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Kentucky Horse Council Announces May KENA Topic: Managing Mud

04/24/2019 9:48 AM | Anonymous

Lexington, KY (April 22, 2019) – The Kentucky Horse Council has announced the topic for the May Kentucky Equine Networking Association (KENA) dinner. The May topic will be “Managing Mud.” The dinner will be held on May 21, 2019, at The Red Mile Clubhouse in Lexington, Ky. KENA is a dinner and educational series open to equine professionals, horse owners, and riders and will feature a networking reception from 5:30-6:00 PM, followed by dinner with the main speakers from 6:00-8:00 PM.

With the unprecedented amount of rain that has hit Central Kentucky in the last year, the May KENA topic will be “Managing Mud.”  The speakers for this dinner will be Dr. Robert Coleman, Dr. Craig Lesser and Krista Lea. 

Dr. Coleman, an extension specialist and professor in the University of Kentucky’s Equine Ag Program, will discuss high traffic pads and mud management.   Dr. Craig Lesser, a veterinarian and podiatrist at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital, will discuss mud related conditions for your horse.  Krista Lea, a pasture management specialist in the UK Equine Ag Program, will discuss how to help your pastures recover from this weather and how to keep them going.

 “One of the things we kept hearing over the winter was how sick everyone was of the rain,” Kentucky Horse Council Executive Director Katy Ross.  “The large amount of precipitation we’ve received in Kentucky in the past year has caused issues across the agriculture industry and affects horses, from skin infections, to hoof issues, to pasture problems with large amounts of mud. This diverse panel will touch on all of the issues affecting horse owners in Kentucky due to the rainy weather.”

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 Kentucky Equine Networking Association welcomes all Kentucky horse owners, professionals and enthusiasts to attend the May 21 event. For details and reservations, visit www.kentuckyhorse.org. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.

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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