Horse Industry Directory Press Release

In 2019 the American Horse Council (AHC) will be celebrating 50 years of service to the Equine Industry. As part of our celebration we plan to publish the most in-depth, robust Horse Industry Directory (HID) ever! The HID is the most inclusive directory of all facets of the equine industry – literally a “Who’s Who” featuring thousands of listings and resources including breed associations and discipline organizations, federal contacts, state horse councils, general state agricultural contacts, commercial vendors, service providers, as well as equine rescues, publications and veterinary schools. The service providers section alone is the “go to” guide for horse owners which includes attorneys, accountants, farriers, feed companies, shippers, trainers, farms and much more.

HID also includes handy facts and figures about the industry including breed registration numbers and trends,  a guide to interstate health requirements, industry meetings and conference dates/locations and a synopsis of important legislative and regulatory happenings.

Provided to all AHC members at no charge and sold to over 500 industry participants, the HID is widely circulated and relied upon by the industry! If you want your organization, company or products to be seen by the equine industry – this is the place to be!

AHC members receive a free three inch by three inch listing. Equine welfare and rescues organizations receive a free one inch by three inch listing. Non-Members may purchase a three inch by three inch listing for $25 or receive a free one line listing (name, contact, address, and phone).  The directory also contains premium advertising space, so contact Emily Brockway at the e-mail below to get a rate card and details about placements.

Our goal is to put every industry contact you need at your fingertips!  If you would like to be included in our directory, please send your information to ebrockway@horsecouncil.org  with the subject “HID Info” by January 18, 2019.

Look for the 2019 Horse Industry Directory coming in March 2019!

Tell Congress to Pass Popular, Bipartisan Trails Bills!

Tell Congress to Pass Popular, Bipartisan Trails Bills!

As Congress returns for a final, “lame duck” session following the November 6 election, lawmakers have an opportunity to pass widely-supported, bipartisan legislation that promotes access to public lands for equine enthusiasts.   The horse industry seeks to push two major trails bills across the finish line:

Restore Our Parks and Public Lands Act (H.R. 6510/S. 3172) – The House Natural Resources Committee voted unanimously to pass H.R. 6510, the Restore Our Parks and Public Lands Act, underscoring the bi-partisan support behind the bill.  The House bill currently has 209 cosponsors.  On the other side of the Capitol, Sens. Rob Portman (R-OH) and Mark Warner (D-VA) have joined 33 senate colleagues to give momentum to the Restore Our Parks Act of 2018 (S. 3172).  The Restore Our Parks Act (H.R. 6510/ S. 3172) will fund National Park Service trails maintenance projects by diverting energy development revenues to a new public lands restoration account.

Recreation Not Red Tape (RNR) Act – Since House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) introduced the RNR Act (H.R. 3400) in 2017, the chairman conducted a full committee hearing, resulting in passage of the legislation in April 2018.   House leadership has the discretion to schedule a vote on H.R. 3400 before the end of the year.  The legislation currently has 12 bipartisan co-sponsors.  On the Senate side, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced a companion bill, S. 1633, which has won bipartisan co-sponsorships from Sens. Donnelly (D-IN), Ernst (R-IA), Tester (D-MT) and King (I-ME).  Although leadership has referred the bill to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, no hearings have been scheduled.

While the Restore Our Parks legislation has quickly gained significant support from lawmakers, the RNR Act has not gained as much traction.  To put more horsepower into the bill, urge your lawmakers to co-sponsor the RNR Act.  Please contact your lawmakers today, and urge them to pass these important bills before the end of the year.

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