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KEEP Foundation, Race For Education Announce 2022 Scholarship Recipients

The Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) Foundation and The Race For Education (RFE) are proud to announce their 2022 scholarship recipients. The KEEP Foundation’s board of directors approved over $30,000 in scholarships to 13 students attending nine universities across the Commonwealth. All of the 2022 scholarship recipients are students currently enrolled at a university or […]

Kentucky Equine Education Project Launches Youth Grant Program

The Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) Foundation has launched its first annual youth grant program. The KEEP Foundation is committed to helping support youth who want to become involved with the equine industry for the first time, or continue their involvement in the equine industry. The KEEP Foundation Youth Grant is available to individuals ages […]

KEEP: Seattle Slew Specialty License Plate Marks Five Years On Kentucky Roads

The KEEP Foundation is celebrating the fifth anniversary of its Seattle Slew specialty license plate. The specialty plate is available through Kentucky’s local County Clerks’ offices. Following the release of the specialty plate on May 1, 2017, the number of Kentuckians choosing to use the Seattle Slew plate have increased annually. With the purchase and renewal of the specialty plate, ten dollars is donated […]

KEEP’s Commonwealth Racing Challenge Begins In April

The Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) announced that the Commonwealth Racing Challenge kicks off Friday, April 8th with the opening of the Keeneland spring race meet. This new initiative will encourage KEEP members to visit all of Kentucky’s racetracks during the 2022 Kentucky horse racing circuit. KEEP members who successfully scan a unique QR code […]

KEEP Launches Citizen Advocacy Campaign In Support Of Sports Wagering Bill

The Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) released this statement following the the launch of a citizen advocacy campaign in support of HB 606: KEEP applauds the Kentucky House of Representatives for advancing HB 606, legislation that would legalize sports wagering in Kentucky. As the bill moves to the Senate, KEEP has launched a citizen advocacy […]

Annual KEEP Day In Frankfort To Be Held January 27

The Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) announced that it will host its annual KEEP Day in Frankfort event on Thursday, Jan. 27. KEEP Day in Frankfort provides KEEP grassroots members, industry leaders, breed associations, and other industry partners an opportunity to share with Kentucky lawmakers the importance of horses to their legislative districts and the […]

Harper Named New Executive Director Of KEEP Foundation

The Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) Foundation has hired Alexandra Harper as the organization’s new executive director. Reflecting on the impactful work of the KEEP Foundation in its Equine Workforce Initiative and an investment in broader education about the industry to more young Kentuckians, the KEEP Foundation Board of Directors have hired Alexandra Harper to build on […]

KEEP Applauds Work Of Pari-Mutuel Wagering Taxation Task Force

The Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) released the following statement following the final hearing of the Kentucky General Assembly’s Pari-Mutuel Wagering Taxation Task Force: KEEP is grateful to the legislators that served on the Pari-Mutuel Wagering Taxation Task Force for their thorough and fair-minded examination of the many facets of Kentucky’s horse industry, the industry’s […]

Rood & Riddle’s Hats Off Day Offers Free Admission To Kentucky Horse Park On July 31

Presented by Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, Hats Off Day on Saturday, July 31st celebrates the impact of the horse industry with a day of free admission to the Lexington-based Kentucky Horse Park. Now in its 18th year, Hats Off Day offers family-friendly activities which begin at 3:00 p.m. including horse and pony rides, interactive […]

Equine Workforce Development Initiative Launches Thoroughbred Farm Data Collection Project

The Equine Workforce Development Initiative has launched a Thoroughbred industry workforce data collection effort for the state of Kentucky to better identify employer needs and fill staff shortages. The Equine Workforce Development Initiative is a collaborative effort between the Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) and the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Foundation Workforce Center, created to […]