Severe Weather Causes Delays At Junior League Horse Show

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Updated: 7/10/2013 11:35 pm

Storms caused some problems at the 77th Annual Lexington Junior League Horse Show, which is something both horse and rider are used to dealing with in July.

“You want to make different precautions,” Crockett Springs Farm Head Trainer Shelby Young said. “You want to wrap their legs for extra support. You really have to slow them down a little bit on the turns.”

But Young said their horse isn’t really fazed by the weather. Her father, Rob Warsing, has been in the horse breeding and training business for more than 40 years.

Warsing has seen the Junior League Horse Show’s weather at its worst, “I've been here when trees have fallen through the tents.”

Monnington Farm Owner Georgia Ferreira and her husband flew their horses from South Africa to compete in the Lexington Junior League for years.

“I just think that this show has so much history, it has so much tradition and it’s just got such a unique feel about it,” Ferreira said.

After several years, they moved their farm from England to Kentucky.

“My family's in a different part of the world, my friends are in a different part of the world, but once you're attached to these horses, this is what drives you,” she said.

This weeks show is the largest outdoor American Saddlebred Horse Show in the World and is the first jewel of the Saddlebred Triple Crown.

More than 1,000 accomplished riders from all over the world compete for $70,000 in prize money.

The show runs through Saturday.

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