4:41pm

Wed May 11, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

National Horse Show Kentucky Bound

The country’s oldest indoor horse show is coming to Kentucky. Officials announced today that the 128th edition of the National Horse Show will be hosted at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. For years the event was held at Madison Square Garden in New York City. But National Horse Show Association President Mason Phelps says downtown Manhattan was not ideal.

“We had to manufacture a basketball court and a hockey arena with dirt and a ramp to get up to the fifth floor and the stabling indoors and shutting down 33rd Street and 34th Street. So the production end of it was unbelievable. Here it’s a turn-key situation, they’ve got a great facility, great stabling, everything you could ask for,” said Phelp.

The National Horse Show has also been to Wellington, Florida and Syracuse, New York. Hunters and jumpers will now compete in the indoor arena at the Kentucky Horse Park. The National Horse Show  begins November 2nd.