Kentucky Horse Council Announces August KENA Topic: “Buyer Be Aware”

The Kentucky Horse Council has announced the topic for the August Kentucky Equine Networking Association (KENA) meeting. The August 16 panel discussion, “Buyer Be Aware,” will feature three speakers: Dr. Woodrow Friend, Melissa Moore and Laura D’Angelo. They will discuss what considerations a buyer should have when purchasing a horse. KENA is a dinner and educational series open to both equine professionals and horse owners and will feature a networking reception from 5:30-6:00 PM, followed by dinner with the main speakers from 6-8 PM. The dinner will be held at the Fasig-Tipton dining room.

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. 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.

Friend, a veterinarian with Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky, will discuss the pre-purchase examination of a horse and what buyers should consider before deciding to purchase or pass on an animal.

Moore, the owner of Sunrise Stables in Versailles, Kentucky, is an equine professional, horse trainer and judge. She will examine current market trends as relates to sales prices and ways to market a horse effectively. She will also touch on how a buyer should start looking for their ideal horse.

D’Angelo, an attorney specializing in equine and gaming law with Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP, will discuss legal considerations a buyer should have when purchasing a horse and how to best protect one’s self in a deal.

The Kentucky Equine Networking Association welcomes all Kentucky horse owners, professionals and enthusiasts to attend the August 16 event. Ticket prices are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. For details and reservations visit

The Kentucky Horse Council is a 501©3 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, 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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