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Hilton Lexington Downtown Named Official Hotel For Alltech National Horse Show

Lexington, Kentucky - October 19, 2011 - The Alltech National Horse Show, 128th Edition, set to debut at the Kentucky Horse Park on November 2 - 6, 2011, announced today that the Hilton Lexington Downtown Hotel has been named the Official Hotel of the Alltech National Horse Show.

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Lexington, Kentucky – October 19, 2011 – The Alltech National Horse Show, 128th Edition, set to debut at the Kentucky Horse Park on November 2 – 6, 2011, announced today that the Hilton Lexington Downtown Hotel has been named the Official Hotel of the Alltech National Horse Show.

The Hilton Lexington Downtown, a short drive from the Kentucky Horse Park, is just steps away from Rupp Arena, the University of Kentucky, Bluegrass Airport, Keeneland Race Track, shopping and dining. The hotel & conference center is attached by sky walk to Lexington’s best shopping, dining and attractions.

Guestrooms offer luxurious bedding, upscale amenities and a spacious comfortable design. The hotel offers 367 rooms and 17 floors including an executive level with a lounge and amazing views of the city.

While staying at the hotel, be sure to visit Bigg Blue Martini, one of Lexington’s hottest nightspots, or try a Kentucky Hot Brown at the “Triangle Grille,” which features fine American cuisine and some local favorites, overlooking the fountains at Triangle Park. After a day at the Alltech National Horse Show, relax with a carriage ride through historic Gratz Park just outside the hotel’s front door.

This year’s show, designated CSI4*-W, will feature a complete schedule of ‘AA’-rated hunter divisions, including the Pony Lane Farm High Performance Hunter section. Also on the agenda, a big money Open Jumper division highlighted by the Sasco Creek Farm $50,000 Welcome Speed Class, the $75,000 Double H Farms Thursday’s Jump-Off class, the $60,000 Spy Coast Farm Faults Converted Speed class on Friday and of course, the $250,000 Alltech National Horse Show Grand Prix, an FEI World Cup qualifying event. $100,000 will be up for grabs for the Junior and Amateur Jumper divisions, including the $50,000 SJHOF Junior/Amateur Championships, sponsored by Sleepy P Ranch, Chansonette and Deeridge Farm. The final Sunday is highlighted by the signature event of the National Horse Show, the ASPCA Alfred B. Maclay Finals, presented by C.M. Hadfield’s Saddlery.

In addition to the Alltech National Horse Show itself, those attending will be able to enjoy a fabulous sixty booth equestrian trade fair and wonderful educational opportunities for the entire family.

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Tickets for the Alltech National Horse Show, ranging from only $10 to $30, are now available for purchase, online at www.ticketmaster.com.

Children 12 and under are admitted free of charge when accompanied by a paying adult (limit 2 child tickets for every paid adult).

Additionally, fifty percent of the net proceeds from the General Admission gate receipts will be donated to the various charities that are featured each day at the Alltech National Horse Show. Those charities will be announced in the days ahead.

Doors for each session open 30 minutes prior to the start of the event. All seats are General Admission and parking is free.

Founded in 1883 at the original Madison Square Garden, the National Horse Show is America’s oldest indoor horse show, firmly established as a major fixture on the national and international sports and social event calendars. The National Horse Show Association’s primary activity is the annual production of the National Horse Show and all ancillary events. Over the years, the National Horse Show has provided financial aid to many worthwhile charities.

For more information on the National Horse Show Association of America, Limited, please visit www.nhs.org.

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