Kentucky Horse Council

Mud Management Key To Equine Health And Safety During Wet Weather

An attentive group of equine owners and caretakers gathered at The Red Mile Clubhouse in Lexington, KY, last week to learn how to better care for their farms and their horses during wet weather. The Kentucky Equine Networking Association (KENA) session, presented by the Kentucky Horse Council, hosted a panel of experts who addressed a […]

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Kentucky Horse Council Gets Behind New Bill To Strengthen Equine Abuse Laws

The Kentucky Horse Council has announced support for their top legislative priority for 2019, HB 98 also known as Klaire’s Law. The bill strengthens the laws surrounding equine abuse and neglect. Introduced by Representative Diane St. Onge, HB 98 creates a new section of KRS 525 clearly defining equine abuse and neglect. Cruelty to equines […]

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Embarking On A Makeover Challenge? A Few Considerations For Newbies

Earlier this month, the Retired Racehorse Project announced the acceptance of 673 trainers into its 2019 Thoroughbred Makeover competition. At this stage in the game, some of those trainers already have their Makeover horses, while others are still searching, outlining a game plan for the year (final horse registrations aren’t due until Aug. 1). While […]

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Inaugural Horse Industry Safety Summit Promotes Education Among Equestrians

The University of Kentucky Ag Equine Programs, Saddle Up Safely and other partnering organizations will host an inaugural Horse Industry Safety Summit on Tuesday, April 23, prior to the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event at the Kentucky Horse Park. The event will be held at Spindletop Hall, 3414 Iron Works Pike, Lexington, from 7:30 a.m. […]

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Unintentional Equine Neglect And Abuse A Concern For The Bluegrass

The Kentucky Equine Networking Association (KENA) welcomed a diverse range of attendees to their November meeting, which was one of the largest of 2018. Focused on understanding the process of prosecuting equine neglect and abuse cases in Kentucky, as well as the roadblocks organizations assisting with these cases may encounter, the room was full of […]

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Large Animal Rescue Training Imperative For First Responders In The Bluegrass

A core tenet of the Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) is its dedication to the protection of the state’s equine community and its horses. The organization has multiple programs in place to act as safety nets for horses in the state of Kentucky, but one opportunity in particular focuses on strategic teamwork to preserve the safety […]

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Kentucky Horse Council Announces Dates For 2018 Livestock Investigation Training

The Kentucky Horse Council’s Livestock Investigation Training is back this spring and will be held at two locations across Kentucky, Western Kentucky University and Morehead State University. Registration for both training’s is now open to all county and state officials, such as Animal Control Officers, Sheriffs, and Police Officers. Developed by the Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) […]

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KY Horse Council Hosts Successful Coalition Of State Horse Councils Annual Meeting

The Kentucky Horse Council hosted the 2017 Coalition of State Horse Councils Annual Meeting in Lexington, Kentucky from November 10-12, 2017. The Coalition of State Horse Councils includes forty-three state horse councils that work together to provide grassroots support and education to state horse councils, encourage and grow participation in state horse councils and the […]

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Kentucky Horse Council Offers $1,500 Equine Scholarship

The Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) will be awarding a $1,500 scholarship to a Kentucky college student who has demonstrated academic success, equine industry involvement and community service. The scholarship will be applicable to the Spring 2018 semester. The Equine Scholarship will be awarded to a student currently enrolled with a university or college in Kentucky […]

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Hurricane Irma: KY Horse Industry Rallies To Aid Those Displaced By Storm

As another record breaking hurricane barrels down on the United States, the Kentucky Horse Council is again working with equine groups to aid horses in those affected areas. The KHC put out a call to Kentucky farms and facilities willing to take in equine evacuees and the response has been overwhelming. “We are overwhelmed by […]

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