Jim Navolio, who played a key role in the building of the Kentucky Equine Education Project, will retire as executive director of the grassroots organization effective Sept. 1.
The Kentucky Equine Education Project board of directors officially endorsed staff changes, including the naming of Jim Navolio as executive director.
Claria Horn Shadwick, who has served as the Kentucky Equine Education Project's executive director since July 2004, has been named to the new position of director of strategy and research, the KEEP board announced. Jim Navolio, the group's operations director, will succeed Shadwick as executive director. KEEP's equine director, Gene Clabes, will assume all responsibilities for KEEP's overall grassroots programs.
The Kentucky Equine Education Project, formed about a year ago and already with a legislative feather in its cap, seems poised to push for alternative gaming in 2006 but its board of directors must be united in the course of action, the organization's chairman said.
The Kentucky Equine Education Project had more than 6,000 members as of mid-April, but the board of directors has set a goal of 10,000 members by the end of this year.
The Kentucky Equine Education Project is co-sponsoring a horse industry appreciation day and racehorse giveaway April 30 at Lexington's Applebee's Park during a Lexington Legends home baseball game.
With representatives of the Kentucky Equine Education Project on hand, a new incentive program for all breeds was signed into law by Gov. Ernie Fletcher March 18.
The Kentucky Equine Education Project has rolled out its statewide advertising campaign geared at informing people about the horse industry.
The Kentucky Equine Education Project is taking its mission of 'Horses Work' into classrooms across the Bluegrass. The organization is sponsoring an artwork, poem, and essay contest.
The Kentucky Equine Education Project has scheduled a fund-raising initiative with a twist: a multi-breed auction of stallion seasons.
The Kentucky Equine Education Project, which is yet to devise a legislative agenda, will let its still-evolving board of directors decide whether alternative gaming will be on its wish list, a representative said Sept. 8 during a meeting of the state Interim Joint Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources.
The Kentucky Quarter Horse Association, state affiliate of the American Quarter Horse Association--the largest breed registry in the world--and the Kentucky Quarter Horse Racing Association, have joined forces with the Kentucky Equine Education Project to build a broad-based, educational and grassroots initiative for the state's horse industry.
The Kentucky equine industry, for the first time, will be the focus of a September meeting of the state General Assembly's Interim Joint Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources, legislators announced July 14.
The Kentucky Equine Education Project, which named its executive staff June 30, will hold a reception July 3 in conjunction with the return of live Quarter Horse racing to Kentucky for the first time since 1992.
The Kentucky Equine Education Project has hired three individuals that will form its executive staff.
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