Annora wants you all to know that she has not won her first horse show ........ yet!  But she does have a huge announcement to make!  The KyEHC is launching a new program called SASH (Sponsor a Special Horse).  We are thrilled to be able to offer this new sponsorship opportunity to our friends.  Did you know that the average operating cost to care for one equine at the Center every month is $500… and with up to 50 equines in our care each month, those costs quickly add up?  This  program was developed to provide individualized care for a specific equine of your choice for an entire year.   Your sponsorship truly makes a difference!  It will help to offset the costs for the care, rehabilitation, and training for your chosen equine.

The KyEHC is a tranquil 70+ acre farm and safe haven for equines in need. Our horses come from a variety of backgrounds. Some arrive here surrendered by their owners and others have been rescued from abuse and neglect. Once healed and (re)schooled these wonderful horses are available for adoption to become someone's best friend and partner.

Our Mission Statement is:
​To provide humane treatment and shelter while working to seek adoptive homes and provide second chances for Kentucky's equines, regardless of breed.To educate the public and raise awareness for responsible equine ownership so that fewer horses end up in crisis.To work with and serve as a model for organizations with the same mission in other states: to save America's equines from inhumane treatment.

Help. Heal. Home.

We have been chosen to be the sole beneficiary in the 2nd Annual Taylor Made Trot this year! We are so excited and  humbled to be chosen for this event!  

The Taylor Made Trot 5K will be held October 7th on the rolling hills of the prestigious Taylor Made Farm. Walkers, trotters, gallopers of all ages welcome! Participants will receive a swag bag with goodies upon registration of event. 

All other pertinent information is available on the races' website.


The Kyehc is currently looking for the following: Director of Development

The Director of Development is responsible for all fundraising and development efforts related to the KyEHC, works with a great team of dedicated people, and reports directly to the Executive Director.

Develop overall KyEHC fundraising strategy
Schedule, track and manage all grant proposals and submittals – 20+ per year
Research and identify prospective fundraising opportunities locally and nationally
Oversee Direct Mail program, tracks and reports performance
Solicit, develop and maintain private foundation and corporate support
Oversee all special event fundraising – 2 large events and multiple small events annually
Oversee all administrative tasks related to development, including donor recognition, maintenance of online memberships such as Guidestar, etc
Research and solicit new partnerships that will benefit the KyEHC
Serve as liaison between Executive Director and Take the Reins Education program
Serve as liaison between Executive Director and Jr Board and their fundraising efforts – attends all Jr Board meetings and events

Please see full ad and link to apply on our "Announcements and Events" Tab.

Kentucky Equine Humane Center  1713 Catnip Hill Rd, Nicholasville KY   859.881.5849  Fax-859.881.0064

Here is our Director Karen Gustin helping Millie greet one of our Lansdowne Summer Camp students. .

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The Taylor Made Trot

We were excited to have the Landsdowne Elementary Summer Program kids out for a field trip to the center! They had a great time and the Herald Leader was gracious enough to come out and get some great coverage of the kids interacting with our horses.  

We are super excited to be starting the new school year off with three new schools in our Take the Reins Program, Presented by Alltech:  Ashland Elementary, Lansdowne Elementary, and Christ The King Elementary. Those schools will be taking several field trips here to the center and also to Alltech, along with incorporating an equine related curriculum into their everyday studies.  Each school will be "fostering" one of our equines here at the center for the school year. 

Job Posting!!!

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Happenings Around the Center...

Take the Reins Education Program

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