Gathan Borden

Horse Country Searches for New Executive Director with Hardy's Departure

Anne Sabatino Hardy, Visit Horse Country's first Executive Director, will be leaving that organization to transition to new opportunities in early 2022. Hardy will remain through the transition as the board of Horse Country searches for a new Executive Director. "The equine industry is vital to the tourism infrastructure of Lexington and Central Kentucky tourism," said Gathan Borden, Vice President of VisitLEX and Visit Horse Country Board Chair. "[Hardy] has been a tremendous asset in helping develop and grow Horse Country to where it is today. As we embark on...

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New Horse Country Board President is VisitLEX's Borden

Gathan Borden, the vice president of marketing for VisitLEX, Lexington's convention and visitor's bureau, has officially been named the new board president of Visit Horse Country. Borden succeeds founding board president Price H. Bell, Jr., who served in the position for the first seven years of the organization. "Visit Horse Country has been a game-changer for the Lexington tourism product," said Borden. "The outreach from the horse industry into the community has been powerful and has allowed us to truly share the Bluegrass in a way we never could before....

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