OMRH Accredited by Kentucky Equine Health and Welfare Council
On August 29, 2014, Our Mims Retirement Haven was granted certification as an equine retirement facility by the Kentucky Equine Health and Welfare Council.
The Council was established to assist, advice, and consult with the Department of Agriculture on equine health and welfare issues. It acts to maintain the health, welfare, and safety of equines in the Commonwealth, and carries our the duties assigned in legislation KRS 257.474. The Council is attached to the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.
The accreditation equine rescue, retirement, and rehabilitation facilities is a voluntary process that involves completing an application and onsite inspection. Dr. Rusty Ford, Council chairman, conducted the inspection at the Haven’s operations in Paris, Kentucky, earlier in the summer. In his delivery of the certificate of accreditation, Dr. Ford announced: “After reviewing the data provided by Our Mims, and subsequent assessment conducted by the KY Office of State Veterinarian, the council members voted unanimously the standards Our Mims meets certainly qualified the certification to be issued.” OMRH is the third equine facility to be accredited in the state.
OMRH became a 501(c) 3 nonprofit in 2006. Featured in Barbara Livingston’s More Old Friends, the Haven specializes in “restoring in health and spirit in aged mares.” The Haven is supported through donations, eBay auctions, and its online shop.
Our Mims Retirement Haven is home to Princess Royale, Bel’s Starlet, Blue Viking, Ms. Royal Flagship, Trail Guide, Dogwood Patty, and Exciting Buckets. Our Mims’ grandson, 1997 Breeder’s Cup™ Sprint winner Elmhurst, arrived in October of 2011.
Jeanne Mirabito: (859) 227-6304
Farm Manager, President
Cheryl Bellucci: (937) 776-1904
Director of Fund Raising and Promotion