McConathy Farm​ Rescue Team

Lexington, KY

RESCUE - REHAB - REHOME - RETIRE

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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!

Meet the Rescue Team!

LISA C. MCCONATHY

Owner/Operator of McConathy Farm, LLC and Executive Director of McConathy Farm Rescue Team, established November 2014! Riding EMMA an owner surrender Belgian Draft Mare!!!

     "I have had horses since I was a little girl and got my love of horses from my father, the late James E. McConathy, Jr. I've lived on the farm at Whites Lane for 15 years and raised two sons, Elliott (25) and Sammy (20) as well as a ton of other kids along the way. I started out with my own horses and way too many to ride.....then began foaling out for other folks. Then boarding became a way to supplement income and meet new friends to ride with. I've always taken in people and animals in need and feel it is what I'm here on this earth to do. You will most likely find me with a camera in my hand as that is my next favorite hobby!

    In November 2014 I was certified as a 501(c)3 charity which enabled me to take donations and offer a tax deduction to those who helped us rescue horses. We get calls regularly and have had many experiences taking in owner surrender horses, etc.

MICHAEL DAVID MCMILLAN

    David joined McConathy Farm in the winter of 2014. Winters are hard and when you have 30+ horses they can be plain old exhausting! Thanks to his help we make it through ugly winters just fine.

    Lisa and David were married October 2015. David is now Vice-President of the Rescue Team.

    He likes to say in his former life he had no purpose or direction and that the horses and rescue team have given him new motivation to make a difference in the world one horse at a time!

    He has a son (21) Hunter McMillan and David rides his horse Miss P every chance he gets. 

Bertha Stamper

Bertha is not only Barbie's lifetime Dedicated Donor, but also a VERY important part of our team! She is the head spoiler of our rescues! She is also very known for spoiling our team members too.


Bertha adopted Barbie when she fell in love with her and keeps her boarded at our facility. She makes sure all of our horses have everything they need and that our team members are well taken care of during, and after long days on the farm. She brings many wonderful ideas to the table and we are so blessed to have her as a part of this team. 

PAT MCCONATHY

Pat, AKA Patty. is Lisa's older brother and he (and Punkin his Boston) are at the farm daily to help out with all the equipment, errands, mowing and basically anything anyone needs (except horses)!!!! He is a retired entrepreneur who owned a construction company and owned and farmed a 100 acre farm in the past ..... there are no machines he can't run and/or work on around here! Patty often helps with watching riders and foal watches when we need him!!! He keeps things interesting and helps us with all the rescues as we bring them in and trailer them out!