Annual salute to horses kicks off festival season


Fall is in every case brimming with nearby celebrations and festivities, and the yearly conventions commencement this end of the week with the 39th Annual Festival of the Horse in Georgetown.

The celebration leaves the beginning door Friday, Sept. 6 beginning at 4 p.m. also, proceeds through Sunday with occasions, marches, a jubilee, sustenance, merchants and unrecorded music all end of the week.

The highlight will be the Toyota Grand Parade of Horses Saturday evening at 5 p.m. The Grand Marshal will be Oliver of the Kentucky Horse Park. Visitors to the Horse Park have seen Oliver, an individual from the KHP Mounted Police for a long time, welcoming visitors and watching the grounds with his accomplice Capt. Lisa Rakes. He is a 11-year-old Shire Cross who stands apart with his high contrast pinto design.

“He cherishes individuals, adores being the focal point of consideration and is an extraordinary diplomat of the Kentucky Horse Park,” Rakes said.

The procession highlights breeds as an instructive piece of the motorcade, and there are five made a decision about classifications with money prizes: Individual Best Costume (ages 16-up), Individual Best Costume (16-under), Best Group Costume, Silver Stirrup Award and Non-Costume Group.

During the day, there will be a lot of unrecorded music on the Country Boy Brewing Live Music Stage including nearby artists playing everything from exemplary oldies to the present most recent hits. Acts will play all end of the week beginning Friday night, and the timetable of entertainers on the Courthouse Square can be found in the exceptional Festival of the Horse segment inside.

Different exercises will be the Colt and Filly Review Parade Friday at 6:30 p.m., which is constantly prominent as the youngsters take to the procession course.

There will likewise be exercises at Brooking Park and the Fairgrounds beginning Saturday at 9 a.m. with the Experience the Horse/Horse Games and the second Annual Festival of the Horse Cornhole Tournament at the Blue Barn. On Sunday will be the Festival of the Horse Youth and Open Horse Show at 1:30 p.m.

A year ago, in excess of 20,000 individuals ran to Georgetown for the Festival, and coordinators expect a record turnout this year. In excess of 80 merchants will line Main Street. Be exhorted that traffic will be rerouted around downtown for anybody driving.


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