Aug. 8, 2013 -- An American equestrian tradition, the Alltech National Horse Show, will return to the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park Oct. 29-Nov. 3, 2013, with the nation’s top-performing equestrians and a week filled with fun for everyone in the Bluegrass. In addition to a world-class equestrian sport, the show brings families together with activities, including a free Halloween trick-or-treat, The Biggest Loser 5K/15K/1 Mile RunWalk, a Barn Night for horse crazy youth, and a showcase of Kentucky’s authentic cuisine and culture.
Former Olympians and world champions competing on the North American show circuit will enter the ring for a variety of events and classes, including Saddlebreds in competition, the $250,000 Alltech Grand Prix, the $50,000 LIFEFORCE Elite Puissance and the ASPCA Alfred B. Maclay Finals for youth competitors.
In its first year in Kentucky, the Alltech National Horse Show was named the No. 1 horse show in America by the North American Riders Group, and it returned in 2012 with an even higher score from this group. For two consecutive years, the show has been named Horse Show of the Year by the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame. In 2013, the show received the Heritage Competition designation from the United States Equestrian Federation. In conjunction with the show, Alltech will host a line-up of community festivities at the Alltech Arena. Admission to the show is free during daytime events. Tickets for evening events will go on sale in mid-August. For more information, visit www.alltechnationalhorseshow.com.