Lexington, KY (January 10, 2024) The Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) announced the new leadership of KEEP’s Board of Directors.

The Board of Directors unanimously elected Shannon Cobb to serve as chair and Rob Tribbett to serve as vice chair. They will replace Case Clay and David Ingordo, who will both continue their service on the KEEP Board.

Shannon Cobb, the Chief Operating and Financial Officer at Red Mile Racing and Gaming, steps into the role of chair with a wealth of experience in equine operations and financial management. Rob Tribbett, Vice President of the Consignors and Commercial Breeders Association in Lexington, KY, and General Manager of Watercress Farm in Paris, KY, assumes the vice chair position, bringing his expertise in breeding and association leadership to the forefront of KEEP’s strategic direction.

Commenting on her commitment to the new role, Shannon Cobb stated, “It’s an honor to be entrusted with the position of Chairman at KEEP. I am eager to collaborate with our Board of Directors and the entire equine community to drive further growth and prosperity for Kentucky’s vibrant equine industry. I am committed to upholding KEEP’s mission and ensuring its success.”

Will Glasscock, KEEP’s executive director, expressed enthusiasm about the new leadership, stating, “The appointments of Shannon Cobb as Chairman and Rob Tribbett to these roles reinforce KEEP’s commitment to fostering industry expertise and leadership within our board. Their combined experience and dedication will undoubtedly steer us toward continued success in promoting and advancing Kentucky’s thriving equine economy.”

For more information about the Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) and its initiatives, please visit www.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.