The CP National Horse Show is proud to announce that the Leo Conroy Maclay Grant (LCMG) will be offered again this year. The grant was established last year to honor long-time horseman Leo Conroy, who co-managed the National Horse Show and was Chairman of the ASPCA Maclay Finals.

The CP National Horse Show will once again welcome the top equitation athletes from around the globe to the Kentucky Horse Park on November 1-6, 2016 for the ASPCA Maclay Finals.

Conroy, a friend to so many horsemen across the nation, died unexpectedly in January of 2015. He was a valuable asset to the NHS and a devoted supporter over the years.

To commemorate his loyalty and dedication, the CP National Horse Show established a grant fund in his name: The Leo Conroy Maclay Grant (LCMG). This grant is awarded to up to five (5) Maclay riders who demonstrate a financial need in order to participate in the Maclay Finals at the NHS. The ASPCA Maclay Finals held a special place in Leo’s heart, having been a rider and equitation trainer for most of his life.

The Guidelines:

1) The Leo Conroy Maclay Grant will provide financial assistance for up to five (5) Maclay riders. Selected riders will receive the following:

Entry fees and stall at the ASPCA Maclay Finals at the NHS provided by an anonymous sponsor – value $905

Stipend of $1,000 to cover additional show-related expenses to compete in the ASPCA Maclay Finals at the NHS

2) The Leo Conroy Maclay Grant is open to riders who qualify to compete in the ASPCA Maclay Finals through the Regional competitions. Riders must apply online from September 17 – October 6 at to be considered for the Grant.

3) The Leo Conroy Maclay Grant will require the following information:

Rider’s complete contact information

Trainer’s complete contact information

Three (3) references

Two-part essay:

oPart 1: State why the ASPCA Maclay Finals is important to the National Horse Show and to the applicant

oDescribe the applicant’s basis for financial need

4) The LCMG Committee will thoroughly review all applicants, and award the LCMG to up to five (5) qualified riders based upon the application and required two-part essay.

Beginning September 17, applicants can apply by visiting, completing the form with the information outlined above, and attaching their essay. All applications must be completed and submitted online through

No hard copy applications will be accepted. Applications will be accepted between September 17, 2016 and October 6, 2016. Applicants will receive a confirmation email when their application is received. Applicants will receive a response by October 17, 2016.

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