2014 Kentucky Thoroughbred Horse Farm Compensation and Benefits Survey
We are pleased to provide you with the summary results of our December 2014 survey. This survey focuses on
compensation and benefits currently provided by KY thoroughbred horse farms. We hope that these compiled
results will be a helpful tool for you to use in conducting your business throughout the year.
A Race Against Time for Kentucky's Bluegrass Country
With more than 450 horse farms, Bluegrass is justly known as the “horse capital of the world.” It is a befitting moniker for a region that is to host the World Equestrian Games in 2010. By the time of the games, however, the Bluegrass may well be significantly smaller than it is today. Despite having some of the oldest and most ambitious land preservation programs in the country, this iconic American landscape has lost more than 80,000 acres of farmland to development during the past decade, an alarming trend that landed the Inner Bluegrass on WMF’s 2006 List of 100 Most Endangered Sites, and which has left many wondering how such a storied region could fall prey to subdivisions and strip malls.
Woodford Forward is a group of citizens and business owners that advocate for innovative policies that promote the highest and best use of urban land and the agricultural use of productive farmland throughout Woodford County.
By working with government officials and the community, Woodford Forward provides land use advocacy for innovative development and redevelopment of our urban areas; adequate infrastructure for citizens and businesses; and the agricultural use of productive farmland throughout Woodford County. Through these efforts, we will promote the link between quality of life and economic development.
Innovative development and redevelopment of urban land