Lexington, Ky. (Thursday, February 15, 2023) – The Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) announced that it will host its annual KEEP Day in Frankfort event on Thursday, February 23, 2023. KEEP Day at the Capitol provides KEEP grassroots members, industry leaders, breed associations, and other industry partners an opportunity to share with Kentucky lawmakers the importance of horses to their legislative districts and the state’s economy.

The event will take place from 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM in the Senate Caucus Room, room 269 in the Capitol Annex.

Will Glasscock, KEEP’s executive director, commented, “Kentucky’s signature industry plays a critical role in the Commonwealth’s economy. The horse industry and community provide more than 60,000 jobs and $6.5 billion in annual economic impact for the state. We see this impact, not only at the racetracks and large horse farms, but across the state where small family-owned operations breed and train horses, grow hay, build fences, and sell farm equipment. KEEP Day is an opportunity to share this story with lawmakers and ensure that they understand the full depth and breadth of the industry and community.”

Created in 2004 to preserve, promote, and protect the state’s horse industry, KEEP represents and advocates on behalf of Kentucky’s entire industry – all breeds and equine pursuits.

RSVP to attend KEEP Day in Frankfort by emailing brittany@horseswork.com.

About KEEP

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 www.horseswork.com.