Legacy Equine Academy, Inc.

A Non-Profit

The Legacy Equine Academy program will allow High School and Middle School students the unique opportunity to build life skills while learning horsemanship through instruction from multiple formats and venues. The program is focused on establishing standards of behavior, building trust and team camaraderie, and learning basic horsemanship. The students will also enjoy offsite tours and education while working on life skills development. This model will prove to be very successful for all involved, and we plan to build on it as we continue to develop curriculum for the 2017 school year.

The program welcomes students from all racial and ethnic groups to participate in equine industry. We also aim to promote agriculture literacy and awareness in their respective communities. We will encourage them to participate in service learning, science fairs, and educational programs to help them understand how they can apply their skills in agriculture, natural resources or related science disciplines.

Our goal is to encourage students in grades 6 – 12 to attend college and pursue equine agriculture, natural resources, and environmental science degrees. This program will provide activities to help students discover firsthand how equine and agriculture technology relate to the world around them and discover the excitement of academic excellence, leadership, technical development, and teamwork.

Program Objectives:

  • Provide professional and academic tours, venue visits and workshops.
  • Connect students to equine and agriculture related science industries.
  • Allow students networking opportunities with local industry professionals.

Job Based Training:

  • Qualified employee / employer relationship development with full industry exposure.
  • Summer program including value added job shadowing and internship opportunities.
  • A three (3) level program at Locust Trace School with student skill level measurables.
    – Level 1: Novice level training example: Horse washing procedures etc.
    – Level 2: Hands on activities including anatomy study and trade vocation.
    – Level 3: Training skills consisting of business aspects and engine study.

Tours and Field Trips:

Claiborne Farm Tours

A behind-the-scenes look at the prominent Thoroughbred breeding operation, now in its fourth generation of ownership by the Hancock Family. Secretariat was conceived and rests on site.

Kentucky Horse Park

Students will be offered complimentary admission to the Kentucky Horse Park. Tours the International Museum of the Horse. They are introduced to horse breeds from around the world.

Kentucky Derby Museum

Students will enjoy a historic walking tour of Churchill Downs Racetrack. This will include:

  • A visit with resident thoroughbred and miniature horse Winston at the Museum’s stable.
  • “The Greatest Race”, a one-of-a-kind 360º immersive sound and visual experience.
  • An exciting and learning experience on two floors of interactive onsite exhibits.