Skip to content



Lexington, KY --- There is something enduring about planting trees.  The great author, songwriter, theologian and revolutionary Martin Luther once said, “Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.”


For those who would like to combine their love of trees and horses, the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation has an excellent suggestion:  donate trees to the Kentucky Horse Park and receive a year-end tax donation!


The foundation is seeking environmentally-minded folks to donate trees to the park’s arboretum for its beautification program.  A tax-deductible donation of $200 will plant a very nice-sized tree. For $300 the foundation will plant a tree with a permanent granite marker commemorating the donor or memorializing a beloved person or pet.  (Or perhaps you own a nursery and would consider donating trees to the park’s foundation.)  It’s a great way to help the Kentucky Horse Park, provide habitat for wildlife, clean the air, knock a chunk off of your taxes and allow the public to see your big heart all at once!  The nearly one-million park visitors, their dogs and the resident horses will enjoy and appreciate your magnanimous gesture.


The park currently has more than 50 species of trees and shrubs on 1,200 acres of rolling bluegrass countryside!  The arboretum was established to support and promote the horticultural and arborist industry, education, research and plant conservation in Kentucky.  Park visitors stroll under century-old Sycamores, Oaks, Walnuts and Kentucky Coffee trees as well as newly-planted trees.  The Kentucky Horse Park’s arboretum is certified through the American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta.


For information call 859-255-5727, click on OR email khpf@mis.netPlease mail donations to Kentucky Horse Park Foundation, 4089 Iron Works Pkwy, Lexington, KY  40511.


More Stories

  • World’s Championship Horse Show Update

    The Kentucky State Fair Board voted unanimously today to expand the World’s Championship Horse Show during the Kentucky State Fair from nine days to all 11 days of the Fair. Held in Freedom Hall in partnership with the American Saddlebred Horse Association (ASHA), the show is the largest and richest saddlebred show in the world. This year’s Fair dates are Aug. 16 – 26. Read More
  • Sally Wadhams Announces Retirement

    After 25 years working for the Grand National & World Championship Morgan Horse Show®, Sally Wadhams announced her retirement from her position as development officer. Sally is looking forward to the next chapter of her life, including her son’s wedding this summer. Read More
  • Obituary - Dick Boettcher

    Saddle Horse Report received the sad news that Redmond, Washington trainer Dick Boettcher passed away today (March 22). A 2012 inductee into the UPHA Tom Moore Hall of Fame and recipient of the ASHA Lifetime Achievement Award... Read More
  • Local Riding Club to Host Charity Horse Show

    The Castlewood Riding Club, in Castlewood, Virginia, will host a charity horse show May 5, 2018 at the riding club. The show will feature a variety of breeds and the schedule will include numerous divisions including academy classes. John Scott will serve as the judge for all divisions... Read More
  • Bobbie Jo Jaakkola Wins AMHA Young Adult Alliance Judging School Scholarship

    The American Morgan Horse Association Young Adult Alliance (YAA) presented their fifth annual Judging School Scholarship to Bobbie Jo Jaakkola of Northwell, Michigan. The Professional Development Project created by this passionate group awards a $1,500 scholarship to one individual aged 21-40, professional or amateur, who is interested in attaining their Morgan R judging card. Read More
  • Spring Fling Horse Show to debut in its new location of the Equestrian Center at Kirkwood in Cedar Rapids, IA, April 5-8, 2018

    Spring Fling Horse Show to debut in its new location of the Equestrian Center at Kirkwood in Cedar Rapids, IA, April 5-8, 2018... Read More
  • Des Moines Springfest announces location

    The Des Moines Springfest Horse Show is scheduled for April 26 – 29, 2018.   We are pleased to announce the show will be held in the beautiful, state of the art Jacobson Arena at the Iowa State Fairground, Des Moines, IA. Read More
  • Coming Home Again

    Kevin Michael made a triumphant return to the show ring at Carousel Charity Horse Show Friday morning behind the elegant and high-stepping Hackney Pleasure Driving Pony CH Heartland Resplendant owned by Sandra Surber of Calistoga, California. Read More
  • ASHA Seeks Executive Director

    The American Saddlebred Horse Assocation (ASHA) is currently seeking to hire its next Executive Director. Founded in 1871, the ASHA’s mission is to safeguard the integrity of the American Saddlebred breed, to promote the use of American Saddlebreds, and to expand the public knowledge of the American Saddlebred.  Read More
  • Prize Lists Available for Asheville Saddlebred Classic

    The inaugural Asheville Saddlebred Classic is fast approaching and prize lists are now available at The entries closing date is April 20th and entries can be submitted online until that date. Hard copies of the prize list are available upon request... Read More