Kentucky Derby Museum Seeks Name for new Mini Horse

Kentucky Derby Museum Seeks Name for new Mini Horse

Kentucky Derby Museum Seeks Name for new Mini Horse
Museum Stable set to reopen next week after being closed for two years

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (June 10, 2022) – He has a boopable nose, big dark eyes, and a new home at the Kentucky Derby Museum, but he doesn't have a proper name! The Kentucky Derby Museum is calling on the public to submit names for its new ambassador - an adorable miniature horse.

The two-year-old roan colored miniature horse was taken in by Meaningful Menagerie Animal Assisted Therapy & Rescue when he was five months old. The organization felt the Kentucky Derby Museum would make a wonderful permanent home for him.

The public can submit name suggestions at this link. Museum Staff will select a winning name and announce it at the Stable's Grand Reopening on Friday, June 17. The Stable, which has been a part of the Museum experience since the Museum opened in 1985, has remained closed for two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A retired Thoroughbred race horse named Rita's Partner will make the Museum his home for a limited time, joining the new mini horse in the Museum Stable next week.

Throughout the years, the miniature horse and Thoroughbred have been a special part of romantic engagement proposals, breathtaking wedding photos, thousands of field trips, and each guest's visit to the Museum.

As is the case with the Kentucky Derby Museum Store and Derby Cafe, visitors do not need a Museum ticket to see this live exhibit, it is free to visit during normal Museum business hours.

Media may access photos at this link.

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