The Alltech National Horse Show, 129th edition is pleased to announce the dates and locations for this year’s ASPCA Maclay Regional competitions. The horse shows’ qualifying classes determine which riders will compete in this year’s ASPCA Maclay National Championship, which will be held at the Alltech Arena in Lexington, Kentucky on November 4, 2012.
The ASPCA Maclay Horsemanship class has been held since 1933, and it is one of the most prestigious competitions for junior riders in the United States. Its winners are some of the biggest names in equestrian sport. Previous winners include: William Steinkraus in 1941, Frank Chapot (1948), George Morris (1952), Leslie Burr Howard (1972), Stacia Klein Madden in 1987, and Nicole Shahinian Simpson in 1992. The 2010 ASPCA Maclay National Championship winner was Hayley Barnhill, and in 2011 Sarah Milliren was named the winner.
Separate entry blanks for the ASPCA Maclay Regionals must be mailed to the Alltech National Horse Show. All other classes and stall requests should go directly to the host horse show.
The following Regional competitions will be qualifiers for the National Championship. Please contact the appropriate regional horse show for a prize list.
2012 MACLAY REGIONAL CONTACTS
Region 1 – Grand Fall Classic , September 23, Westbrook CT
Jane Dow-Burt, 860-399-6317
Region 2 – Old Salem Farm, September 22, North Salem, NY
Lori Johnsen , 914-669-5610
Region 3 – Southeast Medal Finals, September 23, Jacksonville, FL
Bob Bell, 847-768-5503
Region 4 – Kentucky National, September 22, Lexington, KY
Suzanne Mayo, 615-790-2953
Region 5 – St. Louis National Charity, September 15, Lake Saint Louis, MO
Tom Blankenship, 843-269-4737 or Lisa Mills, 314-308-1162
Region 6 – High Prairie Fall Classic, September 15, Parker, CO
Charlotte Skinner, 818-563-3250
Region 7 – NorthWest Autumn Classic, September 15, Monroe, WA
Dianne Johnson, 425-823-2802
Region 8 – The Oaks Fall Classic, September 15, San Juan Capistrano, CA
Stephaine Wheeler, 949-443-1841
For more information on the ASPCA Maclay National Championships and its qualifiers as well as the Alltech National Horse Show, please visit www.nhs.org.
Photo Credit: Sarah Milliren of Sapula, OK, won the 2011 ASPCA Maclay National Championships. Photo Credit: Rebecca Walton/PMG. Photo may only be used in relation to this PMG press release.