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Equine Transport-What You Need To Know Before You Go!
Kentucky Ag Connection - 02/12/2020

The Kentucky Horse Council announced the topic for the February Kentucky Equine Networking Association (KENA) dinner. The February topic will be "Equine Transportation- What You Need to Know Before You Go!" The dinner will be held on Feb. 18 at The Red Mile Clubhouse in Lexington. 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 p.m., followed by dinner with the main speakers from 6 to 8 p.m.

The panel will be made up of Dr. Laura Werner of Hagyard Equine Medical, Sergeant Jason Morris from the Kentucky State Police, and Lance Hayden from Creech Transportation. Dr. Werner, a surgeon and sport horse medicine specialist at Hagyard, is also the team vet for the Area 8 North American Junior and Young Rider Championships. She will discuss best practices for shipping your horse and monitoring their health. Sgt. Morris will discuss current paperwork and licensing requirements when shipping horses across state lines. Hayden will discuss best practices from the transportation company's standpoint.

"We are excited to present this topic that affects every horse owner," Kentucky Horse Council Executive Director Katy Ross. "As people prepare for the spring and summer and get ready to take their horses trail riding, ship them to shows, wherever their interest lies, we look forward to providing in depth information on best practices as well as the current status of the Commercial Drivers License requirements."

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 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 Feb. 18 event. For details and reservations, visit www.kentuckyhorse.org Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.


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