Kentucky Horse Council

Ross New Executive Director Of Kentucky Horse Council

The Kentucky Horse Council is pleased to announce 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. Ms. Ross will officially assume the position on April 6, 2015. “On behalf of the […]

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Equine Groups Praise New Kentucky Law Reducing Hold Times For Stray Horses

A diverse coalition of stakeholders praised the leadership of state lawmakers Rep. Tom McKee and Sen. Robin Webb, the entire Kentucky Legislature, and Gov. Steve Beshear today for enacting a measure to reduce the hold period for stray horses from 90 days to 15 days. This new law will allow for more positive outcomes for […]

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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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