National Horse Show Association of America Announces 2008 ASPCA Maclay Regional Qualifier Dates and Locations
RELEASE: May 29, 2008
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: Brian Sosby
The National Horse Show Association of America 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 Syracuse Invitational Sporthorse Tournament, featuring the 125th National Horse Show. The show will run from October 29-November 2, 2008, at the Oncenter Complex in Syracuse, NY.
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 (1941), Frank Chapot (1948), George Morris (1952), Leslie Burr (1972), Stacia Klein Madden (1987) and Nicole Shahinian Simpson (1992). Last year's ASPCA Maclay National Championship winner was Kimberly McCormack of Clermont, NJ.
The following regional competitions will be qualifiers for the national championship. Please contact the appropriate regional horse show for a prize list.
Region 1 (Northeast- CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT)
September 28, 2008, at Grand Fall Classic in Westbrook, CT
Region 2 (East- NJ, NY, PA)
September 7, 2008, at Old Salem Farm in North Salem, NY
Region 3 (Southeast- AL, DC, DE, FL, GA, MD, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV)
September 6, 2008, at North Florida Hunter Jumper Assoc. in Jacksonville, FL
Region 4 (Midwest- IL, IN, KY, MI, OH)
September 27, 2008, at Kentucky National in Lexington, KY
Region 5 (Central- AR, IA, KS, LA, MO, MN, ND, NE, OK, SD, TX, WI)
September 13, 2008, at St. Louis National Charity in Lake St. Louis, MO
Region 6 (Mountain- AZ, CO, NM, UT)
September 13, 2008, at High Prairie Fall Classic in Parker, CO
Region 7 (Northwest- AK, ID, MT, OR, WA, WY)
September 13, 2008, at NorthWest Autumn Finals in Monroe, WA
Region 8 (West- CA, HI, NV)
September 13, 2008, at Oaks Blenheim Fall Tournament in San Juan Capistrano, CA
For more information on the ASPCA Maclay National Championships and its qualifiers, as well as the National Horse Show Association of America, please visit www.nhs.org.