Shelley Mann, the former director of marketing and communications for the United States Pony Clubs, Inc., has been named the new executive director of Central Kentucky's Secretariat Center. Founded in 2004 on the grounds of the Kentucky Horse Park, the Secretariat Center provides a highly visible location for off-track Thoroughbreds to be retrained and adopted.
“I am thrilled to be joining the Secretariat Center team,” said Mann. “The care and placement of retired racehorses and providing these equine athletes a second career is something I am deeply passionate about.”
Added Secretariat Center president Dr. Holly Schmitt: “[Mann] has dedicated much of her professional career to understanding equine health and to supporting community programs. Her experience and skills will be crucial to promoting this organization as the gold standard in Thoroughbred retraining.”
Mann will begin her new position Sept. 14.