06/11/2014 10:33AM

Fasig-Tipton, KEEP partner for Grassroots Funding Program

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The Kentucky Equine Education Partnership (KEEP) has partnered with Thoroughbred auction company Fasig-Tipton Co. to sponsor the 2014 Grassroots Funding Program.

The initiative promotes the importance of the equine industry through the funding of local horse shows, 4-H clubs, educational activities, equine events, trail rides, and therapeutic programs throughout the state.

Over the past decade, KEEP’s Grassroots program has contributed over $600,000 to nearly 900 local horse shows, 4-H, FFA, therapeutic, trail riding and equine education organizations throughout Kentucky.

“KEEP is proud to have such a wonderful industry partner like Fasig-Tipton to step up and support our equine programs throughout the Commonwealth,” said Bob Heleringer, executive director of KEEP. “With their kind support, we will continue our efforts to reach every area of the state.”

Fasig-Tipton Co. is North America’s oldest Thoroughbred auction company. In 1972, they established permanent headquarters in Lexington, Ky., and organize year-round sales for Thoroughbred auctions across the country.

“We look forward to working with KEEP to promote the equine industry throughout the state of Kentucky,” said Boyd Browning, president of Fasig-Tipton.