Kathryn Currey - Founder
I have to admit, The Horse Rescue started as a selfish want. I wanted to find a Thoroughbred like the one I once had... El Cid. He never won a race, was parrot mouthed and quirky... but I believed in him, and he believed in me. It was an amazing bond between horse and rider, and I have a void in my heart from him leaving me too soon.
I knew I didn't have to pay a lot of money (El Cid was free) or go to fancy barns to find a Thoroughbred. Every horse I have ever owned, I have trained to do proper flatwork and to jump. I have never purchased a horse that was trained as a show jumper, and I am proud to say that.
So I started scouring tracks and talking with trainers, but what caught my eye were the Kill Pen horses. Horses with no hope... horses at the bottom. Then, the lightbulb went off... I can save these horses, help find them loving homes, and fill the void in my heart all the while.
So, The Horse Rescue was founded. It is my mission to save Thoroughbreds from slaughter, rehab them from any injuries racing may have brought, and retrain them for second careers.
My love of horses started before I can even remember, by kindergarten had started lessons, and I haven't stopped riding since. From then on my life revolved around horses. By high school my routine on weekdays was wake up, school, dinner, homework, shower, repeat with shows on the weekends. My friends joked they never got to see me and were (mostly) serious in saying my horse Kerrick was my boyfriend (not complaining there). I was lucky to have supportive parents and was able to show in the Junior Hunters and Big Eq classes from Florida to Vermont and even competed in the Washington International Horse Show. Kerrick came to college with me where I met Kathryn on the Vandy Equestrian team. After graduation I headed back up to Maryland and worked for awhile before quitting to travel the world, get by MBA, then come back to Nashville. Having followed Kathryn's exploits with The Horse Rescue from afar on Facebook, I messaged her immediately when I moved back and the rest is as we say history. It's wonderful being be a part of an organization with the best volunteers that does so much for these incredible animals. It's been a bit of an adjustment going from lazy hunters to hot blooded thoroughbreds, but I'm loving every minute of it!