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.
MMSC Winter Hours
The MMSC's winter hours begin on December 15. The barn will be closed from December 15 until the horses return to campus at the end of February. The office will be open Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.
This hunk of handsome is bold but level-headed - a super combination for your next event horse! Plucky with a can-do attitude, this 16hh, 2010 gelding by Smart Strike out of Miss Shop is keen to please and likes a good time, particularly if jumping is involved. Jazz Fest aka “Jay Z” moves nicely and is easy on the eyes too. He had one start with a total earnings of $125! Clearly he was destined to be great in other arenas!
“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.”
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.
Calling all MMSC fans and pizza lovers! Next Thursday March 5, CRUST, the new gourmet pizzeria in Lexington, will be donating 10% of all its sales to support the MMSC. In addition, special discounts will be offered that day on wine. Made with wood-fired charred bread and topped with fresh herbs, cheeses, and a choice of mouth-watering toppings, CRUST’s pizzas are truly a dining sensation. So mark your calendars for March 5 and we’ll see you there!
For the full menu: http://www.crustlex.com/
2573 Richmond Rd., Lexington, KY 40509