Meet the Kentucky Equine Humane Center's adoptable horse of the week: Macho!
This handsome young man is a 3-year-old Thorouhgbred gelding who recently arrived at KyEHC after being retired from racing. He will require an experienced handler/rider at this time (but just think about how great you'll look riding such a good looking horse!). They believe Macho will be best suited to flat work in his next career. He stands well to be groomed and for farrier work. He is turned out with geldings.
For more information on Macho or any of the other adoptable horses at the Kentucky Equine Humane Center, contact them at
The Kentucky Horse Park partners with the Kentucky Equine Humane Center (KyEHC.org) to find homes for some of Kentucky's abused, neglected and at-risk horses of all breeds and disciplines.
You can assist KyEHC with their life-saving work by collecting proof-of-purchase labels from your Southern States feed bags (get your friends to collect them too). Here's how!
Meet the Kentucky Equine Humane Center's adoptable horse of the week: Unravelled.
This 5-year-old, 15.1-hand Thoroughbred mare was surrendered to KyEHC in foal.
Her foal is now weaned and Unravelled has now started on a new career as a pleasure horse. She is progressing nicely both on the ground and under saddle. She has the personality to be a trail or pleasure horse.
Meet the Kentucky Equine Humane Center's adoptable horse of the week, Goliath!
This handsome boy is Goliath, a very friendly Standardbred/Tennessee Walker cross who has been a family pet in the past.
The 16.2-hand, 5-year-old gelding is extremely willing to learn but to this point has had minimal training. He has potential as a buggy, trail horse. His previous owner did have a trainer start 30 days of training with Goliath. He is currently in a herd with other geldings.
For more information about Goliath or any of the other adoptable horses available at the Kentucky Equine Humane Center, contact them at
Meet the Kentucky Equine Humane Center's adoptable horse of the week: Kyro. Kyro is an adorable, small horse who is looking for a home with someone who can further his current training under saddle. He is a 3-year-old Appy cross gelding, 14.2-hands high. Kyro has wonderful ground manners and would be a great project for a 4-H / Pony Club member who would like to take Kyro to the next level. Kyro gets along great with mares and geldings in a herd setting. For more information on Kyro, contact
Meet the Kentucky Equine Humane Center's adoptable horse of the week: Winston! He is a nice, 5-year-old, 14.1-hand, Quarter Horse cross gelding who is ready for a new home. Winston is easy to handle and groom and LOVES attention. He has a great personality and is a beautiful mover. Winston is learning some ground work, has been ridden under saddle and will need additional training with both. Winston gets along well with both geldings and mares when turned out in a herd. For more information on him or any of the other adoptable horses at the Kentucky Equine Humane Center contatac them at
Markey is a beautiful Saddlebred mare who came to KyEHC from a local animal control agency. Markey is a very calm and loving mare. She has been started under saddle and is progressing very well. She is a quick learner, has good ground manners, stands well for the farrier and gets along well with other mares and geldings.
Meet the Ky Equine Humane Center’s adoptable horse of the week: Sophie.
She is a very cute, 2-year-old Mustang cross filly, 14.2-hands (and still growing) who LOVES attention. She was actually born at the Kentucky Equine Humane Center in August of 2008.
Sophie is currently working on her ground manners and is progressing nicely. She has been started under saddle and does well with obstacles. Sophie needs a home where she can get consistent handling to continue her progress.
For more info on Sophie or any of the other adoptable horses at the Kentucky Equine Humane Center, contact them at
Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, a therapeutic riding program at the Kentucky Horse Park, needs you!
Join them as a volunteer for their Therapeutic Riding Classes. Work with CKRH's kind horses and amazing riders.
Orientation and training for new volunteers second Saturday of each month 1-4 pm.
Cindy Rullman, Kentucky Horse Park
859-259-4209 ext 209
Nine-Time World’s Champion American Saddlebred, CH Gypsy Supreme, Humanely Euthanized at Kentucky Horse Park
LEXINGTON, KY (December 28, 2010) It is with deep sadness that the Kentucky Horse Park announces the death of nine-time World’s Champion CH Gypsy Supreme, an American Saddlebred show horse who lived in the park’s Hall of Champions since 2001. He was humanely euthanized on the morning of Wednesday, December 22, surrounded by people who loved him, after a long battle with laminitis as a result of Cushings disease. He had taken a sudden downturn the day before.
Kathy Hopkins, Equine Director for the Kentucky Horse Park stated, “Our x-rays showed severe lack of circulation in both of Gypsy’s front feet. Due to the severity and the fact that we had reached the point where we could no longer maintain a reasonable level of comfort, our veterinarian recommended euthanasia. Our team was in full agreement that this was the right decision on Gypsy’s behalf.”
John Nicholson, Executive Director of the Kentucky Horse Park, said, “Gypsy was an outstanding representative of his breed in our Hall of Champions, but beyond that, he was a cherished member of our park family. Our staff and Dr. Robert Agne from Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital worked very hard for a lot of years to keep Gypsy comfortable and give him a good standard of living despite his laminitis because they were so devoted to him. They loved him and knew him well enough to say good-bye when it finally became necessary. The Saddlebred world has lost a great show horse, his fans have lost a legend, and our park has lost a fine friend.”
Bred by William and Pamela Richardet, the chestnut son of Sultan’s Flashdance out of Kalarama’s Gypsy Lady, was owned by Southwood Partners LLC, Donald and Ronnie Hess, for their daughter Emily Hess.
CH Gypsy Supreme was voted the People’s Choice World Champion for the Decade of the 1990s. He was a five-gaited multi-titled world champion in the open, ladies, amateur and junior divisions. Winning first the Illinois State Fair Three-Year-Old Five-Gaited title in 1990, he won his first world titles of Junior Five-Gaited Stallion and Gelding, and Junior Five-Gaited Grand Champion in 1991. CH Gypsy Supreme also won numerous Ladies Five-Gaited Gelding and Championship titles through 1997, followed by Junior Exhibitor Five-Gaited Championship titles in 1998 and 1999, for a total of nine world championship titles among numerous other awards.
He was one of the most photographed horses at the Kentucky Horse Park, because his stall was near the walkway to the Hall of Champions, and he spent a large part of each day with his head out of the window, welcoming visitors as they arrived.
Robin Bush, one of Gypsy’s caretakers for many years, said, “Gypsy was a really fun horse to be around because he had a sense of humor. People who didn’t know anything about Saddlebreds often fell in love with the breed when they met him. They were first attracted to him because he looked so noble, but his personality is what got to them. He liked to bite at the stall door to startle people because he got a kick out of watching them jump back away from the door, but it was always in fun. He also loved to have his neck scratched and would bow his neck to such an extent that he would nearly collapse on the floor from the pleasure of it.”
Bush continued, “Of all of us, Gypsy’s favorite groom was Gene Carter, who works summers here at the Hall of Champions. Gypsy was always his best when he was with Gene.”
CH Gypsy Supreme has been buried at the Hall of Champions in a place of honor near other Saddlebreds CH Imperator, CH Skywatch, and CH Wild-Eyed and Wicked.
Photo by Tammy Siters