Kentucky Roundup Speaker Series

KENTUCKY ROUND-UP ANNOUNCES SPEAKER SERIES FOR HORSEMEN AND PARENTS

Lexington KY, January 9, 2013- The 2013 Kentucky Round-Up, hosted by the Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) on February 2, 2013 at the Kentucky Horse Park, announces its schedule of speaker education for Parents, Novice Horse Owners and Advanced Horsemen. Attendance in all classes is included in general admission to Kentucky Round-Up.

“FOR PARENTS: ALL ABOUT KIDS AND HORSES” is a speaker series designed for parents of children who would like to be involved in horses. It will provide information to assist in the family’s decision about horses, and how to getting started. Topics include the different ways that families can be involved in horses, the character development and sportsmanship benefits of horse activities, safety guidelines, cost estimates and Kentucky youth groups which offer horse education and sports.

“DOING IT RIGHT: HORSE CARE BASICS” provides hands-on information for the new or novice horse owner. Speakers will cover basic body parts and horse care, care of horses’ feet, nutrition, choosing a boarding stable, choosing an instructor and questions about buying, leasing and other options for horse involvement.

“THE ADVANCED HORSEOWNER” series will provide information for experienced farms and owners on topics such as Risk Management, Water Quality Plans, the new Kentucky Proud Horse Farm Program, Managing Cushing’s Disease, and Choosing a Thoroughbred for a Second Career.

Anna Zinkhon, President of the Kentucky Horse Council, commented, “At its core, the Kentucky Horse Council is an educational organization, so including a full complement of speakers to Kentucky Round-Up is critical to our mission.” She added, “We are blessed to have knowledgeable experts in almost any equine topic right here in the Commonwealth, and these individuals are also enthusiastic about providing this information to horse owners and parents.”

Kentucky Round-Up activities, including the educational speakers, start at 9:00AM, with doors opening at 8:30AM. The event continues all day until 4:30PM; the KHC Members Awards banquet will be held from 5:00 – 6:30pm, and an evening concert featuring John Michael Montgomery begins at 7:00PM.

Admission to this February 2nd horse event is FREE for children 12 and younger, Kentucky Horse Council members, and community groups. All others are $10 in advance for adults ($15 at the door); youth groups receive free admission with half-price tickets available for youth leaders. For more information about Kentucky Round-Up and ticket information, visit www.kentuckyroundup.com.
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 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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