DeGraff Stables Urges Participation in KENA Topic: Unwanted Horses

July 11th, 2011 5:15 PM | No Comments

Indian ArtifactsKENA (Kentucky Equine Networking Association) hosts regular meetings which offer a social hour with cash bar and dinner (responsibility of the attendee) where qualified guest speakers present on topics of current interest in the areas of horse health, nutrition, facilities management, labor, safety, welfare, sales, marketing & business management, among others.  Please join us July 19th!.  Registration deadline is Thursday, July 14th.  Bring a colleague or friend and your name will be entered into a drawing for a gorgeous leather halter with custom nameplate!

Next Meeting:  July 19, 2011
Registration Deadline:  July 14th, 3:00pm
Location:  Clarion Hotel (formerly Holiday Inn North)
Time:  6:00pm Registration Opens
Keynote Speakers (Panelists): Dr. Robert Stout, KY State Veterinarian, Dr. David Fugate, W. Liberty Vet Services, Lori Neagle, KY Equine Humane Center, Earl Hatter, KY Animal Care & Control Association.
Topic:  Unwanted Horses: Why we still have them & how it affects you

“The Kentucky Horse Council has worked extensively with the Department of Agriculture, Veterinary Medical Association, Equine Rescues, and Animal Control Agencies to develop programs that address the needs of unwanted horses. Through coordinated efforts, we have learned a great deal about the extent of the problem and the challenges in finding workable solutions. Unwanted horses aren’t someone else’s problem – they are a concern for all facets of the Kentucky equine community,” explained Anna Zinkhon, Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) President.

At the July 19th KENA (Kentucky Equine Networking Association) dinner meeting, a panel of experts will provide insight into the blight of Kentucky’s unwanted horses. The keynote presentation “Unwanted Horses: Why we still have them & how it affects you” kicks off with an overview by Essie Rogers, KHC Director of Education & Welfare at 7:15 p.m.

The evening also includes a silent auction to benefit the KHC SoHo Fund which provides feed for horses when they are confiscated as part of a neglect case. The KHC Geld Voucher program and Equine Safety Net program are funded by SoHo, as well as coggins testing and transport for Kentucky horses slated for rescue facilities. Proceeds from the SoHo silent auction will be matched by a generous donation from the Modern Woodmen of America.

KENA is a program of the Kentucky Horse Council and the UK Equine Initiative. It is an educational and networking dinner series for equine professionals in Kentucky, targeted specifically at those who participate in breeding and reproductive services, instruction, training, boarding and showing.
Cost: $20 for Kentucky Horse Council Members, $25 General Public
Registration: Reservations are required for KENA meetings becuase of the need to plan for the number of dinners required. Generally the deadline for reservations is three days prior to the event. To attend the next scheduled meeting, register here.

Meeting Agenda:
6:00 – 6:30 Registration and Networking
6:30 – 7:30 Dinner
7:00 – 7:15 Breed or Discipline Overview: Eventing
7:15 – 7:30 Introduction of Unwanted Horse Situation and KHC programs
7:30 – 8:15 Panel of Speakers
8:15 – 8:30 Announcements and Closing   

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