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New sponsor for major National Horse Show class

The Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park

The Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park.

Pasmore Stables is the new title sponsor for the $50,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Championship Final at the Alltech National Horse Show in Lexington, Kentucky, later this year.

The final will be presented by Sleepy P Ranch, Deeridge Farm and Chansonette Farm at the National Horse Show, from October 31 to November 4.

Once again, the show will invite the 20 best Junior and 20 Amateur-Owner riders to compete in the horse show’s Junior and Amateur-Owner Jumper Divisions, each of which will include two preliminary rounds of competition.

The Junior Jumpers will include the $10,000 Sleepy P Ranch Junior Jumper Welcome Speed Stake and the $15,000 Sleepy P Ranch Junior Jumper Time First Jump-Off class.

For the top Amateur Jumpers, classes featured will be the $10,000 Chansonette Farm Amateur-Owner Jumper Welcome Speed Stake and the $15,000 Chansonette Farm Amateur-Owner Time First Jump-Off.

Following these classes, the top 15 riders in each division will be invited to compete in the Pasmore Stables Show Jumping Hall of Fame’s $50,000 Championship Final.

“The National Horse Show has always been the epitome of showing in the USA. The fact that it is being brought back to its former glory is something we’re proud to a a part of,” said Jesse Pasmore of Pasmore Stables.

“We have always wanted to support those shows that go that extra mile to put on a good show and make everyone, including the sponsors exhibitors, spectators and owners, feel welcome. They did that last year. Mason Phelps and everyone involved with the Alltech National Horse Show have put so much into this show. It is with great pleasure that we at Pasmore Stables join the Alltech National horse show family,” she said.

Catherine Pasmore of Pasmore Stables on My Boy.

Catherine Pasmore of Pasmore Stables on My Boy. © Kenneth Kraus/PhelpsSports.com

Alltech National Horse Show President, Mason Phelps, Jr said the Pasmore family had always been great supporters of top class equestrian sport in the United States.

“We are delighted that they recognized the tremendous effort we put forth in last year’s debut in Kentucky and have decided to come on board for 2012. We are very excited about the events that will be offered for the top junior and amateur jumper riders.

“The Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series Championship Final has been an important part of the National Horse Show for many years, and we were thrilled with the success of the event last year. Much like the National Horse Show, the Show Jumping Hall of Fame is deeply significant in the sport of show jumping, and we are happy to continue its legacy by hosting the final at the Alltech National Horse Show.”

The Alltech National Horse Show last year was a great success with thousands of attendees, in addition to nearly half a million viewers who watched the events unfold online.

More than 560 horses and 350 riders from nine countries, including nine Olympic veterans, competed last year, and according to Phelps, this year’s show will build on that excitement.

“We couldn’t have been happier with our first year effort in Kentucky. We are already working on a bigger and better event for this year,” he said. “We expect bigger prize money, we’ve already added an extra competition day and the American Saddlebreds will be returning to the Alltech National Horse Show. We are very excited about what lies ahead.”


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