The Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) has hired Susan Schneider, JD, MBA, as its new executive director.
Schneider brings with her real-world horse, business, and law experience. She started on Aug. 21.
Schneider has roots in Louisville but most recently lived and practiced law in North Carolina. While there, she served on both the board of directors and executive committees of the North Carolina Horse Council.
She also has nonprofit experience, including a position as land protection attorney with the Catawba Lands Conservancy in Charlotte. In addition, she is currently treasurer of the equine law section of the Kentucky Bar Association, a racing official, and a horse and farm owner. Her personal equine interests include dressage, polocrosse, and trail riding.
Schneider succeeds Ginny Grulke, who retired after eight years as executive director at the KHC.
"I believe that Susan can take KHC to the next level as an organization,” said Grulke. “She will continue the educational activities we have been known for, but also expand our focus on policies, regulations, and legal aspects, which support a healthy horse industry in Kentucky."
Schneider will travel the Commonwealth in her initial months, meeting individuals and institutions that have supported the council in the past. To meet or talk to Schneider, please call the Kentucky Horse Council office at 859/367-0509.