County: Campbell

Term: 2019-2021.

 

Donnie has lived in Alexandria, Kentucky, his entire life, and currently lives just a quaerer-mile from where he grew up on Persimmon Grove. He stays busy with his family’s concrete business. He has been married to his wife Dawn for 18 years, with whom they have three daughters and five grandchildren. Growing up on a farm, he was always around horses and ponies. While his interest was not focused solely on horses, once he grew up and was out of the house, it certainly helped him when he first met Dawn. He soon learned she loved horses. Their first date was taking the family horses on a trail ride, and then as the saying goes, “the rest was history!” Donnie’s quarter horse, Champ, and Dawn’s Kentucky Mountain horse, Peaches, are a special part of their family now. Shortly after he and Dawn married, he tapped into a special talent – carving with a chainsaw. This gift likely came from his carpenter father, and it is a skill that has grown over the years. You can find him at the Festival at the Lake in August, or the Wool Festival in Pendleton County in October, just to name a couple of events where he sells his artworks. He also carves ornaments that his grandchildren enjoy each Christmas. Donnie has been a member since the Northern Kentucky Horse Network formed in 2007. In fact, he helped cut the trails through A. J. Jolly Park in 2009 and has volunteered to be part of the work party each year, helping form and clear trails. So, if you are riding through A. J. Jolly Park and see a cactus carved from a cedar tree – you will know Donnie Orth was there!

Donnie has lived in Alexandria, Kentucky, his entire life, and currently lives just a quaerer-mile from where he grew up on Persimmon Grove. He stays busy with his family’s concrete business. He has been married to his wife Dawn for 18 years, with whom they have three daughters and five grandchildren. Growing up on a farm, he was always around horses and ponies. While his interest was not focused solely on horses, once he grew up and was out of the house, it certainly helped him when he first met Dawn. He soon learned she loved horses. Their first date was taking the family horses on a trail ride, and then as the saying goes, “the rest was history!” Donnie’s quarter horse, Champ, and Dawn’s Kentucky Mountain horse, Peaches, are a special part of their family now. Shortly after he and Dawn married, he tapped into a special talent – carving with a chainsaw. This gift likely came from his carpenter father, and it is a skill that has grown over the years. You can find him at the Festival at the Lake in August, or the Wool Festival in Pendleton County in October, just to name a couple of events where he sells his artworks. He also carves ornaments that his grandchildren enjoy each Christmas. Donnie has been a member since the Northern Kentucky Horse Network formed in 2007. In fact, he helped cut the trails through A. J. Jolly Park in 2009 and has volunteered to be part of the work party each year, helping form and clear trails. So, if you are riding through A. J. Jolly Park and see a cactus carved from a cedar tree – you will know Donnie Orth was there!

Donnie has lived in Alexandria, Kentucky, his entire life, and currently lives just a quaerer-mile from where he grew up on Persimmon Grove. He stays busy with his family’s concrete business. He has been married to his wife Dawn for 18 years, with whom they have three daughters and five grandchildren. Growing up on a farm, he was always around horses and ponies. While his interest was not focused solely on horses, once he grew up and was out of the house, it certainly helped him when he first met Dawn. He soon learned she loved horses. Their first date was taking the family horses on a trail ride, and then as the saying goes, “the rest was history!” Donnie’s quarter horse, Champ, and Dawn’s Kentucky Mountain horse, Peaches, are a special part of their family now. Shortly after he and Dawn married, he tapped into a special talent – carving with a chainsaw. This gift likely came from his carpenter father, and it is a skill that has grown over the years. You can find him at the Festival at the Lake in August, or the Wool Festival in Pendleton County in October, just to name a couple of events where he sells his artworks. He also carves ornaments that his grandchildren enjoy each Christmas. Donnie has been a member since the Northern Kentucky Horse Network formed in 2007. In fact, he helped cut the trails through A. J. Jolly Park in 2009 and has volunteered to be part of the work party each year, helping form and clear trails. So, if you are riding through A. J. Jolly Park and see a cactus carved from a cedar tree – you will know Donnie Orth was there!