Get up close and personal with our beloved horses! Help with general stable duties such as washing, mucking, grooming and harnessing. Volunteer in the Hall of Champions with our celebrity horses, with over 40 different breeds in the Horses of the World, in the Big Barn with draft horses, the Kids' Barn or Farrier Shop. You will get your boots dirty!
Hands-on Trainings are offered to volunteers with limited experience and provide an opportunity to gain valuable skills and confidence while being taught by one of our equine specialists. Volunteers learn about horse behaviors, barn and pasture safety, grooming, haltering and leading.
Volunteers advise and direct guests on how to best enjoy their time at the park. Help at the daily shows, give tours and assist with special events! Help visitors navigate the grounds and provide information about activities, programs and equine presentations.
Tour guides give interpretive tours on foot and on shuttles to the thousands of adult and school groups that come to the park each year.
Special Event volunteers provide information at booths, advise visitors, take tickets, register guests, sort t-shirts, stuff goodie bags, direct 5k runners, run activity stations, handle mini horses, hand out giveaway items and drive shuttles.
Assist with merchandising and decorating in the Gift Shop and Tack Shop or with registration, cleaning sites and shuttling at the Campground.
Behind the Scenes:
Volunteers help with office duties, landscaping, general maintenance and the vital preparation for special events. Contribute in the International Museum of the Horse on projects including exhibitions, archives, library, research, and conservation.
January 3 & 4 - Truck & Tractor Pull
February 3 - 14 - Literacy Program 2nd grade school visits
February 14 & 15 - KY Round-up
April 16 - Feed the Mind
April 18 - Hippity Hoppity Hunt at the Campground
April 24 - 27 - Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event
May 4 & 5 - Cross Country Schooling Days
June 7 - Cross Country Schooling Days
July 4 - Mustang Troop 4th of July Parade in Lexington
July - Hats Off Day
September 14 - Horses & Hope
October 12 - Battle in the Saddle: Celebrity Team Penning
October 18 & 25 - Halloween at the Campground
November 20 - Southern Lights Stroll
November 21 - December 23 - Southern Lights Holiday Festival
New Volunteer Center
The Volunteer Center is complete! Found in the Visitor Center, this central location is exclusively used as a volunteer hub. The center will standout to park visitors who might be interested in becoming a part of our volunteer family and is a place for existing volunteers to relax, socialize and serve.
Stop by and check it out!
Candace Rose, Volunteer and Outreach Manager, (859) 259-4267