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|Support Kentucky's Horses|
YOUR DONATION TO THE KENTUCKY HORSE COUNCIL, A 501C(3) CHARITY, IS TAX-DEDUCTIBLE.
But beyond the financial considerations, there are many reasons why you can help keep our Kentucky horse industry healthy and vibrant, and protect our horses in the way that the Horse Capital of the World should.
The importance and role of the horse in Kentucky
In today's world, Kentucky's horses represent not just a hobby, but also, for many, a business and a job. The reputation for excellence that Kentucky has built over time regarding our equine community is a tradition as much as a culture.
Eastern Kentuckians have ridden their mountain horses through the hills for years as a reliable transportation and a trusted companion.
During the Civil War, many horses were shipped to Kentucky from Virginia and other eastern states for protection in a lush verdant Bluegrass.
Horses carried pioneer nurses into the hollows of the coal country, delivering much needed medical care.
World-famous race horses such as Man O' War, War Admiral and Secretariat lived most of their lives in Kentucky under the expert care of Kentucky horsemen, veterinarians and farriers.
Immigrants from England, Ireland and France traveled to Kentucky to work at Bluegrass farms surrounded by rolling green pastures.
In the western part of the Commonwealth, horses have been depended on in history for plowing and crop care, for riding fence lines and transporting their owners further into the MidWest.
The Kentucky Horse Council, with the financial support of individual Kentuckians and corporate sponsors, works to ensure that our industry, both from a business standpoint and a cultural viewpoint, is kept strong, healthy and vibrant.