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2014 National Horse Show Highlights & Photo Gallery

November 05, 2014 By: janwest Category: What's Happenin'

2014 National Horse Show Highlights & Photo Gallery by Kim & Allen MacMillan/MacMillan Photography & Media Services The 131st renewal of the historic National Horse Show is now in the record books as of last Sunday afternoon. This year’s show, held for the fourth year in a row at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, featured:  Amateur Owner, Professional and Junior Hunter classes from Tuesday through Saturday; a three-phase $15,000 Under 25 Grand Prix competition sponsored by Sleepy P Ranch and Deeridge Farm; an in-costume $45,000 Chansonette Farm Gambler’s Choice class on Halloween (Friday); the $250,000 Canadian Pacific Grand Prix on Saturday, and the ASPCA Maclay Medal Equitation Finals on Sunday. The show was founded in 1883 by a group of affluent businessmen. It ran in New York City from 1883 until 1988, then moved to New Jersey to the Meadowlands from 1989 – 1995. It returned to New York City in 1996 and stayed there until it moved to Florida in 2002. The show then moved again to Syracuse, New York, in 2008 and it ran there through 2010, finally moving to Kentucky in 2011. For more on the history of the National Horse Show go to www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nati0nal_Horse_Show. For a complete set of results and more news from the National Horse Show go to www.nhs.org. Photo gallery below courtesy of MacMillan Photography & Media Services (all photos are copyrighted; please contact photo@looncreekenterprises.com to inquire about photo usage).

1)Friday – Halloween – Was barn night.  Groups from local barns showed up to watch the $45,000 Grand Prix where the riders were all in costume.  Their Barn spirit, their numbers and their costumes were all judged in order to win prizes.

1) Friday – Halloween – Was barn night. Groups from local barns showed up to watch the $45,000 Grand Prix where the riders were all in costume. Their Barn spirit, their numbers and their costumes were all judged in order to win prizes.

 

2)The pirates had the best group costume

2) The pirates had the best group costume

3)The group with the most members won a golf cart for their barn

3) The group with the most members won a golf cart for their barn

4)The best jumper riders in the world donned costumes to vie for a share of $45K.  Beezie Madden, from Wisconsin, Sported a Green Bay uniform and a cheesehead wedge

4) The best jumper riders in the world donned costumes to vie for a share of $45K. Beezie Madden, from Wisconsin, Sported a Green Bay uniform and a cheesehead wedge.

5)Wonder Woman – Candice King – traded her invisible jet for a mighty steed

5) Wonder Woman – Candice King – traded her invisible jet for a mighty steed

Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman

7)Captain America – AKA David Beisel

7) Captain America – AKA David Beisel

8)The Frozen princess – Kama Godek -heated up the course

8) The Frozen princess – Kama Godek -heated up the course

 

9)Laura Kraut Shows her cat like jumping style

9) Laura Kraut Shows her cat like jumping style

10)King Tut took a short break from his travelling exhibit to try out the grand prix course

10) King Tut-Quentin Judge- took a short break from his travelling exhibit to try out the grand prix course.

11)Sergeant Major Schuyler Riley packed a 45ACP on her hip and kept everyone in line

11) Sergeant Major Schuyler Riley packed a 45ACP on her hip and kept everyone in line

 

12)Lillie the Leopard showed off her sleek spots & graceful Balance

12) Lillie the Leopard showed off her sleek spots & graceful Balance

13)On Saturday, after three cumulative days of Grand Prix competition Shawn Casady & Twister bested the field to take the Gold Medal of the Under 25 yr old championship

13) On Saturday, after three cumulative days of Grand Prix competition Shawn Casady & Twister bested the field to take the Gold Medal of the Under 25 yr old championship

14)Shawn Casady - Gold, Michael Hughes - Silver & Nicole Bellissimo – Bronze at the $25K Under 25 Championships

14) Shawn Casady – Gold, Michael Hughes – Silver & Nicole Bellissimo – Bronze at the $25K Under 25 Championships

15)The Saturday Feature competition was the CP (Canadian Pacific) $250K Grand Prix.  38 started, 8 went to the jump off.  Georgiana & Juvina were quick

15) The Saturday Feature competition was the CP (Canadian Pacific) $250K Grand Prix. 38 started, 8 went to the jump off. Georgina & Juvina were quick

McLain & Rothchild were smoking fast and set a comfortably wide margin

McLain & Rothchild were smoking fast and set a comfortably wide margin

17)But Beezie and Cortes-C were last to go in the jump-off.  Beezie said her husband told her that McLain was fast, “Use his Scope” he said referring to Cortes C. They cut corners, skipped strides & defied gravity.  Everyone had to look at the clock to be sure.  They were ¾ second faster and claimed the title to the CP $250K Grand Prix.

17) But Beezie and Cortes C were last to go in the jump-off. Beezie said her husband told her that McLain was fast, “Use his Scope” he said referring to Cortes C. They cut corners, skipped strides & defied gravity. Everyone had to look at the clock to be sure. They were ¾ second faster and claimed the title to the CP $250K Grand Prix.

18)Lots of smiles, a silver trophy and a big check.

18) Lots of smiles, a silver trophy and a big check.

GP victory clinched both the Leading rider title and the leading Lady Rider Title for Beezie

GP victory clinched both the Leading Rider title and the leading Lady Rider Title for Beezie

20)Beezie takes the keys of the Leading Rider Prize

20) Beezie takes the keys of the Leading Rider Prize

21)Eleven Countries sent their best and the competition was top notch

21) Eleven Countries sent their best and the competition was top notch

Sunday was The Alfred B Maclay Medal.  153 started the 1st Jumping test; 30 made the cut for the riding test on the flat, 15 were selected for the second jumping test and then the top 2 swapped mounts and rode the jump test again to single in on the winner.   At the end of the day Victoria Colvin was named the 2014 ASPCA Alfred B Maclay medal winner

Sunday was The Alfred B Maclay Medal. 153 started the 1st Jumping test; 30 made the cut for the riding test on the flat, 15 were selected for the second jumping test and then the top 2 swapped mounts and rode the jump test again to single in on the winner. At the end of the day Victoria Colvin was named the 2014 ASPCA Alfred B Maclay medal winner

Tory Colvin on Patrick

Tori Colvin on Patrick

Tory on Any Given Sunday - Top two riders swapped mounts.

Tori on Any Given Sunday – Top two riders swapped mounts.

Tory, Patrick, Mom & Dad, Andre Dignelli , Betsee Parker, and others share in a hard fought victory.

Tori, Patrick, Mom & Dad, Andre Dignelli , Betsee Parker, and many others share in a hard fought victory.