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Kentucky Equine Networking Association

Kentucky Equine Networking Association (KENA)

KENA is a popular dinner speaker series held four times a year. Featured speakers discuss various owner issues including horse health, pasture management, hoof care and diseases, supplements, equine research,
parasite management, and more.

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Join us on Tuesday, August 31 at 5:30 PM for a Summer KENA Dinner at Spy Coast Farm

Equines and the Environment:
Minimizing Impact on Water Quality
A tour of Spy Coast Farm is included in the evening's events


Tammy Barnes, Cooperative Extension Associate for University of Kentucky’s College of Agriculture, Food and the Environment will offer KENA attendees insight into the best equine management practices for the preservation of water quality on horse farms and equine facilities. Horse farms that enact water conservation practices not only add value to a property, they also promote horse health.

Horse and equine facility owners have become increasingly aware of manure management and how its mismanagement could negatively impact water quality and the environment in which they ride. Barnes’ presentation will provide affordable, implementable steps to minimize the environmental impact of manure; she will also offer possible funding sources for these measures. Additional topics discussed will include riparian areas, heavy-use areas, waster capture, composting and manure management.

Stricter water quality regulations are forthcoming, and it behooves horse and farm owners to be informed and proactive about possible changes they may have to implement to operate in accordance with local and federal laws.

Included with each KENA ticket is a tour Spy Coast Farmone of the premier sport-horse farms in the country. Located on 800 acres adjacent to the Kentucky Horse Park, KENA attendees will tour their state-of-the-art Rehabilitation and Fitness Center, Stallion Barn, CEM Quarantine, Young Horse Development Center and Reproduction Center before sitting down to a meal in the brand-new Equine Education Center.


Click here to register.  

If you are in need of any special accommodations please email the office at info@kentuckyhorse.org within 10 days of the event to allow time for scheduling. 

Many thanks to our 2021 KENA Presenting Sponsors








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