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Interview with Bennie Sargent, April 24, 2007

Part of Horse Industry in Kentucky Oral History Project

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Title:
Interview with Bennie Sargent, April 24, 2007
Creator:
Bennie Sargent; interviewee. Kim Lady Smith; interviewer.
Format:
oral histories
Publication date:
2007
Date uploaded:
2012
Description:
Quarter Horse trainer Bennie Sargent owns High Point Equestrian Center in Georgetown, Kentucky. Raised on a farm in Scott County, Sargent tells how he developed his interest in Quarter Horses as a young man and worked to establish himself as a nationally recognized trainer winning multiple American Quarter Horse Association championships. In 2006 he became the first Kentuckian to be named the AQHA Professional Horseman of the Year. Sargent reflects on his early years as a trainer, his judging experiences, the significance of the Quarter Horse in Kentucky, and the challenges of working in the industry. He also discuses the status of Quarter Horse racing in the state, the Breeders Incentive Fund, and issues such as gaming and horse slaughter.
Language:
english
Publisher:
Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
Repository:
University of Kentucky
Subject:
Sargent, Bennie -- Interviews, Horse trainers -- Interviews, Quarter horse, American Quarter Horse Association, Quarter horse -- Judging, Horse industry -- Kentucky, Quarter racing, Race horses, Horse racing -- Betting, Gambling, Animal welfare
Type:
sound
Source:
Horse Industry in Kentucky Oral History Project
Metadata record:
http://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt74j09w180g/data/mets.xml
Rights:
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