Meg Nichols Leavitt, who operates Walnut Hall Ltd. with her husband, Alan Leavitt, was honored with the Bluegrass Tomorrow Vision Equine Agriculture award on Jan. 31 at the Marriott Griffin Gate in Lexington, Ky.
The awards pay tribute to the best of the 18-county Bluegrass Region each year, related to improving quality of life and place, Bluegrass Tomorrow's mission.
Mrs. Leavitt owns L.V. Harkness and Company, which provides trophies for many classic Standardbred races and she is a co-founder of the Kentucky Equine Humane Center. She is also the former president of the Headley-Whitney Museum Board as well as the Lexington Public Library Foundation. She's also a former member of the Lexington Cancer Foundation.
She is on the advisory board of the USTA's Support Our Standardbreds program, which provides assistance to horses whose care has fallen to a criminal level.
Walnut Hall is home to many rescued equines of all sizes and breeds beyond Standardbreds, and welcomed into the care of the Leavitts. (HRC)