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Kentucky Spring Premier Horse Show Announces Improvements and Changes



 

LEXINGTON, KY – Looking for a fun show to start up your spring show season? The Kentucky Spring Premier wants you! The 2008 Kentucky Spring Premier Horse Show will be held May1-3 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. Kicking off with a Thursday afternoon session, the show will run Thursday night, continue with both day and evening sessions on Friday, Academy classes on Saturday morning and end with Saturday evening’s performance. Brett Day will handle all judging duties with the exception of the Morgan, Friesian and Academy divisions, which will be judged by Conky Price.

 

An enthusiastic horse show board has implemented several events in hopes of putting this show back on top. The class schedule has been reevaluated and streamlined with the open stakes moving to Friday night and the show culminating with the amateur championships on Saturday night. Footing issues have been addressed and a plan is in the works to reduce the ring to a size more conducive with exhibiting show horses.

 

To attract more horses the Kentucky Spring Premier is offering $500.00 to the Kentucky trainer with the most entries along with an additional $500.00 to the out-of-state trainer bringing the most entries.

 

This year the Spring Premier Show will benefit the American Saddlebred Museum. The benefits have already started as many of the trophies have been selected from the Museum’s own Gift Shop. Be sure to stop by the Museum and enjoy the rest of the Kentucky Horse Park between performances.

 

With the coming of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games the Horse Park is embarking on a huge renovation. New arenas, both covered and outdoors, are being added as well as new and improved stabling. Help keep this show in the forefront so that we can enjoy the benefits to come from being one of the premier shows at the Horse Park.

 

Exhibitors won’t have to worry about missing the running of the Kentucky Derby. A Derby party will be held before Saturday’s evening session. The wizards at Richfield Video will arrange the television hookup and a barbecue, catered by Corky’s, will be provided along with a cash bar. Come mingle with friends and enjoy the race.

 

For more information please contact Scarlett Mattson at 270-547-2407




 

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