Edited release from KEEP
The Kentucky Equine Education Project has granted seats on its board of directors to the United States Equestrian Federation and the American Saddlebred Horse Association.
John Long will represent the USEF and Misdee Wrigley will represent the ASA on the KEEP board.
"We are exceptionally pleased to welcome these two quality organizations, which bring important diversity to our board," KEEP chairman Brereton Jones said in a June 18 release. "It is a strong commitment of KEEP to represent all breeds of horses."
The following breeds and disciplines are represented by USEF, which is headquartered at the Kentucky Horse Park near Lexington: Andalusian/Lusitano; Arabian, Half-Arabian, and Anglo-Arabian; Connemara; Dressage; Driving; Endurance Riding; Equitation; Eventing; Hackney; Hunter; Hunter Breeding; Hunter Pony; Jumper; Junior and Children's Hunter; Morgan Horse; National Show Horse; Parade Horse and Saddle Horse or Pony (Western Equipment); Paralympic--Equestrian; Paso Fino; Reining Horse; Roadster; Saddlebred Horse; Shetland Pony; Vaulting; Welsh Pony and Cob; and Western.
KEEP was formed to educate the public and legislators on the importance of the horse industry to the Kentucky economy. The organization held its first town hall meeting in May, and said it planned to announce the hiring of an executive director by July 1.