I thought this was a great charity fundraiser event, and I happened to be at Churchill Downs on Saturday morning when these girls and guys got to ride the track. 10 people bid on a package to ride their own horses for 30 minutes on the track, so they shipped in after training and got to ride through the barn area and out onto the track, make a few laps, and generally have a great time.
They had the track to themselves (with the help of some volunteer pony people) and had a blast. So fun to see these horses and ponies out there whooping and laughing and egging each other on around the turns
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