George Barnes promoted to president of KatieRich Farms
KatieRich Farms, a recognized horse breeding, training and boarding farm in Midway, Ky., Has announced that Mark Hubley, who has been with the farm since its inception, has resigned as president but will continue as a consultant.
George Barnes, who was most recently vice president, was hired to fill the role. As President, Barnes will work closely with Farm Manager Tammy Ingebritson in day-to-day farm operations, while also overseeing blood stock research, stallion matings and sales. Additionally, Danny Leitch has been promoted from Assistant Trainer to Trainer, where he will be responsible for all training tasks on the farm as well as at Rice Road. Management changes take effect immediately.
“On behalf of everyone at KatieRich Farms, we would like to thank Mark for his many contributions to the farm since its inception,” said Larry and Karen Doyle, owners of KatieRich Farms. “He has been with us every step of the way – from trainer to agricultural visionary to president – and we wouldn’t be where we are today without his vision, experience, knowledge and sense of purpose. business. In the future, we are so grateful that we can always benefit from his expertise as a consultant. “
George Barnes took office as Vice President of KatieRich Farms in 2018. He has been involved in the thoroughbred industry since graduating from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Animal Science in 2014. Barnes previously worked at Blackburn Farm and Larry Jones Racing Stable. . He received his MBA from Midway University in 2021.
As far as Daniel Leitch can remember, horses have been a part of his life. After walking and cleaning stalls during the summers and school vacations, he joined Katie Rich Farms in the fall of 2012 for the weekend foaling season and then full time after graduating in 2013. His responsibilities have evolved over the last decade from preparing sales and breaking yearlings to assistant trainer and now his new position as trainer.
“With his astute knowledge of lines, pedigrees and breeding trends as well as his many contacts in the Lexington area, George Barnes, as well as Daniel Leitch, whom I have seen become an accomplished professional, will resolutely lead the farm. towards a prosperous future. Said Mark Hubley, Past President of KatieRich Farms. “I have the utmost confidence that they will both make a great contribution to the farm in the years to come.”
“The leadership changes at KatieRich Farms demonstrate the quality and depth of our permanent bench, and we look forward to working with the team as we continue to lead the farm to meet its goals, sales targets and fulfill its mission. to be one of the nation’s premier horse breeding farms, ”said the Doyles.
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