2018 National Horse Show Offers Unprecedented Hunter and Jumper Awards

Lexington, KY - May 16, 2018 - The 2018 rendition of the National Horse Show will feature world-class hunter and jumper competition including the $250,000 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup of Lexington and the Cismont Manor $50,000 Hunter Classic sponsored by The Wheeler Family. Professional riders in each discipline will also have the opportunity to compete for Leading Rider Bonus’s as well as the chance to take home an Audi from longtime sponsor, Audi of Lexington.

The National Horse Show has long been recognized as the premier indoor horse show event on the East Coast circuit. This year will be no exception!

Scott Stewart Winning Leader Hunter Rider Award at the 2017 National Horse Show

 

With $810,000 in prize money offered, the National Horse Show has been designated a CSI4*-W event by the FEI where International Open Jumpers will compete for almost half a million dollars in prize money. New to the FEI level jumping competition in 2018 will be an additional $10,000 Leading International Jumper Rider Bonus. The rider that accumulates the most points in FEI competition will receive a cash bonus as well as a one-year lease of a luxury car from Audi of Lexington. This award will be generously donated by Samuel A. B. Boone, a longtime supporter of the prestigious event.

Professional Hunter riders will not be excluded from the increased prize money. In addition to the existing total purse of $195,000, 2018 will mark the inaugural year for the Cismont Manor $50,000 Hunter Classic sponsored by The Wheeler Family. The winner of this class will take home a sizable cash prize as well as their own one-year lease of an Audi courtesy of Audi of Lexington.

 

Denis Lynch is Awarded the top prize in the $250,000 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup of Lexington

 

The top hunter riders accumulating the highest number of points in the Green Hunter (3’6" and 3’9"), Green Conformation Hunter, High Performance Conformation Hunter, and High Performance Hunter will be also vying for the new Leading Hunter Rider Bonus. The top three riders will split the $10,000 cash prize that is unique to the National Horse Show, voted Horse Show of the Year for six consecutive years by the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame.

 

The increased prize money is just one of the many ways that National Horse Show is working to elevate their presence among the best horse shows in the United States. Scheduled for October 27 - November 4 this year's event will offer the first ever weekend of equitation championships that includes the Hamel Foundation NHS 3’3” Eq. Championship, the Taylor Harris Insurance Services NHS 3' Adult Equitation Championships, the NHS KHJA Eq. Championships, as well as, a day of age group equitation classes for young athletes all competitors.

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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.

To learn more about the National Horse Show, click here.

 


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