People from across the globe became Kentuckians for an evening during Monday’s Alltech Kentucky Night. Donning cowboy boots, plaid shirts and bandanas, the international participants of Alltech’s GLIMPSE 2020 Symposium enjoyed Lyons Farm beef and chicken and chatted over Kentucky Ale.
The large crowd milled around the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park, home to the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games and the Alltech National Horse Show. Attendees scrambled to find seats together at the numerous tables dotting the dirt-packed arena floor that more typically is dotted with hoofprints of dressage and reining champs, rather than footprints.
Soon after dessert plates were collected, the dance floor filled up as the band played favorites such as Mustang Sally and Smooth Operator. Other attendees moved outside to enjoy the cool evening breeze and the peaceful view of the sun setting on the pastures and ponds filling the bucolic park. Later, shuttles began to pull away one by one for the short ride back to the hotels, creating a jagged dotted-line path along the road as laughter and chatter in many languages floated from the windows.
Photos from Kentucky Night can be seen and downloaded here on the Alltech Ag Network.