Interview with David Switzer, August 1, 2007

Project: Horse Industry in Kentucky Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

David Switzer is the executive director of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association and the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders, headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky. In this second interview, Switzer, a former insurance and bloodstock agent, discusses his role in the dissolution of Calumet Farm. He talks about the impact of Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome (MRLS) on the horse industry and the research being conducted to prevent it. Switzer also speaks about being an association director and an industry spokesperson, his political and community-building accomplishments, and his experiences lobbying members of the Kentucky General Assembly and the U.S. Congress.

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2007oh190_hik028

Interviewee Name

David Switzer

Interviewer Name

Kim Lady Smith

Interview Date

2007-08-01

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Switzer, David Interview by Kim Lady Smith. 01 Aug. 2007. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Switzer, D. (2007, August 01). Interview by K. L. Smith. Horse Industry in Kentucky Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Switzer, David, interview by Kim Lady Smith. August 01, 2007, Horse Industry in Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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