Lexington, Ky. – June 21, 2016 – Kentucky Horse Shows LLC is pleased to announce that the prize list is currently available online for the 2016 Kentucky Summer Horse Shows series. The series features four weeks of competition throughout four premier hunter/jumper events hosted by Kentucky Horse Shows LLC at the Kentucky Horse Park. The prize list and entry form are posted atwww.kentuckyhorseshows.com, and hard copies are available by request by emailing prizelist@kentuckyhorseshows.com. Entries for the Kentucky Summer Horse Shows close on Tuesday, June 28.

The Kentucky Summer Horse Show is scheduled for July 27–31 and will include the $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby sponsored by Hallway Feeds, one of the five events in the $40,0000 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby series, which will provide $15,000 in Leading Rider Bonuses to the series-leading professional, amateur and junior riders. Jumper highlights for the Kentucky Summer Horse Show include the $10,000 Under 25 Grand Prix, the $25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic and the $50,000 Rood & Riddle Kentucky Grand Prix. The Hagyard Challenge Series consists of seven grand prix classes to be held during the 2016 show series at the Kentucky Horse Park. Following the final event, a cash prize of $50,000 will be awarded to the rider accumulating the most points throughout the series as well as a $10,000 prize for the reserve champion.

The series will continue with the Kentucky Summer Classic held August 2–7. The $25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic will be held on Thursday, August 4, and then on Saturday, August 6, riders will compete under the lights in the Rolex Stadium in the $50,000 Kentucky Summer Grand Prix, sponsored by GGT Footing. The $5,000 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby will also return on Saturday, August 6, in the Stonelea Ring.

The US Pony Finals will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park August 9–14. More than 600 ponies that have qualified throughout the preceding year will compete for awards in the Green and Regular Hunter Pony Finals as well as in the US Pony Medal Finals and the US Pony Jumper Championship. More information can be found at:https://www.usef.org/_iframes/breedsdisciplines/discipline/pony/ponyfinals.aspx.

The third show of the Kentucky Summer Horse Shows series is the Bluegrass Festival Horse Show. The Bluegrass Festival Horse Show will be a World Championship Hunter Rider (WCHR) member event. Hunter highlights will include the return of the USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship, which offered $200,000 in prize money in 2015, in the Rolex Stadium August 18–20. Also the USHJA Pre-Green Incentive Championship, which topped $230,000 in prize money in 2015, will celebrate its fourth anniversary at the Kentucky Horse Park, August 16–18, in the Stonelea Ring. The show will also host the finale of the $40,000 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby series, where the 2016 leading professional, amateur and junior riders will be announced as part of the $15,000 Leading Rider Bonus. Jumper highlights include the $25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic and the $40,000 Bluegrass Festival Grand Prix, sponsored by Audi of Lexington.

Wrapping up the summer season will be the KHJA Horse Show held August 24–28. The $10,000 Hagyard Welcome Stake will run Friday, August 26, and will be followed on Sunday, August 28, by the $30,000 KHJA Grand Prix in the Rolex Stadium. All shows within the Kentucky Summer Horse Shows series are qualifying events for the Washington International Championships and the North American League Finals.

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


Events: 2016 Kentucky Summer Horse Shows series

What: The 2016 Kentucky Summer Horse Shows series includes four weeks of top hunter/jumper competitions during July and August. The Kentucky Horse Shows series is the host of the Hagyard Challenge Series and the Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby series.

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.


$25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic
$10,000 Under 25 Grand Prix
$50,000 Rood & Riddle Kentucky Grand Prix
$5,000 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby

$25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic
$50,000 Kentucky Summer Grand Prix sponsored by GGT Footing
$5,000 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby

2016 US PONY FINALS – August 9–14, 2016

USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship
USHJA Pre-Green Incentive Championship
$25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic
$40,000 Bluegrass Festival Grand Prix sponsored by Audi of Lexington
$5,000 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby
WCHR Member Event

KHJA HORSE SHOW – August 24–28, 2016
$10,000 Hagyard Welcome Stake
$30,000 KHJA Grand Prix
$5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby

Sponsors: A special thanks to the generous sponsors of the Kentucky Horse Shows series: Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, Hollow Creek Farm, CWD, Hallway Feeds, Audi of Lexington, FarmVet, Johnson Horse Transportation, Visse Wedell, Dietrich Equine Insurance Services, TAKE2 Second Career Thoroughbred Program Inc., Equestrian Services International (ESI Footing), GGT Footing, Winners Circle Trailer Sales and Service and the official hotel, the Clarion.

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.

Before show – Phone: 859-233-0492; Email: hakshows@earthlink.net
During Show – Phone: 859-281-7979; Fax: 859-231-6097

Stabling: Call Pat Duncan 503-510-8797

Stable office:
Before show – Phone: 843-269-4737
During Show – Phone: 859-255-0605

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

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

Shownet: www.shownet.biz

Website: www.kentuckyhorseshows.com

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

Hotels: Clarion Hotel (formerly Holiday Inn North)
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 email 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
859-233-0492 (phone)
859-233-0495 (fax)
Email: hakshows@earthlink.net
Website: www.kentuckyhorseshows.com

Written by: Rebecca Walton