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Sometimes we rescue horses, sometimes we rescue people!

Our goal is to bring peace and calm into the middle of chaos for incoming horses!


11/29/21 - HEY EVERYONE! Want to join me in making a difference? I'm raising funds to repair roofing on the rescue property on 2 buildings as well as replace all the bent and broken gates on the property of McConathy Farm Rescue Team, and any donation will help make an impact. I am hoping Giving Tuesday will add to the fund as well through matching.

We were granted this wonderful property and are incredibly grateful. However, the property was in poor repair. The fencing is being replaced board by board and the buildings have been patched up. The maintenance never ends of course and we do all the work that we possibly can ourselves. We are also replacing the electrical boxes and wiring and having the property professionally surveyed in order to install new fencing next year. Click the link below to access the Go Fund Me page.

Please help if you can! Thank you!!!

9/17/21 - BENEFIT NEWS: These guys are coming to the benefit from 3-7 pm to entertain and support us as we close out the day with some fun for all!!

Cannot wait to hear their music!!

We are so excited to have Big Poppies BBQ back at the benefit this year! Their food is amazing!!!!

We will also have hot cider, cotton candy, popcorn, a bake sale and other goodies!

WE HAVE SOME OF THE UK RODEO TEAM COMING TO THE BENEFIT!!! More news to come about that . . . . mark your calendars and share with your friends. This year is going to be a biggie!!!!!

Silent auction donations so far:

We have a free lesson for the silent auction from Jeanna Epping our trainer extraordinaire !!!!! Woo hoo this one is valuable!!!!

We have one QH stallion breeding donated for the silent auction. Live cover only to ROYAL FRENCH KISS, he’s in Select Stallion Stakes, Future Fortunes, Tomorrow’s Legends, and will be in more incentives. Professional photographer and videographer will be out in October. He is a 3/4’s sibling to the multiple time NFR Qualifying and winning horse DM SISSY HAYDAY. He is also an own son of PC FRENCHMANS HAYDAY who was also an NFR Qualifier and winner in not only barrel racing, but also breakaway/team roping! Valued at $1,200!!!!!

Meat pig for processing. Yorkshire cross will be 150 lb. by October. Free range all organic feed. Valued at $125. Pick up for processing at Golden Arrow Farm in eastern KY ! and visit their mountain horse farm while there and see lots of beautiful Ky Mountain horses and stallions!

McConathy Farm Rescue is donating one birthday party or event certificate for the silent auction. Valued at $100 !!! Two hour appointment to visit the zoo, hold an event, princess party, unicorn party or cowboy party or family reunion, whatever!We have barrel cars for kids to ride in, a pony and cart to ride in, rocking horses, room to run and jump and of course a bunch of animals to pet and feed!!!!!!

McMillan and Son Transport is going to donate a free trailering certificate (within 1 hour of Lexington) for the silent auction this year!!!!

Thank you David!

We have an Equine massage therapist coming to the benefit!! There will be two massage gift certificates in the silent auction!!!!!!

Avery Claire is donating a certificate for her hair salon for the benefit!!!!!

8/11/21 - We are looking for silent auction items, riders and horses to show off, and vendors for our benefit!!!

Contact any of us if you have an item, want to donate a new item, want to be in the show, want to volunteer, or be a vendor!!

Lisa 859-983-8316

David 859-270-3964

7/19/21 - ANNOUNCING OUR ANNUAL BENEFIT DATE!!!! Sat, October 23, 2021! Join us for a fun family event for a horse show, silent auction, vendors, food and fun!!!!! 5185 Whites Lane (arena barn), Lexington, KY 10:00 a.m. start. More information will be added as we determine times and participants. All proceeds support the rescue horses, ponies, donkeys and animals! Volunteers will be helpful, donations for silent auction baskets and items, any theme you'd like to donate. We would love to have you and your horse in our national anthem parade of horses, horse show, it can be exhibiting your talent and your horses, barrels, poles, jumping, dressage, anything you'd like to share with kids and families that don't normally get to see this! Invite all your friends, neighbors and family out for a great fall festival. Take a look at our photo gallery for past benefit pictures! 

Contact Lisa 859-983-8316 to volunteer, ride, donate, be a vendor, etc.

7/15/21 - Another success story! Sebastian and Jake got adopted together! They are best friends and we are so thrilled they get to live out their days together!

7/5/21 - Shew, it's been an exhausting weekend. The fourth of July is a time to be patriotic and spend time with friends, but the larger animals sure don't like fireworks. It was three days of long hours into the night watching the herds to make sure everyone was safe and sound. We fed more hay so they had something to keep their minds off of the booms. A BIG shout out to our volunteers who stayed and helped keep an eye on things. You all rock!!

6/30/21 - We just returned from a trip to Indiana to help a family who has some health issues and searched out for a safe place to have them cared for and rehomed. They even traveled the 2.5 hour drive to check us out and meet us personally. Today we went and picked up 2 beautiful gelding Tenn walkers and a donkey and pony who are best friends. We have already selected the adopting family for the donkey and pony duo. The walkers are really beautiful and have had training years ago. They need a refresher and we will begin work as soon as their quarantine is over. Thankful that our reputation and outreach is professional enough and such that folks reach out to us. We work hard to do everything right! Thanks all for your support this is why we do it. Sometimes we help the people and sometimes we help the animals. This time it is both!

We also had an owner transfer of a paint spotted saddle horse. She's beautiful! 

6/21/21 - Ready set GO!!!! We are open for one hour tours and private parties. Must have reservations! I can email you the information on tours ($10 adult, $5 child recommended donation) in word format or pdf. Parties are suggested donation of $100 for 2 hours or whatever you wish to donate!

Call Lisa to schedule asap there are limited spots available. We will be open on Saturdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. 859-983-8316 share away folks! Please and thank you. If it is heavy rain or ugly weather we can reschedule or continue with the garage and tents if light raining.

Liability releases are required for entry to the farm. We can email or you can fill it out at the gate! Volunteers we can use you now and I have packets of information for you as well! Come meet Dickie the rogue rooster (we did actually get him into a pen he can't get out of so you are safe)!!!!!

P.S. Come meet the goats, pigs, bunnies, chickens, mini ponies, mini donkey, peacock chicks, and Dickie the rooster!!! AND we have barrel cars and a 3 wagon stroller and rocking horses!

6/18/21 - Introducing Fireball! He has been born and raised at McConathy Farm (literally foaled in the pasture under a tree). He has been working with 3 or 4 girls for the last year on his skills under saddle and in hand. He has been doing great and is now ready to find his forever home! Come check him out!

5/19/21 - WE'RE BACK! It's been a long time and we've had lots of things happening at the farm! First of all, with the new guidance from the governor, we are opening back up to the public and volunteers. We have missed everyone and so excited to have everyone back! Second, we've been able to rehome almost all of our rescues! Last but certainly not least, we are opening a new part of the farm! We are planning to open a petting zoo at the corner for parties, picnics, reunions, etc! We will also be offering a 1 hour farm tour where you can feed the animals, ride the barrel train, and just have fun with us!

10/6/20 - RESCUE NEWS: We have good news and not so good news. We are suspending intake of horses for this year. Due to Covid and not being able to hold our annual fundraiser, folks being without jobs and extra money to donate, and our not being able to open to the public or volunteers, we have made this decision.

     Of course, we will hold back a couple openings for our local animal control and for emergency purposes but as far as taking in new rescues we are not able to at this time. We have never been in this position before and it feels off, but it is necessary to properly do our jobs without becoming overwhelmed ourselves.

     What I can do for those needing help with horses is to share your information on our FB pages to our followers in hopes that you can rehome them yourselves -- with our contacts.

     Now the good news is that as always, we do have money in our hay fund and our vet account is paid off and we will properly care for all sanctuary horses and continue training for the adoptable horses that we have until they are successfully placed in a loving safe forever home. We have 3 companion-only horses and 4 rideable thoroughbreds to rehome.

Thanks for your understanding and support! Hoping next year will be better for us all. Stay safe, praying for you all! God bless America!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

9/5/20 - It’s been a great day at the farm! Bo got adopted!! It’s so exciting to see these rescues get their second chance and a loving new family! We wish him all the best and can’t wait to see his many adventures!!!

8/21/20 - Introducing a new rescue! Meet Bo! Go to our Available Now page to find out more!

7/24/20 - We would like to thank Lowes on Richmond Rd for their help with the rescue. They have donated face masks, helped us set up an account for the rescue, and gave us info on two grants that we can apply for! Bryan the manager has been wonderful and we just wanted to give them all a huge shout out!

6/23/20 - We would like to thank Barbara Jo Call from Atlanta, GA for her support of the rescue by making a generous donation! This will provide hay, grain, and other necessities for many of our rescues! We truly can't do it without people like you!

6/12/20 - Though no fault of their own, Windy and Mattie the thoroughbred mares are back! Check them out on our Available Horses page!

5/11/20 - Todd Slusher will be hosting the 3rd Saturday clinic at McConathy Farm! Go to our FB page for more information!

5/1/20 - I totally forgot to tell you guys! The Richmond Register did an amazing story on the rescue back in January. It was on the FRONT PAGE!!!! Click here to see the article.

4/30/20 - Dena got adopted!!!! She will also be boarding at McConathy Farm!!! Congrats you two!

4/30/20 - During the quarantine, McConathy Farm still got to bring smiles to lots of faces! The McMini's were loaded and traveled to several nursing homes to do "window parades" and even got to wish a special lady a very happy birthday! Although masks covered our smiles as well, we got to see so many people oohh and ahhh over these little ones. It makes us so happy to be able to safely bring light during this time of darkness! Two of these stories were also in the news!

Richmond Register story: click here

Berea Citizen story: click here

4/8/20 - Don Juan got adopted!!! He has a new little field mate that he just loves! We're so happy for him!


3/15/20 - We have a few more rescues to announce! Meet Dena (white/grey horse) and Don Juan (bald face chestnut)! Check them out on our Available Now page!

3/5/2020 - McConathy Farm was in the news! Click here to see the story and watch the video!

2/29/2020 - Mattie and Windy are off to their new home in Lebanon!!! So, so, happy with their weight and the help from our Purina rep!!! Proof is in the photos. These are 17 and 20 year old broodmares in winter!!! They will be companions to a 20 year old gelding who is alone. He will have two girlfriends!!!! Another rescue success story, well, 2 !!! Their precious owner you will recall has terminal lung cancer. He will be happy to hear of their adoption!!!

Thanks to all who help us with this mission. Donations of time, money, supplies, prayers, shares, adoptions, it all counts!!!!!

2/12/2020 - 2020 is shaping up to be a great year for the rescue! Sandi and Sissy were both adopted! We will miss them both but are thrilled that they found their forever home!

2/1/2020 - Great news! Zoe was adopted by Emily and Donna and staying at McConathy Farm to board! We are so excited for Zoe and that we get to keep her at the farm and watch her progress!!!


We have new videos of Sandi, Zoe, and Bacardi! Check them out under the Horses and then Available Now section!


We have a returning rescue! Bacardi is back! Due to no fault of her own, Bacardi is back at McConathy farm and needing her FOREVER home. She is absolutely stunning! She is so sweet and did I mention trained and ready to go?! 

1/11/2020 -

It's 2020! Can you believe it?! We have been so busy over the holiday season that I'm just getting to the updates. We hope everyone had a great holiday and got to make wonderful memories with family and friends!

McConathy Farm supports our veterans by participating in events throughout the year. This year, we were privileged to be able to participate in three events; the Veteran's 5K, Veteran's Parade in Lexington, and Wreaths Across America at Camp Nelson. We are so thankful to our men and women in uniform and all they give to protect our country. Here are some photos from our events! 

11/23/19 -

DID YOU KNOW??? Your local 501(c)3 rescue McConathy Farm Rescue Team and Lisa McConathy/David McMillan are Kentucky Proud, a member of Ky Women in Ag, A Home for Every Horse, Unwanted Horse Coalition and Network for Good, as well as the matching program for Toyota??? Working hard to stay up to date on all the information needed to properly run this rescue!

Before you donate please make sure your donating to a legitimate 501(c)3 rescue for your tax donation to be legally deductible.

11/20/19 McConathy Farm has a new rescue! Meet Miss Lizzy! She is a 3 year old thoroughbred,never raced. She is so sweet and loving. She even has a heart right on her forehead! She and Zoe have become fast friends! She is up to date on all her shots, her feet are in good shape and she is ready to be started in whatever discipline you choose. 

10/21/19 - Remember the three thoroughbreds we rescued? They did great during their assessment and are now available for adoption!

Remember Zoe? She did awesome with trainer Todd Slusher too! (she's also available for adoption!)

10/15/19 - Remember Grace? Look at her now! She's available for adoption too!

10/11/19 - Our newest rescue, Sissy, is making such great progress! This is from Oct 1st - Oct 11th!

(more info about her coming soon!)

10/5/19 - The 5th annual McConathy Farm Rescue benefit was a huge success!!! We want to thank all of our vendors, volunteers, and anyone who came out and donated and had a fantastic day with us!

8/31/19 - The rescue team traveled to Cynthiana to rescue 3 Thoroughbred mares! These ladies are beautiful!

8/22/19 - Chrissy has been adopted! Congratulations Chrissy and her new owner Tiffany Jones!!!

8/11/19 - McConathy Farm now has a goat and a pig! Meet Bonnie (pig) and Clyde (goat).

8/10/19 - Cayenne got adopted! This is him loaded up and on his way. He will be boarded locally and we are so happy for his new adventure with his new owner! Congrats Cayenne!

8/5/19 - SAVE THE DATE!!! The annual McConathy Farm Rescue Benefit has been scheduled! Come out and enjoy a day at the farm! It is the first Saturday in October (10/5/19)-- there's no UK GAME!!!!!!!!!!!! It will be at 5032 White's Lane, Lexington, KY (then follow signs) from 10 to 4. We will have a silent auction, vendors, food, a parade of our rescues and much more! All proceeds go back to the rescue to allow us to do what we love best, rescue these amazing creatures! Here are some moments from past benefits!

6/26/19 - He made it to his forever home! Thank you Kari Kelcher!

6/25/19 - Tate got adopted! Although states away, this big guy will not be forgotten!

5/30/19 - A new rescue made it to McConathy Farm! He is a beautiful bald faced paint named Cayenne (like the pepper)! We will be assessing him and trying to get some pounds off of him. Stay tuned for updates on his progress and adoption status!

5/2/19 - Grace and Zoe have been posted for adoption!

4/27/19 - Grace is getting so much better about letting people pet her!! She's starting to be more trusting of people and they both have so much personality!! I LOVE watching them run up the field when it's breakfast and dinner time, they are both so beautiful and both have filled out soo much since we've had them! So incredible seeing all of their progress, and building a bond with them.



GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME AND AT EASTER TIME WE ARE SO THANKFUL AND EMOTIONAL WE WANT TO ANNOUNCE THE OPENING OF OUR NEW RESCUE FARM AT 5235 Athens Boonesboro Road, Lexington, KY 40509 !!!! We have been so overwhelmed by God's grace and the gift of this grant we haven't even been able to explain it to you folks!!!!

There is a long wonderful story explaining the many Godincidences and details from February until now but long story short for here is that someone granted us the money to purchase this farm for the rescue to continue on and operate forever!!! My personal dream and lifelong goal was to save animals long after David and I am gone. We didn't even apply for a grant!!!

We have moved into the rescue farm and off of our Grimes Mill location which we were so thankful and happy to have met and leased from Thomas Kindler and his family.

This rescue farm is 22 acres and has pastures and barns and a beautiful home for us to live in. We will be moving rescues in as we get the fencing replaced and repaired!!!

Thank you to everyone who prayed for us knowing that we were under pressure and stress but not knowing why. Thank you to our workers and volunteers who have kept this quiet! Thank you to our grantor who wishes to remain anonymous. Thank you angels and God for intervening along the way and moving all the obstacles out of the way.

We will have a grand opening eventually but not sure when. Moving is a slow process especially when it is from farm to farm!

If you want to know more details I'm happy to share my testimony!!! You won't believe how all this came about!

Happy Easter everyone and God is good -- all the time -- and he is listening to our prayers!

Lisa McConathy


David McMillan

Also, welcome to Church at Athens for Easter services! Come as you are. You are worthy, you are welcome and you matter!

Update on the two humane society rescues: