Tandy C. Patrick discusses U.S. Equestrian Federation staying at KY Horse Park and Planning New HQ
Firm partner Tandy C. Patrick recently discussed future plans for the U.S. Equestrian Federation’s offices at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington after the longtime tenant signed a letter of intent with the state to build a new headquarters.
Patrick is chairwoman of the Kentucky Horse Park Commission, and announced in a recent meeting that the USEF plans to build on approximately three acres near the main entrance of the park, according to Lexington Herald-Leader. The 30,000-square-foot headquarters building will be constructed on what is now a parking lot. USEF president-elect Murray Kessler said that the new arrangement will “save our membership hundreds of thousands of dollars and we get to stay in the Kentucky Horse Park.”
Patrick said that the USEF, which is an anchor for more than 30 equine-related organizations at the park, had been considering moving to downtown Lexington, and that the potential move would not have been good for the Horse Park.
The commission also voted unanimously to approve a revised policy for members who are also on the non-profit Kentucky Horse Park Foundation board during the same meeting. According to Patrick, the new policy mandates that appointed commissioners be non-voting members of the foundation, adhere to state conflict-of-interest rules, and maintain primary allegiance to the commission. The foundation provides funding for the park improvements as well as ongoing expenses not covered by the state through private donations and annual events.
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