Lexington KY – July 26, 2012 The Kentucky Summer Horse Show began on Wednesday, July 24, 2012, at the prestigious Kentucky Horse Park, kicking-off the Kentucky Summer Series. This Sunday, the third leg of the 2012 $45,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby Series, sponsored by Hallway Feeds will take place in the Stonelea Arena. The Hallway Feeds Series consists of six national hunter derby events to be held during the 2012 show series at the Kentucky Horse Park. Following the final event, cash prizes totaling $15,000 will be awarded to the series’ leading riders

The Kentucky Summer Horse Show, held July 24-29, 2012, features the third event of the series on Sunday afternoon with the $5,000 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby. The top riders from across the nation will gather to compete over a classic hunter course and vie for the winning title and valuable points towards the $15,000 Leading Rider Awards.

During the Kentucky Spring Horse Show, professional rider Louise Serio led the victory gallop for her high scores in the lead-off $5,000 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby. Although Serio earned the third place during the second event, she currently leads the standings with 900 points. Lourdes de Guardiola rose in the ranks with her blue ribbon win during the Kentucky Summer CLassic to take the second place spot in the competition for the $10,000 Professional Leading Rider Bonus with a total of 500 points. Shawn Casady continues to lead the junior standings with 700 points, aiming to win the $2,500 Junior Leading Rider Bonus, with Mackenzie Maclean leading the top ranks with 350 points for the $2,500 Amateur Leading Rider Bonus.

The USHJA National Hunter Derby program will be in its third year in 2012 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 $15,000 Hallway Feeds Leading Rider Awards will present a $10,000 cash prize to the professional rider accumulating the most points in the six 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 KHJA show on August 25, 2012

As the series continues, four more Hallway Feeds National Hunter Derbies will take place during the Kentucky Summer Horse Show, the Kentucky Summer Classic, the Bluegrass Festival Horse Show and the KHJA Horse Show. The Series concludes with the winners for the $15,000 Leading Rider Bonuses being announced and presented with the prize by representatives of Hallway Feeds.

Supporting sponsors for the Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby Series are KER Sport Horse Nutrition, Sweet PDZ Stall Refresher, PNC Bank, Alfagreen Supreme, Biederman Real Estate and Auctioneers, Trouw Nutrition, and Caddel Equine Therapy Center.

KER Sport Horse Nutrition is a new joint venture between Kentucky Equine Research (KER) and Hallway Feeds. This partnership melds the technological and nutritional expertise of KER with the globally recognized horse feed manufacturing reputation of Hallway Feeds.

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.

For more information about the Kentucky Summer Series or to download the prize list, please go to  www.kentuckyhorseshows.com.

1 Louise Serio 900
2. Lourdes De Guardiola 500
3. Maria Rasmussen 500
4. Melissa Murphy 150

1. Shawn Casady 700
2. Emma Heise 500
3. Ashley Hotz 450
3. Bella Cramer 400
4. Maryann Osborne 350
5. Haley Zimmerman 50
6. Cassidy Zimmerman 50

1. Mackenzie Maclean 350
2. Sarah Sturges 350
3. Bianca Buschor 150
3. Peabody Kohler-Fox 100


Photo Credit: Louise Serio and Corvine continue to lead the $15,000 Hallway Feeds Leading Rider Bonus standings as of Saturday, May 19, 2012. Photo By: Shawn McMillen. Photograph may only be used in relation to this Phelps Media Group press release