We are pleased to announce our first annual Hoofbeats Concert, to benefit the companion horses we have that need a home!
Join us for a night of country music from young stars on the rise Dustin Collins, Abby Anderson, and Brandon Ray!
Kentucky native Dustin Collins’ single “Cold Dead Hands” hit number one on the Billboard Hot Singles Sales Chart in May, 2018 and has recently released “The Barn” off his new album “It’s Been Awhile”.
Abby Anderson has been named one of CMT’s Next Women of Country for 2018, and a CMT Listen Up Artist. Her latest single “Make Him Wait” already has more than 1.1 million streams, quickly surpassing her single from fall of 2017 “This Feeling” which reached nearly 1 million streams.
Brandon Ray has a brand new single out, “Bring Your Love Back”, which continues to showcase his romantic side along with “That Could Be Us”. The Texas native with a country rock sound has opened for Willie Nelson, Taylor Swift, and soon for Toby Keith.
The Thoroughbred Center Pavilion offers roomy theater seating which allows you to stand up and dance.
One-hour VIP experience starts at 5:00pm and includes pre-show catered buffet dinner with all three artists, cash bar, and meet and greet with the artists and their bands, then the show.
For more information or to buy tickets, click here:
Last Saturday, July 21st, our open house, Officers Yates and Falconberry from the Lexington Mounted Police were so generous to come out and do a few demo's and answer lots of questions for our open house patron's. Officer Yates rode Findley and Officer Falconberry demonstrated with his partner Ghandolf. The open house visitors loved getting a behind the scenes look into the mounted police. Many thanks to them! There were so many wonderful photo's compliments of Sweet Shots Photography, check out our facebook for more awesome pictures of these generous officers here.
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
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 www.kyehc.org .
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!
One of our very own horses Suprissa, that was adopted last year came out to join us at the Hunter Pace. This mare looks and did amazing!!! Yay! for a happy forever home!
Our most recent Open House that took place Saturday, June 16th. We had Aragon's 1st birthday and local trainer Rose Thiedich some and work on some of our horses for a very informational and helpful demo.
Tahiti Update 4/11/2018
Tahiti has done great! He is turned out with other geldings and is making friends. His weight is back up to normal, and his prolapsed penis is close to being resolved. He has a good mind, and is very open to training as you can see. Tahiti was vetted extensively and we were told he is 5 years old.