While we celebrate and appreciate that we have been given another year with John Henry, we mourn the death of his owner, Sam Rubin, who recently passed away. John Henry has been one of the greatest gifts ever given to the Kentucky Horse Park , and we count our blessings that he is still with us to enjoy another birthday.
Countless images of suffering people and animals have bludgeoned our consciences in the past week, and we have all felt rather helpless. Now it's time for the 'Horse Capital of the World' to step up to the plate and do something. In no way are we diminishing the first priority of helping the people who have been affected by the hurricane, but we have received numerous calls and email from people who want to know what they can do to help the animals in that region and in particular, the horses. One of our objectives at the Kentucky Horse Park is to help promote equine welfare, so we are honored to be working alongside the folks at the National Horse Center to meet the urgent needs of these horses and horsemen.