Lexington, KY – July 15, 2020 – The National Horse Show announces plans to return to its home at the Alltech Arena, located in the Kentucky Horse Park, for the 2020 event, scheduled to be held October 23 – November 1. Due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, event organizers have been working tirelessly to devise a plan that not only provides optimal safety for exhibitors, but also top equestrian competition. With the full support of the staff of the Kentucky Horse Park, the National Horse Show Board of Directors made the important decision to stay at their home venue and have developed comprehensive safety protocols with the United States Equestrian Federation to protect all horse show participants and staff.
“I would like to commend all of the individuals who have worked tirelessly in recent months with the National Horse Show, to help us come to a decision that is in the best interest of our event,” said Jennifer Burger, President of the National Horse Show. “I have very much valued the input of my fellow indoor horse show presidents, Susie Webb (PNHS) and Vicki Lowell (WIHS), for their efforts to make this year’s indoor circuit the safest it can be for our riders, and I wish their events the very best as we all move forward during this unprecedented time.”
The National Horse Show officers and staff are available to answer questions that may arise based on the updated rules and regulations. Please check the nhs.org website regularly for event updates. Any questions regarding the event and changes to rules and regulations may be addressed to [email protected] We look forward to seeing our competitors in the fall and being able to continue the tradition of this historic and prestigious American horse show.
The 2020 National Horse Show is offering over $700,000 in prize money as an FEI CSI4*-W designated event. The National Horse Show $50,000 Hunter Classic along with the ASPCA Maclay Finals, The Hamel Foundation National Horse Show 3’3” Equitation Championship, Taylor Harris Insurance Services Adult Equitation Championship, and $213,300 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Lexington has made the National Horse Show a must-attend event for equestrians around the world as the finale to their summer equestrian seasons.