2012 Hagyard Challenge Series

September 17th, 2012 8:25 PM | Comments Off on 2012 Hagyard Challenge Series

The final grand prix in the 2012 Hagyard Challenge Series will take place Friday, September 21 in the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park. Join us for this free family event and enjoy an evening of world class show jumping. At the end of the evening the 2012 Leading Rider Bonus Award will be presented to the overall point’s winner. The grand prix will get underway at 7:00pm.

Along with the final Grand Prix, we will be hosting the 4th annual The Betsy Gala. The Betsy will start at 5:00pm with drinks and dinner. Tickets are required for The Betsy only. For more information on tickets or the Hagyard Challenge Series please email thebetsy@hagyard.com.  In its first three years The Betsy has raised just under $300,000 for the Markey Cancer Foundation.

The 2012 Hagyard Challenge Series consisted of seven grand prix show jumping competitions that started this past May. The series brings some of the best riders in the world, including past and present Olympians. This final event is the completion of the series and out of the seven grand prix’s the rider with the highest overall points in the series will receive the $50,000.00 Leading Rider Bonus Award. The 2012 sponsors of the Leading Rider Bonus Award are Pfizer Animal Health, Stoll Keenon Ogden, Dean Dorton Allen Ford, Kirk Horse Insurance, Powell Walton Milward, a division of J. Smith Lanier and Co., Hagyard Pharmacy and Flex-tra HA, MWI, Johnson Horse Transport, Audi of Lexington, Hallway Feeds and JP Morgan Chase Bank.

Hagyard Equine Medical Institute is one of the oldest and largest equine veterinary practices in the world. Founded in 1876, the institute offers a staff with qualifications unparalleled by any single non-university veterinary group in the equine industry, and Hagyard veterinarians have dedicated themselves to the health and well being of the horse for more than 135 years.

The facility at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute offers 13 Digital Radiology systems, 1.5 Tesla Siemens Open MRI, Nuclear Scintigraphy, a high speed treadmill, an on-site laboratory, an on-site pharmacy, full surgical services, 24-hour ambulance and emergency services, and Hyperbaric Medicine. The institute has practiced veterinary medicine for more than 135 years and is currently composed of over 50 experienced veterinarians, with 12 board certifications in specialty areas of Medicine, Surgery, Critical Care, and Theriogenology.
For more information about the Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, please visit http://hagyard.com.

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