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Thursday, November 3, 2011

On opening night, National Horse Show called a success


Christian Heineking and River of Dreams cleared a fence during Wednesday's competition at the National Horse Show at the Kentucky Horse Park. MATT GOINS
By Janet Patton
from: www.kentucky.com
Nov 3, 2011
Although the 128th Alltech National Horse Show has barely kicked off, show officials already are hailing the new Kentucky version a success and looking at how they can build on that next year.
"I think we've had a major rebirth," said Mason Phelps Jr., National Horse Show president, as the five-day competition got under way Wednesday. "The enthusiasm and the energy of this horse show are like nothing I have seen in years."
Show treasurer Allan Shore of Bedford, N.Y., said that they were thrilled to see top competitors such as Great Britain's Nick Skelton, who won the Washington International Horse Show's $100,000 President's Cup Grand Prix last weekend, and Christine McCrea, who last week won a gold medal for the United States at the Pan Am Games in Mexico, coming for the Alltech Grand Prix on Saturday.
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http://www.kentucky.com/2011/11/03/1944451/mere-hours-after-starting-national.html#ixzz1cdW1AWXA

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