The Kentucky Horse Park Commission is seeking a strong, decisive, and results-driven individual for the position of Executive Director.
The Executive Director will report to the Kentucky Horse Park Commission and shall serve as a liaison with the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, and the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation. The candidate should be able to serve as Chief Administrative and Executive Officer leading an agency with 125 employees at peak season and work within an operating budget of $12 million. The individual must manage staff while being consistent with sound human resources practices within the Commonwealth of Kentucky Merit system.
The ideal candidate will have strong communication skills to appeal to all cultural levels and will be expected to present in front of legislators as well as community and industry leaders. The individual should be able to demonstrate a passion for the vision, values, and mission of the Kentucky Horse Park and also be an ambassador in every encounter.
Knowledge of breeds, disciplines, and the necessary infrastructure to accommodate shows is expected. The Executive Director should provide visionary leadership to guide the Kentucky Horse Park in its growth as a premier facility. The individual should have the ability to design a culture of employee engagement throughout all facets of the park and at every personnel level. The ideal candidate will be able to exemplify the values of the Kentucky Horse Park both personally, as well as being able to instill them in all employees at the park.
To be the premier event venue for equestrians and those who love and want to learn more about horses and humanity’s relationship with the horse. At the Kentucky Horse Park, visitors and exhibitors will have diverse opportunities to engage with, learn about, and be enchanted by the beauty, strength, and spirit of the horse.
To celebrate the history of our relationship with the horse through education, exhibition, engagement, and competition.
Health, safety, and welfare of the horse
Protect green space
Exceptional guest service
Salary will be commensurate with experience.
Please forward resumes and cover letters to [email protected] to be received no later than July 31, 2021.
Plenty of event riders have chosen to cross oceans and base themselves thousands of miles away from “home” in pursuit of their career dreams - look at the likes of New Zealanders Sir Mark Todd and Andrew Nicholson, and now Tim and Jonelle Price, while Andrew Hoy, Clayton Fredericks and of course Boyd Martin and Phillip Dutton have set sail from Australian shores. Not many American riders do it, though, probably because the sport is big enough and competitive enough in the U.S. not to make it necessary.
Are you following along with the action from home this weekend? Or maybe you're competing at an event and need information fast. Either way, we’ve got you covered! Check out the USEA’s Weekend Quick Links for links to information including the prize list, ride times, live scores, and more for all the events running this weekend.
Strides for Equality Equestrians and the United States Eventing Association Foundation are proud to announce the first recipient of the Ever So Sweet Scholarship. The scholarship, which is the first of its kind, provides a fully-funded opportunity for riders from diverse backgrounds to train with upper-level professionals. Helen Casteel of Maryland is the first recipient of the bi-annual scholarship.
Tomorrow is Juneteenth, which marks the day in 1865 when the federal order was read in Galveston, Texas stating that all enslaved people in Texas were free. This federal order was critical because it represented the emancipation of the last remaining enslaved African Americans in the Confederate States. Although Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation had formally freed all people enslaved in the Confederacy almost two and a half years earlier, Union enforcement of the proclamation had been slow and inconsistent, especially in Texas. Slavery would continue in two states that had remained in the Union— Kentucky and Delaware — until the ratification of the 13th Amendment in December 1865.