2016 President’s Letter

Dear High Hope Patrons,

Welcome to an exciting day of steeplechasing and family fun! This year we are celebrating the 48th running of the High Hope Steeplechase with something for everyone. We have an exciting race card featuring some of the finest horses, trainers and jockeys in the industry as well as pony racing and ladies’ sidesaddle racing. The children’s stick horse races always bring much humor to the day. This year local humane societies will be bringing adoptable pets looking for forever homes. Whether you are tailgating, enjoying a lawn box or the members’ tent, or hosting a corporate gathering, I hope you take advantage of all we have to offer. When the races finish I hope you will join us for the after party in the members’ tent to celebrate the day.

The proceeds of this fun day are dedicated to The Kentucky Horse Park Foundation and Central Kentucky Riding for Hope. The Kentucky Horse Park Foundation is located at the Kentucky Horse Park and works to raise money for capital improvements at the park. Central Kentucky Riding for Hope is a therapeutic riding program for adults and children located at the Kentucky Horse Park. Thank you for supporting these worthy organizations through your support of High Hope. Your generosity enables these organizations to continue their missions.

On behalf of the High Hope Board of Directors I would like to thank our many sponsors that make this day possible. Year after year their generosity enables High Hope to continue its mission of charitable giving through steeplechasing. While it takes sponsorship dollars, it also takes many volunteer hours to make this day possible. High Hope is well served by the best volunteers; all of whom give many tireless hours to ensuring our success. I especially want to thank Laura Klumb, Annie Hickey, Ashlea Beeson, Chris Nentwick and Elizabeth Bartlet for their commitment to High Hope and their tireless efforts to see that things run smoothly. I also want to thank Mick Costello for maintaining our race course and building jumps to ensure the safety of horse and rider.

High Hope is honored to host some of steeplechasing’s finest horses, trainers and jockeys. Their continued support is essential in bringing you quality racing. I thank them for returning year after year and wish them a safe and successful day of racing.

Enjoy your time with us and thank you again for your support.

Hill Parker
High Hope Steeplechase

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