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.
In a bittersweet moment, USEA President Max Corcoran called to order her last USEA Board of Governors (BOG) meeting on Thursday, December 8th at the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention. The BOG will meet one final time during this week’s gathering on Sunday, December 11 led by incoming USEA President Lou Leslie
Show jumping: there is so much more to it than just setting out a set number of jumps in a ring. Professional course designers Marc Donovan and Chris Barnard broke down the fine details that come with show jumping course design during the Show Jumping Building Seminar which kicked off the 2022 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention on Wednesday, December 7th in Savannah, Georgia. With an in-classroom session discussing rules, regulations, theory, and more, followed by a practical hands-on course building session held at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Ronald C. Waranch Equestrian Center where participants were able to put all of the morning’s education to work, this year’s Show Jumping Course Building Seminar was full of useful information for both eventing lovers and course design hopefuls alike.
During the 2022 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention, there will be two meetings of the USEA Board of Governors (BOG), one on Thursday, December 8th from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and one on Sunday, December 11th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The USEA is run by a BOG of around twenty individuals. These individuals discuss and vote on important matters related to the organization and its members. BOG members come from all over our ten USEA areas and come from various backgrounds from grooms, to professional riders, to amateurs, to course designers, and much more. Each BOG member serves a three-year term.
USEA members from near and far are getting ready to converge on the historic city of Savannah, Georgia this week for the 2022 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention! With four full days jam-packed with educational seminars, committee meetings and social gatherings, the convention is sure to excite all members of the eventing community that will be in attendance. The USEA Annual Meeting & Convention will be hosted at the Hyatt Regency Savannah Hotel this year, and we have all of the information you need to know to make the most of your experience!