Lexington, KY., Apr. 4, 2018 – The National Show Hunter Hall of Fame has recently released its highly anticipated Annual Awards and announced the 2017 CP National Horse Show was elected as the 2017 Horse Show of the Year. Winners in various categories are chosen by the members of the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame. The events or individuals with the most number of nominations are placed on ballots, which are then sent to supporters of the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame to vote on their favorites. This decision marks the seventh year in a row that the National Horse Show has been awarded with this honor.
The National Horse Show will be inducted in a special ceremony that will take place on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at the Merion Cricket Club in Haverford, Pennsylvania. For further information or tickets please call 859-533-9676 or 617-320-2746 or email [email protected].
“It is an honor to be voted on by our peers as the Horse Show of the Year,” commented Mason Phelps, Chairman of the National Horse Show. “Our dedicated staff works tirelessly to help make the National Horse Show exciting, relevant, and better every year and this is a testament to their efforts. This award really energizes us for 2018!”
The 2018 National Horse Show is scheduled for October 27 – November 4. This year, the National Horse Show will offer the first ever weekend of Equitation Championships that includes Hamel Foundation NHS 3’3” Eq. Championship, the Taylor Harris Insurance Services NHS 3′ Adult Eq. Championships, the NHS KHJA Eq. Championships, and a day of age group equitation classes for young athletes. In addition, the National Horse Show is excited to announce the new Cismont Manor $50,000 Hunter Classic sponsored by The Wheeler Family, joining a prestigious line up of classes including the ASPCA Maclay Finals presented by Chansonette Farm, the Hollow Brook Wealth Management SJHOF Grand Prix, and the world-renown $250,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Lexington.
Founded in 1833, the National Horse Show is the culmination of the east coast summer equestrian season. With $810,000 in prize money offered, the National Horse Show has been designated a CSI4*-W event by the FEI. International Open Jumpers will compete for almost half a million dollars in prize money, while the top-rated hunter sections will vie for a total purse of $195,000. For six consecutive years, the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame has named the National Horse Show the Horse Show of the Year.
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