Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation Benefit: Holiday Designer Show House At Louisville's Chestnut Hall - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation Benefit: Holiday Designer Show House At Louisville’s Chestnut Hall

The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation will open the doors of the historic house at TRF Sanctuary Farm at Chestnut Hall this December for the second annual Holiday Designer Show House to benefit the organization's herd of nearly 450 retired racehorses.

The historic farmhouse will be grandly decorated inside and out with exquisite decor in rooms designed by Cherry House Galleries, KP Design, Hound & Hare LLC, Jason Jennings Interior, Debhelin Designs, Living Spaces, Little Lavender Company, Julia Carstanjen, Mandeline Hetzel Interiors and All Lit Up. This event is being staffed by volunteers and friends of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation.

The event will run from Dec. 2 through Dec. 10 and the house will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily. This year's event has been expanded to include the entire farmhouse and the barn. Tickets are $25 in advance and can be purchased at or for $30 at the door. Kicking off the nine-day event, there will be a special “Preview Night” on Thursday, Dec. 1, featuring a cocktail reception from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. Tickets for the Preview Event are $75.

The TRF Sanctuary Farm at Chestnut Hall, located on 25 picturesque acres in Prospect, Ky., opened in April of 2021 and is home to several members of the Thoroughbred Retirement herd where they serve as equine ambassadors to the local community. The farm has hosted numerous events since opening and has welcomed thousands of visitors through tours with Visit Horse Country.

About TRF: Founded in 1983, the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation is a national organization devoted to saving Thoroughbred horses no longer able to compete at the racetrack from possible neglect, abuse, and slaughter. As the oldest Thoroughbred rescue in the country, the TRF provides lifelong sanctuary to retired Thoroughbreds throughout their lifetime.  

Best known for its pioneering TRF Second Chances program, the organization provides incarcerated individuals with life-changing vocational training through its accredited equine care and stable management program. At eight correctional facilities across the US, including one juvenile justice facility, this program offers second careers to its horses and a second chance at life for program graduates upon release from prison.  

For more information visit: 

Paulick Report Icon

Receive daily headlines, breaking news alerts, promotions, and much more!

Become An Insider

Support our journalism and access bonus content on our Patreon stream

Learn More