For someone who doesn’t ride horses or follow horse races, Derby Day is more significant to me than you might think.
Why, you ask?
- My mom grew up in a small town in Kentucky, where horse riding was a popular hobby.
- I grew up in Hot Springs, AR, the home of the Oaklawn Racing track.
- I got married on Derby Day in Arkansas in 2012.
I’ve also done some volunteering activities with kids and horses, and I’m fascinated by these beautiful creatures!
Additionally, there is such a great food, drink and hat culture around the Derby.