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Legacy Equine Academy

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Legacy Equine Academy fosters a commitment to young people that promotes the Equine industry and career related opportunities it offers. The Equine industry takes a special kind of skill, passion and patience. This program leads to industry certification and exposes local youth to farm, barn or other organization skills to help grow the industry.  We also aim to promote agriculture literacy and awareness in their respective communities. We encourage students 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 provides activities to help students discover, firsthand, how equine and agriculture technology relate to the world around them and the excitement of academic excellence, leadership, technical development, and teamwork.

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, Horse Country, 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.