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Restaurant Nights at Mellow Mushroom

Join the MMSC at Mellow Mushroom in Lexington on July 20th or 24th to help provide feed and supplements to our adoptable off-track Thoroughbreds! From 4pm-9pm, a portion of the cost of your meal will be donated back to the MMSC.

Please let us know if you want to give a meal to Thoroughbreds in need by RSVP'ing below! Even if your plans change, there's no need to cancel the RSVP.

Mellow Mushroom
503 S Upper Street
Lexington, KY 40508

Kentucky Buck-Off Challenge

July 30, 6-10pm, Bluegrass Jockey Club Tent at the Kentucky Horse Park

The Kentucky Horse Park is gearing up for some great charity, AND excitement during the summer show series. The Kentucky Buck Off Challenge, a mechanical bull-riding contest, will take place on July 30th at 6:00 pm in the Bluegrass Jockey Club Tent. Admission to the event is $30 in advance or $35 at the door, and includes hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.

Proceeds will be earmarked for three Lexington-based EQUUS Foundation charities that have been recognized by the EQUUS Foundation as "Messengers" for their high standard of horse care and their commitment to public transparency and accountability. The charities are: Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, Kentucky Equine Humane Center, and Maker's Mark Secretariat Center.

The Kentucky Buck Off Challenge will feature four member teams where each rider will be required to stay on the bull for 15 seconds, while keeping their free hand from touching the bull. If they make it to the 15 second horn, riders will be judged on style, performance and extra credit for creative attire. Judges can give each rider a maximum of 25 points, making a perfect individual score 100 points, and a perfect team score 400 points. The competition entry fee is $25 per person, per ride. Practice rides for $10 per ride will start at 6:00 pm.


Equine Sports Therapy
Educational Conference

August 4-6, Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital and the MMSC

Enhance or start your career as an Equine Sports Therapist with Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field [PEMF] Therapy! The conference is open to all licensed vets, registered vet technicians, vet school interns, as well as all equine bodyworkers, chiropractors, masseurs, acupuncturists, and essential oils therapists. You're also welcome if you desire a career as an Equine Sports Therapist.

Our goal is to provide participants with a well rounded perspective on all related therapies. While the primary focus will be education and the proper use and application of Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field [PEMF] Therapy, the educators we’ve secured will cover other modalities from lasers to electro-stim, body work, massage, etc.  Our educators include Mimi Porter, Dr. Chris Newton, Barbara Archambault and Dr. Tracy Turner. The intellectual capital and wisdom these people will share is a century's worth of operating clinics, hospitals, performing surgeries, examinaton, evaluations in thousands of hours of hands on experience.


Coming soon!


Run for the Horses 5K

Join us for the RUN FOR THE HORSES 5K on Friday, October 6th at 6pm at the Makers Mark Secretariat Center at the Kentucky Horse Park.  This will be a fun family friendly event on a quiet, country section of the Horse Park grounds.

Scenic course through the world-famous Kentucky Horse Park, and chip timing provided by RaceRise. Overall & age group awards will be presented (Top 3 M/F, 5 year age groups).

For those who can't run or walk with us in person we are offering a VIRTUAL RUNNER/WALKER option.  Register as a virtual runner/walker by September 26th and we'll mail you your commemorate race T-shirt.  You can (if you choose) run or walk your own 5K in your hometown and you'll be supporting Makers Mark Secretariat Center.