The CP National Horse Show has announced the addition of a 3’3” Maclay Final, in honor of the USHJA Foundation, to its line-up of hunter and jumper divisions.
“I am very excited about the creation of the National Horse Show 3’3” Maclay Finals,” said Geoff Teall, chairman of the Equitation Committee for the National Horse Show. “Not only will these finals give the next generation of riders a more logical and comfortable entry into the equitation division, it will also introduce them to the great history of the National Horse Show and the Maclay itself.”
The inaugural NHS 3’3” Maclay Finals will take place Sunday, Oct. 29, in the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park and will not require riders to be prequalified to participate. The prizes that will be awarded at the end of the class will include a trophy for the winning rider, the winning rider’s name inscribed on the National Horse Show 3’3” Alfred B. Maclay Memorial Trophy that will be proudly displayed at the Kentucky Horse Park Museum, as well as a commemorative cooler for the top 10 finalists. A Trainer’s Award will also be presented to the trainer of the winning rider.
“The USHJA Foundation is honored to be aligned with this great new addition to the country’s oldest indoor horse show,” said Jenn Burger, senior vice president of the National Horse Show and USHJA Foundation president.
The National Horse Show has hosted the 3’6” Maclay for 84 years.
“The National Horse Show 3’3” Maclay Finals is a phenomenal addition to the 2017 CP National Horse Show,” added Mason Phelps, president of the National Horse Show. “The equitation division has gone hand-in-hand with the National Horse Show for decades, and we are proud to be able to continue the legacy with a younger generation of competitors.”