2012 Lexington Jr. League Charity Show Gets Underway
Hackney Classes Start Monday, Continue Through Week
The 76th Lexington Junior League Charity Horse Show hits the Red Mile started Monday, July 9. This historic show runs through Saturday, July 14.
The general schedule for this year’s show is as follows:
Monday, July 9th - No morning session, Evening@ 6:30pm
Tuesday, July 10th - 9:00am and 6:30pm
Wednesday, July 11th - 9:00am and 6:30pm
Thursday, July 12th - 9:00am and 6:30pm
Friday, July 13th - 9:00am and 6:30pm
Saturday, July 14th – No morning session, Evening @ 6:30pm
If you are in the Lexington area, consider attending a session or two. Morning sessions are free to the public while general admission tickets for evening sessions are available at the gate for $5 Monday through Thursday and $10 Friday & Saturday. Children under six are admitted free.
Proceeds benefit local and regional charitable organizations sponsored by the Junior League of Lexington. Since the show was founded in 1937, it has raised more than four million dollars for charitable and civic organizations in Central Kentucky.
Started in 1937, this show is often referred to as the first leg of the American Saddlebred Triple Crown. More importantly for society pony enthusiasts, this grand event includes a variety of classes for thrilling Hackney ponies including both cob tail and long-tail harness classes. The stunning harness pony competition culminates with the $500 amateur championship on Friday evening and the $1500 grand championship on Saturday evening.
There are 10 thrilling Hackney Road classes throughout the week at the Red Mile including under saddle. The popular Amateur roadster driving stake will take place on Friday evening and pay out $500 while the roadster grand championship will take place on Saturday and pay $1,000.
There will also be competition for Hackney pleasure ponies and for Saddlebred type ponies throughout the week as well.
If you can’t make the show, you can catch all the action online at the Richfield Video website. The webcast is free. Visit: http://www.richfieldvideo.com/webcasting.html
Photos are being handled by the talented Howard Schatzberg. You can check out proofs from the Jr. League show at http://www.howardschatzberg.com/
Check out these Hackney or other pony classes at the 2012 Jr. League Charity Horse Show Today, Monday July 9:
Evening Session: Amateur Hackney Pony Stake, Ladies Hackney Harness Pony, Limit Hackney Harness, Limit Hackney Road Pony