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Hitting the Trail: Horse Groups to Host Annual Summit

By Brenna Angel

LEXINGTON, Ky. – A popular pastime for thousands of horse enthusiasts will be the focus of a three-day meeting later this month at Barren River State Resort Park.

The Kentucky Horse Council and the Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) are hosting the sixth annual Kentucky Trail Summit.

"Trail riders are by far the largest aspect of the equine industry in the state of Kentucky," says KEEP field director Cara Stewart. "There's been estimated anywhere from 80 to 100-thousand trail riders who have their horse, whether they use it to show as well, or if it's just their backyard pet, they like to trail ride."

Stewart says the summit will include sessions for seasoned trail riders as well as beginners. The event runs January 28-30.

More information: 2011 Kentucky Trail Summit.