KEEP to Host Horse Industry Advocacy Event

Lexington, Ky. (Wednesday, August 31, 2022) – The Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) announced that it will host a horse industry advocacy event at Midway University on September 6, from 5-7 p.m.

All participants in Kentucky’s signature horse industry are invited to attend to learn about legislative issues that can impact their equine business, how to engage in the legislative process, and how to best communicate with lawmakers.

In addition to representatives from KEEP and the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association, speakers will include Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer, Senate Minority Caucus Chair Reggie Thomas, and Representative Matt Koch.

Candidates for contested open legislative seats are also invited to provide them with an opportunity to meet with horse industry participants and to learn about the industry and its $6.5 billion annual economic impact on the Commonwealth.

Individuals interested in attending the event should contact Brittany Bell (

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 was the driving force in the establishment of the Kentucky Breeders Incentive Fund, which has paid out more than $177 million to Kentucky breeders since its inception in 2006, and pari-mutuel wagering on historical horse racing, which has been responsible for more than $40 million to purses and more than $24 million to the Kentucky Thoroughbred Development Fund.

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