Charity horse show to be held in Lexington

June 13, 2012 by  

The 2012 Lexington Junior League Charity Horse Show is scheduled for July 9 – 14. It will take place at the Red Mile, which is the second oldest race track in the world. The Red Mile is over a century old and has played host to many horse shows, sales, receptions, and parties over the years.

The horse show began in 1937 in partnership with the Junior League’s community charity efforts and has expanded into the largest American Saddlebred outdoor event. It is also the first step for the Saddlebred “Triple Crown.” The horse show attracts over 1000 competitors from all over North America and has generated millions of dollars in revenue for the charity as well as for the local merchants and vendors participating in the show.

Local merchants reap the financial benefits of thousands of people coming to Lexington to either participate in the show or attend the event. Retail stores, restaurants and other attractions are in peak operation with many visitors coming into the establishments. Lexington printer companies are busy providing services for the horse show including banner and poster printing.

For the young children, a stick horse race is scheduled for July 11 beginning at 6:30 pm. The kids should bring a “stick horse” of their choice and join the fun. There is a $5 entry fee per child, with blue ribbons given to all participants in the stick horse race.

The Junior League of Lexington has a website with more information or can be reached at 859-252-8014.