World’s Championship Horse Show Announces Changes to 2012 Event
For the first time in the 107-year show history, the World’s Championship Horse Show will host the Four-Year Old American Saddlebred Registry Sweepstakes at the 2012 Kentucky State Fair World’s Championship Horse Show.
The competition has previously been held at the All-American Horse Classic in Indianapolis. Only horses nominated to the ASR Four-Year-Old Sweepstakes program will be eligible to participate in these Sweepstakes classes.
The classes include five-gaited, three-gaited, fine-harness, and park pleasure. These classes will have the Kentucky Incentive Program money added to the premiums. They will be held on Sunday, August 19, and the class will qualify the entry for the Junior Championship of that division.
In addition, the 2012 show will be the first year for the American Saddlebred Registry National Park Futurity. It will also be held at the Kentucky State Fair World’s Championship Horse Show with a class on Wednesday, August 22 and the finals, if needed, on Saturday, August 25.
The Sweepstakes differ from the Futurity program in that nominations for sires, dams and weanlings are not required. A horse is nominated in its yearling year to the Two- and/or Three-Year-Old Sweepstakes and is nominated to the Four-Year-Old Sweepstakes in its three-year-old year. All Futurity and Sweepstakes entries must be entered on the entry blank by the closing date.
For more information and continued updates on the 2012 Kentucky State Fair (August 16-26) and World’s Championship Horse Show (August 19-25), visit the official website at www.kystatefair.org.