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SECOND STRIDE participates in
GIVE FOR GOOD LOUISVILLE! This year it was held on SEPTEMBER 14, 2017. We want to thank everyone who donated, and we'll see you again next year!

Make a ONE TIME DONATION by credit card or e-check through PayPal, suggested donation $15:

Or specify an amount to automatically DONATE MONTHLY through PayPal:


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Second Stride Inc.
7204 Highway 329
Crestwood, KY 40014

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DONATE without spending a dime! Use and tell your friends about Through GoodSearch, you can also have a percentage of your shopping and dining expenditures donated to Second Stride! Simply click on the Goodsearch banner above and then click on "get started".

More ways to help:

    • offer items, tickets, gift cards, services, stallion seasons or anything else that we can in turn offer at fundraising auctions.
    • provide tack, equipment, or supplies that will help us care for and train Second Stride horses as we prepare them for adoption.
    • sign up with the link at left to donate a small amount monthly.
    • sponsor (pay the expenses) for a Second Stride horse at our facility.
    • sponsor one of our fundraising events.
    • volunteer your professional services. SEE OUR VOLUNTEER PAGE >>
    • help us finish ongoing improvements at our Henry county farm.
    • suggest other creative fundraising ideas.


We can pick up donated items locally, or you can mail to:

Second Stride Inc.
7204 Highway 329
Crestwood, KY 40014

Your $20 donation is rewarded with a custom made, soy wax, French Vanilla scented 2017 Derby Glass Candle! Fabulous for your Derby Party Tables or powder room! Unique gift favors too!

You pay shipping and handling if you're unable to pick up your candle(s) at our Crestwood, Kentucky office, at 7204 Highway 329.

Email: to make your donation!


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When purchased through this link, $10 per book will be donated to 501c3 Second Stride, Inc to help rehabilitate, retrain, and transition retiring race horses! CLICK HERE >>

Get more information about
our fundraising events >>

July 2017 - MANY THANKS to THE OUTRIDERS SOCIETY for a $200 donation!

July 2017 - MANY THANKS to LONG RUN HOUNDS for their "Walk the Hounds" fundraiser for Second Stride! MORE PHOTOS >>

July 2017 - MANY THANKS to THOROUGHBRED CHARITIES OF AMERICA for a grant to Second Stride for 2017!

July 2017 - MANY THANKS to The Gardner Foundation for an additional $1000 grant! On behalf of M/M Michael Y Gardner.

June 2017 - MANY THANKS to The Gardner Foundation for a $2000 grant!

June 2017 - MANY THANKS to POCKET ACES RACING for a very generous donation of $1875 for our horses!

May 2017 - MANY THANKS to Z SALON & SPA in Louisville for choosing Second Stride as their "Charity of the Month" in May, raising $1298.05 for our cause!

May 2017 - MANY THANKS to LIQUOR BARN and Republic National Distributing, for hosting a fundraiser to benefit Second Stride at their "Party Like a Local" Derby week event, raising over $700 for our cause!

May 2017 - MANY THANKS to FLAVORMAN for hosting a fundraiser to benefit Second Stride, on Kentucky Oaks Day, raising over $700 for our cause!

May 2017 - MANY THANKS to Colleen Walker & Lisa Eifler for hosting a India Hicks Get-together to benefit Second Stride, resulting in a donation of $798!

May 2017 - There's so many people to thank for donating auction items and time for our Derby week fundraiser on May 1st. We tried to give the biggest donors and sponsors a shout out on Facebook but we may have missed some, so here's another shot at listing these amazing people and businesses: Tom Amoss, Hermitage, Northrop Equine, Magna Wave, Dale Romans, Buff Bradley, Pin Oak Stud, Korfhage Landscape & Design, Excel Equine, Bill Landes, Skychai Racing, Susie Picou-Oldham, Thomas Pauly, Tyler Robinson, Champion Turf Equipment, Kentucky Tack Exchange, Doug O'Neill, Taylor Made, Churchill Downs, Frogs Jump Farm, Holly Smith, Jean Cruguet, Claiborne Farm, Prodigy Winery, Pony Up Kentucky, Susan Straub, J. Lloyd Design, Freedom Cleaning, Bradford Portraits, Lanes End, Kneaded Time, Physician's Center for Beauty, Kentucky Derby Museum, Louisville Aviation and Liquor Barn. We also had many donations at the door and we want to thank all of our generous guests.

April 2017 - MANY THANKS to SNOOZE, AN A.M. EATERY, in Denver, CO for a generous donation, out of the blue!

April 2017 - MANY THANKS to UNBRIDLED CUSTOM HOMES, for donating a portion of each home they sell/build to the transitioning horses of Second Stride!

April 2017 - MANY THANKS to Ed Musselman, publisher of the venerable newsletter INDIAN CHARLIE, for donating advertising to promote our big Derby Week Fundraiser!

April 2017 - MANY THANKS to HORSE RACES NOW for a donation of free advertising for our annual Spring Fundraiser!

March 2017 - MANY THANKS to our Prospect, Kentucky KROGER for giving us two free eight packs of Kentucky Derby glasses for our candle making project!

February 2017 - MANY THANKS to Mike Maker, Susan Galandiuk M.D., Cause 2 Cause and Greystone Farm for generous donations!

February 2017 - Skychai Racing sent us $6,918.01, a percentage of their runners' earnings from last year! We're very thankful for this generous donation.

Da Big Hoss was the Da Big Payer, but General A Rod, US Citizen, Zeta Zody, Cardinal Sin, Firespike, Fu Manchu and Roman Approval all paid into the pot! Wow - now that’s a winning partnership!

Second Stride is grateful for generous grants awarded over the years from:

Press releases >>

Here's a list of our generous individual and business donors >>

Other big donations, remembered here >>