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!
Abigail Grace Kelley
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.
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.
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