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Kentucky Horse Council Announces New Officers, Directors for 2017

11/09/2016 11:38 AM | Anonymous



Kentucky Horse Council
Katy Ross
Executive Director
(859) 367-0509

Kentucky Horse Council Announces New Officers, Directors for 2017

Lexington, KY (November 9, 2016) -The Kentucky Horse Council elected new Directors to the Board at the October 23 Annual Meeting. Immediately following, 2017 Officers were elected at a Board Meeting. Both meetings were held at the Kentucky Horse Park.

Erin Woodall was elected to serve a second two-year term as President, following being elected to a second term as a director.

Melissa King, the Kentucky Facilities Director for New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program, was elected to serve a one-year term as Vice President.

Dixie Hayes, the Program Coordinator/Instructor at the North American Racing Academy, was elected to her third one-year term as Secretary.

Nicole Rivera, the Equine Events Director for the Kentucky Horse Park, was elected to a one-year term as Treasurer.

The director elections include Dr. Brittany Adams-Pope, Assistant Professor in the Equine Industry Program in the College of Business at the University of Louisville; Tanya Boulmetis, an associate at Regard Law Group, PLLC; Kari Collier, Human Resources manager for the Kentucky area Sam's Clubs and horse owner; Sarah Liebert-Garner, realtor and founder of the Oldham County Saddle Club; Steve May, Director of Pari-Mutuel Wagering for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission; Howard Moore, Hydroprocessing Technologist with Marathon Pertroleum and Partner in Team CEO Eventing; Hannah Niebielski, Director of Dressage National Programs at the United States Equestrian Federation; Kelsea Rookard, Director of Marketing and Communications at Lexington Catholic High School; Katie Shoultz, Owner of Isidore Farm and Communications/Public Relations Consultant; and Erin Woodall, Activities and Events Director for the United States Pony Club. Dr. Janice Holland of Midway University has been appointed the Equine Education Consortium representative to the Board of Directors for a one-year term.

"We are excited to add such a wide-ranging group of people from all over the Commonwealth to our Board of Directors and to have such strong leadership as the result of our elections," said Kentucky Horse Council Executive Director Katy Ross. "The diversity of the new directors, combined with the experience and leadership of the returning board members, will help the Kentucky Horse Council as it expands existing programs such as Livestock Investigation Training, Large Animal Emergency Rescue Training and reaches out to both Eastern and Western Kentucky with Recreational Rider Day and gelding and wellness clinics."

For the complete list of the Kentucky Horse Council Board of Directors, visit

ABOUT THE KENTUCKY HORSE COUNCIL - The Kentucky Horse Council is a non-profit organization dedicated, through education and leadership, to the protection and development of the Kentucky equine community. The Kentucky Horse Council provides educational programs and information, outreach and communication to Kentucky horse owners and enthusiasts, equine professional networking opportunities through KENA, trail riding advocacy, health and welfare programs, and personal liability insurance and other membership benefits. The specialty Kentucky Horse Council license plate, featuring a foal lying in the grass, provides the primary source of revenue for KHC programs.

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