Noble Outfitters is pleased to announce its newly formed partnership with The Kentucky Horse Park Foundation to support the Kentucky Horse Park Mustang Troop. Noble Outfitters has graciously agreed to sponsor the Mustang Troop by providing its participants with riding apparel, including boots, gloves, socks, ringside packs, hoof picks, and flashlights.
Founded in 1993, the Mustang Troop program believes in fostering and promoting women and minorities in the equine industry by providing the youth with the discipline and guidance they need in their formative years. Officers of the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Division of Police Activities League (PAL) select 12 at-risk youth for the program. In the beginning, the troopers usually have no previous horse experience. Most of them have never even touched a horse before!
Under the tutelage of the Kentucky Horse Park’s Education Department staff, new troopers learn how to handle, groom, ride, train, and care for their horses over the summer months and during the school year on Saturday sessions. The troopers also spend their time practicing drills and making public appearances. The mustangs used in the program were adopted through the BLM’s Adopt-A-Horse Program.
Noble Outfitters’ generous donation ensures the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation’s ability to provide the best experience possible for its young troopers. The equipment provided will ensure Mustang Troop participants receive an authentic equestrian experience, complete with the superior product quality offered by Noble Outfitters. “The Kentucky Horse Park Mustang Troop is truly one of the park’s most important programs, yet it seems to also be one of its most vulnerable ones. As it must be supported by private donations, partnerships like this one are essential to the future of the Mustang Troop. We are so grateful to our friends at Noble Outfitters for recognizing the therapeutic benefits of horses and for becoming a proud sponsor,” shares Laura Klumb, Kentucky Horse Park Foundation Executive Director.
Kelsie Costa, President of Noble Outfitters™ adds; “Through our Noble Tomorrow® program, Noble Outfitters is strongly committed to strengthening values and providing meaningful learning experiences through the use of horses. When we learned about the efforts of the Kentucky Horse Park Mustang Troop, we were thrilled for the opportunity to support such a worthy program.”
It’s all part of Noble Outfitters’ commitment to fostering the next generation of riders through their Noble Tomorrow® Program. Like the Mustang Troop, Noble Outfitters believes in encouraging youth to participate in equestrian events which strengthen values while providing meaningful learning experiences. This sponsorship is just one way that Noble Outfitters gives back to the horse community. It is the start of a tradition that Dan and Kelsie Costa hope to continue in the future with the Mustang Troop and the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation.
For more information on the Kentucky Horse Park Mustang Troop or the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation, please contact the KHPF at 859-255-5727 or visit www.khpfoundation.org.
For more information about Noble Outfitters, please contact Noble Outfitters at 209-566-7800 or visit www.nobleoutfitters.com