PonyUP! Kentucky Gives Back to Second Stride
In May, visitors to our booth at the Rolex event in Lexington were invited to nominate their favorite horse rescue organization for a chance to win a $500 donation.
We received more than 200 entries!
The first winning organization, chosen at random, was Second Stride, and PonyUP! Kentucky sent this organization a donation for $500.
Second Stride provides professional rehabilitation, retraining and placement of retired Thoroughbred racehorses with a goal of ensuring safe, healthy and productive lives after the race track. The program specializes in giving retired Thoroughbreds the proper care and quality training they need to succeed in new disciplines.
Former Second Stride horses are now competing in dressage, eventing and polo, working as search and rescue horses, ranch cutting horses, lesson horses or trail or pleasure horses. Since its inception in 2005, Second Stride has placed more than 250 horses in new homes. PonyUP! Kentucky is happy to support the wonderful people and horses at Second Stride, and we’re thankful to our wonderful customers for helping us help the horses!