Kentucky Horse Council

Free-Range, Abandoned Horses A Growing Problem In Kentucky

According to a USA Today report, the population of free-roaming horses in Kentucky’s eastern mountain region has reached unsettling levels. People have either been grazing horses or turning them loose on reclaimed surface mines in the Appalachians for years, but the practice has gone on for so long that the herds are producing their own foals […]

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Kentucky Horse Council Elects New Officers

The Kentucky Horse Council elected a slate of new officers at its November 16 Board Meeting. The elections include Erin Woodall – President, Kathy Hopkins – Vice President, Madelyn Millard – Secretary, and Kelsea Rookard – Treasurer. Erin Woodall served as Vice-President of the Kentucky Horse Council prior to her election as President, and is […]

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Hayes Named to Kentucky Horse Council

Dixie Hayes, Program Coordinator and Instructor at Bluegrass Community & Technical College’s North American Racing Academy (BCTC-NARA), has been named to the Kentucky Horse Council’s Board of Directors, effective immediately. A graduate of Equine Studies from Midway College, Hayes’ background includes stints as an assistant farm manager at Linhaven Farm in Versailles, KY, and assistant […]

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Horse Park’s Hopkins Elected President of Kentucky Horse Council

The Kentucky Horse Council elected a new President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary at its July 14 Board Meeting. The elections include Kathy Hopkins – President, Erin Woodall – Vice President, Becky Cox – Treasurer, and Madelyn Millard – Secretary. Kathy Hopkins is the Director of Equine Operations at Lexington’s Kentucky Horse Park. Kathy oversees such diverse […]

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KY Horse Council Elects New Directors, Honors Retiring Members

The Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) Board of Directors welcomed returning and new board members on November 10, 2013 following elections at the annual membership meeting, as well as honoring retiring board members. This year, four retiring directors were honored for their outstanding dedication and volunteer service to the Kentucky Horse Council.  These four were dedicated […]

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Millard, Waldrup Honored by KY Horse Council

The Kentucky Horse Council Excellence Awards recognize the individuals, groups and associations whose dedication and innovation, through outstanding achievements, positively impact our Kentucky equine community.  This year’s award winners were celebrated at the KHC Annual Member Meeting on November 10, where recipients received public accolades for their work and accomplishments. Volunteer of the Year: The […]

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Susan Schneider New Executive Director of KY Horse Council

After an exhaustive search, the Kentucky Horse Council announces the hiring of a new Executive Director. Susan Schneider, a native Kentuckian, has real world experience with horses, business and law. Ms. Schneider will be a salutary addition to this important and innovative non-profit organization and will begin at the position on August 21, 2013. Susan […]

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Grulke: Industry must strengthen bond between young people, horses

Ginny Grulke is executive director of the Kentucky Horse CouncilIt goes without saying that fewer and fewer children are exposed to farms and large animals.  America has become suburbanized.  However, horses have an advantage over other farm animals and farm activities because of the special bond that forms between human and horse.  And the fact […]

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Three Chimneys presents Good News Friday: Kentucky’s Horse Power

Did you know there are a lot of horses in Kentucky? It seems such a silly question, like asking about peaches in Georgia or corn in Iowa.   But there’s great value in understanding the details and economic impact of a state’s key industry, even if the broad conclusion appears obvious. This week, researchers unveiled […]

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KY Horse Council reveals new design for 2013 license plate

The Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) today unveiled a new, updated design for the horse license plate known so well to Kentuckians. The new plate marries the old and new, by keeping the foal image that so many Kentuckians loved, but using new technology to enhance the image with more details and realism. Anna Zinkhon, KHC […]

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