The first week of competition, the Kentucky Spring Horse Show will kick off starting on May 11-16 and will feature an FEI CSI3* rating. Highlights include the $37,000 Welcome Speed on Wednesday, followed by the $37,000 Spring Classic on Thursday, with the week’s feature class being the $137,000 Hagyard Lexington Grand Prix on Saturday. All three FEI classes will count for the Longines Ranking List and the Thursday and Saturday classes will also count for the Rolex/USEF Show Jumping Ranking List. In addition, the featured national classes will be the $35,000 Commonwealth Grand Prix on Sunday, which will also count towards the Rolex/USEF Show Jumping Ranking List, and the $15,000 Under 25 Grand Prix to be held on Sunday, May 16.
The Kentucky Spring Horse Show will also be a World Champion Hunter Rider (WCHR) member event, where riders can earn points towards year-end awards. Hunters will take center stage on Sunday in the Stonelea Ring with the $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby and the $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby.