KEEP Sets Stallion Season Auction for December

The Kentucky Equine Education Project will hold a stallion season auction Dec. 7 to raise funds to support promotion of the horse industry as well as legislative endeavors in 2008 and beyond. KEEP will offer breeding rights for Thoroughbreds, Standardbreds, Quarter Horses, American Saddlebreds, and many other breeds.

“KEEP hosted a successful auction in 2004 that helped us raise funds right after our organization was created,” KEEP chairman Brereton Jones said. “We used those funds for our ‘Horses Work’ promotional campaign to raise awareness of our organization and to develop our grassroots outreach to build statewide membership. We are asking all stallion owners of every breed to make a donation of a 2008 breeding for each of their stallions.

The event will be held at the Hyatt Regency Patterson Ballroom in Lexington. The cost to attend is $300 per couple and $175 for individual tickets. Invitations will be sent to the equine community, but the 7 p.m. EST event is open to the public.

For more information on the event, visit the KEEP Web site at or call 859-259-0007. To donate stallion seasons for the auction, please contact KEEP executive director Patrick Neely at 859-259-0007.

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