The Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) has announced the topic for the August Kentucky Equine Networking Association (KENA) meeting. The Aug. 16 panel discussion, "Buyer Be Aware," will feature Woodrow Friend, DVM; Melissa Moore; and Laura D’Angelo. They will discuss what considerations a buyer should have when purchasing a horse.

The Kentucky Equine Networking Association meetings are a dinner and educational series open to equine professionals and horse owners and will feature a networking reception from 5:30 to 6:00 p.m., followed by dinner with the main speakers from 6 to 8 p.m. The dinner will be held at the Fasig-Tipton dining room, in Lexington.

Focused on the Kentucky Thoroughbred, sport, and pleasure horse community, KENA is charged with providing an educational and social venue for equine professionals and horse enthusiasts from all disciplines. Organized by the Kentucky Horse Council and supported by the University of Kentucky Ag Equine Program, KENA provides the opportunity for attendees to share ideas, business strategies, and knowledge, and obtain up-to-date information on horse and farm management.

Friend, a veterinarian with Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, in Lexington, will discuss the prepurchase examination of a horse and what buyers should consider before deciding to purchase or pass on an animal.

Moore, the owner of Sunrise Stables, in Versailles, Kentucky, is an equine professional, horse trainer, and judge. She will examine current market trends as relates to sales prices and ways to market a horse effectively. She will also touch on how a buyer should start looking for their ideal horse.