LEXINGTON, Ky. — Lexington businessman Stewart Perry (Perry and Perry Insurance) has accepted Gov. Andy Beshear’s appointment to the Kentucky Horse Park Commission.
A Lexington native, Perry has been a State Farm Insurance agent since 1983. Perry and Perry Insurance is a family-owned business and one of Lexington’s oldest insurance agencies. Stewart is a highly respected state and community leader having been involved in numerous community activities. He is a past chair of the national board of directors of the American Diabetes Association.
“I am honored to accept Governor Beshear’s appointment to the Horse Park Commission,” said Perry. “My association with the Land Rover 3-Day Event has allowed me to be intimately involved with the Horse Park for a number of years. I also have a strong personal connection to the park as stepfather of an accomplished equestrian who uses the KHP riding facilities on a regular basis.”
Perry is former president (2014-19) and board member of Equestrian Events, Incorporated, organizer of the annual Land Rover 3-Day Event (formerly the Rolex 3-Day Event). He has been a volunteer with the organization since 1978.
The commission oversees the operations of KHP, a working horse farm, international equestrian competition venue and educational theme park. According to its web site, the mission of KHP “is to celebrate the history of our relationship with the horse through education, exhibition, engagement and competition.”
Perry will serve on the commission until March 2024.