Update: February 13th

Hi folks!
As you might have seen via Facebook, we survived the Kentucky ice storm without too much damage: just a few trees down in our back pasture and a brief spell without power. The roads around Lexington were quite bad for a few days so none of us was able to get in, but fortunately our horses were still off-campus where they had caretakers in residence so they were well-cared for.
We have now brought two horses, Jay's Dream and Code Forty back into the Center to go back into training early as they each have a potential adopter interested in them. The others will likely be trickling in over the next three weeks.
We begin construction on our run-in sheds Monday the 16th! Thanks in large part to the TRF and High Hope Steeplechase we now have the funds available and will be starting next week with the hopes that they will be finished before the horses are scheduled to come back.
We have chosen our interns for the spring 09 semester! Brittany comes to us from the Georgetown Equine Scholars Program and will be our equine communications intern, so look for blog posts from her in the next several weeks. Hayley is also from Georgetown Equine Scholars, she will be completing our training internship; she has extensive eventing and showing experience and will be showing some of our trainees at the Horse Park. Travers is our farm management intern, coming from University of Kentucky's new equine program. He hopes to combine Jerry's expertise in farm management and horse asessment with his strong communications sckills. Also joining us for part of this semester will be Emily from Paul L. Dunbar High School, who is doing a six-week rotation in career studies for her graduation requirement. Congratulations to all our new students!
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