Kelly Ripa: I love Lexington

Lexingtonians, Kelly Ripa thinks we're the smartest people on the planet.

On Monday morning's episode of the TV chat show Live With Regis and Kelly, Ripa talked briefly about her weekend in Lexington for the U.S. Equestrian Federation Pony Finals at the Kentucky Horse Park.

"I just have to say, to everybody in Lexington, Kentucky," Ripa told the audience of the syndicated talk show, "you are the smartest people on the planet because that is the prettiest place on Earth. My gosh, it's gorgeous."

Ripa's daughter Lola Consuelos competed in the small hunter pony division of the Pony Finals.

To see the video of Monday's episode of Regis and Kelly, click here. The shout-out to Lexington comes about 16 minutes, 23 seconds into the opening chat with guest co-host Ashton Kutcher.

Regis and Kelly airs locally at 10 a.m. weekdays on WKYT (Channel 27).

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