A.J. and I were walking to the farmers’ market on Saturday morning and, there, in the grassy vacant fowntown lot known as the CenterPointe block (it’s a long story): a bunch of jumps. And Alltech flags. And people … and horses!

It turns out that it was all to promote the upcoming National Horse Show, which has moved as of this year from its perennial home in New York City to our very own Kentucky Horse Park. If you’re in Lexington from November 2nd through the 6th, you can find the horse show plus vendors, parties, and music, all in the Alltech Arena.

The riders who were downtown on Saturday did a little bit of walking and cantering about, a little bit of jumping, and a lot of visiting with passersby, while volunteers talked about the National Horse Show and handed out brochures. A rather brilliant promotional effort, I think.

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