Canadian Pacific Returns for Third Year as National Horse Show Title Sponsor

Roberto Teran and Woklahoma at the 2015 CP National Horse Show


PRESS RELEASE

Lexington, KY – September 15, 2016 – The National Horse Show in Lexington, Kentucky, is pleased and honored to once again welcome back Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) as the title sponsor of the CP National Horse Show. The 2016 CP National Horse Show begins on November 1 and continues thru November 6, 2016 at the famed Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY.

With $810,000 in prize money offered, this year’s show has been designated a CSI-W 4* show by the FEI. The International Open Jumpers will compete for almost a half a million dollars in prize money, while the top rated hunter sections have a total purse of $195,000. Meanwhile, $130,000 in total is offered to the Amateur-Owner and U 25 Jumper sections. The CP National Horse Show, for the fifth year in a row, received a top ranking from NARG, the North American Riders Group and was again named the Show Hunter Hall of Fame Horse Show of the Year in back to back to back years.

“I think the title sponsorship gives us a chance to really step up and the National Horse Show is a great place to do it,” said Hunter Harrison, the CEO of Canadian Pacific Railway and Chairman of the Board of the National Horse Show Association of America last year when the title sponsorship was announced. “It’s a wonderful show with a great deal of tradition and the venue in Kentucky will help us establish a better position in the world of show jumping in Lexington, the horse capital of America.”

“The National Horse Show is once again honored with the title sponsorship from Canadian Pacific,” said Mason Phelps Jr., the President of the National Horse Show Association. “Hunter Harrison and his family are to be commended, both for their support of show jumping worldwide and for what they’ve done to ensure thatthe National Horse Show continues to grow in Lexington and becomes the real national year-end showcase it deserves to be. The National Horse Show and horse show enthusiasts from around the country owe a huge debt of gratitude to Hunter, his family and to Canadian Pacific.”

“The CP National Horse Show, one of America’s really special equestrian events, is a great showcase for Canadian Pacific as we continue to increase our participation and expand our brand here in the United States,” Harrison said.

Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canadian Pacific owns approximately 14,000 miles of track across Canada and into the United States, stretching from Montreal to Vancouver, and as far north as Edmonton. Its rail network also serves major cities in the United States, such as Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Detroit, Chicago, and New York City.

 Canadian Pacific is noted for their excellent and reliable service. What used to arrive today now gets there yesterday. They are helping their customers become more competitive and grow their businesses with faster and more reliable transit times.CP knows that their customers want a service that provides the greatest assurance their goods will be on shelves, not stuck en-route.

The CP National Horse Show kicks off in Lexington on November 1 and continues thru November 6, 2016, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY.

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.

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