October 25, 2007 -- "We are pleased to announce that the 124th National Horse Show and Family Festival will go on as planned," reported Mason Phelps Jr., Chairman of the National Horse Show Association of America Ltd. (NHSAA). "In a unanimous vote, the Board of Directors of the NHSAA decided [October 13] to move forward with the show in Wellington." The 2007 National Horse Show and Family Festival (NHS) will continue as scheduled at the Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Center December 5-9.
As president of the National Horse Show Association of America Ltd., and CEO of Stadium Jumping Inc., the management company of the NHS, Eugene R. Mische is credited with helping the National Horse Show stay where it has run successfully for the past six years.
Mische stated, "It has been difficult for all equestrians that either compete or are otherwise involved in the Village of Wellington. I'm happy we were finally able to work out the details and that the National Horse Show Board of Directors has voted to go ahead with the National Horse Show in 2007. It would have been tragic for this long-running and historical competition to be cancelled. We are looking forward to welcoming our exhibitors to Florida for one of the best shows ever."
The National Horse Show Association of America Ltd. has 501(c)(3) not-for-profit status, and all proceeds go toward producing and improving the horse show. Although the show is held after December 1, all points from the National Horse Show and Family Festival will count towards the 2007 USEF year-end awards.
The show will host the Rolex/USEF National Show Jumping Championship presented by Equine Motorcoach again this year. The rated hunters have a big change to their schedule this year, and the National Horse Show Hunter Championship will offer $25,000 in prize money. Dressage at the National is scheduled again for this year, and classes for some of the best dressage horses and riders in the country will be held December 7-9. On the weekend, youngsters can enjoy the Children's Fair, and families can peruse the Wellington Chamber of Commerce's Business Expo.
For more information and the 124th National Horse Show and Family Festival prize list, please visit href="http://www.nhs.org" target="_blank">www.nhs.org.