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Interview with David Switzer, July 23, 2007

Part of Horse Industry in Kentucky Oral History Project

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Title:
Interview with David Switzer, July 23, 2007
Creator:
David Switzer; interviewee. Kim Lady Smith; interviewer.
Format:
oral histories
Publication date:
2007
Date digitized:
2012
Description:
David Switzer is the executive director of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association and the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders, headquartered in Lexington, KY. In this interview, Switzer discusses his family, his childhood, and his early interest in agriculture and horses. He speaks about working on a neighbor's farm as a teenager and his employment with Hall of Fame trainer, Mack Miller. For thirteen years, Switzer operated an equine insurance and bloodstock agency, and he explains the business. Switzer also talks about current issues facing the horse industry, such as sales tax, disaster relief, and slaughter.
Language:
english
Publisher:
Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
Repository:
University of Kentucky
Type:
audio
Subject:
Switzer, David, 1945-, Lobbyists -- Interviews, Thoroughbred horse, Kentucky Thoroughbred Association, Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, Horse industry -- Law and legislation, Horse industry -- Kentucky, Miller, Mackenzie, 1921-, Animal welfare, Horse industry -- Taxation -- Law and legislation
Source:
Horse Industry in Kentucky Oral History Project
Metadata record:
http://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt7pg44hn73v/data/mets.xml
Rights:
This digital resource may be freely searched and displayed. Permission must be received for subsequent distribution in print or electronically. Physical rights are retained by the owning repository. Copyright is retained in accordance with U. S. copyright laws. Please go to http://kdl.kyvl.org for more information.