06.28.08

John Henry Memorial Equine Adoption Fair : Outcome = A+

Posted in Equine Rescue/Adoption, Kentucky Horse Park, News Worthy, Volunteerism at 11:15 pm by Thomas

The Kentucky Horse Park hosted the 1st Annual John Henry Memorial Equine Adoption Fair today.  This was a wonderful event that I got to be a part of as a Kentucky Horse Park volunteer.  Originally it was going to be held in the Breeds Barn where I normally volunteer but because of weather concerns it was moved to the indoor arena.  The event got a wonderful response with probably nearly all the volunteers at the Horse Park showing up as well a good number of the public for the first ever event.  There was also a great turnout from the rescue/adoption agencies themselves and they all provided a lot of information to all of us on the great work they are doing and their needs.  I look forward to being a part of the 2nd Annual John Henry Memorial Equine Adoption Fair next year.

To close I have to quote something John Nicholson said, “We believe the responsibility for the welfare of horses falls squarely on the shoulders of every Kentuckian, because every Kentuckian benefits from the horse industry,” and “It is clearly within our power to fix this. It should be within our hearts as well.”  Those are bold statements but I applaud Mr. Nicholson for those bold words and for his bold actions.

Thomas Demond
Founder KYWEGO

06.04.08

Chicago makes the short list…2016 Summer Games

Posted in Chicago 2016, International Olympic Committee (IOC), Summer Olympic Games at 9:14 pm by Thomas

We are very excited to report that it was announced today in Athens, Greece by the IOC that Chicago made the short list for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.  The three(3) other cites that made the short list are Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro and Madrid.  All indications are that Chicago holds a slight lead over Tokyo but Rio and Madrid are not far behind.  The final announcement will be made October 2, 2009 in Copenhagen, Denmark roughly a year before the World Equestrian Games come to Kentucky.