Legacy Ball proceeds benefit racially diverse local students with scholarships to in-state Universities. Last year, Legacy Equine Foundation drafted a $30,000 Scholarship Endowment in partnership with University of Kentucky College of Agriculture. As well as, established the Legacy Equine Academy in Fayette County Public Schools. LEA focuses on equine industry education and work force development for local students in 6th through 12th grade.
Legacy Equine Academy Student Leaders visit Kentucky Horse Park and legendary horse trainer Eugene Carter.
In partnership with Fayette County Public Schools, the LEA program endeavors to:
- Educate regarding the huge role African-Americans played in the Equine Industry and the current standards and career opportunities in the Industry.
- Expose students to various Equine Experts, Legacy Community Mentors, Locust Trace Agri-Science Center Staff, University of Kentucky Agriculture Faculty, and various Community Partners.
- Enhance horse industry awareness through field trips to various colleges, horse farms and equine destinations and related events throughout the region.
(Kentucky Horse Park, Churchill Downs, Keeneland, Legacy Series Events)
- Earn scholarship from various colleges and universities throughout the state of Kentucky.
- Experience Legacy Leadership Summer Camp at Life Adventure Center.