Plans are well underway for the 2016 edition of the CP National Horse Show, scheduled for the Kentucky Horse Park on November 1-6, 2016. This year promises to be the most exciting ever as the new management team from America’s leading horse show production company, Stadium Jumping, Inc., settles into their new role and begins to gear up for November and the 133rd edition of one of the nation’s oldest and most famous equestrian events.

The CP National Horse Show, for the fourth year in a row, received a top ranking from NARG, the North American Riders Group and is once again in the running for the Show Hunter Hall of Fame Horse Show of the Year, an award the show has won for four consecutive years.

Returning again this year are our some of our most valued sponsors, including title sponsor Canadian Pacific Railway (CP), Taylor Harris Insurance Services (THIS) and the Taylor Harris Club and Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital. Without the support of these fine companies, the show would not be where it is today.

When first signing on as title sponsor, Hunter Harrison, the CEO of Canadian Pacific Railway and Chairman of the Board of the National Horse Show Association of America, said of the new sponsorship, “The National Horse Show is one of America’s really special equestrian events and is a great showcase for Canadian Pacific as we continue to increase our participation in the United States.” When renewing for this year, Harrison noted how well the sponsorship worked for everybody involved. “It’s a great partnership and we’re looking forward to many more years to come.”

“The National Horse Show was honored with the title sponsorship from Canadian Pacific,” said Mason Phelps Jr., the President of the National Horse Show Foundation. “CP has been so generous to the National Horse Show, and CEO Hunter Harrison is really to be commended for his support of show jumping worldwide and here in Lexington. The National Horse Show and horse show enthusiasts from around the country owe a huge debt of gratitude to Hunter, his family and to Canadian Pacific. We are thrilled to announce that they’ll be back again this year, once again contributing to the growth of our prestigious event.”

Canadian Pacific is noted for their excellent and reliable service. What used to arrive today now gets there yesterday. They are helping their customers become more competitive and grow their businesses with faster and more reliable transit times. CP knows that their customers want a service that provides the greatest assurance their goods will be on shelves, not stuck en-route.

Taylor, Harris Insurance Services (THIS), is a specialist equine insurance firm which has been providing wide ranging products developed from both the U.S. and London markets and joined the CP National Horse Show from the start with what has become their most popular signature, the famed Taylor Harris Club, ringside at the show. Since their involvement with the CP National Horse Show, Taylor Harris Insurance Services has also introduced their club at the FEI World Cup in Las Vegas and most recently at the CP Wellington Masters, presented by Sovaro™ in Wellington.

“Taylor Harris is proud to have been the sponsor of the Taylor Harris Club at the National Horse Show since its debut in Lexington,” said Michael Taylor, the President of Taylor Harris Insurance Services. “For our company, it has been a real pleasure for the Taylor Harris Club to be the “place to be” at such a prestigious event. We are thrilled that so many of our friends, our clients and equestrians from around the world have enjoyed the great location and fabulous food. We’re confident that 2016 will be the best year yet.”

Phelps, following last year’s show noted, “Each year, the Taylor Harris Club is a wonderful and very popular oasis for our patrons. The THIS Saturday night party is always one of our best nights. Taylor Harris has been there from the beginning and we are extremely grateful for the continuing and very generous commitment of Michael Taylor and Bill Weeks and their entire staff. We are thrilled they are back with us for the 2016 edition.” Taylor, Harris Insurance Services (THIS) was founded in 1987 to provide specialized insurance for all types of equine risk.

In addition to sponsoring the fashionable and popular dining and seating area for table patrons, Taylor Harris will once again be the Official Insurance Agency for the 2016 CP National Horse Show. In addition, they will return as the presenting sponsors of the popular Saturday night party at Gracie Street Garden.

Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital has, once again, been named the Official Veterinarians, Farriers and the Official Veterinary Pharmacy for the 2016 CP National Horse Show.

Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, with locations now in Saratoga, NY, and Wellington, Florida, is a full-service equine hospital established in 1986 as a referral center for horses requiring specialized medical and surgical care. Today Rood & Riddle is known and respected throughout the world for innovative and highly skilled treatment of horses. The hospital facility offers a full range of services including surgery, internal medicine, advanced diagnostic imaging, a focused Podiatry Center and specialized Reproductive Center. The practice also provides ambulatory services for emergencies, preventative care, general reproduction, radiography, medical care and treatment of your horse at your farm or stable. Our reputation stems from our unwavering commitment to quality, both in the care of horses and in our relationship with clients and community.

“Rood & Riddle is proud to once again serve as the Official Veterinarian, Veterinary Pharmacy, and Farrier for the upcoming CP National Horse Show,” Dr. Tom Riddle said. “Rood & Riddle’s support of the CP National Horse Show underscores our practice’s commitment to the sport horse and our community.”

Founded in 1883 at the original Madison Square Garden, the National Horse Show is America’s oldest indoor horse show, firmly established as a major fixture on the national and international sports and social event calendars. The National Horse Show Association’s primary activity is the annual production of the National Horse Show and all ancillary events. Over the years, the National Horse Show has provided financial aid to many worthwhile charities.

With close to $800,000 in prize money offered, this year’s show has been designated a CSI-W 4* show by the FEI. The International Open Jumpers will compete for over a half a million dollars in prize money, while the top rated hunter sections have a total purse of $195,000. Meanwhile, $100,000 in total is offered to the Amateur-Owner and U 25 Jumper sections.

The CP National Horse Show is one of only seven key events that comprise the East Coast division of the all-new Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping North American League. Competition in the new North American League will be entering its second year across seven East and seven West Coast venues in three countries: the United States, Mexico and Canada. The 14 events that hosted legs of the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping™ North American League were selected after a rigorous screening process from a long list of 25 applicants.

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