Empowering women to improve life in the bluegrass.

Junior League of Lexington, Inc.

Our Mission

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 greatest and most notable event, the Lexington Junior League Charity Horse Show. For more than 75 years, 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 85 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 their wares to thousands of Central Kentucky shoppers.  Proceeds from the Holly Day Market assist the league with its charitable efforts to assist agencies and promote the quality of life in the Bluegrass.

News and Announcements

90th Gift Application

The 90th Gift application is now available. Click here to access the application. More information can be found here.


Holly Day Market

The 2013 Holly Day Market was a success with over 2,000 people in attendance. Next year's market will be November 14-16. Check back in the near future for information on becoming a merchant.

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.

Bodley-Bullock House

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


Horse Show

The 2013 Lexington Junior League Charity Horse Show was held July 8-13, 2013 - at the Red Mile in Lexington, KY. Thanks to our Sponsors, Exhibitors, Judges, Staff, Member Volunteers and Spectators for another fabulous show!

The Lexington Junior League Horse Show is now on Twitter!  Check us out and follow us at @lexjrleaguehs.

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