When you consider whether or not to join an organization, you think about two things:
1. What's in it for me (or my business or organization)?
2. Do I want to support the organization because it does good work?
Joining the Kentucky Horse Council allows you to answer both of those questions with solid, positive answers.
What's in it for me?
Each membership type provides benefits that make your investment in a KHC membership valuable.
For the individual, benefits include not only a $1Million Equine Liability Policy, but also discounts on events and products that the KHC offers, as well as the ability to have some say in the workings of KHC through helping with committees to electing the Board of Directors.
For businesses and organizations, the benefits also include discounts for KHC events and products. In addition, business and organization members receive complimentary advertising both on the KHC website and the KHC weekly eNews. Farm members receive complimentary Equine Liability signs. And as an added bonus for employees, when a business or association joins KHC it is able to offer KHC memberships to all of its employees or members AT NO COST TO THEM.
How does KHC "Do Good Work" in the equine industry?
KHC provides support to the industry in a myriad of ways.
- KHC representatives testify to the State Legislature about equine issues, and occasionally initiate bills to correct a problem or benefit the equine industry
- KHC representatives serve as a liaison for the horse industry to both government and NGO organizations. It interacts on a routine basis with:
- The KY Department of Agriculture and Kentucky Proud
- The Division of Tourism Arts & Heritage Cabinet
- The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife
- The Legislature
- The Kentucky Recreational Trails Authority
- Conserve Kentucky
- The Kentucky Agriculture Council
- The Kentucky Cattlemen's Association
- The Pork Producers
- The Kentucky Soybean Board
- The Daniel Boone National Forest
- Land Between the Lakes National Recreational Area
- Mammoth Cave National Park
- Sheltowee Trace Association
- KHC serves to solicit input and develop relations within the equine industry, including breed associations, discipline associations and the equine organizations located in the National Horse Center at the Kentucky Horse Park.
- KHC is in contact with our educational institutions who are training our future industry leaders, including:
- The University of Kentucky
- Morehead State
- Murray State
- Western Kentucky
- Georgetown College
- Midway College
- Asbury College
- North American Racing Academy
- KHC protects the welfare of Kentucky's horses through its extensive SoHo (Save Our Horses) charitable programs.
- KHC provides grants to associations that can improve the horse environment