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Man O'War Funeral

Dates: Monday, November 01, 2010 - 08:00 AM to 08:00 PM
Event Description:

The actual funeral of Man o’ War was followed closely on radio not just in America, but also several countries around the world. A special airing of his funeral broadcast will be made available on local radio for fans to hear the special eulogy and listen to the funeral where literally thousands showed up to pay their respects to the great horse. Actual time and station TBD.

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: General
Hosted By:Kentucky Horse Park
Phone: 859-259-4200

Legends Saddlebred World: The Lives & Times Of Tom & Donna Moore

Dates: Friday, February 24, 2017 - 08:00 AM to Saturday, December 30, 2017 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:

Tom and Donna Moore were innovators and game changers in the Saddlebred industry, both as a team and separately. They fought their way to the top of the very exclusive world of Saddlebreds and put together several dynasties of show horses never before matched by a public training stable. Their names are synonymous with many world’s grand champions and a tradition of excellence. Featured in the exhibit are items and artifacts that belonged to Tom and Donna, including photographs, paintings, trophies, ribbons and memorabilia. The American Saddlebred museum is open daily from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and is included in the horse park admission fee.

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: American Saddlebred Musuem
Hosted By:American Saddlebred Museum & Gift Shop
Phone: 859-259-2746

Run For The Horses 5K

Dates: Friday, October 06, 2017 - 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Event Description:

Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center (MMSC), a non-profit equine adoption organization hailed as the “Gold Standard of Thoroughbred Reschooling” located in the Kentucky Horse Park, will be hosting the Run for the Horses on Friday, October 6 at 6 p.m. Proceeds will benefit MMSC’s initiatives to find second careers and future homes for former racehorses.

The course will be set throughout the scenic Kentucky Horse Park beginning at the MMSC campus during the Thoroughbred Makeover, the Retired Racehorse Project’s annual showcase for off the track Thoroughbreds. The Run for the Horses 5K will be presented by RaceRise who will provide chip timing for each runner. Awards will be given for overall and specific age groups. In addition, a special prize will be awarded in a challenge to anyone who can “Catch Tik,” a remarkable horseman who won the 2015 Thoroughbred Makeover Freestyle and placed fourth in the hotly contested Rolex Kentucky 5K in April of 2016.

“Our hope is that all who care about horses will come out and participate by running or walking in the Run for the Horses,” said MMSC director Susanna Thomas.  “Thoroughbreds have run their legs off for us.  Indeed, in addition to providing enjoyment with the sport of racing, our local economy is dependent on them, and every one of us in Lexington owes our beautiful bucolic lifestyle totally to them.  Let us now show our appreciation for all of this by striding out for them on Friday!” Register online here: www.RunForTheHorses5K.org

Packet pickup will be Friday, October 6 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Maker's Mark Secretariat Center office.

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:Maker's Mark Secretariat Center
Phone: 859.246.3080

Cemetery Crawl History Mystery KHP

Dates: Monday, October 09, 2017 - 04:30 PM to Friday, October 13, 2017 - 08:00 AM
Event Description:

Join us on this Historical tour for Hay Rides, Dueling, and Ghost Hunting. The Cemetery Crawl will take place 10/9-10/13, 10/16-10/20, 10/28, and 10/29 at 4:30pm, 5:30pm, and 6:30pm. Reservations are required, and the cost is $15/person. Space is limited to 13 people per tour. Tours start outside of the Visitor Center.

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: General
Hosted By:International Museum of the Horse
Phone: 859-259-4213

National Drive 2

Dates: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:

The National Drive is a 6-day event devoted to recreational equine driving. This event is the largest gathering of recreational equine drivers in North America. Highlighting the event is a series of clinics, demonstrations and private driving lessons featuring some of the nation’s most prominent clinicians and driving experts. Participants are able to drive their horses throughout the park from dawn until dusk. For more information on the National Drive please visit http://www.nationaldrive.net/2017-spring-fling.html or call Save Sadler at 217-621-5547.

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Hosted By:The National Drive
Phone: 217-621-5547

Cemetery Crawl History Mystery KHP 1

Dates: Monday, October 16, 2017 - 04:30 PM to Friday, October 20, 2017 - 08:00 PM
Event Description:

Join us on this Historical tour for Hay Rides, Dueling, and Ghost Hunting. The Cemetery Crawl will take place 10/9-10/13, 10/16-10/20, 10/28, and 10/29 at 4:30pm, 5:30pm, and 6:30pm. Reservations are required, and the cost is $15/person. Space is limited to 13 people per tour. Tours start outside of the Visitor Center.

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: General
Hosted By:International Museum of the Horse
Phone: 859-259-4213

Cemetery Crawl History Mystery KHP 2

Dates: Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 04:30 PM to Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 08:00 PM
Event Description:

Join us on this Historical tour for Hay Rides, Dueling, and Ghost Hunting. The Cemetery Crawl will take place 10/9-10/13, 10/16-10/20, 10/28, and 10/29 at 4:30pm, 5:30pm, and 6:30pm. Reservations are required, and the cost is $15/person. Space is limited to 13 people per tour. Tours start outside of the Visitor Center.

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: General
Hosted By:International Museum of the Horse
Phone: 859-259-4213

KHSAA Cross Country Meet 1

Dates: Saturday, November 04, 2017 - 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Event Description:

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association Cross Country Meet is a high school cross-country competition. A small fee will be charged to spectators of the event. For more information on the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Cross Country Meet please call 859-299-5472 or go to www.khsaa.org. Photo courtesy of KHSAA.

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:Kentucky High School Athletic Association
Phone: 859-299-5472

Southern Lights Stroll 2017

Dates: Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Event Description:

This event features a 5k run along with mini train rides, refreshments, and prize drawings. A food drive will also take place for God’s Pantry and local animal shelters. A limited number of free souvenir t-shirts will be distributed to registered adults, while a limited number of registered kids will receive a free holiday souvenir. For more information on the Southern Lights Stroll please contact the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation at 859-255-5727.

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:KHP Foundation
Phone: 859-255-5727

Kentucky 5K

Dates: Sunday, December 03, 2017 - 03:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Event Description:
  • This is a chip timed, RRCA Championship event with prize money and prizes. Age-graded timing will be used to name the top 10 m/f runners to the Kentucky All-State Runners team. Race includes a KY Fast 1K Kids Dash.
  • Kentucky 5K – 3 p.m.

KY Fast 1K Kids Dash – 3:35 p.m.

  • $25 5K/adults; $10 kids/1K
Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:

Medals, Memories & Milestones: Great Moments in American Show Jumping

Dates: Thursday, December 07, 2017 - 09:00 AM to Friday, November 30, 2018 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:

The first phase of the new Wheeler Museum exhibit is now open at the USHJA Headquarters. The exhibit is open to the public and features items and stories from the Show Jumping Hall of Fame, as well as new materials loaned by riders, owners, grooms, and fans, telling the stories of legendary horses and people who have helped shape show jumping as an international and national sport. Many legendary horses are featured such as Idle Dice, Calypso, and Gem twist. The exhibit follows the history of the United States Equestrian Team from its founding in 1950 through the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. On the national scene, the exhibit highlights the growth and importance for riders, owners and spectators of grand prix series, such as those organized by the American Grandprix Association and the United States Grand Prix League. The exhibit will also feature the history of course design and fun facts about special classes such as the Puissance and bygone pairs and "doubles and trebles" classes. The Wheeler Museum is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: Museum Exhibitions
Hosted By:United States Hunter Jumper Association
Phone: 859-225-6700

Kentucky Three Day Event

Dates: Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 08:00 PM
Event Description:

The Kentucky Three-Day Event returns to Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, April 26-April 29. The field includes dozens of riders from countries all over the world.

This is one of the world's most prestigious equestrian competitions, and is one of only six Four-Star Three-Day Events in the world and the only one in the Western Hemisphere. It is a part of the FEI Classics Series, which unites the top four-star international Eventing competitions from around the world.

Known to fans as "The Best Weekend all Year," the Kentucky Three-Day Event offers something for everyone: the highest-level of equestrian competitors, tailgating, music, shopping, bourbon tastings, and more. Visitors also receive general admission to the Kentucky Horse Park, America's only theme park dedicated to horses.

Call (859) 254-8123 to order tickets.

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Hosted By:Equestrian Events, Inc.
Phone: 859.254.8123

Kentucky Horse Park Run/Walk Club

Dates: Monday, May 06, 2019 - 05:00 PM to Monday, July 29, 2019 - 08:00 PM
Event Description:

The popular Kentucky Horse Park Run/Walk Club will return on May 6 and continue to meet on Monday evenings through July 29 (except for May 27 in observance of Memorial Day). Check-in is between 5-8 p.m. It all starts at the Kentucky Horse Park Visitor Center. Each week we will have delicious food, live music, a featured vendor and yoga! (Yoga class from 6:30-7:30) Run/Walk Club is an open event for all to attend (for FREE) at the Kentucky Horse Park! Run Walk participants can choose between a 2-mile loop and a 3.5-mile loop (or both!) around the park. Kids, joggers/strollers and leashed dogs are welcome! #KHPRunWalkClub

Distance: 2.1 mi: https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/2461341124

Distance: 1.24 mi: https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/2461330603

 


We are excited to feature
these businesses and organizations! 

         

       


Take part in an onsite Yoga class during each
Run/Walk event with Chelsey Reid, MPH. 

Chelsey is Trauma-Informed RYT 200 certified and has instructed Yoga during the last 3 seasons of KHP's Run/Walk Club!


We are excited to announce a great line-up of Monday night music at the Kentucky Horse Park's Run/Walk Club!


WHAT IS RUN/WALK CLUB?

Run/Walk Club is an open event for all to attend (for free!) at the Kentucky Horse Park! We have a 2-mile loop and 1.5-mile addition to walk or run at your own pace. Our goal is to bring those in the Lexington community together and explore the Kentucky Horse Park (which is only 10 minutes from downtown!)

WHEN IS RUN/WALK CLUB?

The Kentucky Horse Park Run/Walk Club begins May 6 and continues to meet on Monday evenings through July 29 (except for May 27 in observance of Memorial Day) from 5:00pm-8:00 pm. Guests will check in at the Visitor Center and have a chance to stop and talk with the vendors and charities that are set up.

WHO CAN COME TO RUN/WALK CLUB?

Everyone! Bring your family, friends, coworkers, children, and dogs! We ask that kids do not ride bikes during this event (for safety reasons) but scooters and strollers are allowed! We are very dog-friendly – please keep dogs on leashes at all times.

DO YOU HAVE TO BE A MEMBER?

No! We do have a registration table where participants will sign in (name, location, and age) so that the Kentucky Horse Park and keep track of our wonderful participants, but you do not have to be affiliated with the park to participate.

ARE THERE HORSES AT RUN/WALK CLUB?

Yes! The horses that are in our daily shows will be turned out into their paddocks for the night. You will be running, or walking, right past their paddocks.

WANT TO BE A VENDOR AT RUN/WALK CLUB?

Email Amy at [email protected] for more information and the Vendor Application Form.

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:Kentucky Horse Park Run/Walk Club
Phone: 859-259-4226

Lunchtime Lecture Series - Rare Mares of KHP

Dates: Thursday, September 05, 2019 - 12:30 PM to 01:00 PM
Event Description:

Meet the Rare Mares of the Kentucky Horse Park!

On September 5th, join the staff of our Parade of Breeds as they introduce a special show of some of our Rare Mares! Discover what makes them special and how they came to live at the park.

Boxed lunches are available for purchase; please RSVP by calling 859-259-4232 for a lunch by August 29. Or simply bring your own and join us! The Lunchtime Lecture Series is a FREE event at the Kentucky Horse Park Breeds Barn. (Parking is $5 per car upon entering the park.)

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: General
Hosted By:

The Crawl: Tales of the Kentucky Horse Park

Dates: Friday, October 18, 2019 - 12:00 PM to Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 08:30 PM
Event Description:

The Crawl: Tales of the Kentucky Horse Park
Presented by the International Museum of the Horse

Discover both equine and human death, disease, and mystery on a walking tour of Kentucky Horse Park's historical grounds! Guests will have the opportunity to participate in fun and “ghostly” activities, and build your own s’mores. Come in costume for a chance to win tickets for Southern Lights or the Bluegrass Rockin’ Rodeo!

Reservations are required for The Crawl, and space is limited each night for the approximately 1.5-hour tour. Reservations can be made by calling (859) 259-4213.

When: October 18 and 19

Times: Tours will begin every 30 minutes from 5-7pm and will last around 1.5 hours. 
(5, 5:30, 6, 6:30, 7)

Where: Meet in front of the KHP Visitor Center at least 15 minutes before your tour begins

How much: $15 per person

Who’s it for: Recommended for ages 12 and up.

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: General
Hosted By:

SEC Cross Country Championship

Dates: Friday, November 01, 2019 - 08:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Event Description:
Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:

KHP Veterans Day Presentation: Sergeant Reckless

Dates: Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM
Event Description:

Join us as Kentucky Horse Park Volunteer, Doug Carter, tells the stories of Staff Sergeant Reckless and other horses used in war.

Lieutenant Colonel, April Brown, U.S. Army and Program Coordinator for Ky Dept of Veterans Affairs will be leading the event with the National Anthem. A presentation of colors and flag folding ceremony will take place by the American Legion Post 8 Honor Guard.

Active, Veteran, retired military and their family receives free admission.


Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: General
Hosted By:

2019 EQUUS FILM & ARTS FEST

Dates: Thursday, December 05, 2019 - 09:51 AM to Sunday, December 08, 2019 - 09:51 AM
Event Description:

The EQUUS Film Festival has been created to highlight and reward the diverse and creative efforts of those who artistically pay homage to the horse. EFF offers a platform to educate and enlighten the world to all issues related to horses. EQUUS Film Festival’s ultimate goal is to better the world for horses. For full event details visit, http://www.equusfilmfestival.net.

WHEN: DECEMBER 5, 6, 7 & 8, 2019 
Thursday: Opening VIP event 6 pm – 10 pm 
EQUUS Pop-Up Gallery & PANELS - Friday & Saturday & Sunday – 9 am – 5 pm 
FILMS - Friday 1 pm - 10 pm \ Saturday 10 am - 10 pm \ Sunday 10 am – 6pm 
Sunday WINNIE Awards Ceremony 7 pm – 9 pm 

TICKETS: https://filmfreeway.com/EQUUSFilmFestival/tickets 

WHERE: KENTUCKY HORSE PARK, Lexington KY

FILMS - WRIGLEY MEDIA GROUP Theaters 

POP-UP GALLERY – International Museum Of The Horse @ Kentucky Horse Park 

HOST HOTEL: GLO Lexington – Ask for EQUUS Film Festival Rate 

https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/book/hotels-in-lexington/glo-best-western-lexington/propertyCode.18114.html 

AIRPORTS: Bluegrass Regional Airport 4000 Terminal Dr, Lexington, KY 40510 
26 min (14.2 mi) via Newtown Pike 
Code: LEX - https://bluegrassairport.com/airlines.html 

Louisville International Airport 600 Terminal Dr, Louisville, KY 40209 
1 h 8 min (73.8 mi) via I-64 E 
Code: SDF - https://www.flylouisville.com/ 

HOW: Tickets available online, visit the website for more details: https://filmfreeway.com/EQUUSFilmFestival/tickets 

VIP Party & Film Screening on Thursday 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm at the Kentucky Horse Park 
VIP Herd Gathering on Friday 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm at the Hockensmith Gallery 
VIP Herd Gathering on Saturday 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm at Wrigley Media Group Studios 
VIP Herd Gathering on Saturday 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm at Horse & Barrrel Tours 

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/EquusFilmFestivalNYC 
Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.com/EFFNYC/ 
Twitter - https://twitter.com/EQUUSFilmNYC 

EQUUS CONTACTS: 
Director & Film Contact: Lisa Diersen, [email protected]  1-630-272-3077 
Press Link: Diana De Rosa, [email protected]   1-516- 848-4867 
Author Contact: Carly Kade, [email protected]   1-201-927-2135 
Panel Contact: Candace Wade, [email protected]   1-615-465-6955 
PODCAST Coordinator: Julianne Neal, [email protected]   1-803-351-0223 


Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:

Dog Tracking

Dates: Sunday, February 16, 2020 - 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Event Description:

 Sunday, February 16, 2020, closing date Thursday, February 6, 2020. Premium to be posted.

http://lexingtonkennelclub.com

 

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:

KHJA Horse Show - August - Canceled

Dates: Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 07:00 AM to Sunday, August 23, 2020 - 01:08 PM
Event Description:

Learn more at http://www.khja.org/khja-horse-shows.html

 

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Hosted By:

USEA American Eventing Championships

Dates: Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 07:30 AM to Sunday, August 30, 2020 - 07:30 AM
Event Description:

The USEA American Eventing Championships is the annual national championships for every level of eventing from Beginner Novice to Advanced. Each September, hundreds of juniors, adult amateurs, and professionals travel from all across the nation to participate in this prestigious competition, vying for the chance to win a piece of the prize money and fabulous prizes and the chance to be named the best in the nation at their respective levels.

The USEA has selected Lexington, Ky., as the host city of the USEA American Eventing Championships for a two-year term beginning in 2019. The 2019 and 2020 events will be managed by Equestrian Events, Inc. (EEI) and Mary Fike, organizer of the Park Equine Kentucky Classique. The events will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park.

The AEC has become a central goal for eventers of every age and to even qualify is a pinnacle achievement. The AEC is unique in the fact that it brings together around 500 competitors of every age and experience level from all corners of the country to one venue. This championship is the only one in the country where a 12-year old girl riding her pony has the chance to compete alongside multiple Olympic riders.

The AEC offers over $100,000 in prize money spread across all divisions. The Adequan USEA Gold Cup Championship - Advanced Division will have $40,000 up for grabs to the top placing riders. In addition to the cash, numerous prizes will be awarded through sixth place in every division and include some incredible products courtesy of our sponsors.

 

For more information and tickets visit https://useventing.com/events-competitions/competitions/aec.

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Hosted By:

CASA Superhero Run 5K - Canceled

Dates: Saturday, September 05, 2020 - 08:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Event Description:

This is not your typical 5K! The CASA Superhero Run combines a 5K for all ages, a children’s 1K and a FESTIVAL! The 1K will start at 8:30 a.m. followed by the 5K at 9 a.m. Superhero figurines will line the 5K course and can be redeemed at the finish line for special prizes.

Whether or not you run, the festival is fun way to support CASA of Lexington’s mission to advocate for abused and neglected children. Activities include a superhero costume contests for kids, adults, teams, and pets; all complete with prizes. There will also be games, inflatables, crafts, face painting, free food and more!

Online registration to begin in early 2020! Early bird registration is $25 for the 5K and $20 for the 1K until August 5. After which, registration increases to $30 for the 5K and $25 for the 1K. Early registrations for the 1K will receive a custom CASA Superhero Run cape with registration. Registrants for the 1K received after August 5 will receive capes and medals while supplies last.

Bring your family and join our league of superheroes! Every child needs a hero, but abused and neglected children need superheroes.

 

 

 

Learn more and get registered at www.LexSuperheroRun.com


Contact: Jessica Byassee
[email protected]
859-246-4313

 

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:

Franklin County Cross Country - Canceled

Dates: Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 10:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Event Description:

The Franklin County Cross Country Invitational is a middle school and high school cross-country meet. The meet is hosted by Franklin County High School. There will be a $6 spectator fee for this event, and a $5 fee for parking. Divisions are split by gender, level, and distance.

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:

KY National H/J Show

Dates: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, September 20, 2020 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:
Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Hosted By:
Phone: 615.838.7560

Bourbon Country Burn - Canceled

Dates: Friday, October 02, 2020 - 02:55 PM to Sunday, October 04, 2020 - 02:55 PM
Event Description:

The Bourbon Country Burn is a three-day, fully-supported bicycle tour of the bourbon distilleries and thoroughbred horse farms of Kentucky. Explore quiet country roads and quaint communities en route to world-famous bourbon distilleries nestled amongst the rolling bluegrass hills. Join our friends from more than 37 different states (& Canada) as we cheers to another round of riding bikes and drinking bourbon in our great home state of Kentucky.

Learn more at...
https://www.bourboncountryburn.com

 

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:

KHSAA Cross Country

Dates: Saturday, October 31, 2020 - 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Event Description:

For more details including the time of the event visit... https://khsaa.org

 

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:

Lexington Hot Cider Hustle - Canceled

Dates: Saturday, November 07, 2020 - 09:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Event Description:

Learn more...
https://kentuckyruns.com/lexingtonhotciderhustle

 

 

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:

Kentucky Book Fair - Canceled

Dates: Friday, November 13, 2020 - 09:00 AM to Saturday, November 14, 2020 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:

The Kentucky Book Festival ends its week of events with the Kentucky Book Fair featuring almost 200 authors with books for readers of all ages.  Will your favorite author be among them?

Learn more: https://www.kyhumanities.org/programs/kentucky-book-festival/2019-kentucky-book-festival-schedule-of-events

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:
Phone: 859.257.5932

Southern Lights Holiday Festival

Dates: Sunday, November 22, 2020 - 05:30 PM to Thursday, December 31, 2020 - 10:00 PM
Event Description:

Welcome to Southern Lights Holiday Festival

Nov. 22, 2020-Dec. 31, 2020

We look forward to welcoming you and your family to the 2020 Southern Lights Holiday Festival! Please stay tuned for details.

 

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: Foundation Events
Hosted By:KHP Foundation
Phone: 859-255-5727