The Kentucky Bluegrass is green and lush and the horses are ready to go! In fact, did you know it is our bluegrass that led Lexington, Kentucky to be called the “Horse Capital of the World?” Bluegrass was originally brought to North America by early Europeans. Its fine texture makes it the perfect “bare foot” grass for your lawn and its calcium-richness makes it the perfect forage so well suited for producing strong equine animals.
The next few weeks offer some of the most special equestrian activities in this area. Here’s a list!
1. Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event, April 22-25, at the horse park in Lexington.
- Plus, support our local Mounted Games team, The Gummi Bears, as they compete in the Prince Philip Cup Exhibition during Rolex, April 21-25.
2. Spend a day at Keeneland, located near Lexington, with racing through Friday, April 23.
3. Plan for Opening Day at Churchill Downs on Saturday, April 24.
4. Kentucky Oaks at Churchill on Friday, April 30 will be the stage of a Pink-Out in support of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
5. Kentucky Derby, the first Saturday in May, is always the place to be!
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