Everything you need to know about the ASPCA Maclay Finals

It’s that time of year folks where our local riders are readying themselves for the Maclay Regional Finals with hopes of qualifying for the 2018 ASPCA Maclay Championships held at The National Horse Show in Lexington, KY October 27 -November 4, 2018.

This coming Sunday, September 16, 2018 the Colorado Horse Park will host the Region 6 Maclay Finals during their second fall show, Autumn in the Rockies II. Please congratulate the following Colorado riders on qualifying for this prestigious event, as well as those who participated in the qualifying classes throughout the 2018 season. Best of luck to all!


Tali DeJong


Abigail Grace Kelley


Grace McRenynolds


Ellie Morehouse

Portya Muenke


Jaden Olson

Katie Pelzel


Hannah Rohrbach


Olivia Stordahl


Emery Volkert


The National Horse Show, scheduled for October 27 – November 4, 2018, has announced the judges for the prestigious ASPCA Maclay Horsemanship Championship as well as its other important hunter and equitation divisions. Each year the country’s top hunter and jumper riders come to Lexington, KY to compete in some of the most difficult classes they will do all year, including the ASPCA Maclay Championships.

This year, the ASPCA Maclay Championships will take place on November 4. This year, the judge’s booth will be occupied by esteemed horsemen Walter T. Kees and Chance Arakelian at the helm. Both men have an incredible history of success in Equitation and will be charged with determining which rider will take home the 2018 title.



Information regarding vendor participation, entry requirements and advertising is available through nhs.org. Sponsorship inquiries can be made directly through Ariel Weisman. Those seeking information on the recent addition of the Hamel Foundation NHS 3’3 Equitation Championship, the ASPCA Maclay National Championship, or the Leo Conroy Maclay Grant can also find the most recent news online.

Equitation Championship Weekend
October 27-28
• The Hamel Foundation NHS 3’3” Equitation Championship
• Taylor Harris Insurance Services NHS 3’ Adult Equitation Championship
• NHS KHJA Equitation Championship
Hunter Highlights
• Cismont Manor $50,000 Hunter Classic sponsored by the Wheeler Family
(Class winner will receive a car courtesy of Audi of Lexington)
• Leading Hunter Rider Cash Bonus
Show Jumping Highlights
• $250,000 Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Lexington
• Leading Jumper Rider Cash Bonus
• Leading Jumper Rider to receive a car courtesy of Audi of Lexington
• Hollow Brook Wealth Management $50,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Series Grand Prix
Equitation Highlights
• ASPCA Alfred B. Maclay National Championship
(Winning trainer to receive a car courtesy of Audi of Lexington)

Founded in 1833, the National Horse Show is the culmination of the east coast summer equestrian season. With $810,000 in prize money offered, the National Horse Show has been designated a CSI4*-W event by the FEI. International Open Jumpers will compete for almost half a million dollars in prize money, while the top-rated hunter sections will vie for a total purse of $195,000. For six consecutive years, the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame has named the National Horse Show the Horse Show of the Year.

To learn more about the National Horse Show, click here.