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.
The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) continues to monitor the outbreak of Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) in California. Currently, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has confirmed that there are three counties—San Diego, San Bernardino, and Riverside—where confirmed or suspected cases of VS have been identified.
The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and United States Eventing Association (USEA) are pleased to announce the dates and location of the 2023 USEF/USEA Eventing Developing Horse National Championships for 6- and 7-year-olds.
The Championships, which will include a CCI2*-S for 6-year-olds and a CCI3*-S for 7-year-olds, will take place at the Stable View Oktoberfest Horse Trials in Aiken, South Carolina, from Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2023.
The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is pleased to announce updates to the 2023 Eventing Elite and Pre-Elite Program Lists. The programs are part of the U.S. Eventing Pathway, which is focused on developing combinations to deliver sustainable success in team competition at the championship level.
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