Lori Dougherty "

​      FOUNDER/PRESIDENT

​                    Executive Director

recent programs

Our outreach program, in Kentucky, recently got the attention of many local media arenas.  Learn more about Winter HAYven and contact us for further information.

volunteering

Many volunteer for us each year and make the difference in the lives of needy horses and farmers.  Find out how to become our partner and join the many causes that need you today!

Working in the equine/rescue was supposed to be a short-term commitment, but it became a life-long journey. I'm so fortunate to be able to impact the lives of others, both in the horse and human worlds, all while partnering with some of the most passionate and driven equine people! No voice is too quiet to be heard....

Foundation History

The journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step. Chinese proverb

MEET OUR TEAM

ADVISORY COMMITTEE 

AMBER CHALFIN

MARC JOHNSON

MICHELLE MANDRO

TAMMY YORK DAY

TONYA YORK DEES

ELLIE TROUTMAN









mission & vision

No need is too small and those without voices are not too quiet to be heard. We will continue to devote our time and energy necessary  to advocate, recognize and feed our horses in need.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​2008 - Our founder rescues her first off the track    thoroughbred.
2008 - Our founder purchases her first race horse and becomes immersed on the backside of the tracks.
2009 - Winter HAYven is born by observing the many thoroughbreds being retired, re-homed and the many not finding immediate homes and being sent to Canada and Mexico.
2009 - Receives first donations and support from Robby Albarado.
2010 -  Donation from a private citizen allows WH to achieve non-profit qualification.
2010- Donations begin to grow and we help our first farm in need.
2012 - Official Nonprofit 501(C)(3) State of Kentucky.
2013 - Feeds 27 rescued and starving horses from a farm in Indiana.  

2013 - Feeds 3 farms in need of hay.  
2014 - Recognized as a beneficiary - Coburn Family, Owners of California Chrome (Triple Crown running horse) 

​2014 - Recognized as a beneficiary - Unbridled Eve

2014 - 3 successful fund raising events at BW3s

​2014 - Accepted by EBay Charity - Giving Works

2015 - Recognized as a beneficiary - Unbridled Eve-

2015​ - Assist Canter KY OTTB

2016 - Recognized as a beneficiary - Unbridled Eve

2016 - Give Local Louisville

2016 - Sophisticated Living's 2016-17 Charity            Register

2016 - Giving Tuesday - through Facebook donations matched by Bill Gates Foundation

2016 - Fed Heartland Equine Rescue's 20 horses for winter 2016-17

2016 - Fed Canter Kentucky's rescues for winter 2016-17

2016 - Recipients of Bill Gates Matching funds through Giving Tuesday 

2017​ -  New member of World Animal Day Movement

2017 - Fed 13 rescues from Bedford county for a month

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​​​​​EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR:

Courtney Peters

DIRECTORS:

MICHELLE WARSTLER

​ALISA ZANETTI




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