Stable Recovery, a program based in Lexington that provides individuals in early recovery from substance abuse the opportunity to live in a sober and supportive environment and to train to become exceptional horsemen and horsewomen, hosted its first Spring Meet Gala at Spy Coast Farm last Saturday. The gala was attended by over 100 people and emceed by Scott Hazelton of FanDuelTV with music provided by Stephen Lynerd Group. A hybrid auction, along with donations, brought in approximately $60,000 for the non-profit.
“We wanted to put together an event during Keeneland’s spring meet that would allow us to honor the sport and have fun, all for a good cause,” said Christian Countzler, President and CEO of Stable Recovery. “This money supports our program and supports substance abuse recovery but it also goes right back into the industry in the form of well-trained, careful and sober horsemen. It was also a way for us to honor Frank Taylor in front of his peers. Stable Recovery would not exist without his love and support, and we wanted to let him know how much
we appreciate him.”
Several current and former participants in the program shared powerful testimonies about how their experience with the School of Horsemanship at Taylor Made Farm and Stable Recovery had provided a solid foundation for their recovery.
Table sponsors at the event included Brook Ledge Horse Transport, Fasig-Tipton, the law firm Jackson Kelly PLLC, Spy Coast Farm, Taylor Made Farm, Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital and WinStar Farm.
Auction items were donated by Frank and Kim Taylor, Coolmore, WinStar Farm, Lane’s End Farm, Taylor Made Farm, Godolphin, Jim Lowry, Tommy Yunt, Freddie Maggard, Jay Ingle, Ann-Phillips Mayfield, LiveWELL Training, Elliott Logan, Wei Nang, John and Sherry Servis, Geoff Dunn, Pat Day and Hank
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