Lexington, KY – Sept. 24, 2018 – The National Horse Show would like to congratulate all of the regional championship winners who have qualified for the 2018 ASPCA Maclay Finals, presented by Chansonette Farm. A competitor and spectator highlight of the event each year, the ASPCA Maclay Finals will feature some of the best equitation riders from across the United States. The ASPCA Maclay National Championship, to be held this year November, 4 in the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park, is one of the most prestigious equitation championships in history. Past winners include some of the biggest names in the equestrian sport, including William Steinkraus (1941), Frank Chapot (1948), George Morris (1952), Leslie Burr Howard (1972) and Nicole Shahinian Simpson (1992).
Founded in 1883, 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. This year, the National Horse Show will offer new Equitation Championships, including the Hamel Foundation NHS 3’3” Eq. Championship, the Taylor Harris Insurance Services NHS 3′ Adult Eq. Championships, the Boggs Hill 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 National Horse Show $50,000 Hunter Classic, 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 Jumping World Cup™ Lexington.
To learn more about the National Horse Show and its entire 2018 class schedule, click here.