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.



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The Kentucky Equine Humane Center thanks everyone who came out to the Excel Equine Hunter Pace for making the event so much fun and raising money for the adoptable horses we are caring for and training!
We also extend our congratulations to the following winning teams which were the closest to the optimal time:

Hunter Pace division optimal time: 17.51
Winner: Hunter Pace Team #2 Julie Foley, Nicole Soteropoulos, & Lesli Popa 21.07
Second: Hunter Pace Team #1 Lara Picard & Jeff Strawn 34.58

Hilltopper division optimal time: 31.36
Winner: Hilltopper Team #6 Cindy Feldman & Lauren Burke 34.28
Second: Hilltopper Team #5 Jessi Lawson, Nicole McCarl, and two others (let us know your names!) 35.43
Third: Hilltopper Team #2 Lexie Hutchins, Lara Muller, Jalyn Basson, & Lara Voll 43.48

Trail division optimal time: 39.25
Winner: Trail Team #1 Caroline Elgin, Marilyn Cannon, & Kathryn Magnussen 39.25 NAILED IT!!!
Second: Trail Team #7 Rodden Equine Gillian Rose & Rebecca Sheldon 44.45
Third: Trail Team #5 The Gaited Bandits Tessa Osborne & Brittany Townsend 32.54

Best Turned Out
Trail Team #2 Andrea Giesel, Pat Peterson, &Janet Rupp

Best Costume
Trail Team #9 Superheroes Celeste Marshall & Janet Eaton

We also asked for how old everyone's horse was, because we have some older horses at the Center who have years of productive life ahead of them, but sometimes their age makes people pass them over. You can see some of them at .
The average age of horses at the Excel Equine Hunter Pace was 12 1/2 years old, with three over the age of 20 and 12 aged 17 or older.
Marilyn Cannon, who happened to be on the winning trail team, rode the oldest horse at aged 22, and will receive a bag of Excel Equine Senior Feed as a prize!

Congratulations to all, and thank you so much for a great day at Flying Cross Farm!



Hats Off to Kentucky's Horse Industry Day is a celebration of the horse and its impact on the state of Kentucky. The day offers fun family activities including arts and crafts for children,  horse and pony rides for children and adults, interactive educational booths and a thrilling equestrian competition, and it's all free! Hats Off Day is the only day of the year an entire family can enjoy the Kentucky Horse Park and all it has to offer, at no cost!

Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital is the proud sponsor of the Rood & Riddle Kentucky Grand Prix, a premier show jumping competition held annually at the Kentucky Horse Park for the past 25 years.

During the Grand Prix Event, Rood and Riddle and The Kentucky Equine Humane Center will be having a Live and silent auction in the VIP Tent. Proceeds will benefit The Kentucky Equine Humane Center and The Horse Park Foundation. You may peruse the live auction items up for grabs before the actual event and bid on them as well!!

You can click on the bid list and it will direct you to a more readable version.


July Open House, Saturday July 21st

Join us Saturday, JULY 21st here at the center for our monthly free Open House! This open house will feature the  Lexington Mounted Police doing demos and Q&A's. Get an up close and personal look at who the Lexington Mounted Police are and are about. It's gonna make for a fun afternoon!

The fabulous Lexington Mounted Police will be availabe from 12:00-3:00pm to answer questions about the horses who make up a key part of the Lexington Police Force.
Demos will be at 12:30-1:00, 1:30-2:00, and 2:30-3:00. In between, you can meet the officers and horses, and tour our farm and see our adoptable horses.

Disclaimer: When donating, you WILL be transferred to a secure site when time to donate.  

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 This week on "Tails" from The Center"We have Dr. Tanner Wells from Park Equine in Versailles showing the basic intake exam we do on all the horses that arrive here at the center. We also do a more extensive intake along with this one to see if there other underlying ailments or issues we need to address.

DON'T FORGET--Our Director or other staff members will answer questions sent in by you, our viewers, which can be submitted via the contact form at the bottom of the home page or on the Contact Us page. 

We will do this weekly, so start sending in those questions!!

Feel free to ask about our staff, our horses, our facility and/or our mission!

Remember there are never any stupid questions!


You can find more more information on this event and our other upcoming events on our Events Page!