Lexington, KY – Oct. 17, 2017 – Barn Night is returning for the fourth year, to the CP National Horse Show on Friday, November 3, starting at 7:30 pm. Spectators of all ages are invited to this family-friendly event, where they can see their favorite equestrian athletes, be thrilled by all the action of the $35,000 Salamander Hotel and Resorts Accumulator class and be entered to win incredible prizes like a John Deere X350 Lawn Tractor!
Open to barns, equestrian team, or groups of friends who simply love horses, registered Barn Night participants will be able to enjoy all of Friday night’s festivities for free. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the night to the Largest Group in Costume, Best Group Spirit, and Best Group Costume. Individual prizes will also be available!
2017 BARN NIGHT GRAND PRIZES
White EZGO Electric Golf Cart Stocked with McCauley’s Performance Equine Products
Courtesy of McCauley’s Feeds
John Deere X350 Lawn Tractor
Courtesy of John Deere, Official Equipment Provider of the National Horse Show
“Share the Wins” Package
Courtesy of the Grayson-Jockey Research Foundation
including a Horse Country Farm Tour, a framed print of 1997 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes Winner Silver Charm, a Kentucky Derby Winner Orb halter, and a Top Jock Tack Boxes Gold Edition Saddle Rack.
All Barn Night participants must pre-register online at NHS.org/barn-night in order to be eligible to win prizes. Groups will then receive a unique ticket code that can be used to claim their complimentary barn night tickets. Each member of your group must have their own ticket to ensure that their attendance counts towards the Grand Prizes!
With $810,000 in prize money offered, this year’s show has been designated a CSI-W 4* show by the FEI and the International Open Jumpers will compete for almost a half a million dollars in prize money. For the sixth year in a row, The National Show Hunter Hall of Fame has named the CP National Horse Show the ‘Horse Show of the Year’. In 2017, the top-rated hunter sections have a total purse of $195,000.
McCauley Brothers, Inc. has been building champion equine athletes since 1938. McCauley’s, now an Alltech company, is a dedicated equine-only nutrition company specializing in the formulation of premium feeds and nutritional supplements. They are home to one of the equine community’s most trusted technical teams, aligning expertise and practical experience with personalized problem solving.
ABOUT JOHN DEERE
John Deere, the official equipment provider of the CP National Horse Show, is committed to excellence and has a longstanding relationship with equestrian’s, who appreciate their durable and versatile equipment. This year they will be donating an X350 Lawn Tractor to Barn Night to be one by one of the best-dressed teams. For more than 175 years John Deere has been a proud partner to those linked to the land. As part of the equine family, John Deere will provide qualified horse owners with discounts up to 28 percent on select John Deere equipment, including lawn and garden tractors, compact utility tractors, Gator utility vehicles, commercial mowing equipment and much more.
ABOUT GRAYSON-JOCKEY RESEARCH FOUNDATION
The Grayson-Jockey Research Foundation is a leading, non-profit charitable organization that any horse lover can join. Committed to the advancement of horses of all breeds, the Grayson Jockey Research foundation exists to help all horses by funding excellent and significant veterinary research at universities throughout North America and beyond.