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Alltech National Horse Show Welcomes Hunter Sponsors for 2012

August 24, 2012 By: janwest Category: What's Happenin'

Lexington, KY – August 20, 2012 – The 2012 Alltech National Horse Show, recognized as the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame Horse Show of the Year last year, returns to the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, on October 31 through November 4, 2012.

National Horse Show Association President Mason Phelps by Tony Parkes

The Hunter Hall of Fame honors were the second major award issued to the Alltech National Horse Show last year. At their annual meeting, the North American Riders Group (NARG) recognized the Alltech National Horse Show as the highest rated horse show in the United States.

“We were very proud of our efforts last year and we were delighted that our hard work was recognized by both the Hunter Hall of Fame and by NARG,” said Mason Phelps, Jr. the President of the National Horse Show Association. “For 2012, we will build on that first year success.”

This year’s show will once again feature the nation’s finest hunters in competition with the most significant amount of prize money of any show in the country. This is all made possible by the generous supporters who have stepped forward to sponsor the various hunter divisions at the Alltech National Horse Show.


Katie Robinson and Rock Steady, Amateur Owner 36 & Over Working Hunter Champions with sponsor Susie Marquardt and husband Jim – photo by Rebecca Walton.

The popular High Performance Hunter division will again be sponsored by Pony Lane Farm and presented by the Thatcher Family.

In the two Conformation Hunter sections, it’s Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Wheeler stepping forward to sponsor the Green Conformation Hunters, while Dr. Betsee Parker and Huntland have generously sponsored the Regular Conformation Hunters, presented by Dr. Betsee Parker.

The competitive First Year Green Working Hunters are sponsored by Goshen Hill and presented by Ms. Caroline Moran, while the Second Year Green Working Hunters are sponsored by Oare-Hill and presented by Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Oare and Mrs. Patricia Adikes-Hill.

The kind sponsors in the always spirited Amateur Owner Hunters are Bruce Duchossois and H ‘N D Stables for the 35 and under section and Suzanne Thoben Marquard presenting the section for rider over 35 years of age. The 3’3″ Amateur Owner Hunters and sponsored and presented by Jennifer Burger and Meredith Lipke.

The Small Juniors, 15 and Under are sponsored by Missy Luczak-Smith and presented by Missy Luczak-Smith and Doug Smith while The Moyer Family is sponsoring and presenting the Small Juniors 16-17.

In the Large Juniors, the 15 and Under section is sponsored by The Gochman Family and the 16-17 Large Juniors are sponsored by Greentree South, Inc. and presented by Susan Humes.

“The National Horse Show has for generations of horsemen, offered a special event for exhibitors from all sections of the country and Canada,” said Walter J. Lee, the President of the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame during the Horse Show of the Year presentation. “The National has always been a goal for so many owners and riders to reach. I have been a champion at The National, and that has been, still is and always will be, a great achievement and something that I am very proud of and will always cherish and remember.”

The 2012 Alltech National Horse Show takes center stage on October 30 through November 4, 2012 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. In addition to the top rated hunters and the ASPCA Maclay National Championship, the show features world-class international, open, junior and amateur-owner jumpers competing for the biggest prize money on the United States indoor tour.

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.

For more information on the National Horse Show Association of America, Limited, please visit www.nhs.org.


Founded by Dr. Pearse Lyons, Alltech is a global animal health and nutrition company with 32 years’ experience in developing natural products that are scientifically proven to enhance animal health and performance. With 2800 employees in 128 countries, the company has developed a strong regional presence in Europe, North America, Latin America, the Middle-East, Africa and Asia. For further information, visit  www.alltech.com. For media assets, visit www.alltech.com/press.


2012 Alltech National Horse Show Fast Facts 

The Alltech National Horse Show 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 October 30 through November 4, 2012, indoors in the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, site of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™.

The Kentucky Horse Park has waived the normal parking fee during the Alltech National Horse Show. Parking is free. While dogs are permitted at the Kentucky Horse Park on a leash, no dogs are allowed in the Alltech Arena during the ANHS

The Kentucky Horse Park is located at 4089 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511. The KHP is 8 miles northeast of Lexington at Exit 120 on Interstate 75.

Carolyn Vincent
National Horse Show
PO Box 386
Greenvale, NY 11548

Phone: (516) 484-1865
Fax: (516) 484-1982

Email:    NationalHS@aol.com

Website:  www.AlltechNationalHorseShow.com
Vendors offering equestrian equipment, apparel, jewelry and home furnishings are located in the Alltech Arena.

Additional Contacts:
Vendors  – Matt Morrissey at Mmorri4398@aol.com or 941 915-3457
VIP Table Sales – Kiki Umla at KIKIUMLA@aol.com or 904-607-5541
Advertising – Steve Williams at steve@inturnent.com or 310 403-2110

Cynthia Keating at  aikenhorses@aol.com or 803 640-2339

Sponsorship – Mason Phelps at  mpjr@phelpsmediagroup.com or 561-753-3389 or Susie Webb at  webb_susie@yahoo.com or 301-520-6162

CLARION HOTEL (formerly Holiday Inn North) – 859 – 233-0512 – Approximately 4 miles
FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES BY MARRIOTT – 859 -977-5870 – Approximately 4 miles
FOUR POINTS SHERATON – 859-259-1311 – Approximately 4 miles
LA QUINTA – 859-231-7551 – Approximately 4 miles
KNIGHTS INN – 859-231-0232 – Approximately 4 miles
EMBASSY SUITES – 859-455-5000 – Approximately 4 miles
MARRIOT GRIFFIN GATE – 859-231-5100 – Approximately 4 miles
RESIDENCE INN – 859-231-6191 – Approximately 5 miles
COURTYARD BY MARRIOT – 859-253-4646 – Approximately 5 miles
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

For further information on housing in the Lexington area, we invite you to visit:

www.visitlex.com and www.georgetownky.com

Kentucky Horse Shows, LLC
P. O. Box 11428
Lexington, KY 40575-1428
859-233-0492 (phone)
859-233-0495 (fax)
email:  hakshows@earthlink.net
website:  www.kentuckyhorseshows.com 

Horse Show Secretary:

Cindy Bozan


Email:  secretary.nhs@aol.com