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Kentucky Horse Council Announces Executive Director Search

08/06/2020 12:33 PM | Anonymous

Lexington, KY (August 6, 2020) The Kentucky Horse Council announced today that it is currently accepting applications for a new executive director to lead the organization. Katy Ross, who has served as the KHC's executive director since 2015, will be leaving the organization at the end of August to pursue other career opportunities. During her tenure, Ross spearheaded several key initiatives, including a new strategic plan, created successful programs focused on education and welfare of horses across the Commonwealth and worked with legislators at the local, state and national levels as an advocate for the horse industry.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to lead the Kentucky Horse Council and the support of the Kentucky horse industry throughout that time,” said Ross.  “The strength and diversity of the board of directors and staff has allowed the KHC to address issues facing the equine industry across the Commonwealth and I am confident that the organization will continue to be a voice for all horsemen and women in Kentucky heading into the future.  I am thankful for my time at the KHC and all of the organizations and people that work to support horses in Kentucky as well as the KHC.  I wish the KHC the best as I head into the next chapter of my career.”

The Kentucky Horse Council is a non-profit dedicated to the protection and development of the Kentucky equine community, through education and leadership. An all-breed, all-discipline organization, the KHC provides educational programs and information, trainings, outreach and communication to the Kentucky equine industry, the Kentucky Equine Networking Association (KENA), health and welfare programs, and advocacy on behalf of the entire horse industry.   The specialty KHC license plate, featuring a foal lying in the grass, provides a source of revenue for KHC programs.       

“Katy has been a valuable asset to us at the Kentucky Horse Council and we are thankful for her dedication to our mission,” said Ryan Watson, Stallion Manager at Darby Dan Farm and President of the KHC Board of Directors. “We wish her the best of luck in her future endeavors and we look forward to this new chapter for our organization.”

The full job description can be viewed here. 

Those interested in applying for the position should submit a cover letter and resume to by August 20, 2020.  For any questions regarding the position or to apply for the position, please contact Katy Ross at or (859) 367-0509. 

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