1: The American Academy of Equine Art Spring Invitational show and sale will be on display from Friday, April 17 through Sunday, May 31 at the Spindletop Hall, in Lexington, Kentucky. The opening reception is Friday, April 17 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and all are invited. The exhibition will consist of approximately 50 paintings and sculptures highlighting Bluegrass equines and happenings in the local area during the show, such as the Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event at the Kentucky Horse Park (right across the street from Spindletop), Kentucky Derby in Louisville and The Spring Thoroughbred racing season at Keeneland. To learn more about AAEA, its workshops and the upcoming exhibit, visit: www.aaea.net
2: Olympic eventer Boyd Martin galloped to victory in the $50,000 Wellington Eventing Showcase sponsored by the Asheville Regional Airport. Boyd and Trading Aces claimed first, Michael Pollard and Cyrano Z second and Laine Ashker and Anthony Patch placed third. The eventing competition took place during the Winter Equestrian Festival and was a huge hit with competitors and spectators.
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