University of Kentucky (UK) Ag Equine Programs will host the UK Equine Showcase Feb. 7 and the 5th Annual Kentucky Breeders’ Short Course Feb. 8-9, both at the Four Points Sheraton, 1938 Stanton Way, in Lexington.

The UK Equine Showcase, now in its third year, will highlight the university’s current equine programs and relevant industry findings. It will run from 1-5 p.m. with a light reception following.

The 5th Annual Kentucky Breeders’ Short Course is an in-depth program on equine reproduction and horse management issues from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 8, with lunch provided. New this year, an in-depth reproductive wet lab will also be offered on Feb. 9 to a limited number of participants who want a hands-on educational opportunity led by some of the equine industry’s foremost experts.

“We are pleased to again offer these educational events, which have grown in popularity over the past several years,” said Jill Stowe, PhD, event co-chair and director of UK’s Ag Equine Programs, part of the College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment. “The showcase and short course really highlight the breadth and depth of expertise found at UK.”

“The UK Equine Showcase is a great opportunity for those in the industry to learn about the latest equine research and education efforts at the University of Kentucky. The annual Kentucky Breeders’ Short Course will focus on equine reproductive efficiency and horse management issues,” said Ed Squires, MS, PhD, Hon. Dipl. ACT, executive director of the Gluck Equine Research Foundation and event co-chair. “UK is fortunate to have many expert