org. Photo Credit: Kent Farrington and Up Chiqui competing at last year's Alltech National Horse Show. Photo ©Shawn McMillen This photograph may only be used in relation to this PMG press release. 2012 Alltech National Horse Show - Fast Facts What: The Alltech National Horse Show is a weeklong championship event featuring "AA"-rated hunters, open jumpers, junior/amateur jumpers, and the ASPCA Alfred B. Maclay Finals. The event will run October 30 through November 4, 2012, indoors in the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, site of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™. Parking: The Kentucky Horse Park has waived the normal parking fee during the Alltech National Horse Show. Parking is free. While dogs are permitted at the Kentucky Horse Park on a leash, no dogs are allowed in the Alltech Arena during the ANHSDirections: The Kentucky Horse Park is located at 4089 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511. The KHP is 8 miles northeast of Lexington at Exit 120 on Interstate 75. Information: Carolyn Vincent National Horse ShowPO Box 386Greenvale, NY 11548 Telephone: Phone: (516) 484-1865Fax: (516) 484-1982Email:
Website: www.AlltechNationalHorseShow.comShopping: Vendors offering equestrian equipment, apparel, jewelry and home furnishings are located in the Alltech Arena.Additional Contacts:Vendors - Matt Morrissey at
VIP Table Sales - Kiki Umla at
Advertising - Steve Williams at
Sponsorship - Mason Phelps at email@example.com 561-753-3389 or Susie Webb at
Hotels:CLARION HOTEL (formerly Holiday Inn North) - 859 - 233-0512 - Approximately 4 milesFAIRFIELD INN & SUITES BY MARRIOTT - 859 -977-5870 - Approximately 4 milesFOUR POINTS SHERATON - 859-259-1311 - Approximately 4 milesLA QUINTA - 859-231-7551 - Approximately 4 milesKNIGHTS INN - 859-231-0232 - Approximately 4 milesEMBASSY SUITES - 859-455-5000 - Approximately 4 milesMARRIOT GRIFFIN GATE - 859-231-5100 - Approximately 4 milesRESIDENCE INN - 859-231-6191 - Approximately 5 milesCOURTYARD BY MARRIOT - 859-253-4646 - Approximately 5 milesHOLIDAY INN GEORGETOWN - 502-570-0220 - Approximately 6 milesRAMADA INN - 859-299-1261 - Approximately 6 milesRED ROOF INN - 859-293-2626 - Approximately 6 milesHAMPTON INN - 502-867-4888 - Approximately 6 milesSUPER EIGHT - 502-863-4888 - Approximately 6 milesMICROTEL INN & SUITES - 502-868-8000 - Approximately 6 miles For further information on housing in the Lexington area, we invite you to visit:www.visitlex.com and www.georgetownky.comManagement: Kentucky Horse Shows, LLCP. O. Box 11428Lexington, KY 40575-1428859-233-0492 (phone)859-233-0495 (fax) email:
website: www.kentuckyhorseshows.com Horse Show Secretary:Cindy Bozan859-233-0492Email:
ALLTECH MEDIA CONTACT: Katie GehrtNorth American PR and Advertising ManagerAlltech Corporate Headquarters 3031 Catnip Hill PikeNicholasville, Kentucky Telephone: (859) 881-3589 Mobile: (859) 553-6312Email:
Web site : www.alltech.comALLTECH NATIONAL HORSE SHOW MEDIA CONTACT: Re: News and Information:Phelps Media Group, Inc.12230 Forest Hill Blvd. Suite 214Wellington, FL 33414561-753-3389 (phone)561-753-3386 (fax)
www.phelpsmediagroup.com Re: Media Credentialing:Classic Communications38 Mechanic Street - Suite 101Foxboro, MA 02035508-698-6810 (phone)508-698-6811 (fax)
Active service members and their families will be admitted to the Kentucky Horse Park free of charge on Sunday, July 1, from 9am to 5pm. Non-active military and their families will receive discounted admission.In addition to all of the regular park activities, shows, and museums, special events will include an Arabian Horse Show, a Carriage Horse event, and special demonstrations by Australian horse whisperer Dan James.
Unique Horse Farm Tours, which departs from the Kentucky Horse Park to tour local horse farms, will offer free tours to any active duty member of the military that day (limited availability).
In addition, military members can also learn about the new equine activities and programs for veterans and their families at Central Kentucky Riding Hope, located at the Kentucky Horse Park.*
All branches of the U.S. military are invited! Just show military i.d. at the ticket booth for free park admission and at the gift shop for a discount on purchases. Non-active military, veterans and their families will receive $4 off adult admission ($12 with discount) and $2 off admission for children ages 7-12 ($6 with discount). Children ages 6 and under are always admitted free of charge.
For more information call 859-259-4200.
*Watch a video about Horses for Heroes
The goal of the Asbury Universitiy Police Mounts is to produce safe, reliable horses ready for active police duty. To achieve this goal, Asbury University students put each horse through several stages of training starting as weanlings.Their Sensory Training involves a process of desensitizing the horses to external stimuli, and sensitizing to the cues of the handler/rider. The result is a horse and rider relationship built on trust.
Students and horses-in-training will perform demonstrations in our Horses of the World presentations each day for park visitors
Some departments that utilize Asbury Police Mount "graduates":-Omaha Police Mounted Patrol, NE-Lexington Mounted Police, KY-US Park Police, Washington DC-Atlanta Mounted Police, GA-Polk County Sheriff, NC-The Kentucky Horse Park Police- Officer Foster's partner, Dinero, graduated from their program last year
For more information on the Asbury University Police Mounts:Website: www.asburypolicemounts.orgFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Asbury-University-Police-Mounts/142013192584408YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/palisadesfarm?feature=guide