NHS 5K Run and Ticket Sales to Benefit UK Markey Cancer Foundation

Lexington, KY. – August 24, 2017 – Uniting the local community of Lexington, the prestigious CP National Horse show has embraced the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Foundation as an official charity partner for this year’s show, running from October 31-November 5, 2017. The beloved charity will be the recipient of proceeds generated from ticket sales throughout the event as well as the National Horse Show 5k Run. The NHS 5k will take place Saturday, November 4th at 5:00 PM at the Alltech Arena.

The NHS 5k kicks off an evening of family-friendly entertainment November 4th at 5:00pm and is open to participants of all ages. Immediately following the race, come in to the Alltech Arena for the CP National Horse Show’s Breeders’ Cup Viewing Party, Craft Beer Garden, and special Man o’ War celebration. Our 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. Each horse and rider combination will be vying for the opportunity to qualify for Longines FEI World Cup™ Finals to be held in Paris, France next year.

 

REGISTER FOR THE NHS 5K


All participants in the NHS 5k receive complimentary access to the Breeders’ Cup viewing party and Craft Beer Garden after the race. Children 12 and under are always admitted free!

Established in 1978, the UK Markey Cancer Foundation is the fundraising arm of the state’s only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center. Kentucky holds the unfortunate distinction of being first among all 50 states in overall cancer incidence and mortality. The UK Markey Cancer Foundation has been instrumental in facilitating groundbreaking cancer research and clinical trials, as well as compassionate patient care at the Markey Cancer Center.

“We are honored to have the CP National Horse Show support such an outstanding organization,” said President of the National Horse Show Association Mason Phelps. “Cancer has affected us all in one way or another, and we are proud to help fund the cutting-edge initiatives being carried out at Markey.”


 

Use the Code MARKEY to Receive 20% Off Tickets


“Every hour of every day someone in Kentucky loses their battle with cancer. It’s a sobering statistic, and one that can only be lessened through advancements in research and treatment. The UK Markey Cancer Foundation is the fundraising arm of Kentucky’s only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center, a distinction that ranks it in the top 5-percent of all cancer centers in the country. We are humbled and honored to partner with such a prestigious event, and we thank each person participating in the National Horse Show, whether it be on the backs of horses or as sponsors, vendors or spectators for their support,” said University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Foundation President and CEO Mike Delzotti.

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.

To learn more about the Markey Cancer Foundation, click here.

Click here to register for the NHS 5k.

Click here to purchase tickets.

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

 



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Brook Ledge Horse Transportation Returns as Official Equine Ground Transportation Provider


Lexington, KY – Aug. 22, 2017 –
The CP National Horse Show is proud to maintain a long-standing relationship with Brook Ledge Horse Transportation as the Official Equine Ground Transportation Provider for this year’s event at the Kentucky Horse Park on October 31- November 5, 2017.

In business for over 55 years, Brook Ledge Inc. is one of the largest Horse Transportation companies in North America and is proud to have achieved the Department of Transportation’s highest safety rating. Brook Ledge was founded in Oley, PA, Brook Ledge Inc. and has expanded to include terminals on farms in Lexington, KY and Ocala, FL as well as basing vans in New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Long Island NY, New England and South Florida.


Brook Ledge Horse Transportation also offers domestic flights and can facilitate international flights through wholly owned subsidiary, Horse America. Transportation is available to and from the airport to ensure the well-being of your horse throughout the process.

Brook Ledge and the people behind the family owned and operated company are committed to providing the most outstanding service possible in horse transportation. From shipping famous show and racehorses, including Triple Crown Champion, American Pharoah, to pasture companions and faithful steeds, Brook Ledge understands that whether your horse is a companion or a champion they are all equally important and this is why they treat each horse with the highest care and attention.

“We are so proud to welcome Brook Ledge back as our official equine ground transportation provider,” said Mason Phelps Jr., President of the National Horse Show Association. “When you think of quality and reliable horse transportation, the name that comes to mind is always Brook Ledge and we are proud to have a relationship with them that has spanned six years.”

In addition to operating full service maintenance shops in Oley, PA and Lexington, KY, the company has been building custom horse vans at the Oley facility for the last 25 years. Their trailers are designed for maximum comfort and safety. The fabrication is a trade secret; they can guarantee that no other carrier has vans like theirs. Over the years they have evolved to be the safest and most comfortable state of the art horse vans on the road. Some of the features that distinguish Brook Ledge from the rest include Air Ride trailers (& tractors), wide doors, lower ramps for ground loading, insulated trailers to keep cool in summer and warm in winter, single, double and box stall configurations and better ventilation with Dutch doors and windows on fronts, backs, and sides. Their trucks also include full roof wells for storage of equipment and closed circuit video from van to tractor for everybody’s peace of mind.

“It is an honor to continue our partnership with the National Horse Show,” said Andrea Gotwals of Brook Ledge. “We look forward to providing all of the competitors with the highest standard of care and customer service while they attend the 2017 National Horse Show.”

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 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. In addition, the CP National Horse Show will once again host the prestigious ASPCA Maclay Horsemanship Championships.

For more information on the National Horse Show Association of America, Limited, please visit www.nhs.org

For more information about Brook Ledge, visit their website.

 


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Tickets On Sale NOW for the 2017 CP National Horse Show!

Lexington, KY. – August 17, 2017 – Tickets for the 2017 CP National Horse Show CSI-W 4* are now available online via the National Horse Show website or through Eventbrite.com. All proceeds from ticket sales will go directly to the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Foundation. For a limited time, spectators who purchase their tickets early will receive 20% off tickets using code MARKEY. The 134th annual CP National Horse Show will take place October 31st through November 5th, 2017 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY.


Click here to buy your tickets! Prices are as follows:


● Tuesday – Friday: Free daytime admission.
● Thursday: $5.00 (5pm and later)
● Friday: $5.00 (5pm and later)
● Saturday: $10.00 (all day)
● Sunday: $10.00 (all day)
● Children 12 years and under and all military personnel are always admitted at no charge
● Free Parking!


The highlights of year’s prestigious event include:

Wednesday, November 1st:
● $35,000 International Open Jumper Welcome

Thursday, November 2nd:
● 7:00 PM: $130,000 CP International Open Jumper presented by CP

Friday, November 3rd:
● Barn Night!
● $10,000 Amateur Owner/Junior Jumper – Time First Round
● $20,000 USEF U25 National Championship 2nd Competition- First Round
● Salamander Hotels & Resorts $35,000 Accumulator Class

Saturday November 4th:
● 5:00 PM: National Horse Show 5K Run benefitting the UK Markey Cancer Foundation
● 6:30 PM: $250,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Lexington presented by CP: Members of the 2017 Olympic Team and equestrians from around the world will compete for top honors in this thrilling competition.
● Special Man O’ War Celebration and family-friendly entertainment

Sunday November 5th (beginning at 8am):
● $15,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Amateur Owner/Junior Jumper Championship
● $30,000 USEF U25 National Championship Final Competition/$35,000 Under 25 Championship Overall Results
● Maclay National Championships – FINAL ROUND presented by Chansonette Farm

UK Markey Cancer Foundation holds the distinction of being named the official charity partner for this year’s event. While receiving all of the proceeds from ticket sales, the UK Markey Cancer foundation will also host the annual Betsy Gala during the $250,000 Hagyard Grand Prix, as well as a 5k charity run to help unite the community with the participants of the horse show.
Established in 1978, the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Foundation was formed in effort to reduce the cancer mortality rate in the state of Kentucky which boasts the highest numbers in the country. Working alongside researchers across a variety of cancer fields, the foundation seeks to put their resources toward funding the most promising research.

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 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. In addition, the CP National Horse Show will once again host the prestigious ASPCA Maclay Horsemanship Championships.

To learn more about the CP National Horse Show and to purchase tickets, click here.

To purchase tickets via Eventbrite.com, click here.

 


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