Lexington, KY – March 3, 2022 – Kentucky Horse Shows LLC is excited to announce the return of their two spring hunter/jumper competitions to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, from May 10-22, 2022. The Kentucky Spring Horse Show and Kentucky Spring Classic will both be FEI CSI3* show jumping events, featuring both international and national competition for horses and riders of all levels at the magnificent venue which is nestled in the heart of horse country. Entries for both weeks are now open online on Show Management System.
The first week of competition, the Kentucky Spring Horse Show, will kick off May 10 with the FEI jog, followed by competition starting Wednesday, May 11, featuring the $37,000 Welcome Speed, followed by the $37,000 Spring Classic Thursday, with the week’s feature class being the $140,000 Hagyard Lexington Grand Prix Saturday evening. All three FEI classes will count for the Longines Ranking List and the Thursday and Saturday classes will also count for the Rolex/USEF Show Jumping Ranking List. In addition, the featured national classes will be the $35,000 Commonwealth Grand Prix Sunday, which will also count towards the Rolex/USEF Show Jumping Ranking List, and the $15,000 Under 25 Grand Prix to be held Sunday, May 15, concluding the first week of competition.
The Kentucky Spring Horse Show will also be a World Champion Hunter Rider (WCHR) member event, where riders can earn points towards year-end awards. Hunters will take center stage Sunday in the Stonelea Ring with the $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby and the $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby.
Competition will continue the following week with the Kentucky Spring Classic, which will take place from May 17-22, also featuring a FEI CSI3* rating. The FEI jog will run Tuesday, May 17, with the $37,000 Welcome Speed held Wednesday, followed by the $37,000 Spring Classic Thursday. Saturday, May 22, riders will battle it out for top honors in the Rolex Stadium during the $140,000 Mary Rena Murphy Grand Prix, presented by Hagyard Equine Medical Institute. Once again, all three FEI classes will count for the Longines Ranking List and the Thursday and Saturday classes will also count for the Rolex/USEF Show Jumping Ranking List. The featured national classes are the $35,000 Bluegrass Grand Prix Sunday in the Rolex Stadium, which counts towards the Rolex/USEF Show Jumping Ranking List, and the $15,000 Under 25 Grand Prix to be held Sunday, May 23.
For more information on Kentucky Horse Shows LLC and the Kentucky Spring Horse Shows, please visit www.kentuckyhorseshows.com.