Entry Deadline Approaching for National Horse Show 3’3” Equitation Championship

Lexington, KY – Sept. 25, 2017 – Entries for the inaugural National Horse Show 3’3” Equitation Championship close on September 29, 2017

The inaugural year of the National Horse Show 3’3” Equitation Championship will take place on Sunday, October 29, in the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park and will not require riders to be prequalified to participate. The prizes that will be awarded at the end of the class will include a trophy for the winning rider, the winning rider’s name inscribed on a commemorative trophy, that will be proudly displayed at the Kentucky Horse Park Museum, as well as a commemorative cooler for the top 10 finalists. A Trainer’s Award will also be presented to the trainer of the winning rider.

"I am very excited for the National Horse Show 3'3" Equitation Championship class,” said Geoff Teall, Chairman of the Equitation Committee for the National Horse Show Association. “Not only does this class help a whole new tier of riders utilize the equitation division as it was intended, as a learning tool, but it also exposes these same riders to the history and tradition of both our sport and the National Horse Show. Going forward I anticipate this class will become a great and comfortable stepping stone for our young riders of the future."


CLASS SPECIFICATIONS


While no qualifying classes will be held for the 2017 event, qualifying classes for the 2018 Championship will begin September 1, 2017.

Please email Cindy Bozan at cindy@nhs.org with any questions.

For 84 years, the National Horse Show has hosted the ASPCA Maclay National Championship competition, the most important event in equitation. These finals consistently highlight the country’s top junior equestrian athletes who will go on to be the future professional American equestrians. With the addition of the National Horse Show 3’3” Equitation Championship, riders who have dreams of becoming the next winner of the ASPCA Maclay National Championship will have the opportunity to hone their skills in the same ring as their 3’6” counterparts.


“We are thrilled to support the National Horse Show 3’3” Equitation Championships in its maiden year,” said Jennifer Burger Senior Vice President of the National Horse Show. “This class represents a wonderful opportunity for young riders to compete at our event and we are excited to see the competition grow to become an integral part of the equitation legacy at the National Horse Show.”

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.

For information regarding the National Horse Show 3'3" Equitation Championship competition and its rules and regulations, click here.

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


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Jumper Qualifying Lists Now Available for 2017 CP National Horse Show

Lexington, KY - September 21, 2017 - Qualifying lists for the Jumper divisions of 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 cindy@nhs.org.

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.

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.

For more information about the National Horse Show, please visit our website.

 


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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.

To learn more about National Horse Show ASPCA Maclay Championship click here.

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

 


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