The National Horse Show Announces Two New Equitation Championship Sponsors

Lexington, KY - May 31, 2018 - The National Horse Show is proud to announce two new title sponsors for the inaugural equitation championships scheduled to be held at this year's event. Taylor Harris Insurance Services (THIS), known for the renowned Taylor Harris VIP Club, has signed on to support the National Horse Show Adult Equitation Championships. Boggs Hill and the Goguen family are welcomed as the NHS KHJA Equitation Championship title sponsor. Both championships will be held in the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park on October 27, 2018.

The THIS NHS Adult Equitation Championship is open to all adult participants and will not be limited by any qualifying criteria. The Championship will include a preliminary round, a flat phase, and a final round featuring of a minimum of fifteen riders. Esteemed judges will select a Champion and Reserve, and riders will receive ribbons through tenth place. The trainer of the winning rider will also be recognized with a specialized trophy.

Kelly Tropin and Chablis are presented with the award for Grand Champion Amateur Owner Hunter Award at the 2017 National Horse Show

THIS ADULT EQUITATION CHAMPIONSHIPS

Another exciting new addition to the inaugural equitation weekend is the Boggs Hill NHS KHJA Equitation Championship. Boggs Hill, home to Mr. and Mrs. Tim Goguen, has been an avid supporter of hunter competition and the National Horse Show is proud to welcome them to the esteemed 2018 competition. Qualification to the Boggs Hill NHS KHJA Equitation Championship will be determined by the year-end standings of the KHJA. Entries will compete over fences in a preliminary round, a flat phase, and a test for the top six riders. Awards for the class include a Champion and Reserve Champion prize, ribbons through tenth place, and a trophy for the Trainer of the winning rider.



Riders and horses who compete in the KHJA Equitation Championship may not compete in the ASPCA Maclay Finals in the same year.

Becky Gochman aboard Catch Me at the 2017 National Horse Show

NHS KHJA EQUITATION CHAMPIONSHIPS

Entries for both championships must be received by 5 p.m. Eastern Time on September 28, 2018. Please see the National Horse Show prize list, available in June, for more details.



Founded in 1833, the National Horse Show is the culmination of the east coast summer equestrian season. With $810,000 in prize money offered, the National Horse Show has been designated a CSI4*-W event by the FEI. This year, the National Horse Show will offer new Equitation Championships, including the Hamel Foundation NHS 3’3” Eq. Championship, the Taylor Harris Insurance Services NHS 3′ Adult Eq. Championships, the NHS KHJA Eq. Championships, and a day of age group equitation classes for young athletes. In addition, the National Horse Show is excited to announce the new Cismont Manor $50,000 Hunter Classic sponsored by The Wheeler Family, joining a prestigious line up of classes including the ASPCA Maclay Finals presented by Chansonette Farm, the Hollow Brook Wealth Management SJHOF Grand Prix, and the world-renown $250,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Lexington.



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National Horse Voted “Horse Show of The Year” by National Show Hunter Hall of Fame

Lexington, KY., Apr. 4, 2018 – The National Show Hunter Hall of Fame has recently released its highly anticipated Annual Awards and announced the 2017 CP National Horse Show was elected as the 2017 Horse Show of the Year. Winners in various categories are chosen by the members of the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame. The events or individuals with the most number of nominations are placed on ballots, which are then sent to supporters of the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame to vote on their favorites. This decision marks the seventh year in a row that the National Horse Show has been awarded with this honor.

The National Horse Show will be inducted in a special ceremony that will take place on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at the Merion Cricket Club in Haverford, Pennsylvania. For further information or tickets please call 859-533-9676 or 617-320-2746 or email showhunterhalloffame@gmail.com.

Highlights from the 2017 CP National Horse Show

“It is an honor to be voted on by our peers as the Horse Show of the Year,” commented Mason Phelps, Chairman of the National Horse Show. “Our dedicated staff works tirelessly to help make the National Horse Show exciting, relevant, and better every year and this is a testament to their efforts. This award really energizes us for 2018!”

The 2018 National Horse Show is scheduled for October 27 - November 4. This year, the National Horse Show will offer the first ever weekend of Equitation Championships that includes Hamel Foundation NHS 3’3” Eq. Championship, the Taylor Harris Insurance Services NHS 3' Adult Eq. Championships, the NHS KHJA Eq. Championships, and a day of age group equitation classes for young athletes. In addition, the National Horse Show is excited to announce the new Cismont Manor $50,000 Hunter Classic sponsored by The Wheeler Family, joining a prestigious line up of classes including the ASPCA Maclay Finals presented by Chansonette Farm, the Hollow Brook Wealth Management SJHOF Grand Prix, and the world-renown $250,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Lexington.



Founded in 1833, the National Horse Show is the culmination of the east coast summer equestrian season. With $810,000 in prize money offered, the National Horse Show has been designated a CSI4*-W event by the FEI. International Open Jumpers will compete for almost half a million dollars in prize money, while the top-rated hunter sections will vie for a total purse of $195,000. For six consecutive years, the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame has named the National Horse Show the Horse Show of the Year.

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The National Horse Show Announces Exciting New Additions to 2018 Board of Directors

Lexington - KY - March 14, 2018 - The National Horse Show is thrilled to announce the executive board for the 2018 National Horse Show. The larger Board of Directors will also welcome three fresh faces to their ranks, Lindsay Maxwell, Bryan Baldwin, and Clementina Rittenhouse Brown. The Board is hopeful to use it’s collected expertise to make this year’s event the best yet.

The 2018 National Horse Show Board of Directors includes:

Executive Board

Chairman
Mason Phelps

Vice Chairman
Susan Humes

President
Jennifer Burger

First Vice-President
William H. Weeks

Second Vice-President
John Walker, III

Treasurer
Samuel A. B. Boone

Secretary
William J. Berman, Esq.

Executive Director
Cindy Bozan

Board of Directors

Patricia Adikes-Hill

Mrs. Thomas Armstrong, III

Bryan Baldwin

William Berman, Esq.

Samuel A. B. Boone

Clementina Rittenhouse Brown

Jennifer Burger

Lee Carter

Craig Dobbs

Margaret Duprey

Susan Humes

Margaret Jewett

Paige Johnson

Pam Keenan

Lindsay Maxwell

Caroline Moran

Ernest Oare

Mason Phelps

Eric Straus

Tracie Sturgill

Suzanne Thoben Marquard

John Walker, III

William H. Weeks

 

Bryan Baldwin (left), Lindsay Maxwell (center), and Clementina Rittenhouse Brown (right) all joined the 2018 National Horse Show Foundation Board of Directors

This year, the National Horse Show Foundation welcomes three important new appointments to their ranks. Each new member is an active equestrian and brings important ideas and concepts to help keep the National Horse Show the premier equestrian event on the indoor circuit.

 

Bryan L. Baldwin is President of Meralex Farm. Meralex Farm is a nationally recognized Hunter Jumper show barn. Along with her professional trainers, Louise Serio and Peggy Gehman, Bryan specializes in raising, showing and selling top show Hunters and Jumpers. Bryan has been a nationally ranked Adult Amateur rider. Meralex Farm also bred and raced thoroughbred racehorses for fifteen years.

Lindsay Maxwell is the founder of The Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund, a private philanthropic fund whose charitable endeavors reflect Lindsay’s personal priorities and values: improving the lives of children with special needs; enabling access opportunities to education; and providing care, compassion, and protection to animals. As an equestrian, Lindsay and her horses have been honored with numerous USEF Horse of the Year awards and major championships, recently including the Devon Horse Show, Capital Challenge Horse Show, Pennsylvania National Horse Show, Washington International Horse Show, and circuit champion of the Winter Equestrian Festival.

Clementina Rittenhouse Brown is a resident of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania and a winter resident of Loxahatchee, Florida. Clementina is actively engaged in directing a variety of family business ventures and serves on the board of Hagley Museum in Wilmington, Delaware. Also, she teaches Gyrotonic, Pilates, and dance in Washington DC, Florida, and Pennsylvania to a wide group of students of all ages and from all walks of life. Clementina has been involved in showing hunters from the lead line at Devon, to all the pony divisions, the junior and equitation divisions, and now the Amateur Owner divisions. She exhibits her amateur horses under the direction of Louise Serio of Derbydown Stables.

"It is a great honor to welcome back the Board of Directors for the 2018 edition of the National Horse Show," commented Mason Phelps, Chairman of the National Horse Show Foundation. "We have an incredible group of people that are committed to helping lead our organization forward and make it the best that it can be - we look forward to impressing our patrons again this year."

Founded in 1833, the National Horse Show is the culmination of the east coast summer equestrian season. With $810,000 in prize money offered, the National Horse Show has been designated a CSI4*-W event by the FEI. International Open Jumpers will compete for almost half a million dollars in prize money, while the top-rated hunter sections will vie for a total purse of $195,000. For six consecutive years, the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame has named the National Horse Show the Horse Show of the Year.

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