The Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) released the following statement in response to the news of Carol Barr’s passing:

KEEP and its Board of Directors are shocked and saddened by the passing of Carol Barr, wife of Congressman Andy Barr. Carol was a vital part of Central Kentucky and the horse industry mourns her passing. Congressman Barr is a good friend of Kentucky’s horse industry and our deepest sympathies are with him and his family at this time.