Empowering women to improve life in the bluegrass.

Junior League of Lexington, Inc.

Our Mission

We are an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Our purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The Junior League of Lexington, Kentucky, Inc. reaches out to women of all races, religions and national origins who demonstrate an interest in and a commitment to voluntarism.

Community Involvement

A Tradition of Equine Excellence.  A Commitment to Community.  The Junior League of Lexington's philanthropic efforts are funded, in part, through its most notable event, the Lexington Junior League Charity Horse Show. Over its more than 75 year history, the Horse Show has generated nearly $4 million dollars to benefit the local community. The Lexington Junior League Charity Horse Show was selected as the 2011 Honor Show of the Year by the UPHA and has become one of the most prestigious events in the Saddlebred industry as the first leg of the Saddlebred Triple Crown.

Meeting the Needs of the Community
For more than 90 years, the Junior League of Lexington has been a founding contributor of several local agencies including Baby Health Services, Lexington Children's Theater, Opportunity Workshop of Lexington, Living Arts and Science Center, Chrysalis House, and the Hope Center For Women.  Today, League members continue to support these agencies and many others with their time, resources, and talents.
Preserving the Historic Bodley-Bullock House
In 1984, as a contribution to Lexington's historic preservation efforts, the Junior League of Lexington entered into a long-term lease to care for the Bodley-Bullock House.  The League agreed to renovate the home in historic Gratz Park and use it as its headquarters.  We are committed to honoring the testamentary wishes of the home's last owner, Mrs. Minnie Bullock, and the current owner, Transylvania University, by opening the home to the public, displaying collections belonging to the Bullocks, and preserving the house and gardens through renovation and ongoing maintenance.  Read More
Shopping for a Cause
In 2007, the Junior League of Lexington launched its newest fundraiser: the Holly Day Market.  The Market, held during the second weekend in November, attracts merchants from all over the country to sell unique merchandise to thousands of central Kentucky shoppers.  Proceeds from the Holly Day Market help the League to continue its charitable efforts to assist local non-profit agencies and work to improve the quality of life in the Bluegrass.

News and Announcements

Thank you to all the agencies that applied for 2015 funding from the CE&R Committee. We are working diligently to get through all of the applications and will be in touch in early July.


Horse Show - July 7-12, 2014 at The Red Mile!







The 2014 Lexington Junior League Charity Horse Show will be held July 7-12, 2014 at the Red Mile in Lexington, Kentucky.  We are so excited for our sponsors, exhibitors, judges, staff, member volunteers, and spectators to join us for another fabulous show this year!  For more information about the Show, click here.

Watch the live webcast!
Download the tentative time schedule. 

Follow us on Twitter at @lexjrleaguehs, and be sure to like our page on Facebook here!


Holly Day Market - November 12-14, 2014 at the Kentucky Horse Park!

The 2014 Holly Day Market will be held on November 12-14, 2014 in the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park.  Plans are already in the works for another fabulous Market!  For more information, click here.
Be sure to like our page on Facebook and get updates about the Market! 

 Bodley-Bullock House

The League has been proud to call the Bodley-Bullock House its home for more than thirty years!  Weddings, rehearsal dinners, meetings, garden parties, birthdays, and other memorable occasions are amazing at the Bodley-Bullock House. Contact us or call 859.252.8014 for availability and rates


Junior League Member Launches Dress for Success in Lexington!

Dress for Success in Lexington was recently launched by Junior League member Jennifer Monarch.  Read all about it here.

The Junior League's office hours are Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm.  If you need access to the office at other times, please contact us or call 859.252.8014.                          

Bodley-Bullock House

Holly Day Market