Misdee Miller and Grande Gil competing at the 2012 Alltech National Horse Show.
Photo By: Brooke Jacobs of Jacobs Photgraphy

Lexington, KY – October 29, 2013 – Tomorrow evening, there will be a game-changing event at the Alltech National Horse Show, 130th edition. It will be a night to remember, as four World’s Champion American Saddlebred trainers will team up with the top-tier hunter and showjumping professionals to compete in the Five-Gaited Swap Wednesday evening in the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

It will be a spectacle to watch the stars of each discipline swap places, and tackle a new feat in their riding careers. American Saddlebred trainers Clark Clouse, Melinda Moore, Melissa Moore and Stephanie Sedlacko will ride over a hunter course set with 3-foot obstacles, as Grand Prix Show Jumpers McLain Ward and Laura Kraut along with professional hunter riders Jennifer Alfano and Hunt Tosh ride to a new rhythm-the five-gaited stride.

The Five-Gaited Swap is new to the Alltech National Horse Show this year, but two of the hunter/jumper competitors are not new to being pushed outside of their comfort zone. In fact, McLain Ward won the Five-Gaited Special Class at the Devon Horse Show in May of this year, and Alfano ranked close behind to take the third place. The class brings the disciplines together, promoting the horses and sportsmanship in tandem.

“I thought it was great,” Alfano reminisced. “It was so much fun, and I appreciate them letting us do it. I look forward to giving it another shot during Wednesday’s event. It is a very unusual class, but it is definitely a highlight, and something I am thrilled they brought to the Alltech National Horse Show.”

The Five-Gaited Swap will commence immediately after the Hackney Pony Amateur Stake comes to a conclusion. Each American Saddlebred trainer will be paired with one of the show jumping riders and together, the team with the best-combined score will take not only the bragging rights, but also the winning share of the prize money.


The Alltech National Horse Show, for the second year in a row, received a top ranking from NARG, the North American Riders Group and was named the Show Hunter Hall of Fame Horse Show of the Year in back to back years.

The Alltech National Horse Show returns to the Alltech Arena in Lexington, Kentucky, on October 29 through November 3, 2013.


For tickets and more information, visit the website at:  http://www.alltechnationalhorseshow.com/ 

Misdee Miller and Grande Gil competing at the 2012 Alltech National Horse Show.
Photo By: Brooke Jacobs of Jacobs Photgraphy


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2013 Alltech National Horse Show Fast Facts

The Alltech National Horse Show is a weeklong championship event featuring “AA”-rated hunters, open jumpers, junior/amateur jumpers, and the ASPCA Alfred B. Maclay Finals. The event will run October 29 – November 3, 2013,indoors in the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, site of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™.



20% off on tickets as compared to night of event purchase! Available now at Ticketleap.comhttp://alltechnationalhorseshow.ticketleap.com/anhs2013/ 

The Kentucky Horse Park has waived the normal parking fee during the Alltech National Horse Show. Parking is free. While dogs are permitted at the Kentucky Horse Park on a leash, no dogs are allowed in the Alltech Arena during the ANHS

The Kentucky Horse Park is located at 4089 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511. The KHP is 8 miles northeast of Lexington at Exit 120 on Interstate 75.