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Maker's Mark Secretariat Center

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Do you like horses, working with your hands, being outside and making a difference?

Then come and volunteer at the Maker's Mark Secretariat Center, located inside the Kentucky Horse Park. We are always looking for extra hands to help out in the barn, with the horses, and around the farm. Tasks include:

  • Grooming horses
  • Picking/mucking stalls
  • Help with feeding the horses
  • Cleaning the barn aisle
  • Cleaning tack
  • Cleaning feed and water buckets
  • Other general barn chores
  • General farm maintenance
The MMSC provides a fun environment in which to work, an opportunity to learn about horses, and an opportunity to work with off-track Thoroughbreds and have a hand in helping them find a new career and a new home. Experience with horses is not a requirement, but would be helpful.

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About Maker's Mark Secretariat Center


Maker's Mark Secretariat Center, 4089 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511, US

Mission Statement

The Maker's Mark Secretariat Center was founded as a showcae and re-training facility for Thoroughbred ex-racehorses. We believe that abuse, abandonment and slaughter are not appropriate means of treatment for horses who have reached the end of their racing careers. We provide these horses with a chance for re-training for second careers. We also exist to raise awareness of the ex-racehorse's plight.


Here at the MMSC, we take in horses from rescue agencies, private owners and trainers around the country for re-schooling and adoption. We are a 22-acre facility located within the Kentucky Horse Park, and are designed to house as many as 10-12 horses at a time. We seek the soundest, sanest horses from off the track in order to demonstrate the versatility of the Thoroughbred breed.

Education & Literacy
Sports & Recreation


We'll work with your schedule.


Maker's Mark Secretariat Center4155 Walt Robinson Road(same physical location inside the KY Horse Park)Lexington, KY 40511



  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy
  • Farming
  • Veterinary




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • A minimum of 2 hours, preferably 3-4 hours.
  • Have your own work gloves, muck boots or other appropriate shoes and clothing.

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