Lexington, KY – Sept. 15, 2016 – The 2016 CP National Horse Show returns to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, on Nov. 1-Nov. 6, 2016.
This year’s show will once again feature the nation’s finest hunters in competition with the most significant amount of prize money of any show in the country. This is all made possible by the generous supporters who have stepped forward to sponsor the various hunter divisions at the CP National Horse Show.
We are proud to welcome Peter Pletcher and PJP Farm as title sponsor of the prestigious $10,000 High Performance Hunter Division. Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth Garber will sponsor and present the $15,000 Green Conformation Hunter division, while the $15,000 Regular Conformation Hunter division will be sponsored and presented by the Wheeler family.
The competitive $15,000 First Year Green Working Hunter division is sponsored by Goshen Hill Farm and will be presented by Ms. Caroline Moran, while the $15,000 Second Year Green Working Hunter division is sponsored and will be presented by Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Oare and Ms. Patricia Adikes-Hill.
The kind sponsors in the always-spirited amateur owner hunter divisions are Suzanne Thoben Marquard, who will also be presenting for the $15,000 Amateur Owner Hunter – Riders 35 and Under division, while Fashion Farm and Woodland Way, Inc. is sponsoring the $10,000 Amateur Owner Hunter 3’3″ – Riders 35 and Under division, presented by Glen Senk and Margaret O’Meara. The $10,000 Amateur Owner Hunter 3’3″ – Riders Over 35 division is sponsored by Meralex Farm and Hunt Ltd. and will be presented by Bryan Baldwin and Gretchen Hunt. The $15,000 Amateur Owner Hunter Riders over 35 will be sponsored by Uphill Farm and presented by Laura Karat and Brad Wolfe.
The $15,000 Small Junior Hunter – Riders 16-17 division is sponsored by Huntland Farm, and will be presented by Dr. Betsee Parker.
In the $15,000 Large Junior Hunters, the 15 and Under division is sponsored by SBS Farm, Helen Lenahan and Billie Steffee, and will be presented by Helen Lenahan, Billie Steffee and Susie Schoellkopf. JT Farm will sponsor the 16-17 division in memory of Mindy Minetto and presented by Jim and Ellen Toon.
Since 1993, the Maclay National Championship has been partners with the ASPCA to recognize responsible horsemanship of young riders. This year, the ASPCA Maclay National Championship is presented by Chansonette Farm.
The CP National Horse Show, for the fifth year in a row, received a top ranking from the North American Riders Group (NARG), and was again named the Show Hunter Hall of Fame Horse Show of the Year in back to back years.
In addition to hosting top-rated hunters and the ASPCA Maclay National Championship, the show features world-class international, open, junior and amateur owner jumpers competing for the biggest prize money on the United States indoor tour. With $810,000 in prize money offered, this year’s show has been designated a CSI-W 4* by the FEI.
The international open jumpers will compete for over a half a million dollars in prize money, while the top-rated open hunter divisions have a total purse of $195,000. Additionally, the amateur owner and U25 jumper divisions will award an unprecedented $130,000.
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.
For more information on the National Horse Show please visit www.nhs.org.