Hallie Hardy, a native of Frankfort, Kentucky, has been the executive director of the nonprofit, Horse Country, Inc., since 2022. She brings to Horse Country a wealth of experience ranging from tour intern to client relations and marketing, to nomination sales. Throughout her career, she has focused on broadening her overall knowledge of the Thoroughbred industry and sharpening her long-term desire to market and promote it.
As an undergraduate in the University of Kentucky’s Equine Program, she held an internship at WinStar Farm, leading its public and private tours. Following graduation, she joined America’s Best Racing (ABR) as one of six brand ambassadors who traveled the country to promote the sport’s biggest race days. After ABR, Hardy was accepted to the Irish National Stud Breeding Course and then Godolphin Flying Start.
Since completing Flying Start, Hardy has worked for trainer Graham Motion and again at WinStar Farm. She most recently worked for Godolphin as part of the nomination sales and marketing teams, as well as assisting with several charitable initiatives and Godolphin’s tour experience.