Lexington, KY – June 14, 2012 – Following a successful debut last year, the second edition of the Alltech National Horse Show in Lexington, Kentucky, is set for October 30 through November 4, 2012. The show will once again be held at the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park. And once again, one of Lexington’s most popular and successful car dealerships, Audi of Lexington, returns as the Official Car of the Alltech National Horse Show.
The Audi of Lexington Dealership © Audi of Lexington
In addition to being the Official Car for the second year in a row, Audi of Lexington will provide, for a year, the use of a brand new Audi Q7 to the Leading Open Jumper Rider at this year’s show.
“The Alltech National Horse Show is a perfect fit for Audi,” said Audi of Lexington’s Alex Boone. “The Show is ranked #1 in the United States, the Kentucky Horse Park as a venue could not be better and the people are passionate about their sport and life in general.”
Last year’s Leading Open Jumper Rider, Great Britain superstar, Nick Skelton, a five-time Olympian, edged out American Olympic Gold medalist McLain Ward for the title. “I was surprised that I won the Leading Rider as it was very close between myself and McLain and it came down to whoever was highest placed in the $250,000 Alltech Grand Prix,” reflected last year’s winner Skelton. “I was very excited to win the Audi Q7. I was especially excited as I was heading down to Wellington for four months and really needed a car to drive! So the win was timely and very handy. It’s a really great car to drive, so maybe I’ll have to come back and try and win it again!”
“The first year was an incredible success, as I’ve said,” Boone added. “The second year will be even better I’m sure.”
Audi of Lexington, located at 3000 Pink Pigeon Parkway in Lexington, is a premier dealer of Audi automobiles.
With Audi, progress is the driving force behind everything they do. It is the result of meticulous design, exhaustive testing and inspired engineering. And ultimately, it is the birthright of every car they build. This year, a new generation of progress is taking hold at Audi of Lexington.
The Audi Q7 will be awarded to this year’s Leading Open Jumper Rider following the main event, the $250,000 Alltech Grand Prix on Saturday night, November 3.
The 2012 Alltech National Horse Show takes center stage on October 30 through November 4, 2012 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. In addition to the top rated hunters and the ASPCA Maclay National Championship, the show features world-class international, open, junior and amateur-owner jumpers competing for the biggest prize money on the United States indoor tour.
Founded in 1883 at the original Madison Square Garden, the National Horse Show is America’s oldest indoor horse show, firmly established as a major fixture on the national and international sports and social event calendars. The National Horse Show Association’s primary activity is the annual production of the National Horse Show and all ancillary events. Over the years, the National Horse Show has provided financial aid to many worthwhile charities.
For more information on the National Horse Show Association of America, Limited, please visit www.nhs.org.
Founded by Dr. Pearse Lyons, Alltech is a global animal health and nutrition company with 32 years’ experience in developing natural products that are scientifically proven to enhance animal health and performance. With 2800 employees in 128 countries, the company has developed a strong regional presence in Europe, North America, Latin America, the Middle-East, Africa and Asia. For further information, visit www.alltech.com. For media assets, visit www.alltech.com/press