By Chloe Hunt, Transylvania senior eventer
Nicholasville, Ky. – This past weekend, Transy's Eventing team spent their Saturday in service at the Kentucky Equine Humane Center. The humane center, an all-breed rescue, plays a vital role in the state of Kentucky and works year-round to fulfill their mission to "Help, Heal, and Home" unwanted, abused, or neglected horses.
Volunteers play an important role at the rescue. Last Saturday, Transy eventers were able to use their equine experience to strip and wash stalls in the main barn, clean and organize tack for the KYEHC annual fundraiser sale, as well as medical supplies to be used for rescue horses. Time spent with the horses at the 70-acre facility in Nicholasville made for an enjoyable experience.
The well-being of equine partners is a cause which is close to the heart of the team. Eventers, including a few members of Transy's eventing team, often take on horses from other industries. A strong example of this is re-trained, "off-the-track" thoroughbreds. The overlap in sport means rehoming retired racehorses which otherwise would be unused and in need of rehoming with help of organizations like KYEHC.
This marks the team's second year spending a volunteer day at the Humane Center, and some members of the team were excited to be able to build upon efforts of the previous year's service day which was spent setting up an organizational system for the Center. This year, they were able to use the same system to sort new supplies.
For more information on the Kentucky Equine Humane Center, visit KYEHC.org