Membership


The AHC is the only national association exclusively representing every segment of the vast equine industry here in Washington, DC. We are deeply committed to serving the needs of our members and fulfilling our mission of advocating for the equine industry in the U.S.


The AHC offers two types of memberships: Individual and Organizational. Individual Memberships even start as low as $25!

Anyone can be a member! Whether you are a horse owner, breeder, trainer, veterinarian, CPA for a client with horses, equine lawyer, heavily involved in the industry, or simply enjoy the occasional trail ride with your horse, anyone with an investment in the industry should become a member of the AHC to ensure its continued success.
Membership renewal is done on an anniversary basis. For example, if you join in June of 2015, your membership would not be due for renewal until June 2016.

Individual Membership is geared towards those with a personal interest in the equine industry, or those that support the AHC's mission. Individual memberships are limited to a single person per account.

A few of the benefits of Individual Membership:

  • Up to the Minute Updates, Delivered to Your Inbox AHC Members receive news briefs and breaking policy updates, keeping you informed about important issues for our industry in Congress and the federal agencies. An AHC Membership will help keep you on top of what's going on in Washington-- you won't miss a thing.
  • A Voice on Capitol Hill The AHC is the only organization that represents every segment of the industry in Congress, and we rely on our members to help us "Put More Horsepower in Congress." Through our AHC Action Alerts we coordinate with our members to influence federal policy.
  • Savings through the AHC Advantage Plan Your membership with the AHC entitles you to special savings on products used for your equine farm, business, or even person use! Discounts are currently available with Nationwide Insurance, John Deere, Sherwin-Williams, OfficeMax, UPS and Prescription Drug Card. You can buy products cirectly from these companies at reduced prices!
Organizational memberships are geared towards those organizations, corporations and agencies not only invested in the industry, but also interested in supporting the AHC's mission, working with and supporting the industry as a whole, and increasing the visibility of your organization. More information and benefits of Organizational membership can be found here.

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The following memberships are available to Individuals only. If you are interested in Organizational membership with the AHC, please contact American Horse Council at ahc@horsecouncil.org.

Student Membership ($25)

  • Opportunity to apply for one of three AHC Internships!
  • Quarterly roundup of the issues impacting the industry and other noteworthy articles with the AHC News
  • Learn how to effectively get in contact with your member of Congress with the Grassroots Lobbying Guideline
  • Up to the minute information on legislation and regulations with our Washington Update
  • Discounted Registration to the AHC's Annual Meeting & National Issues Forum
  • Discounts! Student members will be eligible for discounts with John Deere, Nationwide Insurance, Redbrand Fencing, HotelStorm, and MORE!
  • Display your support for the AHC with an AHC window decal
  • Student Memberships are subject to verification

Legislative member ($50)

  • Quarterly roundup of the issues impacting the industry and other noteworthy articles with the AHC News
  • Keep current of contacts within your state, at the various breed registries, racetracks, state horse councils, and more with the yearly Horse Industry Directory
  • Learn how to effectively get in contact with your member of Congress with the Grassroots Lobbying Guideline
  • Up to the minute information on legislation and regulations with our Washington Update
  • Save money! AHC Members receive discounts with Hertz car rental, John Deere, Nationwide Insurance, Redbrand Fencing, HotelStorm, and MORE
  • Display your support for the AHC with an AHC window decal

Congressional Member ($100)

  • Benefits of Legislative Membership PLUS
  • Make sure your business, and accountant, stay up to date with tax laws using your copy of Tax Tips for Horse Owners (updated through 2016!)
  • Keep up to date on current tax court cases and informational tax and equine law articles with the bi-monthly Tax Bulletin

Senatorial Member ($500)

  • Benefits of Congressional Membership PLUS
  • Access to industry experts and leaders you can call on to share knowledge and ideas, and help with your issues
  • Be the first to know about exclusive webinars the AHC is hosting
  • Make sure your business, and accountant, stay up to date with tax laws using your complimentary copy of Tax Tips for Horse Owners and the 2016 Horse Owners and Breeders Tax Handbook
  • Your accountant or equine lawyer will also stay up to the date—they receive a complimentary copy of the bi-monthly Tax Bulletin as well!
  • Opportunity for your CPA to be appointed to our Tax Bulletin Advisory Council, or submit an article for consideration to be included in the bi-monthly Tax Bulletin

Cabinet Member ($1000)

  • Benefits of Senatorial Membership PLUS
  • Be a part of the only conference where every segment of the horse industry meets, and thought leaders discuss issues of important to the industry—receive one free registration to the AHC’s Annual Meeting and National Issues Forum
  • •Promote your business—free listing in the yearly Horse Industry Directory (distributed annually to over 1,000 Individuals, and 150+ organizations—your business will be introduced to every segment of the industry!)

Presidential Member ($5000)

  • Benefits of Cabinet Membership PLUS
  • Be a part of the only conference where every segment of the horse industry meets, and thought leaders discuss issues of important to the industry—receive two free registrations to the AHC’s Annual Meeting and National Issues Forum
  • Promote your business—free listing and half page ad in the yearly Horse Industry Directory (distributed annually to over 1,000 Individuals, and 150+ organizations— your business will be introduced to every segment of the industry!)
  • Direct link to your business on the AHC’s Website on the Industry Links page

  • The AHC is the sole owner of the information collected during membership registration. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.
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