The Legacy Cup Committee of the American Hunter-Jumper Foundation is pleased to announce the 2005 Legacy Cup. In 2004 we partnered with the Kentucky Spring Horse Show series for a three-week event. This year we will continue that partnership in a two-week event, providing exhibitors even more scheduling flexibility and the opportunity to take advantage of pairing their Legacy Cup experience with one of the nations top AA rated hunter events.
We continue to refine the format for Legacy Cup and 2005 is no exception. However, throughout this refinement we remain focused on our original goal: to present an innovative, high paying, exhibitor-friendly event. The 2005 Legacy Cup offers five divisions. There are two professional divisions; one at 3 and one at 36. Within the pro division we also award new or developing riders Restricted Professional Awards. There are two non-pro divisions; one at 3 and 36, and the Legacy Cup Pony Hunter Division.
The 2005 Legacy Cup entry fee is $40050% going directly to the division purse and 50% to The American Hunter-Jumper Foundation for the expenses associated with the event. This allows for substantial prize money with less expense to the exhibitor. Each division offers one go-round to rank the top twenty-five horses, based on their composite scores, for a clean slate final. All rounds are judged numerically by multiple sets of two judges positioned around the ring.
Changes for the 2005 event include a continued emphasis on the add back concept. There is a guaranteed purse of $1,500 for each go-round. However, all final round purses will pay 50% of the division entry fee. This builds money awards which grow with each horse entered. In the non pro divisions, overall ribbons and separate ribbons are awarded for both juniors and amateurs in all classes. There are leading non-pro rider awards in each division and a Legacy Cup Non Pro Team Award. For the professional division, we feature the Pre Green Incentive, a Leading Trainer Award, the Belcort Farm Perpetual Trophy and the Walter J. Lee Perpetual Trophy.
We invite you to join us at this great facility in the beautiful Lexington, Kentucky area. For more information or to download a prize list, please visit www.legacycup.com . If you have specific questions, please feel free to contact the event manager, Hugh Kincannon at 330-239-4167, Michele Perla at the AHJF office 508-835-8813 or any of us personally.