UK Equine Initiative Farm and Facilities Expo

The University of Kentucky (UK) Equine Initiative will host an Equine Farm and Facilities Expo on June 7, from 3:30 to 8 p.m. EDT at Shawhan Place in Paris. The expo will highlight area businesses' displays of equine equipment and supplies. Admission is free and a meal will be provided.

"The expo will allow horse owners and horse farm managers to see the range of equipment and supplies that are currently available for horse farms of all sizes," said Ray Smith, PhD, professor and forage extension specialist at the University of Kentucky. "UK specialists will provide hands-on instruction techniques for designing facilities, conducting strategic deworming, and spraying, seeding, and mowing pastures."

Glenn Mackie, Bourbon County Extension agent for agriculture and natural resources, said host farm Shawhan Place is an ideal venue to demonstrate the practical aspects of management and machinery for equine operations.

"Shawhan Place is a working, medium-sized equine operation that has been developed from raw farmland," he said.

Shawhan Place is a premier Thoroughbred farm offering foaling, breeding, sales prep and consignment, breaking, layups, and pre-training services. It is owned and operated by Theodore Kuster, Charles Koch, and Matthew Koch.

Reservations for the Equine Farm and Facilities Expo are appreciated but not required. Contact the UK Equine Initiative office at 859/257-2226 or e-mail to reserve a spot.

For more information about this and other UK Equine Initiative events, visit or e-mail For more information about pasture management events, visit

Holly Wiemers, MS, is communications director for UK's Equine Initiative.


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