Bernice Amburgey, treasurer

Retired Army Corps of Engineers supervisor and horse owner from Knott County.


remi bellocq

Executive Director, Bluegrass Community & Technical College Equine Programs/North American Racing Academy

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Associate Professor, Equine Extension Specialist at the University of Kentucky.


Ginny Grulke, executive director

Retired Executive Director of the Kentucky Horse Council, horse owner and resident of Lexington.


Steven Holbrook

A Breathitt resident with lifelong horse experience, and owner of a tech services firm.


Clifton Hudson

A Breathitt County resident, farmer and horseman who free-roams his horses with permission on a landowner’s property.


Kenny Neace

A Breathitt resident and owner of Neace Stables, where speed racking horses are bred, trained and shown.

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A Professor of Veterinary Technology in the Department of Agricultural Sciences at Morehead State University. His research areas include reproduction and herd health of large animals including horses and cattle.

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Toby Scott-Cross MOT, OTR/L

Clinical Instructor/Assistant Fieldwork Coordinator, Eastern Kentucky University Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy.


Deronda Southard

A resident of London, KY, photographer and devoted follower of the Free-Roaming horses.. Many of the Appalachian Horse Project photos of horses on the website, brochures and presentations have been taken by Deronda.


In Memoriam


Angela Feltner, Secretary 2016-2019

Angela was a faithful board member and we will miss her tremendously. She lost her fight against cancer in April, 2019.

Ms. Feltner was an educator from Leslie County and was founder of the Leslie County 4-H Horse Club in 2017. She owned two horses which were her pride and joy.


David Williams

David was a relatively new member of our board, having joined in the summer of 2018. He passed after a brief bout with cancer in June, 2019.

Dr. Williams was a University of Kentucky agronomist and the director of UK’s Robinson Center for Appalachian Resource Sustainability. David was enthusiastic, supportive, and always had good ideas and energy about promoting Eastern Kentucky and Breathitt County. We will miss his assistnce in growing the Appalachian Horse Project.