Lexington, KY – March 21, 2013 – The Kentucky Horse Shows are pleased to announce that the Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby Series will be returning for a second year to the Kentucky Horse Park. The seven-part series will feature a $5,000 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby throughout the spring and summer, and at the conclusion of the series the Leading Rider Awards for the Series will be presented.

The USHJA National Hunter Derby program will be in its fourth year in 2013 and is growing in prestige and popularity. Amateurs, Juniors and Professional riders are eligible to compete, giving it a broad base of support and interest. The dates of the shows are as follows:

* KHJA HORSE SHOW AUGUST 21 – 25, 2013


The $15,000 Hallway Feeds Leading Rider Awards will present a $10,000 cash prize to the professional rider accumulating the most points in the seven classes that make up the Series. The amateur rider and junior rider accumulating the most points will each receive a $2,500 cash prize. Riders will receive points only on their highest placed horse in each of the classes. The awards will be presented at the conclusion of the Hallway Feeds class at the Kentucky National Horse Show on September 21, 2013.

“Hallway Feeds is pleased to partner with Kentucky Horse Shows to present the 2013 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby Series,” noted Morgan Akers-McQuerry of Hallway Feeds. “This is a natural partnership as we both hail from the Heart of the Bluegrass, have a mutual respect of commitment to excellence for the equestrian community and the drive to remain cutting-edge to provide exciting, yet proven results.”

During the 2012 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby Series, Louise Serio took home the Professional Rider Award, while Shawn Casady claimed the Junior Rider Award and Sarah Sturges received the Amateur Rider Award. “I won the very first event last year and it really made excited about the series,” noted Serio. “I really appreciate that Hallway Feeds has stepped up to sponsor the series and the Leading Rider Awards. The bonus really encouraged riders to continue competing in these great derby events at a wonderful venue like the Kentucky Horse Park.”

Hallway Feeds’ close proximity to the Kentucky Horse Park provides the opportunity to utilize the freshest feed, manufactured with time-honored commitments to high standards of quality and the latest scientific advances. Combining a premium nutrition package with a professional level of dedication in horsemen and women provides equine athletes with the Formula for Success.

For more information on Hallway Feeds please visit www.hallwayfeeds.com.

The Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby Series would not be possible without many generous sponsors including Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, Central Equipment, Alfagreen Supreme, Sweet PDZ Horse Stall Refresher, Caddel Equine Therapy Center, KER Sport Horse Nutrition, The Tack Shop of Lexington, Turf Town Properties, Trouw Nutrition and PNC Bank.

For more information on Kentucky Horse Shows LLC and the Kentucky Spring Horse Shows, please visit www.kentuckyhorseshows.com. To request a prize list please email prizelist@kentuckyhorseshows.com.




Photo Credit: Louise Serio took home the Professional Rider Award during the 2012 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby Series. Photo By: Shawn McMillan. Photo may only be used in relation to this PMG press release.

About the 2013 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby Series Sponsors:

Hagyard Equine Medical Institute

Hagyard Equine Medical Institute of Lexington, KY, was founded in 1876. The practice, which is located directly across from the Kentucky Horse Park, is one of the oldest and largest equine veterinary practices in the world and is known for its excellence in veterinary medicine. The Hagyard Sport Horse Program, a specialized department at the practice, serves the nation’s top sport horse athletes and brings the same level of excellent care to high performance horses that the institute has provided for the race horse and breeding industries for decades. The facility at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute offers 13 Digital Radiology systems, 1.5 Tesla Siemens MRI, Nuclear Scintigraphy, a high speed treadmill, an on- site laboratory, an on-site pharmacy, full surgical services, ambulance and emergency services, and Hyperbaric Medicine. The practice has performed veterinary medicine for more than 134 years and is currently composed of over 60 experienced veterinarians, with 9 board certifications in specialty areas of Medicine, Surgery and Theriogenology. For more information on the practice at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, please go to www.hagyard.com.

Central Equipment

At Central Equipment, our family owned business has grown to meet the demands of today’s farmers, commercial mowers, landscapers, and residential homeowners. Even though we have grown along with our customers, the business philosophy at Central Equipment has remained the same: provide the highest quality farm and turf equipment available at a fair price and stand behind the products with quality service and parts support. Come visit our four acre facility and talk to our staff to see how we can be your full service farm and turf equipment dealer.

Alfagreen Supreme

Founded in 1960, Alfagreen Supreme is a leading supplier of dehydrated alfalfa products. Alfagreen Supreme has more than a century’s worth of experience in growing and supplying dehydrated alfalfa to domestic and international markets. Through decades of hard work and innovation, our privately-held entity continues to seed success through enhanced products and service. Our simple philosophy is to do what we say and say what we do. We offer premier products and service through our emphasis on seed to feed. This results in a satisfied retail customer purchasing only the highest quality finished feed from leading feed manufacturers.

Sweet PDZ Horse Stall Refresher

Sweet PDZ Horse Stall Refresher is the market leader and has been helping people solve ammonia problems in their horse stalls/barns for more than 25 years. Sweet PDZ is a non-toxic, all-natural, environmentally “green” mineral that neutralizes ammonia and absorbs moisture through its unique mineral functions, known as cation exchange and adsorption. It contains no masking scents or cover-up agents, and it helps to extend the life of wood shavings and bedding material. Ammonia and odors are contributors to upper respiratory irritations and disease in horses, and the use of Sweet PDZ in stalls works to mitigate these health issues. It is available in Powder and Granular forms, and is sold across the U.S. in quality feed and farm supply stores. For more information or the name of a dealer near you, please contact the PDZ Company, LLC 800-367-1534 or visit us on the web at www.sweetpdz.com.

Caddel Equine Therapy Center

Caddel Equine Therapy Center is considered the place for sport horse recovery and rehabilitation. Competition horses that have sustained an injury need more than a “layup” to return to full athletic performance. Caddel Equine accepts horses from all over the United States and coordinates their full care and recovery, all the while keeping each horse’s owner, trainer, and other designated professionals up to speed on the horse’s progress. The 52-acre Caddel Equine Therapy Center is a convenient 10 minutes from the Kentucky Horse Park and Lexington’s major equine hospitals. www.caddelequine.com or 859-621-2383.

KER Sport Horse Nutrition


Kentucky Equine Research is proud to introduce KER Sport Horse Nutrition, a family of uniquely researched and formulated feeds for high- performance sport horses. In 2013 Kentucky Equine Research is celebrating 25 years as a leader in equine nutrition and research. KER serves as a resource and consultant for global feed manufacturers to develop state-of-the-art horse feeds. These formulations provide premium feeds to the world’s greatest equine athletes. In addition, KER is the official nutritionist of the United States Equestrian Federation and Australian Equestrian Team. More information on KER Sport Horse Nutrition can be found at www.KERSport.com.


The Tack Shop of Lexington

The Tack Shop of Lexington is Lexington, Kentucky’s newest tack shop located at 1510 Newtown Pike suite 124 in the Griffin Gate Plaza. We are less than 10 minutes from The Kentucky Horse Park, and have a large parking lot that will accommodate horse trailer parking for your convenience! We offer quality products at competitive prices, and have a friendly, qualified staff to help you! We carry tack, equestrian clothing for in and out of the show ring, and products for your horses such as grooming supplies, supplements, treats, blankets, and boots. We also have a variety of gifts and custom items from local dealers such as custom brow bands and dog collars, belts, jewelry, and prints. We carry your favorite brands including: Alessandro Albanese, Beval, Cheval, Edgewood, Equifit, Fenwick, Grand Prix, GPA, Pikeur, Horseware Ireland, KL Select, Parlanti, RJ Classics, Samshield, Ogilvy Equestrian, SSG Gloves, Tailored Sportsman, Dehner, Baker, Tredstep, Nunn Finer, Wilkers, and Toklat. If we don’t have what you’re looking for we are happy to order it for you!


Turf Town Properties


As a Lexington area real estate leader and an integral part of commerce in the Bluegrass region of Kentucky, we take pride in the reputation of excellence we have established over the years. You’ll also find our web site to be a one-stop resource for your online Kentucky farm research. We’re eager to tell you what we know about the local market, from Bluegrass farms to the occasional gated condo communities, perfect for the part time resident We hope you enjoy getting to know this beautiful region.   Feel free to contact Hill and Regan Parker with Turf Town Properties at http://www.lexhorsefarms.com/ contact anytime for more information on the area and available properties.

Trouw Nutrition

Trouw Nutrition, a “Nutreco company” is well known as a world leader for over seven decades of providing the animal industry with technology-based ingredients originating through sound research and development. Our efforts lead to discovery and introduction of new, unique, and safe ingredients. At Trouw, we transform technology and ingredients into premix blends and supplements that help improve the performance and well-being of horses. Our goal is to develop new innovative solutions with unique premium ingredients that fulfill special equine nutrition or supplemental needs through leading companies, distributors and equine consultants throughout the USA.

PNC Bank

The PNC Financial Services Group (NYSE: PNC) is one of the nation’s largest financial services companies with assets of $296 billion. PNC, operating primarily in 19 states and the District of Columbia, provides retail and business banking, residential mortgage banking, specialized services for corporations and government entities along with asset management. John Gohmann is the regional president of the Lexington region, which offers 31 branches and 60 ATMs. Through executive leadership, strategic investments and employee volunteerism, PNC is helping to build strong communities and create financial opportunities for individuals, families and businesses. For more information, visit www.pnc.com, www.twitter.com/PNCNews and www.youtube.com/PNC.


Events: 2013 Kentucky Spring Horse Shows
The Kentucky Horse Shows 2013 series includes two weeks of top hunter/jumper competitions during the month of May. The Kentucky Horse Show Series is the host of the Hagyard Challenge Series and Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby Series.
Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY, site of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™. Home to the United States Equestrian Federation.




$25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic

$75,000 Commonwealth Grand Prix
$15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby

$5,000 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby

$25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic
$75,000 Mary Rena Murphy Grand Prix sponsored by Audi of Lexington

$5,000 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby

WCHR recognized hunter competition

A special thanks to the generous sponsors of the Kentucky Spring Horse Shows: Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, Hallway Feeds, Audi of Lexington, Johnson Horse Transportation, FarmVet, Dietrich Insurance and Sleepy P Ranch.

8am – 5pm daily

Horse Show Exhibitors may purchase a weekly parking pass at the main Horse Park entrance for $5.00. Dogs are permitted at the Kentucky Horse Park on a leash.

The Kentucky Horse Park is located 8 miles northeast of Lexington, Kentucky at Exit 120 on Interstate 75.

Before Show – (859) 233-0492, Email:  hakshows@earthlink.net 

During Show – Telephone: (859) 254-3343, Fax: (859) 231-6097
Stabling – Email Tom Blankenship at tomblank@bellsouth.net 

Stable office – Before Show: (843) 269-4737, During Show: (859) 255-0605
Prize List Advertising – Email Cindy Bozan at cindy@kentuckyhorseshows.com or call (859) 608-3709
Vendors – Email Cindy Bozan at cindy@kentuckyhorseshows.com or call (859) 608-3709
Shownet –  www.shownet.biz 
Website:  www.kentuckyhorseshows.com 

Ring Dimensions/Specs:
The Stonelea Ring, Murphy Ring, Walnut Ring, Stonelea/Murphy Schooling Ring, the Alltech Arena and the Rolex Stadium have Otto Sport footing consisting of fine sand and synthetic fiber on pvc mats. The Claiborne, Annex, and Covered Arena (old) rings’ footing consists of a sand cushion on limestone base. The dimensions of the competition areas are as follows:

Stonelea: 140’x 280′, Murphy: 135’x 280′, Stonelea and Murphy Schooling: 110’x 400′
Walnut: 300’x 370′, Claiborne: 140’x 270′, Annex 130’x 250′, Covered Arena (old): 145’x 285′ Rolex Stadium: 360′ x 384′, Alltech Arena: 132′ x 265′

Vendors offering equestrian equipment, apparel, jewelry and home furnishings are located adjacent to the Stonelea Ring.

CLARION HOTEL (Formerly Holiday Inn North) – 859-233-0512 – Approximately 4 miles (OFFICIAL HOTEL)
FOUR POINTS SHERATON – 859-259-1311 – Approximately 4 miles
LA QUINTA – 859-231-7551 – Approximately 4 miles
KNIGHTS INN – 859-231-0232 – Approximately 4 miles
EMBASSY SUITES – 859-455-5000 – Approximately 4 miles
FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES BY MARRIOTT – 859 -977-5870 – Approximately 4 miles
MARRIOT GRIFFIN GATE – 859-231-5100 – Approximately 4 miles
RESIDENCE INN – 859-231-6191 – Approximately 5 miles
COURTYARD BY MARRIOT – 859-253-4646 – Approximately 5 miles
CANDLEWOOD SUITES -877-660-8543 – Approximately 6 miles
RAMADA INN – 859-299-1261 – Approximately 6 miles
RED ROOF INN – 859-293-2626 – Approximately 6 miles
HAMPTON INN – 502-867-4888 – Approximately 6 miles
SUPER EIGHT – 502-863-4888 – Approximately 6 miles

MICROTEL INN & SUITES – 502-868-8000 – Approximately 6 miles
HOLIDAY INN GEORGETOWN – 502-570-0220 – Approximately 6 miles

Reservations may not be made through the Horse Show office. To reserve a campsite at the Kentucky Horse Park for any of the horse shows, please call the Campground store at (800) 370-6416 or email Christy Combs at ccombs@kyhorsepark.com. Be specific as to the show name and the dates you wish to stay. Check-in time is 2:00 p.m. and checkout is 12:00 noon. You must make arrangements with the Campground store if you plan to come earlier than 2:00 p.m. or stay later than 12:00 noon. Vehicles will be towed that are not removed from a campsite by check-out time.

Kentucky Horse Shows, LLC
P. O. Box 11428
Lexington, KY 40575-1428
859-233-0492 (phone)
859-233-0495 (fax)
email:  hakshows@earthlink.net 

website:  www.kentuckyhorseshows.com 

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