November KENA Meeting to Focus on Building Equine Businesses

The Kentucky Horse Council has announced that the November Kentucky Equine Networking Association (KENA) topic will be “Building Your Equine Business: A Panel Discussion on Creating and Marketing Your Equine Business and the Current Tax Initiative and Economic Climate.”

The dinner will be held Nov. 17 at Fasig-Tipton in Lexington, Kentucky. The KENA meetings are part of a dinner and educational series open to both equine professionals and horse owners. It will feature a networking reception from 5:30 to 6:00 p.m., followed by dinner with the main speaker from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m..

The group, focused on the Kentucky Thoroughbred, sport, and pleasure horse community, is charged with the mission of providing an educational and social venue for equine professionals and horse enthusiasts from all disciplines. Supported by the University of Kentucky Ag Equine Program and the Kentucky Horse Council, KENA is designed to provide the opportunity for attendees to share ideas and business strategies and to obtain up-to-date knowledge on horse and farm management.

The November business panel will feature speakers Rich Wilcke, Sarah Coleman, and Joe Clabes. Wilcke is the past chair of the University of Louisville Center of Equine Management, Coleman is the director of education and development at New Vocations, and Clabes is the executive director of the Kentucky Equine Education Program.

The Kentucky Equine Networking Association welcomes all Kentucky horse owners, professionals, and enthusiasts to attend the Nov, 17 event. For details and reservations, visit www.kentuckyhorse.org.

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