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LATE SPR 2015

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Western & English Today 7 LATE SPRING 2015 INDUSTRY news There's No Business Like Horse Business UK Equine Farm and Facilities Expo to be Held June 2, 2015, in Lexington, Kentucky LEXINGTON, KY., (April 20, 2015) — University of Kentucky Ag Equine Programs will host its annual Equine Farm and Facilities Expo from 3:30 to 8 p.m. EDT Tuesday, June 2 at McPeek Racing's Magdalena Farm in Lexington. Horse owners and farm managers will have the opportunity to walk through a vendor trade show and see a range of equipment and supplies for horse farms of all sizes. UK specialists will provide hands-on instruction about practical aspects of management for equine operations. There will also be farm tours. "The expo provides horse owners the chance to attend an informative event on the grounds of a working horse farm. We appreciate Kenny McPeek for hosting this event and for opening the farm's gates to the public," said Ray Smith, professor and forage extension specialist for the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. Nick Carter, Fayette County agriculture and natural resources extension agent, said the expo is a unique opportunity for horse owners to learn about a wide range of topics, from pasture weed management to footing for exercise areas. "There are not many other venues around that allow horse owners this kind of opportunity," he said. UK experts will lead demonstrations on subjects including footing, pasture weed management and landscape decisions on horse farms. In addition, McPeek will share with attendees what he looks for in a yearling. There will also be a number of informational booths staf ed by UK specialists. McPeek Racing specializes in selection, management and training of Thoroughbred racehorses. McPeek serves on the board of UK Ag Equine Programs and has been training racehorses since 1985. The farm is located at 2651 Russell Cave Road in Lexington. Admission to the expo is free, and a meal will be provided. Reservations are appreciated. Email equine@uky.edu for further information. — Holly Wiemers (859) 257-5582; www.ca.uky.edu/equine Lisa Lockhart, eight-time NFR qualif er, on her mount, Louie ARE YOU TOUGH ENOUGH? Twisted X Boot Company proudly announces its association with Tough Enough to Wear Pink with the introduction of the Twisted X Tough Enough to Wear Pink Collection. A portion of the sale of each pair of the collection will be donated to this organization for research to help f ght breast cancer. Twisted X retailers can still join in to show their support. When customers purchase one of these Twisted X Boot styles, they will receive a free Twisted X Pink tote bag with their purchase. Visit the Twisted X Boots website to view the entire TETWP collection. (888) 894-2668; twistedxboots.com COWGIRL TUFF ADDS LISA LOCKHART AND HER HORSE LOUIE TO ITS 'TUFF TEAM' Cokato, Minn. (April 21, 2015) — Cowgirl Tuf Company is proud to have 8X NFR qualif er and 2X American winner Lisa Lockhart as part of its Tuf Team and is partnering with her and her horse Louie to make a dif erence. To show its support, Cowgirl Tuf has named a Signature jean, Triple LLL (Lisa, Lockhart, Louie), af er Lisa Lockhart and her horse Louie. To pay it forward, Lisa Lockhart and Lisa Bollin, founder and designer of Cowgirl Tuf Company, are joining forces by donating a portion of the jean proceeds to charity. For every "Triple LLL" jean (available July 2015) purchased, $3 will be donated to three charities. T is is where the public's help was needed. Lisa Lockhart wanted to donate to a charity that helps abused horses and children facing adversities, but there are so many great charities, how could she pick just one? An online vote was held and Dreaming of T ree was chosen as the winner from their fans. In addition, Lisa Lockhart and Lisa Bollin hand selected Ranch Hand Rescue and Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch to total the three charities that will be supported from the sales of the Triple LLL jean. Each charity will get a portion of the proceeds to help them give back in their own unique way. Bollin explains, "At Cowgirl Tuf Company, we not only love what we do, but we take great pride in helping others and making

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