The Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center (MMSC), located in the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, the Horse Capital of the World, is a premier reschooling facility and showcase for adoptable Thoroughbreds. Founded in 2004, the MMSC uses its illustrious location to herald the athleticism of this amazing breed by teaching new skill sets to horses of all levels of ability using the Horse Centered Reschooling Program developed by MMSC Director Susanna Thomas so they can go on and be ambassadors for racehorses in new careers. The MMSC is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday (9 to 2) and proud to offer myriad educational opportunities for learning about and interacting with this remarkable horse–The Thoroughbred–America’s equine sports vehicle.

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If you want a part-social worker, part-pet, this wonderfully-bred 16 hand, 2010 gelding by Tiz Wonderful out of Ocean’s Away is the one for you! Kind, willing, wanting to please, “Dublin” is steady for a younger or an older rider and a perfect gentleman. We love his sane brain and his eagerness to do any job you ask of him.

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“Our goal,” says Director Susanna Thomas, “is to figure out who a horse is inherently, what its ‘horsenality’ is like, to strengthen its weaknesses, to heal its wounds, whether they be physical, mental, or spiritual, to ‘find out what the horse wants to be when it grows up,’ and then to find the perfect person to adopt it. That is our purpose, our privilege and our passion here at the MMSC.”

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The Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center offers two general Internship Positions in the Spring, Fall and Summer semesters for current college students.  To apply, applicants must be college students in good standing with their current University and have a dedicated interest in learning.

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Looking for a fun way to celebrate the beginning of summer? Come out for our Family Fun Day event - kids of all ages are welcome! Activities include painting a horse shoe, dressing up like a jockey, taking a photo with the Secretariat statue, meeting our awesome adoptable Thoroughbreds, and more. Horse demonstrations throughout the day will showcase our retraining process. Tickets are $20 at the door and include all activities. Snacks and beverages will be available for an additional fee.

When: May 30
Where: Maker's Mark Secretariat Center
Time: 1pm-5pm

Contact us at 859-246-3080 or mmsecretariatcenter@gmail.com with questions.