Kentucky Horse Shows LLC Thanks Generous Sponsors for Support of their 2021 Show Season

Lexington, KY – May 7, 2021 – The premier horse show management company, Kentucky Horse Shows LLC, is proud to recognize the generous sponsors of the 2021 Kentucky Horse Shows season. Hosted at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, this year’s shows will kick off with the Kentucky Spring Horse Show which runs May 11 – May 16 and is immediately followed by the Kentucky Spring Classic May 18- May 23.

Horse showing will resume at the Kentucky Horse Park with the Kentucky Summer Horse Show held July 28 – August 1 and will be followed by the Kentucky Summer Classic on August 3 – 8, the Bluegrass Festival Horse Show which runs August 17 – 22 and will wrap up with the KHJA Horse Show which runs August 25 – 29. During the summer weeks, the Kentucky Horse Park will also play host to several championships including the USEF Pony Finals, USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Championships and the USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals.

These shows would not be possible without the support of the returning and new sponsors of the 2021 Kentucky Horse Shows LLC show season. We will be highlighting all of these wonderful companies in future press releases and social media and encourage our competitors to extend their gratitude to these businesses as well while they are on grounds.

Kentucky Horse Shows LLC would like to thank Johnson Horse Transportation for their continued support of our horse show series.

This year, Johnson Horse Transportation is sponsoring the $10,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame (SJHOF) High Junior Jumper Classic during both weeks of competition.

Johnson Horse Transportation is an equestrian shipping company that provides timely and safe transportation for show horses. DJ Johnson, owner of Johnson Horse Transportation, said, “As always, I think the Kentucky Horse Shows series is obviously a great horse show just by looking at their turnout. There are big numbers of horses and a great group of horses and trainers. Not only is it a great place to show, but Lexington also is a great city.”

Johnson added, “I think Kentucky Horse Shows puts on a great horse show and people keep coming back. We are glad to be able to have our customers come into the show and do a sponsorship with the Kentucky Horse Shows team.”

TAKE2 Second Career Thoroughbred Program Inc. will once again be sponsoring the TAKE2 Thoroughbred hunter and jumper divisions, which will be offered during all weeks of the Kentucky Horse Shows series. The 501(c)(3) organization and program promotes new careers for retired racehorses and awards $10,000 in year-end high-score awards.

Qualifying horses may participate in the end of season $20,000 TAKE2 Hunter and Jumper Finals held at the Kentucky Horse Park during the Kentucky National Horse Show, September 22-26, 2021.

“TAKE2 is proud to team up with the Kentucky Horse Show series to showcase the talent and versatility of the Thoroughbred,” said TAKE2 Executive Director Andy Belfiore. “Putting the spotlight on retired racehorses at such a marquee competition helps us to fulfill our goal of creating more second career opportunities and ensuring happy and healthy lives beyond the track. We could have no better partner than Kentucky Horse Shows.”

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Their professional team has over 30 years’ experience working directly in the areas of Equine Mortality, Farm Owners, Personal & Professional Liability and Care, Custody, Control coverages. They offer the best in coverage and service for the entire equine community. Their strategic alliances with insurance carriers allow them to place your coverage with some of the top-rated companies to protect even your most unique exposures. Let Sterling Thompson Equine show you how they can protect your passions and investments. They can now also help you with your non equine commercial exposures and your personal homeowners and auto coverages. They are your one stop shop for all your insurance needs.

“Sterling Thompson Equine is proud to be a continued sponsor of the Kentucky Horse Show series,” shared Bizzie O’Leary, Advisor for Sterling Thompson Equine. “We enjoy supporting such an incredible show series and look forward to welcoming and working with all of the athletes who will be traveling to Lexington for the show series.”

CWD is the top-of-the-range saddle maker dedicated to the sporting performance of riders, while respecting the physical integrity of horses. Our saddles are chosen by the world’s best riders as well as by demanding amateurs.

CWD owes this success to its policy of research into the horse locomotor system and its uncompromising innovations focused on precision and comfort. At CWD, we strive to control our value chain from A to Z, from the animal’s hide to the tannery, manufacturing, sales, logistics and after-sales service. This cross-functional model is unique in the world and guarantees an unparalleled level of excellence.

“We are excited to be a continued sponsor of the Kentucky Horse Show series. CWD has a long-standing relationship with the series and we look forward to servicing all of the athletes who continuously come to the show,” said Estelle Gaudillere, Service Marketing for CWD Sellier.

Kentucky Performance Products, LLC was founded in 1998 by nutritional experts who saw firsthand a need for scientifically based equine supplements that target specific nutritional challenges.

At Kentucky Performance Products, we are committed to producing the best nutrition supplements possible because our horses need them too. We are out in the barn every day dealing with the same challenges you are. Each KPP supplement is crafted using research-proven formulas and the highest quality ingredients. They are mixed in certified manufacturing facilities and then checked and double-checked by our quality control team. We are always available to answer your questions and help you choose the best supplement to fit your horse’s lifestyle.

“Kentucky Performance Products, LLC is proud to be a continued partner of the Kentucky Horse Show Series,” reflected Karen J. Isberg, President of Kentucky Performance Products. “We are pleased to work with the athletes and horses who come to this show series and help serve them the best nutrition supplements so that their horses can continue to live out a happy and healthy life throughout their competition careers.”

KHS looks forward to a fun and safe spring show series. For more information on Kentucky Horse Shows LLC, please visit



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