Margie Engle Tops Hagyard Challenge Series Standings After Six Grand Prix Events

Margie Engle Tops Hagyard Challenge Series Standings After Six Grand Prix Events, Pablo Barrios Ranks in Second

Series Finale Scheduled for Kentucky National Indoor Horse Show

Lexington, KY – August 24, 2009 – With just one grand prix remaining in the 2009 Hagyard Challenge Series, Margie Engle of Wellington, FL, ranks in first place with 760 points. Pablo Barrios of Caracas, Venezuela, is not far behind, currently occupying second with 740 points. The Hagyard Challenge Series is a summer-long string of seven show jumping events at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. Offering $215,000 in total prize money, the series will award its leading rider with a $50,000 Leading Rider Bonus after the final class in the challenge, the $50,000 CSI-W Lexington Grand Prix.

The $50,000 CSI-W Lexington Grand Prix is scheduled for September 18, 2009, at the Kentucky National Indoor Horse Show. Kicking off at 7:30 p.m., this World Cup Qualifier will be the very first grand prix held in the new indoor arena at the Kentucky Horse Park. All spectators are welcome and are encouraged to fill the stands.

The Hagyard Challenge Series is sponsored by Hagyard Equine Medical Institute. Supporters of the $50,000 Leading Rider Bonus include: Holiday Inn Georgetown Hotel; Dean, Dorton, & Ford; Fifth Third Bank; Fort Dodge Animal Health; Hagyard Pharmacy; Kathleen Sullivan, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney; Turf Town Properties; Air 51 and Audi of Lexington.

HAGYARD CHALLENGE SERIES STANDINGS

1 MARGIE ENGLE 760 2 PABLO BARRIOS 740 3 KENT FARRINGTON 560 4 MARIO DESLAURIERS 350 4 MICHAEL MORRISSEY 350 6 ELIZA SHUFORD 300 7 REBECCA JOHANSON HOFMAN270 8 HENRI KOVACS 250 9 JACK HARDIN TOWELL 240 10 MIKE MCCORMICK 230 11 NICHOLAS DELLO JOIO 190 12 BEEZIE MADDEN 165 13 SAYRE HAPPY 160 14 LJUBOV KOCHETOVA 130 15 DANIEL BLUMAN 110 16 ALISON ROBITAILLE 100 16 RICARDO VILLA 100 18 FRANCIS TRESS ROIG 90 19 SHANE SWEETNAM 80 19 TRACY FENNEY 80 21 CHRIS KAPPLER 70 21 ROBERT KRAUT 70 23 CARA RAETHER 65 24 JORGE ZAMUDIO 60 25 DEBBIE STEPHENS 50 25 ROBIN SWEELY 50 25 WILHELM GENN 50 28 JAMES BENEDETTO 40 28 KIRSTIE DOBBS 40 28 PETER LEONE 40 31 AARON VALE 30 31 CHRISTINE MCCREA 30 31 KEEAN WHITE 30 31 SERGIO CAMPOS 30 35 CHARLIE JAYNE 20 35 WIM JANSSEN 20 37 ANGEL KAROLYI 10 37 DAVID BEISEL 10 37 JEANNE HOBBS 10 37 RODRIGO LAMBRE 10 37 TODD MINIKUS 10

For more information on the Kentucky Horse Shows or the Hagyard Challenge Series please go to www.kentuckyhorseshows.com.

To learn more about the Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, please go to www.hagyard.com.

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