Articles: Horse News
Guadalajara to Lexington! Pan American Gold Medalist Christine McCrea Headed
to Alltech National Horse Show
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Lexington, KY - October 30, 2011 - - Christine McCrea, who on Saturday
powered her way to the Pan American Games Gold Medal in Guadalajara, Mexico,
makes her next stop at the debut of the Alltech National Horse Show in
Lexington, Kentucky, beginning on Wednesday.
McCrea, who was perfect through five rounds of world-class jumping in
Mexico, picked up two Gold medals in her first ever appearance at the Pan
American Games. Her two clear rounds on Thursday in the Nations Cup were a
key factor as the United States Show Jumping squad scored Gold, and in so
doing, secured one of the final coveted spots at the Olympic Games in London
In addition to McCrea, the big money Open Jumper division at the Alltech
National Horse Show features nine Olympic veterans, including McLain Ward,
who was also a member of the United States Gold Medal team in Guadalajara.
Kent Farrington, also a Gold medalist in Mexico, is scheduled
for an appearance in Lexington as well.
The Alltech National Horse Show, 128th Edition, will be held from November 2
- 6, 2011, at the beautiful, new Alltech Indoor Arena at the Kentucky Horse
Park in Lexington.
This year's debut event in Kentucky, designated a CSI-W 4*, will feature a
big money Open Jumper division with over $370,000 in prize money, including
the main event, the $250,000 Alltech National Horse Show Grand Prix, an FEI
World Cup qualifier, on Saturday night. All in all, over $600,000 in prize
money is up for grabs in November. "That brings this show on par or better
than any show in North America, or any indoor show anywhere in the world,"
noted show manager Hugh Kincannon.
American Olympians, in addition to Ward, include Laura Kraut, Lauren Hough,
Margie Engle and Todd Minikus.
Engle and Ward are currently ranked one-two on the list of all time grand
prix wins in North America.
Brazil's Rodrigo Pessoa, the Individual Gold medalist at the Olympic Games
in Athens, Greece, leads the international list that also includes Nick
Skelton, a six-time Olympic veteran for his home country of Great Britain.
This year's show, designated CSI4*-W, will feature a complete schedule of
'AA'-rated hunter divisions, including the Pony Lane Farm High Performance
Hunter section. Also on the agenda, a big money Open Jumper division
highlighted by the Sasco Creek Farm $50,000 Welcome Speed Class, the $75,000
Double H Farms Thursday's Jump-Off class, the $60,000 Spy Coast Farm Faults
Converted Speed class on Friday and of course, the $250,000 Alltech National
Horse Show Grand Prix, an FEI World Cup qualifying event. $100,000 will be
up for grabs for the Junior and Amateur Jumper divisions, including the
$50,000 SJHOF Junior/Amateur Championships, sponsored by Sleepy P Ranch,
Chansonette and Deeridge Farm. The final Sunday is highlighted by the
signature event of the National Horse Show, the ASPCA Alfred B. Maclay
Finals, presented by C.M. Hadfield's Saddlery.
Tickets for the Alltech National Horse Show, ranging from only $10 to $30,
are now available for purchase, online at www.ticketmaster.com.
Children 12 and under are admitted free of charge when accompanied by a
paying adult (limit 2 child tickets for every paid adult).
Additionally, fifty percent of the net proceeds from the General Admission
gate receipts will be donated to the various charities that are featured
each day at the Alltech National Horse Show. Those charities will be
announced in the days ahead.
Doors for each session open 30 minutes prior to the start of the event. All
seats are General Admission and parking is free.
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
For more information on the National Horse Show Association of America,
Limited, please visit www.nhs.org.
Alltech National Horse Show, 128th Edition - Fast Facts
The Alltech National Horse Show, 128th Edition, is a weeklong championship
event featuring "AA"-rated hunters, open jumpers, junior/amateur jumpers,
and the ASPCA Alfred B. Maclay Finals. The event will run November 2- 6,
2011, in the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, site
of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games(TM).
Parking is free. Dogs are permitted at the Kentucky Horse Park on a leash.
The Kentucky Horse Park is located 8 miles northeast of Lexington, Kentucky
at Exit 120 on Interstate 75.
National Horse Show
PO Box 386
Greenvale, NY 11548
Phone: (516) 484-1865
Fax: (516) 484-1982
The Alltech Ag Network will provide wall to wall coverage of the Alltech
National Horse Show. The event will be accessible real time via computers,
iPads and all iPhone, Android and BlackBerry mobile devices. Coverage can be
found at: www.alltechagnetwork.com
Vendors offering equestrian equipment, apparel, jewelry and home furnishings
are located in the Alltech Arena.
Vendors - Matt Morrissey at Mmorri4398@aol.com or 941 915-3457
VIP Table Sales - Kiki Umla at KIKIUMLA@aol.com or 904-607-5541
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Sponsorship - Mason Phelps at firstname.lastname@example.org or 561-753-3389 or
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HOLIDAY INN GEORGETOWN - 502-570-0220 - Approximately 6 miles
RAMADA INN - 859-299-1261 - Approximately 6 miles
RED ROOF INN - 859-293-2626 - Approximately 6 miles
HAMPTON INN - 502-867-4888 - Approximately 6 miles
SUPER EIGHT - 502-863-4888 - Approximately 6 miles
MICROTEL INN & SUITES - 502-868-8000 - Approximately 6 miles
HILTON - DOWNTOWN - 859-231-9000 - Approximately 6 miles
For further information on housing in the Lexington area, we invite you to
www.visitlex.com and www.georgetownky.com
Kentucky Horse Shows, LLC
P. O. Box 11428
Lexington, KY 40575-1428
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