LEXINGTON JUNIOR LEAGUE CHARITY
The Red Mile, Lexington, KY
July 4-9, 2015
The Lexington Junior League Charity Horse Show is the largest outdoor show for the American Saddlebred in the world!
The show opened July 22, 1937 with a crowd of 5,000 people, ten thousand dollars in prize money and 216 horses’ from 16 states. After all the bills were paid, everyone was shocked to learn they made roughly around $5,500.00 on the first show. With unanimous approval of the members, the League decided to host a second Show the next year. And thus, the tradition was born!
Now, 80 years later, the Lexington Junior League Charity Horse Show is still a prestigious event with regular attendance of around 30,000 people each year and attracts nationally renowned competitors. In fact, the Lexington Jr. League Charity Horse Show is the largest outdoor show for the American Saddlebred in the world. The Show has the honor of being the first leg of the Saddlebred Triple Crown, has generated millions of dollars for charitable and civic organizations in Central Kentucky, and has an impressive yearly economic impact on our local community. We thank all our local business and individual citizens for sponsoring our show over the years and hope you will be able to attend the show which is scheduled for July 4 - 9, 2016 at The Red Mile.