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KER-Associated Equine Industry Professionals to Speak at Lecture Series By Kentucky Equine Research Staff · April 9, 2014

Racehorse trainer Graham Motion and event rider Bruce “Buck” Davidson, Jr., are the featured speakers at the 2014 Distinguished Industry Lecture Series presented by the University of Kentucky Ag Equine Programs. Now in its sixth year, the lecture series is designed to showcase equine industry leaders in an informal setting.

The free lectures will be given on April 21 at the Seay Auditorium in the university’s Ag Science Building. Motion and Davidson are expected to explain how training is similar yet different for racehorses and equines that compete in other high-performance disciplines. All interested people are invited to attend.

Motion has trained more than 1,000 race winners including Animal Kingdom who won the 2011 Kentucky Derby. With four stakes winners thus far in 2014, he is off to another successful year, supported by decades of racehorse training experience. He lives in Maryland with his family and operates a public stable in Pennsylvania.   

A rider for more than 30 years, Davidson has national and international experience in the discipline of eventing. He rode for the U.S. team in the 2010 World Equestrian Games and has been a two-time Olympic Games alternate. He won the Pinnacle Trophy at the 2013 Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event and is highly ranked among American eventers. He trains event horses, coaches other riders, and often rides multiple horses at top competitions.

These professional horsemen are linked to Kentucky Equine Research (KER) through their choice of feed products. Inimitable Romance, Ilike Candy, and Cloud Scapes, all saddled by Motion in this spring’s stakes wins, were trained and raced on products manufactured by Hallway Feeds, a Team Member of KER. Davidson, who is sponsored by KER, feeds his event mounts Re-Leve Sport and Ovation, products uniquely designed by KER to provide the nutrients and energy demanded by horses that compete over a three-day schedule.

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