Beginning with Thoroughbred racing and breeding many decades ago, the Salmon family tradition of excellence continues in equine aftercare.


Learn more about Mereworth Farm's contributions to Thoroughbred racing and breeding.


Today Mereworth Farm is an equine sanctuary. Learn about our current operations.


The Susan S. Donaldson Foundation supports the operations of Mereworth Farm.

Historic Scenery

As beautiful as any commercially operated farm, Mereworth Farm offers stone fences, solid barns, numerous paddocks and lush fields of bluegrass on which horses happily graze in retirement.

Our Residents

Mereworth Farm is home to 175 horses, mostly Thoroughbreds, but including Standardbreds, Quarter Horses, Tennessee Walkers, a Rocky Mountain Horse, a Mustang and a mule.

Our Mission

“The primary activity of the Corporation shall be the provision of care and maintenance (including, but not limited to, shelter, food, grooming and veterinary care) for horses and other animals which, because of advanced age, injury or otherwise, have been abandoned or neglected or are to be put to death by their owners.”

Get In Touch!

We are happy to provide more information and love to hear your stories about our residents or Mereworth Farm!


4985 Bethel Road
Lexington, Kentucky 40511

Phone & Fax

Office phone: +1 (859) 381-0173
Office Fax: +1 (859) 381-0174


Farm Manager, James T. Boyd
Director of Operations/General Counsel, Elizabeth S. Hughes

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