Horsemen group announces annual meeting, presenters 

Published 8:55 am Wednesday, February 28, 2018


Press release

HARRODSBURG — Fort Harrod Back Country Horsemen (FHBCH) invites trail riders to the group’s annual meeting scheduled for Sunday, March 4 at the Mercer County Extension office, 1007 Lexington Road in Harrodsburg. Captain Lisa Rakes and Sergeant David Johnson (retired), mounted police officers and instructors for the Lexington Police Department, will address the group as keynotes speakers.

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Rakes and Johnson claim extensive experience teaching riders and training horses and both serve as instructors for the Sensory Training Clinics held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

The FHBCH annual meeting will begin with a potluck dinner at 4 p.m. and will include both silent and live auctions, the latter led by auctioneer Ronnie Sims.

The group will recap the year, elect board members and announce the winner of the Volunteer of the Year award.

“Fort Harrod Back Country Horsemen is an active group and includes horsemen and horsewomen who devote many hours to preserving our central Kentucky trails and supporting state, local and national programs,” said Emily Dennis, FHBCH president. “Our annual meeting is always a lot of fun and provides the opportunity to recognize outstanding members while raising funds for our organization.”

The Mercer County Extension office is located at Fort Harrod Back Country Horsemen serves members from the central Kentucky area. Horse ownership is not required and visitors are always welcome. For more information about FHBCH, call (606) 365- 8393.

About Fort Harrod Back Country Horsemen

Based in Harrodsburg, Fort Harrod Back Country Horsemen is a local (501)(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the common sense use and enjoyment of horses in America’s backcountry. The group helps maintain local trails and works to insure that public lands remain open for recreational stock use.

Fort Harrod Back Country Horsemen also support local charities, including equine-related groups and youth organizations. The group meets at the Mercer County Extension office the first Thursday of every month except during the summer and hosts monthly trail rides when the weather permits.