The High Hope is this Sunday in Lexington, Ky., at the Horse Park. If you've never been, you should come, and if you have been, come back! It's a great day of racing and tailgating for a good cause. The races are sanctioned, and you get to see Chris McCarron's students in their first race
Rider Victoria Oliver, who is a top horse trainer in Kentucky, fell from her thoroughbred Rex, who is a racetrack pony. Oliver was taken to a hospital, but apparently did not suffer any serious injuries, said High Hope volunteer Scooter Hughes.
Rex was taken to a veterinary clinic; his condition was not known early Sunday evening. Rex did manage to walk into the horse van waiting to take him to the clinic, Hughes said.
The identity of the other rider who fell was not immediately available, but she apparently was not hurt.
Hope I was wrong & horse ended up being ok! Had just heard that from one of the outriders who was there. Didn't mean to start an incorrect rumor. They seemed like a great group of ladies out for a great cause. Hope all ends well for everyone.