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Horse Council unveils new license plate

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Lexington, KY - The Kentucky Horse Council has unveiled a new, updated design for the horse license plate known so well to Kentuckians. The new plate marries the old and new, by keeping the foal image that so many Kentuckians loved, but using new technology to enhance the image with more details and realism.

Anna Zinkhon, KHC Board President, complimented the new design: “This is the first change to our very popular ‘foal’ specialty license plate for eight years. Putting this license plate on your vehicle proclaims not only your interest in the equine industry, but your pride in living in the Horse Capital of the World with these beautiful animals and lovely horse farms.”

The horse specialty license plate is available for any car for a license fee of $44. Part of the proceeds from the plate goes to support the Kentucky Horse Council’s programs in horse welfare, industry education, and public awareness of the impact of the horse industry on Kentucky.

The Kentucky Department of Transportation will be mailing a postcard to all current owners of the original horse license plate, informing them of the new design. County clerks will have the new plates for renewals in October. If Kentucky residents have any questions about getting the new license plate, they should contact their county clerk’s office.

Ginny Grulke, Executive Director of the Kentucky Horse Council, added, “This new design coincides with the 40th anniversary of the Kentucky Horse Council. The longevity of the council is due in large part to the revenue from this specialty license plate. With these proceeds, the Kentucky Horse Council works with owners of all breeds and disciplines of horses, including competitors, trail riders, race industry participants, rescues, and youth programs to improve the industry for all participants.”

The Kentucky Horse Council is a non-profit organization dedicated, through education and leadership, to the protection and development of the Kentucky equine community. The Kentucky Horse Council provides educational programs and information, outreach and communication to Kentucky horse owners and enthusiasts, equine professional networking opportunities through KENA, trail riding advocacy, health and welfare programs, and personal liability insurance and other membership benefits. The specialty Kentucky Horse Council license plate, featuring a foal lying in the grass, provides the primary source of revenue for KHC programs.