Steve Johnson

Bourbon County Sheriff Investigating Horse Abuse Case

The Bourbon County Sheriff's Office has launched an investigation that involves dead and malnourished horses found March 19 at a Thoroughbred farm in Paris, Kentucky. According to the police report, that property was owned by Steve Johnson, who had leased it to Xavier McGrapth. According to his Facebook page, McGrapth is the owner of McGrapth Breaking and Training. The TDN was unsuccessful in its efforts to reach him. In a statement released Tuesday, the Sheriff's office said that the investigation was ongoing and that a suspect had been identified and...

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Silver Springs Training Opens a New Page of Opportunity

Matt Bowling was restless, looking for a new business venture. The Louisville native was the co-owner of a leading sales company, Vinery Sales, and the founder of his own bloodstock agency in Bowling Bloodstock. But the successful entrepreneur was looking for something more. Enter Steve Johnson and Kevin Noltemeyer. Johnson created and developed the breaking and training program at Margaux Farm as General Manager there from 1984 to 2014, before passing the training program on to Noltemeyer. Johnson went on to run his own Silver Springs Farm with his son,...

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