If you love horses and have an outgoing personality, YOU could be one of our volunteer Tour Guides, and we’d love to have you. Every horse at Old Friends has a story to tell - their accomplishments on the race track, the accomplishments of their sons and daughters, and even the occasional role in a major movie or their unique relationships with national celebrities. We provide all the facts and on-the-job training, and you’ll fall in love with our horses as you learn their personal stories. Then you’ll have an opportunity to introduce them to our visitors and tell their stories during scheduled tours of the farm.
Tour Guides conduct farm tours and interact with visitors to relate personal history of the horses on the tour, and educate the public on the mission of Old Friends.
Tour guides are required to stand for extended periods of time and must walk on uneven terrain. Work is performed outdoors in all types of weather conditions, including extreme heat, rain, and snow. Tours are suspended during any inclement weather that creates a physical hazard to the tour guide or visitors.
Volunteers must be comfortable with public speaking in front of groups ranging in size from 2 - 40 individuals, and must be able to memorize statistics and personal histories of the horses at Old Friends.
DURING COVID WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING NEW GUIDES FOR TRAINING. PLEASE DO CONTACT US AND WE WILL PUT YOU ON A LIST. THANK YOU.
Learn more about us here: https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=ErRT6QKypq4
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About OLD FRIENDS INC
1841 PAYNES DEPOT RD, GEORGETOWN, KY 40324, US
Old Friends provides a dignified retirement to Thoroughbreds whose racing and breeding careers have come to an end. By promoting these one-time celebrated horses through a campaign of education and tourism, we hope to raise awareness of all equines in need.
Founded in 2003 by former Boston Globe film critic Michael Blowen, Old Friends now cares for more than 160 horses across three states whose racing and breeding careers came to an end. A "living history museum of horse racing", the farm attracts nearly 20,000 tourists annually that get up close and personal with such stars of the turf as Kentucky Derby and Preakness winners Silver Charm and War Emblem, Belmont winner Sarava, three-time Santa Anita Handicap winner Game On Dude, Seabiscuit movie star Popcorn Deelites, Breeders’ Cup Champion Amazombie, and Hollywood Gold Cup winner Rail Trip.
But every horse at Old Friends has a story to tell, and visitors to the farms can hear them all. The farm is open to the public daily for guided walking tours. Our guests come to visit a few ex-racehorses, but they often leave having been touched by the heart of a Thoroughbred hero.
We'll work with your schedule.
1841 Paynes Depot RdGeorgetown, KY40324
December 30, 2020
Driver's License Needed
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
Fluent English, professional attitude and neat appearance.