The Kentucky Horse Park Foundation has established a Cigar Memorial Fund and is honored to accept memorial gifts in Cigar’s name. Proceeds from the Cigar Memorial Fund will be used towards a statue and landscaping surrounding Cigar’s grave. Any funding that remains will be directed towards the care of the Kentucky Horse Park’s resident horses. The Kentucky Horse Park Foundation is privileged to play a role in memorializing this great horse. We hope you will consider supporting our efforts to celebrate the life of our beloved Cigar. Gifts to the Cigar Memorial Fund may be made online here or sent to Kentucky Horse Park Foundation, 4089 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511, or by calling 859-255-5727.
What do you get when you combine the rare opportunity to school your horse on a world-renowned Cross Country Course, with a chance to support a fundraiser for a great cause? Cross Country Schooling Days!
Riders are given the opportunity to school their horses on the famous Kentucky Horse Park cross country course. For a $35 fee, riders can school their horse for four hours on the course. $20 of the fee will be considered a donation and all proceeds will go to the KHP Foundation to help maintain and improve the park’s competition facilities. There will be two sessions per day.
2016 SCHOOLING DATES
May 8 & 9, 2016 (Sunday/Monday)
July 2, 2016 (Saturday)
September 10, 2016 (Saturday)
Over twenty years ago, the Kentucky Horse Park launched the Mustang Troop in an effort to serve at-risk youth through the channel of horsemanship. The program has long stood as one of the park’s most successful initiatives, and the Mustang Troop has become a beloved institution both at the park and in the community at large.
In recent years, however, the KHP has noticed a shift in the needs of Mustang Troop participants as a whole. While horsemanship naturally lends itself to self-growth, our instructors felt a concentrated mental health focus would truly have a life-changing effect on participants. The KHP was interested in using quality horsemanship and riding instruction not as the end result of the program, but as a means of therapy for students with behavioral and social challenges.
Indeed, every day presents a fresh challenge at the Kentucky Horse Park, and the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation exists to help the park rise to the occasion. We firmly believe the KHP is the world’s leading equestrian destination because of the support of friends like you.
Charitable contributions to the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation provide the private support necessary for the Kentucky Horse Park to fulfill its primary missions. We appreciate your gift, as it is vital to sustaining and growing these programs we all enjoy.
The Education Department of the Kentucky Horse Park strives to be a vital member of the horse industry and the community at large by serving as a center for equine education and learning. There are a number of programs within this department which will greatly benefit from increased funding.