Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Kelly Ripa: I love Lexington - Latest News - Kentucky.com

Kelly Ripa: I love Lexington - Latest News - Kentucky.com: "Lexingtonians, Kelly Ripa thinks we're the smartest people on the planet.
On Monday morning's episode of the TV chat show Live With Regis and Kelly, Ripa talked briefly about her weekend in Lexington for the U.S. Equestrian Federation Pony Finals at the Kentucky Horse Park.
'I just have to say, to everybody in Lexington, Kentucky,' Ripa told the audience of the syndicated talk show, 'you are the smartest people on the planet because that is the prettiest place on Earth. My gosh, it's gorgeous.'

Kelly Ripa gave a shout-out to Lexington on Monday's Live With Regis and Kelly. Magazine spotlights fashion designers' home
Ripa's daughter Lola Consuelos competed in the small hunter pony division of the Pony Finals.
To see the video of Monday's episode of Regis and Kelly, click here. The shout-out to Lexington comes about 16 minutes, 23 seconds into the opening chat with guest co-host Ashton Kutcher."

WEG Test Events

July was crazy around here! The Kentucky Horse Park has completed their New Indoor Arena AND hosted two major test events-Vaulting and Reining.

Most of you have never heard of either. so let me fill you in.

Reining-Western type horses are showcased in several approved patterns. Patterns include small slow circles, large fast circles, flying lead changes, roll backs, 360 degree spins done in place and the exciting sliding stops that are the hallmark of the reining horse. See above photos.

Vaulting-Both gymnastics and dance elements are combined and performed to music on a cantering horse. It requires a harmonious relationship with the horse and the outstanding physical condition from the vaulter.
If this is any indication, the 2010 Games will be AMAZING!