Kentucky Horse Council Announces February KENA Speaker

by | Jan 2018 | News

Lexington, KY – The Kentucky Horse Council has announced the topic for the February Kentucky Equine Networking Association (KENA) dinner as well as a new venue. The February topic will be The Right Horse Initiative presented by speaker Christie Schulte Kappert. The dinner will be held on February 20, 2018, at The Red Mile Clubhouse in Lexington, Ky. KENA is a dinner and educational series open to equine professionals, horse owners, and recreational riders and will feature a networking reception from 5:30-6:00 PM, followed by dinner with the main speakers from 6-8 PM.

KENA, 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. KENA, which is organized by the Kentucky Horse Council and supported by the University of Kentucky Ag Equine Program, 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.

Christie Schulte Kappert is the Program Director for The Right Horse Initiative. The Right Horse is an initiative funded by the WaterShed Animal Fund dedicated to improving the lives of animals. The Right Horse’s goal is to massively increase the number of successful horse adoptions in the United States by working together to reframe the adoption conversation and shatter the stigma surrounding horses in transition. The Right Horse focuses its grantmaking efforts on creating the infrastructure necessary to support successful training and adoption programs, driving innovation within the equine industry to increase humane transitions for at-risk horses, providing resources in communities to promote responsible horse ownership, and working on collaborations between equine welfare advocates and the horse industry.

“The Right Horse Initiative is changing the conversation surrounding horse adoptions,” says Kentucky Horse Council President Erin Woodall. “We are excited to have Ms. Kappert come and share more information about the Right Horse and educated the Kentucky equine community on the mission and vision of the Right Horse and how we can work together to aid horses in transition.”

The Kentucky Equine Networking Association welcomes all Kentucky horse owners, professionals and enthusiasts to attend the August 15 event. For details and reservations, visit Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.

About The Right Horse Initiative

The Right Horse Initiative is a collective of industry professionals and equine welfare advocates working together to improve the lives of horses in transition through a dialogue of kindness and respect. Through collaboration with over 40 industry and adoption partners, The Right Horse is able to innovate new and better adoption standards and practices. Together, the goal is to shatter the stigma and reframe the conversation around equine adoption in order to massively increase horse adoption in the United States. To learn more, visit

About the Kentucky Horse Council

The Kentucky Horse Council is a non-profit organization dedicated, through education and leadership, to the protection and development of the Kentucky equine community. The Kentucky Horse Council provides educational programs and information, outreach and communication to Kentucky horse owners and enthusiasts, equine professional networking opportunities through KENA, trail riding advocacy, health and welfare programs, and personal liability insurance and other membership benefits. The specialty Kentucky Horse Council license plate, featuring a foal lying in the grass, provides the primary source of revenue for KHC programs.

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