Maxwell Place to Feature Shopping, Hospitality and Riders' Lounge at 2018 National Horse Show

Lexington, KY. – Jun 11, 2018 – The National Horse Show is proud to announce Maxwell Place, a new twist on the traditional riders lounge and shopping experience at the 2018 event. Sponsored by the Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund, Maxwell Place will offer Riders’ Lounge hospitality with exciting food options, as well as a select number of premier boutique vendors.

Maxwell Place is open to the public for shopping and dining throughout the 2018 National Horse Show, with the Riders’ Lounge hospitality open during show hours. The National Horse Show invites you to join us from October 27 – November 4 to see everything that Maxwell Place has to offer.


The Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund was founded by Lindsay Maxwell in 2016 as a means to formalize her commitment to charitable giving. The Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund supports meaningful organizations and programs that align with Ms. Maxwell’s philanthropic priorities and values: Improving the lives of children with special needs; enabling access to educational opportunities; and providing care, compassion, and protection to animals. As a rider herself, Ms. Maxwell especially appreciates the difference a satisfying meal and relaxed atmosphere can make when competing during the long days at a horse show. The National Horse Show greatly appreciates the support that the Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Foundation has provided to them for the past two seasons.

“Our relationship with Lindsay Maxwell and her foundation has been nothing short of incredible for the National Horse Show,” remarked Jennifer Burger, President of the National Horse Show. “We are looking forward to hosting this year’s competitors in this new space and helping to improve their experience of our iconic event.”


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. This year, the National Horse Show will offer new Equitation Championships, including the Hamel Foundation NHS 3’3” Eq. Championship, the Taylor Harris Insurance Services NHS 3′ Adult Eq. Championships, the Boggs Hill 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 Series Championship, and the world-renown $250,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Lexington.

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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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The National Horse Show Announces Two New Equitation Championship Sponsors

Lexington, KY - May 31, 2018 - The National Horse Show is proud to announce two new title sponsors for the inaugural equitation championships scheduled to be held at this year's event. Taylor Harris Insurance Services (THIS), known for the renowned Taylor Harris VIP Club, has signed on to support the National Horse Show Adult Equitation Championships. Boggs Hill and the Goguen family are welcomed as the NHS KHJA Equitation Championship title sponsor. Both championships will be held in the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park on October 27, 2018.

The THIS NHS Adult Equitation Championship is open to all adult participants and will not be limited by any qualifying criteria. The Championship will include a preliminary round, a flat phase, and a final round featuring of a minimum of fifteen riders. Esteemed judges will select a Champion and Reserve, and riders will receive ribbons through tenth place. The trainer of the winning rider will also be recognized with a specialized trophy.

Kelly Tropin and Chablis are presented with the award for Grand Champion Amateur Owner Hunter Award at the 2017 National Horse Show

THIS ADULT EQUITATION CHAMPIONSHIPS

Another exciting new addition to the inaugural equitation weekend is the Boggs Hill NHS KHJA Equitation Championship. Boggs Hill, home to Mr. and Mrs. Tim Goguen, has been an avid supporter of hunter competition and the National Horse Show is proud to welcome them to the esteemed 2018 competition. Qualification to the Boggs Hill NHS KHJA Equitation Championship will be determined by the year-end standings of the KHJA. Entries will compete over fences in a preliminary round, a flat phase, and a test for the top six riders. Awards for the class include a Champion and Reserve Champion prize, ribbons through tenth place, and a trophy for the Trainer of the winning rider.



Riders and horses who compete in the KHJA Equitation Championship may not compete in the ASPCA Maclay Finals in the same year.

Becky Gochman aboard Catch Me at the 2017 National Horse Show

NHS KHJA EQUITATION CHAMPIONSHIPS

Entries for both championships must be received by 5 p.m. Eastern Time on September 28, 2018. Please see the National Horse Show prize list, available in June, for more details.



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. This year, the National Horse Show will offer new Equitation Championships, including the 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.



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


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