Interview with David Switzer, July 23, 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, 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.

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2007oh189_hik027

Interviewee Name

David Switzer

Interviewer Name

Kim Lady Smith

Interview Date

2007-07-23

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Switzer, David Interview by Kim Lady Smith. 23 Jul. 2007. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Switzer, D. (2007, July 23). 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. July 23, 2007, Horse Industry in Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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