Jody and Michelle Huckabay's Elm Tree Farm has hired Pat Hayes as farm manager of the Paris, Ky. operation.
A native of County Kerry, Ireland, Hayes returns to Kentucky to join the Elm Tree Farm team after managing Tinnakill House Stud in Co. Laois, Ireland for the past 5 1/2 years.
Hayes served Pin Oak Stud for nine years as assistant farm manager. He started his career at Kildangan Stud in Ireland and worked with Godolphin in Dubai.
"I am very excited to have someone with Pat's vast experience come to work for us at Elm Tree," said Jody Huckabay. "We feel that he will be a huge asset to the farm."