|LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The National Horse Show 3’3” Equitation Championship, the oldest indoor horse show in America, returns to the Kentucky Horse Park from Oct. 23 to Nov. 1 with the Hamel Family Foundation as the returning 2020 sponsor.
“Being able to still have the 3’3″ Equitation Championship is incredibly meaningful this year,” Kristen Hamel, of the Hamel Family Foundation, said of the 2020 event which will feature a variety of highly anticipated championships in elite competition at the Alltech Arena.
“Our family takes great pride in the success of this class and has enjoyed seeing it’s graduates go on to win as they get older. We are looking forward to hosting these hard working women and men again this year and are appreciative of all of the efforts the National Horse Show has made to host a safe competition. ”
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With a mission to support organizations that are advancing the education, health or well being of individuals that are not able to do so on their own accord, the Hamel Family Foundation has made a positive impact on children across the country.
In the past years, the foundation has used their sponsorship to give back to the equestrian community, a community close to that plays a large role in the family’s lives. This year more than ever, the foundation’s important message and purpose speaks volumes to the generosity and kindness of the Hamel Family.
“The Hamel Foundation 3’3″ Equitation Championship has become one of our marquee championships at the National Horse Show,” remarked Jennifer Burger, president of the National Horse Show. “We greatly appreciate the continued support of the Hamel Family Foundation and are looking forward to the success of this class for many years.”
Introduced to the National Horse Show in 2017, the Hamel Family Foundation NHS 3’3” Equitation Championship brings together some of the country’s most talented up-and-coming equitation athletes.
This class has allowed countless riders the opportunity to compete at the prestigious indoor event and gain experience in working towards one day riding in the esteemed ASPCA Maclay National Championships, a progression that has already taken place for a number of riders in the past three years of competition.
For information on the Hamel Family Foundation NHS 3’3” Equitation Championship, click here.
The 2020 National Horse Show is offering over $250,000 in prize money as an FEI CSI4*-W designated event. The National Horse Show $50,000 Hunter Classic along with the ASPCA Maclay Finals, The Hamel Foundation National Horse Show 3’3” Equitation Championship, Taylor Harris Insurance Services Adult Equitation Championship, and $137,000 National Horse Show Grand Prix has made the National Horse Show a must-attend event for equestrians around the world as the finale to their summer equestrian seasons.