University of Kentucky Equine Week of Service


What happened during the Equine Week of Service?

University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment’s Equine Programs put on its first Equine Week of Service Sept. 28-Oct. 3. Armed with sanitizer, masks and the desire to give back to the equine industry, students in a leadership program, the Wildcat Wranglers, created and implemented this week of service to give students a chance to get some hands-on experience they may be missing this semester.

Students, faculty, staff and alumni donated around 550 hours of volunteer time to seven local equine organizations in the Lexington area including Blue Grass Farms Charities, Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, Kentucky Equine Adoption Center, Kentucky Horse Park, New Vocations, Our Mims Retirement Haven and the Secretariat Center. Students comprised 86% of the volunteers.


This event was supported by local equine industry organizations. Additionally, Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital provided hand sanitizer to the participating organizations and volunteers.

Equine Week of Service Video

Equine Experience Week - Equine Week of Service Event


Where did we volunteer?

Get to know the local organizations that were impacted by the Equine Week of Service below! Click on their logo to learn more.

New Vocations LogoKentucky Equine Adoption Center Logo

Our Mims LogoSecretariat Center Logo

              Kentucky Horse Park Logo

Central Kentucky Riding for Hope Logo

Blue Grass Farms Charities Logo

Equine students cleaning jumps at New Vocations for the Equine Week of Service.

Equine students cleaning jumps at New Vocations for the Equine Week of Service.

Equine student helping out at Our Mims Retirement Haven during the Equine Week of Service

Equine student helping out at Our Mims Retirement Haven during the Equine Week of Service