Leo Conroy Maclay Grant Continues Tradition of Supporting ASPCA Maclay Riders

Lexington, KY – September 16, 2017 – The CP National Horse Show is proud to announce the return of the Leo Conroy Maclay Grant (LCMG). The grant was established in 2015 to honor long-time horseman Leo Conroy, who co-managed the National Horse Show and was Chairman of the National Horse Show Equitation Committee.

The CP National Horse Show will once again welcome the top equitation athletes to the Kentucky Horse Park on October 31 – November 5, 2017 for the prestigious ASPCA Maclay Finals.


To commemorate Conroy’s loyalty and dedication to equestrian sport, the CP National Horse Show established a grant fund in his name: The Leo Conroy Maclay Grant (LCMG). This grant is awarded to up to five (5) Maclay riders who demonstrate a financial need in order to participate in the Maclay Finals at the NHS.

The Guidelines:

1) The Leo Conroy Maclay Grant is open to riders who qualify to compete in the ASPCA Maclay Finals through the Regional competitions. Riders must apply online from September 16 – October 6 at www.nhs.org to be considered for the Grant.

2) The Leo Conroy Maclay Grant will provide financial assistance for up to five (5) Maclay riders. Selected riders will receive entry fees and a stall at the ASPCA Maclay Finals at the NHS provided by an anonymous sponsor as well as a stipend of $1,000 to cover additional show-related expenses to compete in the ASPCA Maclay Finals at the NHS.

3) The Leo Conroy Maclay Grant will require the following information: Rider’s complete contact information, trainer’s complete contact information, and three (3) references. Applicants will also be required to complete a two-part essay.

Two-Part Essay:

Part 1: State why the ASPCA Maclay Finals is important to the National Horse Show and to the applicant.

Part 2: Describe the applicant’s basis for financial need.

Beginning September 16, applicants can apply by visiting the National Horse Show website and completing the form with the information outlined above. All applications must be completed and submitted online through www.nhs.org.

No hard copy applications will be accepted. Applications will be accepted between September 16, 2017 and October 6, 2017. Applicants will receive a confirmation email when their application is received. Applicants will receive a response by October 17, 2017.

With $810,000 in prize money offered, this year’s show has been designated a CSI-W 4* show by the FEI and the International Open Jumpers will compete for almost a half a million dollars in prize money. For the sixth year in a row, The National Show Hunter Hall of Fame has named the CP National Horse Show the ‘Horse Show of the Year’. In 2017, the top-rated hunter sections have a total purse of $195,000.

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2017 CP National Horse Show Hunter Qualifying Lists Now Available

Lexington, KY - September 15, 2017 - Qualifying lists for the 2017 CP National Horse Show CSI-W 4* are now available online here.

Anyone who appears on the qualified lists but does not receive their acceptance package by Saturday September 23, 2017 contact Cindy Bozan at .

The Acceptance Process must be completed by 5:00 pm (EDT) on Wednesday, October 11th or your spot will be given to a waitlisted entry.

Maclay Regional qualifying lists are available on line as each Regional competition is completed. All riders qualified through the Regions will receive an emailed invitation. If a rider appears on one of the qualified lists and does not receive an emailed invitation within 48 hours of becoming a finalist, please contact Cindy Bozan.

Additional Maclay finalists may be added at the completion of all regional classes. Please check your regional list for additional riders on September 25, 2017. Those qualified for the Maclay finals are asked to please notify the show secretary, Cindy Bozan, of their intention to show within 48 hours of becoming a regional finalist.

VIEW QUALIFYING LISTS HERE


With $810,000 in prize money offered, this year’s CP National Horse Show has been designated a CSI-W 4* show by the FEI. International Open Jumpers will compete for almost a half a million dollars in prize money. For the sixth year in a row, The National Show Hunter Hall of Fame has named the CP National Horse Show the ‘Horse Show of the Year’. In 2017, the top-rated hunter sections have a total purse of $195,000.

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The Original Wailers to Perform Saturday Night at CP National Horse Show

Lexington, KY - September 6, 2017 - Saturday night at the CP National Horse Show just got better! Presented by Wrenwood Farms, The Original Wailers, the world famous band behind Bob Marley, will take center stage after the $250,000 Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Lexington to perform their international hits for the CP National Horse Show crowd. Known the world over for their Grammy nominated reggae sound and led by guitarist Al Anderson, The Original Wailers are the perfect capstone to the action packed Saturday night in the Alltech Arena.

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In 1974 when Bob Marley went solo, on the brink of international stardom, he surprised the music community by choosing as his lead guitarist, American born Al Anderson. It was Anderson’s stunning lead work on such classics as No Woman, No Cry, Dem Belly Full, and Curfew (Three O’clock Road Block) that first alerted rock fans to the Wailers’ music. Over a billion dollars worth of Marley’s music featuring Al Anderson’s evocative guitar work has been sold worldwide. Al has also played with Peter Tosh, James Brown, Stevie Wonder, The Rolling Stones, Steel Pulse, Aswad, Inner Circle, Traffic, and Ben Harper. Fronted by Al Anderson, The Original Wailers carry forward the true spirit of the original music and the message of “One Love”.

Saturday, November 4th, is arguably the most important evening of the 2017 CP National Horse Show. Kicking off at 5pm with running of the National Horse Show 5k benefiting the UK Markey Cancer Foundation, the evening will then play host to the CP National Horse Show’s Breeders’ Cup Viewing Party, a Craft Beer Garden, and special Man O’ War celebration. The premier event, the Longines FEI World Cup™ show jumping competition begins at 6:30pm and features Olympic level competition from athletes that represent countries all over the world.

With $810,000 in prize money offered, this year’s CP National Horse Show has been designated a CSI-W 3* show by the FEI. International Open Jumpers will compete for almost a half a million dollars in prize money. For the sixth year in a row, The National Show Hunter Hall of Fame has named the CP National Horse Show the ‘Horse Show of the Year’. In 2017, the top-rated hunter sections have a total purse of $195,000.

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