KDA Business Partners



Hagyard Equine Medical Institute– Veterinary Facility in Lexington, Kentucky, since 1876

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Haylands Farm-Private boarding facility in Lexington, Kentucky for over 25 years

Pine Knoll Farm-Private farm in Lexington, Kentucky host to many sponsored KDA Clinics

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Morris Farm-Eventing farm in Lexington, Kentucky host to many KDA sponsored clinics


KDA supports the adoption and use of thoroughbreds.

Re-Run – ReRun was founded in 1996 as a division of the Kentucky Society by two racing insiders, Shon Wylie and Lori Neagle. They saw an acute and compelling need for an organization that focused not on providing a permanent sanctuary for retired racehorses, as was the predominant model, but on rehabilitating, retraining, and adopting them out to well-suited homes. After only two years ReRun outgrew the KHS and became incorporated as its own 501(c)(3) nonprofit. ReRun pioneered the concept that when Thoroughbreds’ racing days are over, they don’t need to be sent to auction or slaughter but can be retrained to pursue second careers in other forms of equitation while enjoying another 20+ years of companionship with their new adoptive families.


Canter – The Communication Alliance to Network Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses (CANTER) provides retiring thoroughbred racehorses with opportunities for new careers. Through their website, CANTER provides the means for the public to view thoroughbred racehorses that are ending their racing careers and are available for purchase or adoption. CANTER volunteers walk the shedrows of the racetracks taking listings and photographs for posting to the website. At most of their affiliates, the trainers may donate or sell their horse to CANTER and the organization will find approved non-race homes for their horses.

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Kentucky Equine Humane Center – The Mission Statement of the Kentucky Equine Humane Center is as follows: To provide humane treatment and shelter while working as a clearing house to seek adoptive homes for Kentucky’s unwanted equines, regardless of breed. To educate the public and raise awareness for responsible equine ownership so that fewer horses end up in crisis.To work with and serve as a model for organizations with the same mission in other states: to save America’s equines from inhumane treatment.

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Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center) – Founded over two decades ago, the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s mission is clear and simply stated: To save Thoroughbred horses no longer able to compete on the racetrack from possible neglect, abuse and slaughter.