From Olympic show jumpers to elegant gaited riders, an array of equestrians will compete at the 2012 Alltech National Horse Show, Oct. 30 to Nov. 4, held at the Alltech Arena on the grounds of the Kentucky Horse Park.
More than a world-class horse show, the week-long event welcomes the community with Halloween Trick-or-Treat night, a Military Day, a Fitness Friday and a 5K Countryside Canter and 1-Mile Fun Run. Inside the arena, visitors will find shopping venues, interactive exhibits, and Kentucky food and beverages. Highlights of the competition include the Puissance, the Alltech Grand Prix and the ASPCA Alfred Maclay Final. Admission is included with Kentucky Horse Park admission during daytime events. Admission is $20 for adults on Thursday and Friday evenings, and $30 on Saturday evening.
Wednesday, October 31 – Not Your Ordinary Halloween Trick-or-Treat
Bring your family to trick-or-treat at the Alltech National Horse Show with some of your favorite cartoon characters, including Woody and Jessie from Toy Story, Shrek and Fiona, Cinderella and Spider-Man. No matter the weather, we’ll be trick-or-treating in the dry and warm Alltech Arena. Free for all and open to the public, this unique trick-or-treat starts at 5 p.m. and ends at 7 p.m.
Thursday, November 1 – Military Day
Don’t miss a chance to thank our military heroes during the Alltech National Horse Show. Meet with local heroes and test your strength at the Army Activity Area at the Alltech Arena. Members of the military will receive half price admission to evening events with a military I.D. At 7 p.m. a Presentation of Colors will be performed by the Forest Hill Military Academy.
Friday, November 2 – Fit Friday
Pick up your registration packet for Saturday’s Countryside Canter 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run during events Saturday. While you’re at the Arena, receive a free health screening.
Saturday, November 3 – Family Fun Day and the Countryside Canter 5K
Two-legged athletes will race through the scenic Kentucky Horse Park during the Alltech Countryside Canter 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk. The races start at 8 a.m., but fun continues throughout the day with a balloon twister, face painting, pictures on a pony (1-3 p.m.) and your favorite cartoon characters. Pre-register online at active.com. All proceeds go to The All Glory Project.
More information is available at www.AlltechNationalHorseShow.com.
Day: Included in Kentucky Horse Park visitor admission, available at the Visitor Information Center
Night: Free, Tuesday and Wednesday
$20.00, Thursday and Friday (1/2 price with military I.D. on Thursday)
LOCATIONAND PARKING - Alltech Arena andAlltech Arena Parking Lot
DATES AND TIMES –
Tuesday, October 30
START CLASS # CLASS
8:00 AM 20 Regular Conformation Hunter Model
8:15 AM 10 Green Conformation Hunter Model
8:40 AM “Build Course”
8:50 AM 22 Regular Conformation Hunter O/F
9:20 AM 23 Regular Conformation Hunter Handy
9:50 AM 12 Green Conformation Hunter O/F
10:40 AM 13 Green Conformation Hunter Handy
11:30 AM 32 First Year Green Working Hunter O/F
12:15 PM “Drag Ring”
12:25 PM 33 First Year Green Working Handy Hunter
1:10 PM 42 Second Year Green Working Hunter O/F
1:55 PM 43 Second Year Green Working Hunter Handy
2:40 PM 52 High Performance Hunter O/F
3:15 PM 53 High Performance Hunter Handy
3:50 PM “Build Course & Walk”
4:30 PM 150 Open Jumper Training
Wednesday, October 31
8:00 AM 31 First Year Green Working Hunter U/S
8:15 AM 11 Green Conformation Hunter U/S
8:35 AM 41 Second Year Green Working Hunter U/S
8:50 AM 21 Regular Conformation Hunter U/S
9:10 AM 51 High Performance Hunter U/S
9:30 AM “Build Course”
9:45 AM 34 First Year Green Working Hunter Stake
10:35 AM 14 Green Conformation Hunter Stake
11:30 AM 44 Second Year Green Working Hunter Stake
12:25 PM 24 Regular Conformation Hunter Stake
1:00 PM 54 High Performance Hunter Stake
1:35 PM 82 Amateur Owner Working Hunter 3’3” O/F
2:20 PM 83 Amateur Owner Working Hunter 3’3” Handy
3:05 PM “Build Course”
3:40 PM “Walk Course”
3:55 PM 151 $50,000 Open Jumper Time First Round
6:05 PM Awards Ceremony
6:15 PM “Clear Ring”
6:30 PM 207 Three Gaited Open Stake
6:50 PM 209 Fine Harness Amateur Stake
7:10 PM 203 Five Gaited Open Stake
Thursday, November 1
8:00 AM 72 Amateur Owner Hunter (over 35) O/F
8:40 AM 62 Amateur Owner Hunter (under 35) O/F
9:20 AM “Adjust Course”
9:30 AM 73 Amateur Owner Hunter (over 35) Handy
10:10 AM 63 Amateur Owner Hunter (under 35) Handy
10:50 AM “Adjust Course”
11:00 AM 84 Amateur Owner Hunter (3’3”) Stake
11:50 AM “Strip Ring & Drag”
12:05 PM 81 Amateur Owner Hunter (3’3”) U/S
12:25 PM “Build Course & Walk”
1:15 PM 161 $10,000 Junior Jumper Time First Round
2:20 PM “Walk Course”
2:35 PM 163 $10,000 Amateur Owner Jumper Time First Round
7:00 PM Opening Ceremonies
7:15 PM 152 $75,000 International Open Jumper Time First Jump Off
8:45 PM “Clear Ring”
9:00 PM 205 Three Gaited Amateur Stake
9:20 PM 211 Park Horse Amateur Stake
9:40 PM 201 Five Gaited Amateur Stake
Friday, November 2
7:00 AM 92 Small Junior Hunter (15 and Under) O/F
7:40 AM 102 Small Junior Hunter (16 - 17) O/F
8:20 AM 112 Large Junior Hunter (15 and Under) O/F
9:00 AM “Drag Ring”
9:10 AM 122 Large Junior Hunter (16 - 17) O/F
9:50 AM 74 Amateur Owner Hunter (over 35) Stake
10:30 AM 64 Amateur Owner Hunter (under 35) Stake
11:10 AM “Clear Ring & Drag”
11:20 AM 71 Amateur Owner Hunter (over 35) U/S
11:40 AM 61 Amateur Owner Hunter (under 35) U/S
12:00 PM 91 Small Junior Hunter (15 and Under) U/S
12:15 PM 101 Small Junior Hunter (16 - 17) U/S
12:30 PM 111 Large Junior Hunter (15 and Under) U/S
12:45 PM 121 Large Junior Hunter (16 - 17) U/S
1:00 PM “Build Course & Walk”
1:50 PM 164 $10,000 Amateur Owner Jumper Time First Jump Off
3:10 PM “Walk Course”
3:25 PM 162 $10,000 Junior Jumper Time First Jump Off
4:45 PM “Adjust Course & Walk”
5:15 PM 153 $50.000 International Open Jumper Faults Converted
7:15 PM 208 Three Gaited Championship Stake
7:35 PM 210 Fine Harness Open Championship
7:55 PM 213 E. S. Roadster Cup
8:15 PM 204 Five Gaited Championship Stake
8:35 PM “Build Course & Walk”
9:10 PM 154 $50,000 International Open Jumper Puissance
Saturday, November 3
6:00 AM 301 ASPCA Maclay Warm Up (not judged) 90 seconds each
10:00 AM “Adjust Course”
10:20 AM 93 Small Junior Hunter (15 and Under) Handy
11:00 AM 103 Small Junior Hunter (16 - 17) Handy
11:40 AM 113 Large Junior Hunter (15 and Under) Handy
12:20 PM 123 Large Junior Hunter (16 - 17) Handy
1:00 PM “Adjust Course”
1:10 PM 94 Small Junior Hunter (15 and Under) Stake
1:55 PM 104 Small Junior Hunter (16 - 17) Stake
2:40 PM 114 Large Junior Hunter (15 and Under) Stake
3:25 PM 124 Large Junior Hunter (16 - 17) Stake
4:10 PM “Build Course & Walk”
5:00 PM 165 $50,000 SJHF Junior/Amateur Owner Championship
7:20 PM 155 $250.000 Alltech Grand Prix
8:50 PM Awards Ceremony
9:00 PM “Clear Ring & Drag”
9:10 PM 212 Park Horse Amateur Championship
9:30 PM 206 Three Gaited Amateur Championship
9:50 PM 202 Five Gaited Amateur Championship
Sunday, November 4
7:00 AM Maclay Finals - First Round
3:00 PM Maclay Finals - Flat Phase
3:30 PM Final Work-Off (if necessary)
4:00 PM Awards Ceremony
The second edition of the Alltech National Horse Show in Lexington, KY, is set for October 30 through November 4, 2012. The show will once again be held at the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park. In addition to world-class show jumping and the country's best and most competitive hunter divisions, the show will also feature one of the nation's longest running and most coveted national championships, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) Maclay National Championship.Over the years the ASPCA Maclay Finals have been termed the "proving ground of champions" and the ultimate test for America's young riders. And in the case of this classic test of horsemanship skills, that's certainly more fact than hype. During last year's ASPCA Maclay Finals, it was 17-year-old Sarah Milliren of Sapulpa, Okla., who took top honors. "It's so exciting, I'm so happy," beamed Milliren after leading the victory gallop. "For the second round I had moved down, so I knew I had to give it my all. I feel so honored to win this prestigious national championship." "It's the culmination of a long year of competition, it's the final national championship, and with all of the history behind it, it's just a great event to be a part of," said top trainer Missy Clark, who, during the course of her stellar career as one of the nation's very best teachers, has sent nine different ASPCA Maclay National Champions to the ring. "If you look back at the names on the Maclay trophy, you see so many names of riders that have gone on to do great things in their careers. If you can get through the Maclay Finals, you can go on and do anything. If you win that class, you've got the goods; you've got the ingredients to do great things." "Since its beginning in 1933, the ASPCA Maclay has been the most prestigious and coveted award for junior riders, and the ultimate test of horsemanship and partnership between horse and rider," said Valerie Angeli, senior director of equine and special projects for the ASPCA. "To ride in the Maclay is a huge accomplishment on its own, but-to win a Maclay class is truly exceptional, and to win or place in the championship finals elevates a young rider to celebrity rider status." The ASPCA Maclay Horsemanship Trophy contains the names of some of America's great riders. Previous winners include United States Equestrian Team superstar William Steinkraus in 1941 and his teammate and long time Chef D'Equipe of the U.S. team, Frank Chapot in 1948. World Cup Champion and Olympic Gold Medalist Conrad Homfeld won the championship in 1967 and fellow Olympians Leslie Burr Howard (1972), Peter Wylde (1982) and Katharine Burdsall (1975) all got their start with a victory in the ASPCA Maclay Finals. The ASPCA's own Equine Welfare Ambassador, Brianne Goutal took home the coveted title during the 2005 show season, and Hayley Barnhill, also an ASPCA Equine Welfare Ambassador, won the championship in 2010. Probably, the most impressive name of all on the trophy is that of the legendary George Morris who led the victory gallop at Madison Square Garden in 1952. And this year, for the ASPCA Maclay National Championship, George Morris, along with California's legendary Hap Hansen will be the judges for this prestigious event. "It's an American heritage, a real tradition in our sport," Morris noted last year. "The purpose of this wonderful discipline of equitation is to encourage good horsemanship. Horsemanship is caring for your horse, whether you have a pony or an Olympic jumper." "It is important to remember that in this competition, just like in any other, true champions are not only the best at what they do, their hearts are in the right place and they truly care," said Angeli. "The ASPCA Maclay is, and always has been about, not just mastering the finest skills in hunt seat equitation; it is about compassion, consideration and responsibility to the horses. Now more than ever we ask our ASPCA Maclay riders to put the welfare of their horses first and think about the many thousands of horses in this country who are not lucky enough to be properly loved and cared for," she noted. "After all, the ASPCA's history is about more than 145 years of protecting the horses who have served man so well throughout time." And as Clark points out, the ASPCA Maclay Finals have always been an important stepping stone to future equestrian endeavors and success. "It's a great developmental area for so many of our riders. If you use it as a tool as you move forward in your career, to perfect your riding, to learn about proper position, proper function, that enables you to go on and do so many other things," Clark went on to say. "I think it's an important event in our American system, and if you look back in history at some of the winners, and even the great riders that maybe didn't win, but competed well, you see that verified time and time again." "The Alltech National Horse Show made an all-out effort to make sure that Maclay Sunday was an extraordinary day," said Mason Phelps, the President of the National Horse Show Association of America. "We were very happy with last year's event, but we're even more excited for 2012 as we make the small, but necessary changes to make Sunday even more exciting. Once again, we will be pulling out all of the stops to make sure this event is superb at every level." Phelps also noted, "On Sunday at the Alltech National Horse Show, there is no charge at all for General Admission. So, with that in mind, we encourage everyone to come out the show. We hope, that in lieu of the free admission, that anyone visiting us on Sunday will take some time to stop by the ASPCA booth and find out about this great organization and make a contribution to their worthwhile efforts." "Maclay Day" at the National has always been a pressure packed day of equestrian excellence. "Maclay day is simply intense," Clark affirmed. "You've prepared harder, and in a more concentrated manner than you have for any other championship. Just like when you're preparing for the Super Bowl, you train harder, right?" she asked. "You're pretty much up all night in preparation, and then competition day is a full day of just intense concentration, with plenty of highs and some lows too. With the Maclay, there's really nothing like it. It's a year's worth of work all boiled down to one intense day of competition." This year's highly competitive event, pitting America's top juniors in a head to head battle for horsemanship supremacy, takes place on the final Sunday of the Alltech National Horse Show on November 4th. No matter the winner, that Sunday in November promises to be a very special day, as it has been every year since the inception in 1933. "I have a friend who is in her 80's and has lived an amazingly adventurous and rich life, having traveled all around the world and done just about everything," Angeli said. "But when asked, she will tell you that one of her proudest accomplishments was riding in the Maclay at Madison Square Garden and competing against Jacqueline Bouvier (Kennedy) in the 1940's. The Maclay program is framed on her piano as you walk in the door and it states that "the purpose of the ASPCA Maclay competition is to reward young riders, through a serious of tests, for excellence in horsemanship and thoughtfulness to their mounts." For information on the ASPCA Maclay and the Alltech National Horse Show, please visit the website at: http://www.alltechnationalhorseshow.com/ In addition to hosting the ASPCA Alfred B. Maclay Finals, the show will feature a complete schedule of 'AA'-rated hunter divisions, a big money Open Jumper division with a major Grand Prix, and as always, the signature event of the National Horse Show, the ASPCA Alfred B. Maclay Finals. 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.
Photos (top) Sarah Milliren, winner of the 2011 ASPCA Maclay Championship by Shawn McMillen, and (bottom) Mason Phelps, by Kenneth Kraus.
Lexington, Ky (August 13, 2012) The Alltech National Horse Show announced today that this year's show has added a variety of exhilarating American Saddlebred events to the agenda for the 2012 show, joining the top flight show jumpers and world-class hunters classes already on the schedule. Following a successful debut last year, the second edition of the Alltech National Horse Show in Lexington, Kentucky, is set for October 30 through November 4, 2012. The show will once again be held at the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park. The Saddlebred Horse division at the Alltech National Horse Show will feature four sections: Amateur and Open classes for Five and Three Gaited Horses, Fine Harness Horses and Amateur classes for Three Gaited Park Horses. In addition to those Saddlebred classes, in what should be a tremendous crowd pleasing favorite, the dynamic Roadster Horses will compete in one electrifying class for a huge prize money jackpot in the $25,000 Equine Services Roadster Cup sponsored by Walsh Harness and Equine Services LLC. "High stepping and high jumping in Lexington!" said an animated National Horse Show Association President, Mason Phelps, Jr. "We are very excited about the American Saddlebreds returning to the National Horse Show. This is just another giant step forward in recreating the amazing excitement of the days of the National in New York. Part of the magic in those days was the variety of Show Jumping and the Saddlebreds, all in one session at the show," he said. In addition to excellent prize money, many of the legendary and fancy old trophies from the days of the National Horse Show in New York will be up for grabs for the Saddlebreds at this year's Alltech National Horse Show. Misdee Miller, a fourth-generation horsewoman, who drives carriages and is a top Saddlebred competitor, riding out of Hillcroft, her Bourbon County, Kentucky horse farm, has been a major force behind the Saddlebreds returning to the Alltech National Horse Show. "I am thrilled that the American Saddlebreds will once again be part of the grand tradition of the ANHS. It is a show that is special and unique in that it combines top competition in a glamorous setting, and now that it is set to go in the heart of Saddlebred country, it will attract some of best horses and riders in the country who will be in top form for a great audience," she said. James LaHood, coordinator of the Saddlebred competition, comes to the Alltech National Horse Show after previously managing the famed Lexington Junior League Horse Show for twenty-one years and for the past thirty-two years has managed the much celebrated Eastern States Exposition. LaHood is excited about the return of the American Saddlebred to the National. "The Saddlebred horses will go a long way in increasing national recognition with the inclusion of the their classes at the Alltech National Horse Show." Last year's Alltech National Horse Show closed with great excitement, receiving unanimous approval from the horse show community. The Show was a great success with the thousands of attendees, in addition to nearly half a million viewers who watched the events unfold online. More than 560 horses and 350 riders from nine countries, including nine Olympic veterans competed last year. "With bigger prize money, an extra competition day and these exciting new classes," Phelps said, "we are very optimistic about the future." 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.
This happy trio of four-legged Breyer friends embodies the mission of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA): to protect animals from suffering and harm. Their mission is to speak up for their real-life counterparts, who have no voice and rely on ASPCA, and animal lovers everywhere, for help.
Come celebrate the ASPCA's 145 years of protecting America's horses!
[Lexington, KY] – For the first time ever, the Alltech National Horse Show is in Kentucky, and for as low as $10, you can be a part of history in the making, while at the same time benefiting a noteworthy charity. Fifty percent of the net proceeds from the Alltech National Horse Show general admission gate receipts will be donated to the various charities featured each day at the event.
The 128th Alltech National Horse Show will be held from November 2-6, at the beautiful, new Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. Tickets are now available for purchase online at ticketmaster.com, and range from $10 to $30. Children 12 and under are admitted free of charge when accompanied by a paying adult (limit two child tickets for every paying adult). Parking at the Alltech Arena is free.
The schedule of charities benefiting from the Alltech National Horse Show ticket sales is as follows:
Wednesday, November 2
• Daytime: The Shriners Hospitals for Children Shriners Hospitals for Children has a mission to provide the highest quality care to children with neuromusculoskeletal conditions, burn injuries and other special healthcare needs within a compassionate, family-centered and collaborative care environment. It also provides for the education of physicians and other healthcare professionals, and conducts research to discover new ways of improving the quality of care and quality of life of children and families. This mission is carried out without regard to race, color, creed, sex or sect, disability, national origin or ability of a patient or family to pay.Dr. Henry Iwinski, pediatric orthopaedic surgeon at Shiners Hospital, said, “We are thrilled to be selected as one of the charities for the Alltech National Horse Show. Over 10,000 children from Kentucky and the surrounding states are currently receiving expert pediatric orthopedic care at our hospital. Gifts such as this one from Alltech enable us to deliver that care regardless of the families’ ability to pay.”
• Evening: The Alltech Sustainable Haiti ProjectJust days following Haiti's devastating earthquake in 2010, Alltech began its work to help rebuild the country through tangible, long-term investment. Within 48 hours of the quake's cessation, Dr. Pearse Lyons was in Haiti identifying opportunities for involvement, and the Alltech Sustainable Haiti Project was launched. Today the project includes complete financial responsibility as well as renovations for a grade school in northern Haiti and the resurrection of a Haitian gem - the country's 100% mountain-grown Arabica coffee. Organically grown and Fair Trade Certified™, Alltech's Café Citadelle coffee is hand-picked, ensuring a consistent and flavorful coffee at the peak of its richness. Most importantly, the coffee provides a sustainable livelihood for the people of Haiti with all proceeds from Café Citadelle going directly to the thousands of families working for the co-op as well as two Haitian primary schools.
“Haiti needs a healthy economy,” said Dr. Pearse Lyons, president and founder of Alltech. “Sustainable economic growth is the only thing that will make a long-term difference in Haiti. Alltech is pleased that our Sustainable Haiti Project can be among the other well deserving charities benefiting from the Alltech National Horse Show.”
Thursday, November 3
• Daytime: The Kentucky Horse Park Mustang TroopThe Kentucky Horse Park Mustang Troop was designed and is dedicated to providing services, activities, and supervision that will help engage youth in a manner as to keep them off the streets and hopefully off the path that leads to gun violence, gang affiliation and substance abuse. Through the collective efforts of staff members, volunteers, parents, and peers, the Mustang Troop has proven a successful avenue for children looking for structure, guidance, and purpose in their lives. It is the goal of the Kentucky Horse Park, and the Mustang Troop in general, to encourage children and young adults to live up to their potential by giving them, through their work with horses, the necessary resources to be successful in school, work and life as a whole. Kathy Hopkins with the Mustang Troop stated, “The Mustang Troop, and the Kentucky Horse Park as a whole, is overwhelmed and extremely grateful to have been chosen as one of the beneficiaries of the Alltech National Horse Show. This is a wonderful honor that will be greatly appreciated by our staff, troopers, and horses. The Mustang Troop is a program that survives solely on donations and volunteer manpower, and we are thankful for each and every generous contribution that comes our way. Thank you so much for this outstanding recognition.”
• Evening: Kentucky Horse Park Foundation The Kentucky Horse Park Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to enhancing, expanding and improving the Kentucky Horse Park. The Kentucky Horse Park, located on over 1,200 acres in the heart of Kentucky, is known throughout the horse industry as a competition facility and working horse farm, and to visitors from around the world as a beautiful and serene tourist destination. The Kentucky Horse Park celebrates the horse, in all its forms and interactions with humans. It is the world’s only park dedicated to humankind’s relationship with-and love for-the horse. More than one million visitors travel to the park annually to explore their own personal relationship with horses. Since its inception in 1985, the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation has contributed over $25 million worth of improvements, helping to make the Kentucky Horse Park the leading equestrian facility of its kind in the world.
“The Kentucky Horse Park Foundation is pleased and honored to be named one of the charity recipients of the 2011 Alltech National Horse Show. Please join us on the evening of Thursday, November 3 at the Kentucky Horse Park's Alltech Arena to watch world-class equestrians compete and help raise funds to support the Kentucky Horse Park,” said Laura Klumb, executive director of the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation.
Friday, November 4
• Daytime: Louisville Mounted PoliceThe Louisville Mounted Police’s mission is to help ensure that Louisville is one of America’s safest cities by using private donations to provide the Louisville Metro Police Department and its officers with essential equipment and programs not covered by tax dollars. The Louisville Metro Police Foundation is a private, independent and non-profit charitable organization and focuses its spending on four categories: crime fighting, excellence in policing, health and well-being of LMPD officers, and community partnerships.
“Louisville Metro Police Foundation certainly appreciates opportunities to partner with Alltech. This is a great opportunity to make Louisville a safer city and ensure LMPD has the necessary resources. Community partnerships have proven over the decades to be an invaluable asset to combat criminal activity,” said Troy Pitcock of the Louisville Metro Police Foundation.
• Evening: Kentucky Equine Humane CenterThe Kentucky Equine Humane Center (KyEHC) is a first-of-its-kind facility, established with the specific goal of providing owners with a humane option when they need to give up their horses. No horse in Kentucky in a precarious situation is ever turned away. Those who can be adopted go to loving homes and, like dogs and cats, those with chronic pain, hopeless injuries or illness are compassionately euthanized by a licensed veterinarian. Since KyEHC opened its doors in 2007, it has given refuge to more than 650 horses. www.KyEHC.org.
Saturday, November 5
• Daytime: Lexington Mounted PoliceFriends of the Lexington Mounted Police, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, supporting the horses and officers of the Lexington, KY mounted police unit and their outreach training efforts to mounted officers throughout North America with an annual National Mounted Police Colloquium. The Lexington mounted unit also offers The Civilian Equine Sensory Clinics, supporting civilian riders.
“We recognize and appreciate the enormous support of corporations in the sustenance of equine sports. Without this level of involvement, these sports would not be able to maintain the level of excellence we are experiencing in the current economy. The Friends of the Lexington Mounted Police are especially grateful for the invitation to participate in the educational opportunities during the 2011 Alltech National Horse Show,” said Gin Preston with the Friends of the Lexington Mounted Police.
• Evening: United States Equestrian Team Foundation The United States Equestrian Team Foundation supports the competition, training, coaching, travel and educational needs of America’s elite and developing international high performance horses and athletes in partnership with the United States Equestrian Federation. Its main tasks are to support athletes, promote international excellence and build for the future.
Bonnie Jenkins, executive director of the USET Foundation, said, “We are so appreciative of being selected as one of the charities for the Alltech National Horse Show this year. The NHS has been an important and prestigious competition for our U.S. Equestrian Teams in the years past. Choosing the USET Foundation as the charity for the Grand Prix evening is wonderful and will truly help as we look forward to the 2012 Olympic Games in London.”
Sunday, November 6
• Daytime: The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to AnimalsFounded in 1866, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is the first humane organization established in the Americas and serves as the nation’s leading voice for animal welfare. More than two million supporters strong, the ASPCA’s mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, the ASPCA is a national leader in fighting animal cruelty, engaging community partners in animal welfare and enhancing animal health services. The ASPCA, headquartered in New York City, offers a wide range of programs, including a mobile clinic outreach initiative, its own humane law enforcement team, a grant program that helps animals in need across the nation, and a ground-breaking veterinary forensics team and mobile animal CSI unit. For more information, please visit www.aspca.org. To become a fan of the ASPCA on Facebook, go to www.facebook.com/aspca. To follow the ASPCA on Twitter, go to www.twitter.com/aspca.
“The ASPCA is honored to be a beneficiary at the Alltech National Horse Show’s ASPCA Day on Sunday, November 6,” said Valerie Angeli, senior director of Equine and Special Projects at the ASPCA. “For 145 years, we have been dedicated to the protection of horses, and this donation will allow us to do more for horses across the country in need of help and a protective voice. In 1933, ASPCA board member Alfred B. Maclay created the ASPCA Maclay Competition in partnership with the National Horse Show to foster responsible and compassionate horsemanship. We are confident this tradition will continue at the beautiful Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, the home of our ‘Angels for Horses: The ASPCA at the International Museum of the Horse.’ exhibit.”
For more information on the National Horse Show Association of America, please visit www.nhs2011.org. Order tickets. -Ends-
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Alltech National Horse Show Unveils Huge Prize Money for Debut at Kentucky Horse Park
Written by: Kenneth KrausClient: Alltech National Horse ShowRelease Date: 2011-05-11
$250,000 Alltech National Horse Show Grand Prix to be featured on Saturday Night.
NEW YORK—On October 5, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) will unveil “Angels for Horses: The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to