LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Saturday night, individuals gathered on the African Cemetery No. 2 to acknowledge African People who spent their lives within the horse business.
That is the sixth 12 months the occasion known as “A Life with the Horses” was placed on by Phoenix Rising Lex. Organizers say the occasion is normally an enormous competition with a lot of kid-friendly actions, however due to the coronavirus, that is the second 12 months the occasion has needed to be held in a smaller capability on the cemetery.
5 individuals got awards at this 12 months’s “A Life with the Horses”, one among whom was 95-year-old John Joe Hughes, a horse groomer. Organizers say it is very important honor these within the horse business, particularly in Lexington, as it’s a massive a part of our tradition and historical past.
“To acknowledge the least of the boys, who by no means get within the highlight, ringmen are all the time photographed with the million greenback horses so we see their faces however these are different males who don’t get that recognition,” says Yvonne Giles, educator coodinator for the African Cemetery No. 2.