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Kentucky Horse Council Hosts Annual Meeting, Elects New Board Members and Announces Member Benefits

10/23/2017 11:47 AM | Anonymous

Lexington, KY (October 23, 2017) – The Kentucky Horse Council hosted its 2017 Annual Member Meeting in conjunction with the KEEP Equine Industry Conference October 15, 2017 at the Embassy Suites in Lexington, KY.  Horse Council members from all over the Commonwealth attended and new board members were elected and new membership benefits announced for 2018.  

The director elections include Dr. Anna Hinchborn Dunlap, the owner of Creek Hollow Veterinary Services; Aubri Hostetter, sales representative for Excel Equine Feeds; Travers Manley, an attorney in the Lexington office of Dinsmore & Shohl; Dr. Rocky Mason, a field care veterinarian and director of the emergency response team at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute; and Katlynn Sacco, the director of Competition Licensing at US Equestrian.  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 diverse group of people from so many different equine backgrounds to our Board of Directors and to have such strong leadership as the result of our elections,” said Kentucky Horse Council President Erin Woodall. “The skills of the new directors, combined with the experience and leadership of the returning board members, will benefit the Kentucky Horse Council immeasurably as we continue to expand our programming and focus on the health and welfare of horses in Kentucky.”

Additionally, the Kentucky Horse Council announced new benefits for its members, including discounts to Horse Country tours.  This discount is in addition to the excess liability insurance policy, NTRA discount program, Equine Equipment Savings discount program and discount to the Horse Magazine, among others.

Executive Director Katy Ross said, “We are proud of our ability to offer great benefits to all of our members, from individuals and families to businesses, farms and associations.  We are lucky to be able to add member discounts for Horse Country, the fast-growing organization offering tours to the amazing equine facilities in Central Kentucky including farms, feed mills and clinics.  Working with Horse Country allows us one more way to develop the horse industry in Kentucky, which is a key component of the Horse Council’s mission.”

For the complete list of the Kentucky Horse Council Board of Directors and more information about membership, 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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