KEEP Launches Equine Summit Luncheon Series

KEEP Launches Equine Summit Luncheon Series

Lexington, Ky. (Tuesday, May 15, 2018) – The Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP), Kentucky’s equine economic advocate for Kentucky’s horse industry, officially announced the KEEP Equine Summit Luncheon Series. The luncheon series will be a near-monthly event, taking place across the state and featuring keynote speakers who will address topics of critical interest to the horse industry and horse people across the Commonwealth.

Discussing topics such as stallion seasons, marketing and advertising, handicapping, workforce issues, employment, tax laws and more, the luncheon series will feature individuals at the top of their fields in the horse industry, political leaders and academic experts.

In 2016 and 2017, KEEP hosted an annual conference in October, but according to KEEP’s Executive Vice President, Elisabeth Jensen, the luncheon series will allow more individuals around the state to participate in these important discussions throughout the year.

“The KEEP Equine Summit Luncheon Series allows KEEP to take the issues most important to the industry and focus on them in a way that we were unable to during our annual conferences. Additionally, because the luncheon series will travel throughout the state, we can reach and inform more Kentuckians about the importance and impact of the horse industry on the state,” said Jensen.

On May 30, 2018, KEEP will kickoff the luncheon series at the famed Taylor Made Farm. The topic of this first luncheon is “The Dollars and Cents of Standing Stallions.” The luncheon will focus on the economics of Stallion Seasons, from standing to breeding to seasons and shares and everything in-between.

To ensure that the luncheon series is accessible to any individual interested in learning more about the issues that impact the horse industry, KEEP announced that the prices for the inaugural year of the luncheon series will be just $10 for KEEP member and $25 for non-members.

Online registration for the first luncheon is now open. Visit for more information about the series and access to registration for the luncheons. For inquiries about joining the Equine Summit Luncheon Series as a sponsor, email


The Kentucky Equine Education Project, Kentucky’s Equine Economic Advocate is a not-for-profit grassroots organization created in 2004 to preserve, promote and protect Kentucky’s signature multi-breed horse industry. KEEP is committed to ensuring Kentucky remains the horse capital of the world, including educating Kentuckians and elected officials of the importance of the horse industry to the state. KEEP works to strengthen the horse economy in Kentucky through our statewide network of citizen advocates. To learn more about how you can become a member or support our work, please visit