Northern Kentucky Horse Network
Our mission is to enrich our horse industry and community, to promote, protect and educate.
NKHN is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization
Northern Kentucky Horse Network
Northern Kentucky Equine Resource Directory

Welcome to NKHN

NKHN is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), group of horse enthusiasts from the Northern Kentucky area.

We hold clinics on everything from trailer driving to horse shoeing. We have trail rides and horse shows. We also get together just to socialize and share stories. We are involved in educating on abuse and neglect and supporting Large Animal Emergency Rescue. We also build and maintain trails and promote trail riding. We are a collaborative effort among the UK Cooperative Extension, the Conservation Service, horse owners, riders, trainers, educators and equine businesses from all breeds and disciplines. We are an “all volunteer” group. We hope you can join us!

2024 NKHN Scheduled Events

If you enjoy coming to any NKHN event, we love having you and would love to see you participate with our membership, show, trail or events committee! Types of events we have held: Trailer Driving | Horse Shoeing | Chiropractic clinic | Saddle Fitting | Bits | Trailer Loading | Freeze-Branding | Bomb-Proofing | Driving | Health Fair | Breeding | Bonfire Social | All Breed Show | Drill Team Show | Dressage Show | Ranch Show | Trail Rides

Venmo QR Code

For your convenience, we now offer the option to pay for events (and memberships) using Venmo - just make sure you include a note letting us know for who & for what.


MonthScheduled DateEventLinksLocationRain DateCommittee
JanuarySaturday 20thAnnual Meeting/DinnerBoone County Enrichment CenterNKHN
MarchSaturday 23rdHorse Health DayAlexandria Fair GroundsEvents
AprilFriday 26th-Sunday 28thElkins Creek RideElkins Creek, Pedro, OHTrails
AprilSaturday 27thDressage Show2024 NKHN Dressage schooling show billAlexandria FairgroundsShows
MaySaturday 11thTrail RideAJ Jolly ParkSunday 12thTrails
MaySaturday 18thDrill Team CompetitionAlexandria FairgroundsEvents
JuneSaturday 22ndTrail RideAJ Jolly ParkSunday 23rdTrails
Kim Wehrle
JuneMonday 24th - Saturday 29thBoone County FairBoone County FairgroundsEvents
JulyMonday 15th - Saturday 20thKenton County FairAll Breed Show_Entry Form
All Breed Show_Show Bill
Kenton County FairgroundsEvents
JulySaturday 20thTrail RideAJ Jolly ParkSunday 21stTrails
Kim Wehrle
JulySaturday 27thAll Breed Horse Show2024 NKHN all breed show
2024 NKHN All Breed ENTRY FORM
Alexandria FairgroundsShows
AugustSaturday 3rd - Sunday 4thLiberty ClinicHalt n Salut Equestrian CenterEvents
AugustSaturday 24thTrail RideAJ Jolly ParkSunday 25thTrails
Kim Wehrle
AugustWednesday 28thAlexandria Fair ParadeAlexandria FairgroundsEvents
August/SeptemberThursday 29th - Monday 2ndAlexandria FairAlexandria FairgroundsEvents
SeptemberFriday 27th - Saturday 28thTrail RideAJ Jolly ParkTBDTrails
SeptemberSaturday 28thAnnual Hamburger RideA J Jolly ParkTrails
OctoberSaturday 12thTrail ChallengeAlexandria FairgroundsEvents
OctoberSaturday 19thTrail RideAJ Jolly ParkSunday 20thTrails
Kim Wehrle
NovemberSaturday 2ndHorseman Helping HorsemanTBDEvents
All events and dates subject to change or cancellation without notice.


There are several different committees that meet usually once a month. These committees include Membership, Trails, Events, and Shows. Every committee is always happy to have new members to help out. If you cannot attend a meeting but want to help, please contact the chairperson of that committee and let them know.

MembershipDick Lockhartnkhn@nkhn.info859-512-5414
TrailsDonnie Orthnkhn@nkhn.info859-393-7012
EventsJackie Hollandnkhn@nkhn.info859-816-1095
ShowsJackie Hollandnkhn@nkhn.info859-816-1095

2024 Meeting Dates

Feb 19Board MeetingBoone County
March 4Events CommitteeLockhart Farms
March 18Board MeetingJessica Bloom's home
April 8Events CommitteeKenton County Extension Office
April 22Board MeetingJackie Holland farm
May 6Events CommitteeCity BBQ, Florence
May 20Board MeetingMilestones?
June 3Events CommitteeCampbell County Environmental Center
June 17Board MeetingLockhart Farms
July 8Events CommitteeKenton County Extension Office?
July 17-19Kenton County Fair
July 22Board MeetingTBD?
August 5Events CommitteeKenton County Extension Office?
August 19Board MeetingJackie Holland Farm
September 9Events CommitteeKenton County Extension Office?
September 23Board MeetingCampbell County Environmental Office
October 7Events CommitteeKenton County Extension Office?
October 21Board MeetingMilestones?
November 4Events CommitteeKenton County Extension Office?
November 18Board MeetingMilestones?
December 9Events CommitteeTBD


Memberships are for one calendar year. You can easily join or renew your membership online using PayPal. If you sign up for the joint membership with KHC remember that the liability coverage you receive from KHC does not begin until the first of the year.

Members receive quarterly newsletters, membership stickers, email notices of upcoming educational clinics and social events organized by and for our members. We also host quarterly meetings and an Annual dinner. Business members also receive a free enhanced listing on our NKY Equine directory with a live link to their website.

Based on our by-laws, we cover the 9 county region of the UK Extension Service. Those counties include: Boone, Kenton, Campbell, Grant, Pendleton, Owen, Gallatin, Carroll and Bracken counties. However, we are not limited to these counties and have active members from many other areas.

Benefits to Joining:

  • Vibrant Horse Community
  • Lowered Show Fees for various shows/events NKHN promotes
  • Special Prices on Advertising through the website
  • Annual Dinner with Prizes
  • Member Only Events including Trail Rides and Get togethers
  • First Access to local Clinics being promoted by the NKHN
  • We offer a $1M Equine Liability Insurance Policy for our members

Membership Options:

A Free Membership to Kentucky Horse Council is included with your NKHN membership but you must join KHC.

Student Membership

$5 Membership to any Student (under 25). Student membership is FREE if agree to a commitment of 2 hours volunteer work with NKHN within the calendar year. Email for details.

NKHN Student Membership
Individual Membership
New or Renewal
Family Membership
New or Renewal
Business Membership

To sign up for a Business Membership with insurance, please buy a Business Membership AND either an Individual Membership with insurance or Family Membership with insurance.

New or Renewal
Horsemen's Corral Club
NKHN Member Name

To pay for your membership by check:

Make checks payable to NKHN and mail with application to:
3500 Alexandria Pike
Highland Heights, KY 41076

About Us

The Network is a group of horse enthusiasts, from business owners to weekend riders that include all breeds and disciplines. We work in a collaborative effort with the County Extension Agents to promote equestrian activities and provide useful information to all horse owners.

Our Mission is to protect the horse population, provide recreational opportunities, encourage sound management practices, promote agri-tourism and interest in the local horse industry and encourage the Northern KY region to become a model equine community for all disciplines and breeds.

Our History

In 1999, the Conservation Districts, Extension Services and several other organizations with an interest in water quality formed the Northern Kentucky Agriculture Water Quality Committee to assist landowners in complying with livestock issues in the Kentucky Agricultural Water Quality Act. A "Horse Muck" committee was started to bring a focus on waste management in the equine industry, which was not adequately addressed in the original plan.

In 2002, that committee began creating educational programs, on-farm demonstrations, field days and a grant fund distribution system. The committee saw many additional horse owners' needs they wanted to address. So, on May 3, 2006 a group of equine leaders from Boone, Kenton and Campbell counties and representatives from the three Extension Services and Conservation Districts met to discuss equine industry needs. The Northern Kentucky Horse Network grew from that meeting. A half-dozen horse owners met regularly to create mission and vision statements, draft bylaws and brainstorm the needs and projects for the region's horses and horse owner’s. The Network met with representatives from the Kentucky Horse Council and the Kentucky Equine Education Project and obtained a start-up grant from KEEP. Three members from Boone, Kenton and Campbell counties were selected to serve as the first year's Board of Directors. Officers were elected from that group in December. The Network has expanded to include Pendleton, Grant, Owen, Carroll, Gallatin and Bracken counties.

Mission Statement

The mission of Northern Kentucky Horse Network is to enrich our horse industry and community, to "promoteprotect and educate".

The vision of Northern Kentucky Horse Network is to encourage the Northern Kentucky region to become a model equine community for all disciplines and breeds, to protect the horse population, to provide recreational opportunities, to encourage sound management practices and to promote agri-tourism and the interests of the local horse industry.

Contact us at:

Northern Kentucky Horse Network
3500 Alexandria Pike
Highland Heights, KY 41076