With so many people participating and watching events such as the Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover and the Mustang Makeover, KENA will feature a panel of participants in those events. Emily Brollier Curtis, Dan James, and Dr. Fernanda Camargo, DVM, Ph.D. will make up the panel.
Ms. Curtis is a Grand Prix level dressage rider and trainer through her Miramonte Equine and has a talent for restarting off the track thoroughbreds. She has competed at the Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover in the dressage division. Mr. James, of Double Dan Horsemanship, is a world-renowned equine entertainer, educator, and competitor. He started retraining off the track thoroughbreds early in his career as an eventer and has participated and finished as a Top 5 Finalist in the Mustang Millionaire, in addition to being invited to participate in the upcoming Rodeo Bucking Horse Makeover. In addition to his own success with makeover horses, Mr. James has coached numerous makeover horse Top 5 Finalists, including Mustang Makeover Winners and TB Makeover Winners. Dr. Camargo is a professor at the University of Kentucky in the Ag Equine Program as well as an extension specialist and 4H advisor, will discuss the management of makeover horses, starting with assessing their initial needs, including feeding, shoeing and more.
"We are excited to present such an interesting and timely topic," Kentucky Horse Council Executive Director Katy Ross. "With the increasing popularity of events like the Retired Racehorse Project's Thoroughbred Makeover, Mustang Millionaire and the Mustang Makeover, we see more and more people adopting OTTBs and mustangs. This panel of experts will be able to address some of the challenges and rewards of adopting these animals and participating in these events."
KENA is charged with the mission of providing an educational and social venue for equine professionals and horse enthusiasts from all disciplines. Organized by the Kentucky Horse Council and supported by the University of Kentucky Ag Equine Program, KENA provides the opportunity for attendees to share ideas, business strategies and knowledge, and to obtain up-to-date information on horse and farm management and on issues affecting the equine industry.
The February 19 dinner is presented by Dinsmore & Shohl LLP's Equine Law Group. Dinsmore & Shohl is a full-service law firm with offices in twenty-three cities throughout eleven states and the District of Columbia, including Kentucky offices in Lexington, Frankfort, Louisville and Covington. The Dinsmore Equine Law Group is a generous supporter of the KENA dinner series.
The Kentucky Equine Networking Association welcomes all Kentucky horse owners, professionals and enthusiasts to attend the February 19 event. For details and reservations, visit www.kentuckyhorse.org. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.
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