High Hope Steeplechase is proud to support two important central Kentucky charities this year. Proceeds from this year's event will benefit the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation and Central Kentucky Riding for Hope!
Kentucky Horse Park Foundation
The Kentucky Horse Park, located on over 1,200 acres in the heart of Kentucky, is known throughout the horse industry as a competition facility and working horse farm and, to nearly one million annual visitors, as a beautiful and serene tourist destination. Throughout its impressive thirty-eighth year history, it has remained firmly committed to honoring man’s relationship with the horse.
The Kentucky Horse Park Foundation is solely dedicated to raising private philanthropic support to benefit the Kentucky Horse Park. Since its inception in 1985, the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation has contributed over 30 million dollars worth of improvements, helping to make the Kentucky Horse Park the leading equestrian facility of its kind in the world. Private contributions are vital to achieving the vision for the park.
Central Kentucky Riding for Hope
Central Kentucky Riding for Hope originated in 1981 at the Kentucky Horse Park under the name of Central Kentucky Riding for the Handicapped. CKRH is a non-profit organization with Premier Accreditation Status from PATH Int’l (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International). Our mission is to enrich the community by improving the quality of life and health of individuals with special physical, cognitive, emotional or social needs through therapeutic activities with the horse. Services currently include: Therapeutic Riding, Hippotherapy, Therapeutic Driving, a full time Fayette County Public School (The STABLES), mental health services , and programs for military personnel, veterans and their families. Current community partnerships include: Fayette County Public Schools, Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center, Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital, Hospice of the Bluegrass, Kentucky National Guard, NeuroRestorative.