The Kentucky Horse Park Mustang Troop began as an outrageous idea in 1994 to round up inner-city kids identified as \"at risk\" by the Police Activities League, and bring them to the Kentucky Horse Park to work with a herd of twelve formerly wild Mustangs who were given to the park by the Bureau of Land Management, fresh from the open ranges of Wyoming. The experiment proved wildly successful and today the Mustang Troop has enjoyed years of accolades from national media and the distinction of riding in both Presidential and Gubernatorial Inaugural Parades.The troop is in great demand for their musical drill team performances and parade appearances, and they are always great crowd pleasers, eliciting cheers and applause with their gregarious style and sharp riding skills.
One of the park’s most rewarding efforts, the Mustang Troop gives these 10 to 18 year old equestrians an opportunity to take the reins of responsibility and discipline while learning to interact with, care for, and ride the Mustangs. The Mustang Troop opens doors of opportunity and changes the lives of the troop members. This program has only flourished with the generous support of its donors - please consider offering your support today.
The Kentucky Horse Park Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3). Charitable donations to the foundation are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law, and you will receive a tax receipt for your contribution.