Willow Hope Farm Is New Home for Equine Program
The Kentucky Humane Society’s Equine Program now has a new home. On Thursday, October 24, KHS dedicated Willow Hope Farm in Simpsonville. The farm is named after Willow, a recently found abandoned and extremely malnourished horses. Her will to survive inspired KHS to name their new barn in her honor.
Until recently, KHS boarded horses at leased barns and foster homes. In 2019 KHS purchased two farms in Simpsonville, which collectively have been named Willow Hope Farm. The equine facility includes over 42 acres of pasture, 38 stalls, a quarantine barn, and an indoor arena for year-round riding and training.
“We chose the name Willow Hope Farm because of the willow tree’s ability to survive and even thrive despite harsh conditions. Willow trees show us that even through great challenges, we have the ability to grow – an apt metaphor for horses in transition,” said Lori Redmon, KHS President & CEO.
At the dedication ceremony, Redmon and longtime KHS board member and supporter Patti Swope planted a willow tree at the entrance to the farm.
The Kentucky Humane Society’s Equine Program has rescued, rehabilitated and found homes for more than 300 horses since 2015.