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Kentucky Horse Council’s ‘Prosecco for Ponies’ brunch fundraiser set for Oct. 12 at Mereworth Farm

The Kentucky Horse Council has announced that the “Prosecco for Ponies” brunch fundraiser will be held on Oct. 12 at New Vocations at Mereworth Farm. The event begins at at 10:30 a.m. “Prosecco for Ponies” is a brunch event to benefit the Kentucky Horse Council. Brunch will be catered by Local Feed out of Georgetown, and there will also be a mimosa and bloody mary bar. There...

UK equine field day to be held Sept. 5 at Weber’s Retired Horses in Princeton; event is free, open to public

By Holly Wiemers University of Kentucky The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment’s Ag Equine Programs will host an equine field day from 3:30 until 8 p.m. (Central time) on Sept. 5 at Weber’s Retired Horses LLC, 1013 Dripping Springs Road in Princeton. The event is free and open to the public. “The Weber’s are an excellent example of the benefits of resource conservation...

Kentucky Horse Council offers Large Animal Emergency Rescue training Sept. 20-22 in Lexington

The Kentucky Horse Council has announced Large Animal Emergency Rescue (LAER) training will be held Sept. 20-22 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, and registration is now open. The LAER training will be taught by 4Hooves Large Animal Services, LLC and instructors Justin and Tori McLeod. Both instructors have extensive experience with equine and livestock as well as working as emergency responders....

Kentucky Horse Council accepting applications for two $1,500 scholarships for Spring 2019 semester

The Kentucky Horse Council has announced they will be awarding two $1,500 scholarships to Kentucky students already attending college or accepted into a college who have demonstrated academic success, equine industry involvement and community service for the Spring 2019 Semester. The Equine Scholarship will be awarded to students currently enrolled with a university or college in Kentucky in an equine-related...

MSU, UK students named winners of two Equine Scholarships from Kentucky Horse Council

The Kentucky Horse Council has announced the recipients of two Equine Scholarships for the Fall 2018 semester, Morehead State University student Brittany Rust and University of Kentucky student Morgan Dailey. The Equine Scholarship is awarded to student members of the Kentucky Horse Council currently enrolled with a university or college in Kentucky in an equine-related major or a horse-related program,...

Kentucky Horse Council to award scholarships to college-enrolled or accepted students for Fall 2018

The Kentucky Horse Council has announced they will be awarding two $1,500 scholarships to Kentucky students already attending college, or accepted into a college who have demonstrated academic success, equine industry involvement and community service for the Fall 2018 Semester. The Equine Scholarship will be awarded to students currently enrolled with a university or college in Kentucky in an...

Free career fair brings college students into contact with potential equine industry employers

The University of Kentucky Ag Equine Programs will host its ninth annual UK Equine Career and Opportunity Fair from 4:30 to 7 p.m. EST March 7 at Spindletop Hall in Lexington. The free event provides college students with the chance to meet prospective equine industry employers and to learn about potential volunteer, internship and part-time and full-time employment opportunities. In addition to booths...

People in the News: Hilliard Lyons adds pair to staff; KCTCS VP Czarapata recognized nationally

Steve Grossman, SVP and Complex Manager for Hilliard Lyons’ Central Kentucky complex, announced the recent hiring of two professionals who will deepen and broaden the financial services that the firm already offers to clients. Jack Cunningham will launch the local office of Hilliard Lyons Trust Co., and Jenny Foley will provide comprehensive wealth planning services. Jack Cunningham Cunningham is...

Popular Kentucky Equine Networking Association returns to Lexington Aug. 18

The Kentucky Horse Council has announced the return of the popular Kentucky Equine Networking Association (KENA) on Aug. 18, 2015 at Fasig-Tipton in Lexington.   KENA is a dinner and educational series open to both equine professionals and horse owners and will feature a networking reception from 5:30-6 p.m., followed by dinner with the main speaker from 6-8 p.m.   The group, focused on...

Kentucky Horse Council chooses former state attorney Ross to serve as executive director

The Kentucky Horse Council has named Katy Ross as its new executive director.   Ross brings both equine and non-profit legal experience to the Council, most recently serving as a staff attorney to the Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions. Ross will begin her new position on April 6.   New Kentucky Horse Council executive director Katie Ross (Facebook Photo) “On behalf of the...

Kentucky Horse Council announces national search for new executive director

The Kentucky Horse Council has opened a search for a new executive director.   The executive director executes the strategic operational goals of the KHC, among other duties. A full job description may be found at this link.   The Kentucky Horse Council is a non-profit organization dedicated, through education and leadership, to the protection and development of the Kentucky equine community.   It...

Equine demonstrations, family activities return to Alltech Arena during Ky. Round-Up

The Kentucky Round-Up provides a fun weekend activity where families can learn more about horses. (Photo from Kentucky Horse Council)   Kentucky Round-Up 2014, hosted by the Kentucky Horse Council on Feb. 15 and 16 in the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park, presents a full schedule of equine demonstrations, exhibits and activities for families, children, new horse owners and advanced...

Kentucky Equine Networking Association welcomes all members of horse community

  The Kentucky Equine Networking Association is a joint venture between the Kentucky Horse Council and the University of Kentucky Ag Equine Programs. Its next meeting for all in the horse community is May 9 at the Four Points Sheraton in Lexington.   KENA sees its mission as developing and providing educational and networking events for equine professionals in Kentucky.   KENA meetings...

Kentucky Horse Council approves two new trailers to educate on equine agriculture

The Kentucky Mobile Agriculture Science Center, two 40-foot trailers filled with laboratory set-ups, computers and other learning tools, travels around Kentucky visiting elementary and middle schools. Kentucky’s Horse Council has approved two more dedicated to equine agriculture.   The mission of the mobile centers is to educate school children in agricultural topics, using science as the...

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...