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Kentucky Horsemen Urged To Contact Lawmakers Over Proposed Repeal Of Sales Tax Exemption

Facing threats in two introduced bills and with other proposals being considered, the Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP), Kentucky’s equine economic advocate, urges Kentucky lawmakers to not increase the tax burden on Kentucky’s signature horse industry. Through an email campaign by KEEP’s grassroots supporters and through one-on-one meetings in Frankfort, KEEP’s message to legislators has […]

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KEEP Day In Frankfort Helps State Legislators ‘Connect The Dots’ Of Horse Industry

The Kentucky Equine Education Project staged its second KEEP Day in Frankfort, with horsemen and horse enthusiasts of all breeds and disciplines interacting with state legislators to discuss the economic importance of equines in their home districts. A prevalent message: Kentucky didn’t become the Horse Capital of the World by being a one-trick pony. Horses of all types contribute significant assets to local […]

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Frankfort To Host Second Annual KEEP Day Feb. 15

The Kentucky Equine Education Project is staging its second KEEP Day in Frankfort on Thursday, February 15, 2018, providing a convenient setting for those involved in the industry to share with state legislators the importance of horses to their districts’ economy. The event will run from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM in Room 129 in […]

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Elisabeth Jensen Joins KEEP As Executive Vice President

The Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) has tapped lifelong horse enthusiast and Race for Education co-founder Elisabeth Jensen as its new executive vice president. Joe Clabes, KEEP’s executive director since April 2015, is leaving KEEP to become senior consultant and strategist with the business-management consulting firm Loch Harbour Group and to pursue other business opportunities […]

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KEEP Honoring Late Tim Capps, Central Kentucky Riding For Hope With Industry Vision Awards

The late Tim Capps and Central Kentucky Riding for Hope will be honored with the Industry Vision Awards during the Kentucky Equine Education Project’s second KEEP Equine Industry Conference this Sunday and Monday at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Lexington. The Industry Vision Awards – which recognize an individual and an organization for outstanding contributions […]

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Historical Racing, Equine Workforce On Tap For KEEP Industry Conference

The Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) will convene the second annual statewide gathering of leaders representing all aspects of Kentucky’s horse industry on October 15-16 at the Embassy Suites on Newtown Pike in Lexington. This year’s conference will bring together 300 representatives of all breeds and disciplines, legislative and regulatory policy-makers and emerging leaders from […]

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Join The Herd! KEEP Organizing Day Set For Feb. 22

The Kentucky Equine Education Project has scheduled KEEP Day in Frankfort during the 2017 legislative session for Wednesday, February 22, making it easy for those involved in the industry to meet with their state legislators to discuss the importance of horses to their districts’ economy. “Twenty-eight new legislators were elected in the Kentucky State House […]

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Brereton Jones, Old Friends To Receive KEEP Industry Vision Award

The Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) has announced former governor and founding KEEP member, Brereton Jones, and Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm as recipients of the inaugural Industry Vision Award during the KEEP Equine Industry Conference on October 18 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Lexington. A committee made up of KEEP Board members chose […]

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KEEP To Convene Equine Industry Conference; Broadway To Give Keynote Address

The Kentucky Equine Education Project will convene a gathering of horse industry leaders and policy makers from across the state to discuss ways to protect and promote the Commonwealth’s signature industry. The Equine Industry Conference will take place on October 17-18 at the Embassy Suites on Newtown Pike in Lexington, KY. “KEEP is proud to […]

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Turfway Park Rejoins Kentucky Equine Education Project

The Kentucky Equine Education Project and Turfway Park Race Course announced today that the Northern Kentucky track would rejoin the horse industry advocacy group. Located in Florence, KY, Turfway Park provides 100 year-round jobs to the Northern Kentucky area and their workforce grows to 300 during the four months in which they host live racing. […]

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