Lexington, KY – April 24, 2017 – The National Horse Show in Lexington, Kentucky is thrilled to welcome Canadian Pacific (CP) as the title sponsor of the CP National Horse Show for the 4th consecutive year. The 2017 CP National Horse Show returns to the Kentucky Horse Park this October 31 – November 5, 2017.
Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, CP is a transcontinental railway that 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.
CP is widely regarded as an industry leader, always providing excellent and reliable service, and routinely helps their customers become more competitive and grow their businesses with faster, more reliable transit times.
“The National Horse Show is one of the most prestigious and historical equestrian events in North America and consistently ranks as one of the top shows in the United States,” said Keith Creel, CP President & Chief Executive Officer. “Their commitment to excellence echoes our own focus on being the best in class. We are delighted to continue our participation as the title sponsor of the 2017 edition.”
“The National Horse Show is honored to once again be the recipient of the support of Canadian Pacific,” said Mason Phelps Jr., President of the National Horse Show. “We deeply value our ongoing relationship with CP and Keith Creel, as their commitment to high level equestrian competition is second to none. The National Horse Show, with help from Canadian Pacific, is proud to be an event that offers international level competition in the heart of the equestrian capital of the United States.”
For the third year, the CP National Horse Show is one of only seven distinguished events comprising the East Coast division of the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping North American League. Riders from all over the world will compete for a chance to qualify for the 2018 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Finals in Paris, France the following spring.
With $810,000 in prize money offered, this year’s show has been designated a CSI4* show by the FEI. The International Open Jumper division will compete for almost half a million dollars in prize money, while the top-rated hunter sections have a total purse of $195,000. Amateur-Owner and U25 Jumpers will compete for a cool $130,000 in total winnings.
Founded in New York in 1883, the National Horse Show is America’s oldest indoor horse show and is firmly established as a major fixture on the national and international sports and social event calendars. For equestrian sport fans who cannot make it to Kentucky to see the action, the CP National Horse Show will be live streamed on EQSportsNet, with the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Lexington broadcast live on FEI TV.
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About Canadian Pacific
Canadian Pacific (TSX:CP)(NYSE:CP) is a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States with direct links to eight major ports, including Vancouver and Montreal, providing North American customers a competitive rail service with access to key markets in every corner of the globe. CP is growing with its customers, offering a suite of freight transportation services, logistics solutions and supply chain expertise. Visit cpr.ca to see the rail advantages of CP.