Kentucky Horse Council Elects New Officers, Directors for 2016
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Posted by: Daisy Olivo
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Kentucky Horse Council
KENTUCKY HORSE COUNCIL ELECTS NEW OFFICERS, Directors
Lexington, KY (December 8, 2015) – The Kentucky Horse Council elected the 2016 slate
of officers and directors at its November 15 Board Meeting held at the Rood
& Riddle Conference Center. The officer elections include Kathy Hopkins –
Vice President, Dixie Hayes – Secretary, and Demetria Mehlhorn – Treasurer.
Erin Woodall will return for the second year of her two-year President’s term.
Hopkins was elected to
serve a second one-year term as Vice President, following election to her
second term as a director.
Dixie Hayes, the Program
Coordinator/Instructor at the North American Racing Academy, was elected to her
second term as secretary.
Kimball Mehlhorn, the
current Chair of the Kentucky Horse Council Trails Committee, was elected as
The director elections include Martha Martin – owner of UnBridled Horse Tours, Melissa King – Facility Manager &
Thoroughbred Trainer, New Vocations Kentucky, Kerry Irwin – Attorney, Dinsmore and Shohl and an active member of
the Kentucky Horse Council Finance Committee and the Kentucky Equine Networking
Committee, Dean Roethemeier – Nominations
Division at Darley’s Jonabell Division,
Nicole Rivera – Director of Special Events at the Kentucky Horse Park, and Karen Stine – a small boarding business
owner and an active member of the Kentucky Horse Council Trails Committee.
"We are excited
to add such a diverse group of new people to our Board of Directors and to have
such strong leadership as the result of our elections,” said Kentucky Horse
Council Executive Director Katy Ross. "The expertise of the new directors,
combined with the experience and leadership of the returning board members,
will result in many important gains for the Kentucky Horse Council in 2016.”
For the complete
list of the Kentucky Horse Council Board of Directors, visit www.kentuckyhorse.org.
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The Kentucky Horse Council is a non-profit
organization dedicated, through education and leadership, to the protection and
development of the Kentucky equine community. The Kentucky Horse Council provides
educational programs and information, outreach and communication to Kentucky
horse owners and enthusiasts, equine professional networking opportunities
through KENA, trail riding advocacy, health and welfare programs, and personal
liability insurance and other membership benefits. The specialty Kentucky
Horse Council license plate, featuring a foal lying in the grass, provides the
primary source of revenue for KHC programs.
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