08/14/2013 2:08PM

KHC hires Schneider as executive director

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The Kentucky Horse Council has hired Susan Schneider as its executive director, effective Aug. 21.

Schneider succeeds Ginny Grulke, who retired after eight years in the position.

Schneider, a native Kentuckian, most recently has lived and practiced law in North Carolina. While there, she served on both the board of directors and executive committee of the North Carolina Horse Council. Schneider's holds a Master's degree in business and a Juris Doctorate. She served as Land Protection Attorney with the Catawba Lands Conservancy, is currently treasurer of the Equine Law Section of the Kentucky Bar Association, and is a licensed racing official. A farm owner, her personal equine interests include dressage, polocrosse and trail riding.

“We are excited to have found such a qualified individual to take the reins at the Horse Council,” Anna Zinkhon, president of the KHC board, said. “There were many applicants for this position, but Susan stood out among them with her strategic thinking and public policy oriented skills. We look forward to many more years of KHC growth under Ms. Schneider.”