Trail ride brings thousands to Knott Co.

By: Katie Roach Email
By: Katie Roach Email

HINDMAN, Ky (WYMT) - There's one in the Spring and one in the Fall, and twice a year it brings thousands of people to Knott County.

The horse trail ride is probably the biggest event in Knott County, and as of Thursday almost 2,000 people were already there.

On a reclaimed strip mine in Knott County, you can find more people on horses than in cars.

For most, it's a week to relax and take it easy.

"The horses and the fun. Everybody just gets together and eats and have a good time," said Donnie Combs of Knott County.

"Perfect. Out in the middle of nowhere, people can come and camp and cook and have a good time. It's a great family event, it sure is," added Tim Hill from Alabama.

Hill came from Alabama to set up shop at the trail ride.

He's traveled around for 32 years to various events, but he says this is one of the biggest he's been to.

"Well, it's pretty awesome. It's a big ride; it gets a lot of people. We've made a lot of friends through the years, and we always look forward to coming and seeing them," said Hill.

The trail ride also boosts the local economy.

"This is a huge week for Knott County. It really benefits the economy in the county," said Knott County Judge Executive Zach Weinberg.

It's a time to trade horses, ride a few trails, and hopefully boost the local economy.

On Saturday night, Sundy Best and Shooter Jennings will be performing at the trail ride.

Tickets are $20 for the event.

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