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Ky. Horse Council announces family event featuring learning, interaction opportunities

The Kentucky Horse Council has announced the Kentucky Round-Up, a new family event featuring horse activities, learning and interaction. Kentucky Round-Up will be held Feb. 2 at the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park. Kentucky Round-Up also includes an evening concert by country music star John Michael Montgomery.

The event has been designed to provide families with no horse involvement to be around horses, learn about their personalities, grooming, safety, and horse sports for the whole family. In addition, those who already ride horses will find advanced speakers, clinicians, vendors and demonstrations for their interest. Also taking place at the Kentucky Round-Up is the 4th Annual International Safety Symposium, sponsored by riders4helmets.com, attracting attendees and speakers from around the world.

In the evening, Kentucky country music artist John Michael Montgomery will be in concert in the arena, with the Danny Frazier Band as the opening act.

Between the daytime activities and the concert, the Kentucky Horse Council will hold its annual Members’ Awards Banquet to recognize outstanding industry contributors and volunteers.

“Kentucky Round-Up is a way for the Horse Council to address an issue which all of agriculture faces, “ commented Anna Zinkhon, president of the Kentucky Horse Council board. “Less young people today are comfortable around horses and other livestock because the family farms are disappearing. Getting the kids ‘off the couch and into the barn’ not only introduces them to the wonder of horses, but also has tremendous character and health benefits.”

“We also hope to take these same families out to horse activities and farms throughout the year,” said Ginny Grulke, executive director of the Kentucky Horse Council. “This is not just a one-day experience, but a continuing pathway to the horse.”

Kentucky Horse Council members can receive free tickets based on membership, and regular priced adults tickets are $10 in advance, $15 on the day of the event. Kids 12 and under are free. Click here for details.

For more information about Kentucky Round-Up and a full list of activities, visit kentuckyroundup.com

From Kentucky Horse Council

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