AHC announces October 28th Virtual Congressional Fly-in

Contact: Julie Broadway
American Horse Council

Phone: 202-296-4031
Email: jbroadway@horsecouncil.org

For Immediate Release

AHC announces October 28th Virtual Congressional Fly-in

(Washington, D.C., September 28, 2021): The American Horse Council (AHC) will hold its annual fly-in VIRTUALLY on Thursday, October 28, 2021 beginning at 9:30 AM ET.   A series of industry advocates and congressional staff will be available to meet with attendees to hear their thoughts, suggestions, opinions, and feedback on issues.

This event is open to anyone who would like to learn about advocacy, hear about the federal legislative and regulatory issues affecting the US equine community, and meet with congressional members and staff to discuss the issues.

Tentative agenda:

  • Meetings with congressional offices, industry executives and advocates
  • Helping American’s veterans with Equine Assisted Services.
    Office of Rep. Andy Barr (R-KY) – 9:30 AM
  • Guest Workers – We need them, but can we get them?
    Office of Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD) – 10:00 AM
  • What’s happening with Tax policy?
    Office of Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) – 11:00 AM
  • Can another state’s legislative issues affect me? Case Studies… 11:30 AM
    Prop 16 (CO)- TBD, CAFO Challenges (CA)- Julie Beeman, and Rodeo Ban (CA)-Scott Dorenkamp
  • What is the status of the Horse Protection Act & PAST Act?

Office of Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR) – 2:00 PM

  • What is the Congressional Horse Caucus and what are its priorities?

Office of Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY) – 2:30 PM

  • Updates from the US Dept. of Agriculture
    Oscar Gonzales, Asst. Secretary USDA – 3:00 PM
  • How to get the biggest bang from Great American Outdoors Act?
    Brenda Yankoviak – USFS National Trails Program Manager 3:30 PM

Several other congressional offices have also been invited to participate.

To register simply send an email to info@horsecouncil.org with your name and contact information. We’ll send you a zoom link and information packet to prepare you for the event.  Registration deadline is Wednesday, Oct 27th at noon ET.

If you have questions, contact American Horse Council President Julie Broadway at jbroadway@horsecouncil.org

 

About the American Horse Council

As the national association representing all segments of the horse industry in Washington, D.C., the American Horse Council works daily to represent equine interests and opportunities.

AHC announces September 20, 2021 Webinar – Are you worried about climate change and how its effects are impacting your horses?  

 

Contact: Julie Broadway
American Horse Council

Phone: 202-296-4031
Email: jbroadway@horsecouncil.org

For Immediate Release

AHC announces September 20, 2021 Webinar

(Washington, D.C., September 14, 2021): Are you worried about climate change and how its effects are impacting your horses?  Between record hot temperatures and smoky air, the summer months have become a dreaded time for many people and their horses. Join AHC on Monday, September 20th at 1:00 PM ET to hear from two experts:

  • Corey Scott, Livestock Services Lead with Truterra LLC, a division of Land O’Lakes Inc., will open with some thoughts and observations on climate change and its possible implications on the equine industry. Truterra is the sustainability business of Land O’Lakes, offers the only farmer-owned, farmer-driven food and ag sustainability program in the U.S. Since the program launch in 2016 by Land O’Lakes, Inc., over 1,600 farmers put their trust in the Truterra network to help them advance and accelerate stewardship on 26,000 fields. We partner with forward-thinking farmers, value chain companies, conservation organizations and ag retailers to help better deliver the future of on-farm sustainability. Corey and her husband Darren met through showing quarter horses and currently keep hunter/jumpers at their small farm in Scandia, MN.
  • John Blackburn, Senior Principal with Blackburn Architecture C., co-author of two highly lauded books, American Equestrian Design and Healthy Stables by Design, which focuses on designing facilities that function for the owner and riders while preserving and contributing to the health and safety of the horses . Blackburn had designed for different environments as well as climate change and will speak to the how these impact the design of horse farms.  “I encourage the use of common sense barn design as well as the farm design implementing Best Management Practices and I try to show how BMP’s guide one to produce a more sustainable farm that is healthy and safe for the horse and compatible with the environment.” – stated Blackburn.

 

To register for the webinar – which will run from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST – send an email to info@horsecouncil.org no later than September 20th at 10:00 AM ET

 

About the American Horse Council

As the national association representing all segments of the horse industry in Washington, D.C., the American Horse Council works daily to represent equine interests and opportunities.

AHC Membership Drive Winner Announced

 

Contact: Julie Broadway
American Horse Council

Phone: 202-296-4031
Email: jbroadway@horsecouncil.org

For Immediate Release

AHC Membership Drive Winner Announced

(Washington, DC; September 9, 2021): In conjunction with the American Horse Council’s (AHC) Annual Membership Drive held in August 2021, AHC is delighted to congratulate Healing Arenas Inc. of Escalon, CA, the winner of a John Deere S240 Lawn Mower, valued at $2,600.00, provided by AHC partner Equine Discounts!

The announcement was made by AHC President Julie Broadway who stated “We were pleased with the great response to our membership drive which resulted in new members for AHC, United Horse Coalition, and the Equine Welfare Data Collective. Best wishes to our grand prize winner, Healing Arenas, who will be getting their new John Deere from a local dealer in their area soon.

We were both surprised and excited to receive the news from the American Horse Council that through our new membership/partnership with the United Horse Coalition we are the winner of their most recent giveaway, a JOHN DEERE lawn tractor!  Our location requires more than average maintenance due to our lucky ability to water by flood irrigation – this product will serve us very well!  We have enjoyed our JOHN DEERE tractor for many years and look forward to another great product from this manufacturer!” stated Julie Baker, President of Healing Arenas.

Healing Arenas mission is “to support emotional healing through equine interaction and provide safe and restorative homes for retired racehorses”.  They accomplish this by utilizing retired racehorses (who are retrained and rehomed) as part of their team for therapy projects.  These projects have included veterans, foster children, trafficking victims and many more.  Accredited by the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, they provide the upmost in care and administration of these wonderful horses – and with the help of the United Horse Coalition, they hope to provide even more homes for these horses in the future!  You can learn more about them here:  www.healingarenas.org.

The AHC and NTRA Equine Discounts Program (@myequinediscounts) sponsored this contest through the AHC Advantage Plan.  This plan offers significant discounts on brands including John Deere, Big Ass Fans, Sherwin Williams Paints, and Office Depot.

About the American Horse Council

As the national association representing all segments of the horse industry in Washington, D.C., the American Horse Council works daily to represent equine interests and opportunities. Organized in 1969, the AHC promotes and protects the industry by communicating with Congress, federal agencies, the media, and the industry on behalf of all horse-related interests each and every day.                       

The AHC is member supported by individuals and organizations representing virtually every facet of the horse world from owners, breeders, veterinarians, farriers, breed registries, and horsemen’s associations to horse shows, race tracks, rodeos, commercial suppliers and state horse councils.

Horse Power – AHC Announces membership drive!

 

Horse Power – AHC Announces membership drive!

 

(Washington, D.C., August 2, 2021):  The American Horse Council (AHC), the horse industry’s voice in Washington DC, is holding our annual “Horse Power” membership drive.

What does it take to keep the horse industry alive, thriving, vibrant and relevant? It takes YOU!
There’s never been a better time to become a member and support the industry so we can ensure the equestrian lifestyle and passion you have for horses remains at the forefront of everyone’s mind. AHC works with federal legislators, agencies such as USDA, DOI, EPA, DOT and partners with numerous coalitions to like the Sports Coalition, Outdoor Industry Coalition, H2B Coalition, Economic Business Coalition, Agriculture Tax Coalition and many more.

To incent YOU to join our “Horse Power” Campaign, AHC is offering your choice of one of the following publications:

  • Digital copy of “2019 Tax Handbook” ($95 value)
  • Digital copy of “Horse Power” Booklet – Summary of the 2017 Economic Impact Study
    ($40 value)
  • Digital copy of “Grass roots Advocacy” Booklet
  • Digital copy of “Estate Planning Guide for Horse Owners”

Plus – entry into our annual drawing for John Deere Mower S240 Lawn Tractor with 42-in. Deck

  • 21.5 HP* V-Twin Engine
  • 42-in. (107-cm) Accel Deep™ Deck, compatible with optional MulchControl™ kit
  • Comfortable 15-in (38-cm) open back seat
  • Side-by-side forward and reverse pedals
  • K46 heavy-duty hydrostatic transmission
  • Easy read fuel gauge
  • 3-year/200-hour bumper-to-bumper warranty

LIST PRICE: $2,599.00 USD

Join AHC, the United Horse Coalition or submit data for the Equine Welfare Data Collective during the month of August and you get the publication of your choice and we’ll enter to possibly win this fantastic prize!

The American Horse Council is not government subsidized, nor does it receive any funding through check off programs like some livestock groups.  AHC relies on memberships, contributions, sponsorships and advertising to fund our mission of advocating for the legislative, economic and social interests of the US equine industry.

And we don’t mean to brag – but during the pandemic we’ve stepped up in a BIG way to make certain the equine industry’s needs are heard and met – everything from PPP loan qualification,  SBA loan qualification,  legislation to help shuttered venues, a COVID 19 resource database, a new congressional scorecard so you know which congressional members are helping us and we even produced weekly newsletters.

 

AHC offers three tiers of membership:

Individual Membership (account in your name)

Individual members have 1 email address on file that receives the AHC newsletter, Washington updates, Action alerts, are members of the congressional calvary and receive our “call to Action” notices and have access to the member portal.

  • Basic $60
  • Premium $125
  • Supporter $500
  • Student $25

 

Business (account in business name)

Business members have 2 email addresses on file that receive the AHC newsletter, Washington updates, Action alerts, Tax Bulletins and have access to the member portal.

  • Basic $100
  • Premium $250
  • Supporter $500
  • Supporter PLUS $2500 (qualifies for committee seat)


Association/organization 

Association/Organization members have 4 emails on file that receive the AHC newsletter, Washington Update, Action Alerts, are members of the Equine Executive Forum, and receive an annual legislative report for their annual membership meeting.

  • State horse council $350
  • Basic $750
  • Premium $2500 (qualifies for committee seat)
  • All other association/organization membership levels please contact AHC at info@horsecouncil.org for details of other benefits.



 

For additional information contact AHC President Julie Broadway at jbroadway@horsecouncil.org.

AHC Board of Trustees Announces New Officers

 

Contact: Julie Broadway
American Horse Council

Phone: 202-296-4031
Email: jbroadway@horsecouncil.org

For Immediate Release
July 15, 2021

 

AHC Board of Trustees Announces New Officers

AHC Committee Chairs confirmed

 

(Washington, DC)- At its mid-year meeting held on June 28, 2021, The American Horse Council Board of Trustees elected 2021-2022 officers.

 

Chair- Dr. Rick Mitchell (United State Equestrian Federation)
International veterinarian, Rick Mitchell, DVM, MRCVS, DACVSMR, has been named Chair of the American Horse Council Board of Trustees. Dr. Mitchell has been involved in national and international equine competitions as both a rider and veterinarian. The 2016 Olympic Games marked his sixth visit to the Olympics as an attending veterinarian for the U.S. Equestrian Team.

 

Dr. Mitchell has served on the AHC Board since 2012 and been chair of the AHC Health and Regulatory Committee for several years.  Dr. Mitchell attended Guilford College majoring in biology then received his B.S. from North Carolina State University, and his DVM from Oklahoma State University. He is currently in private veterinary practice limited to equine medicine and surgery with an emphasis on lameness. He has been in practice with Fairfield Equine Associates in Newtown, CT since 1989, where he is president.

 

Dr. Mitchell has served on various boards, including the United States Equestrian Federation, Connecticut Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Association of Equine Practitioners. He is a founding member of the International Society of Equine Locomotor Pathology and is currently Chair of the Foundation for the Horse.

 

Vice Chair – Marilyn Bertera (United States Trotting Association)

Marilyn Breuer-Bertera, of Northville, Michigan, has been elected the Vice-Chair of AHC’s Board of Trustees.

Ms. Breuer-Bertera has been on the AHC Board since 2016 and a board member of the USTA since 2010. She is Chair of the Legislative Advisory Committee that supports racing states in their individual legislative efforts. She is a past Director of the Michigan Harness Horsemen’s Association, serving as Secretary of that board for 15 years.

 

Ms. Breuer-Bertera and her husband, Rocky Bertera, a trainer and blacksmith, race a small stable of horses in Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana. She grew up on a farm in central Michigan, racing harness horses at the Michigan county fairs with her father. She also holds a B.S. in Education- Physical Education and Business Education- from Central Michigan University.

Secretary – Dr. Glenn Blodgett (American Quarter Horse Association)

Dr. Blodgett’s professional contributions are immense. He has been committed to the betterment of the American Quarter Horse breed and steadfast in his involvement dating back to 1991 when he began serving Texas as an AQHA Director. He has served as chairman of the Stud Book and Registration Committee and also served on the AQHA Hall of Fame Selection Committee from 1995 to 2009. In 2011, he was elevated to director-at-large and in 2012 was elected to AQHA’s Executive Committee. In 2015, Dr. Blodgett served as the AQHA Executive President.

 

As a member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners for 41 years he received the AAEP Distinguished Life Membership Award in 2016, Blodgett has served on the organization’s Board of Directors as well as the Racing Ethics and Ethics Ad Hoc committees. In addition, Dr Blodgett served on the first Texas Racing Commission and served as the commission’s vice chairman from 1993-1995.

 

Dr Blodgett has been recognized by numerous organizations. In 1990, he was named the Equine Practitioner of the Year by the Texas Veterinary Medical Association; in 1991, he received the AQHA Register of Merit Award; in 1992, he received the Joan Pew Award from the Association of Racing Commissioners International; in 2004, he was awarded an adjunct professorship in the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences at Texas A & M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences; in 2006 Oklahoma State University Graduate of Distinction in Animal Science; in 2011, he was named the Outstanding Texas A & M University Alumni; in 2012 he received the AQHA Racing Council Special Recognition Award; in 2013 Dr Blodgett was inducted into the Texas Hall of Fame; in 2017 he was awarded the Golden Spur Award by the National Ranching Heritage Center; in 2019 he was inducted into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame.

He also continues to share his knowledge and experience with the next generation. He teaches at Texas A & M University as an adjunct graduate faculty member, and he mentors 25-30 senior veterinary students each year at the Four Sixes Ranch.

Blodgett joined the AHC Board in 2015.

 

Treasurer – Matt Iuliano (The Jockey Club)
Matt F. Iuliano, was named executive vice president and executive director of the Jockey Club in 2009 where he oversees all matters concerning the American Stud Book and represents the Jockey Club as it interacts with industry organizations.  Iuliano joined the Jockey Club staff in June 2001. Prior to that, he served in several executive capacities at Churchill Downs Inc. over the course of a 12-year stint. He was also director and operations manager of Lasma East, an Arabian horse farm at the time, in LaGrange, Ky., for seven years.

 

He received a bachelor’s degree in animal science and a master’s degree in physiology and biophysics from Colorado State University before earning an MBA and a law degree from the University of Louisville.

Iuliano joined the AHC Board in 2017.

 

In addition to the officers, the other AHC board members include Past -Chairman Jim Gagliano (The Jockey Club), Dr. Tom Lenz (AAEP), Don Marean (USTA), Alex Waldrop (NTRA), Joe Wilson (Thoroughbred Racing Associations), Billy Smith (American Paint Horse Association), Jean Ligon (Coalition of State Horse Councils), David Foley (American Association of Equine Practitioners), Russell Williams (USTA) and Tom O’Mara (USEF) for the 2021-2022 term.

 

AHC also confirmed the Chairs of the five AHC Committees:

    • Equine Welfare Committee: Dr. Tom Lenz, American Association of Equine Practitioners
    • Health & Regulatory Committee: David Foley, American Association of Equine Practitioners
    • Show & Competition Committee: Billy Smith, American Paint Horse Association
    • Racing Advisory Committee: Alex Waldrop, National Thoroughbred Racing Association
    • Recreation, Trails and Land Use Committee: Jean Ligon, Coalition of State Horse Councils

 

 

If you have any questions, please contact the AHC.

 

About the American Horse Council

As the national association representing all segments of the horse industry in Washington, D.C., the American Horse Council works daily to represent equine interests and opportunities.

Celebrate National Meet a Horse Day on July 17th

 

 

Contact: Julie Broadway
American Horse Council

Phone: 202-296-4031
Email: jbroadway@horsecouncil.org

For Immediate Release
July 13, 2021

Celebrate National Meet a Horse Day on July 17th

 

(Washington, DC)- Please join the American Horse Council and the equine community in celebration of National Meet a Horse Day, Saturday July 17th, 2021.

 

“Part of the AHC’s work is to introduce people to horses and increase accessibility not only to horses, but the horse industry as a whole,” said AHC President Julie Broadway. “Summer is a great time for families to connect with their local stables, and plan to add horse activities to their schedules.”

 

There are so many wonderful ways to be involved with horses. From a multitude of riding and driving activities, to in hand events, or volunteering at your local equine rescue. The horse industry has something for everyone!

To help share the joy of horses with others, the AHC encourages those in the industry to consider hosting an open barn or events to encourage the general public to meet and get to know the wonder and beauty of horses.

Post your event and use the hashtag #MeetAHorse on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to be featured on the AHC’s social media pages!

 

If you have any questions, please contact the AHC at info@horsecouncil.org

 

 

About the American Horse Council

As the national association representing all segments of the horse industry in Washington, D.C., the American Horse Council works daily to represent equine interests and opportunities.

 

 

AHC Foundation postpones 2022 National Economic Impact Study

 

Contact: Julie Broadway
American Horse Council

Phone: 202-296-4031
Email: jbroadway@horsecouncil.org

For Immediate Release
July 6, 2021

 

AHC Foundation postpones 2022 National Economic Impact Study

Washington, D.C. – After consulting with AHC members, industry stakeholders and leadership, the American Horse Council (AHC) Foundation has made the difficult decision to postpone the 2022 Economic Impact Study until 2023.

According to the Brookings Institution, an independent research group based in Washington, DC, the nation experienced two consecutive quarters of declines in gross domestic production (GDP); the decrease of 9.1% in the second quarter of 2020 was the steepest quarterly drop in economic output since modern record-keeping began in 1947. COVID-19–related job losses resulted in total employment falling by 20.5 million jobs in April. And in 26 states, more than one in five households was behind on rent in July.

AHC President, Julie Broadway stated, “The pandemic has affected the horse industry in a number of areas, and there is sufficient concern that the industry may not have fully recovered enough to accurately portray the robustness of its economic contributions. It may take several more months for the industry to recover from the economic and social impacts of the pandemic. For example, while show and competitions have reopened and started to rebound, some venues still have few spectators.  Racetracks will not be operating 100% for the full year 2021, and in some cases, fans have not been allowed back to the grandstands at full capacity. Recreational riding should be recovering this summer but still perhaps not 100% on the year.”

 

AHC will continue to promote the study now slated for 2023. For more information see our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) that address why we need this study, what’s included and not included in the study, uses of the study results, why horse owners should complete the survey and other background information which may be found at https://www.horsecouncil.org/economic-impact-study-faq/

 

If you have questions, contact American Horse Council President, Julie Broadway, at jbroadway@horsecouncil.org

 

 

About the American Horse Council

As the national association representing all segments of the horse industry in Washington, D.C., the American Horse Council works daily to represent equine interests and opportunities

Only one week left to register for the AHC’s 2021 Virtual Conference!


The AHC is known for convening the equine industry’s visionaries and leaders in an intimate, informative, and innovative discussion on some of the most relevant challenges and initiatives facing the industry. Attendees get to participate in discussions that help shape the industry and optimize existing and emerging legislative and regulatory issues.


The American Horse Council is pleased to announce the FINAL line-up and guest speakers for its June 14-18, 2021 Virtual Conference as follows:


Monday June 14: Federal Legislative & Regulatory Day

10:00 AM – Noon       Legislative Updates with invited guests:
Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID) – Industry champion on horse protection issues and Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) – Small business and H-2B visa champion, member of the House Hispanic Caucus
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM     Regulatory Updates
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM     Health & Regulatory Committee with guests:  Dr. Angela Pelzel- McCluskey and Dr. Iwona Popkowski of USDA


Tuesday June 15: State Day

10:00 AM – Noon       State legislative issues with guests:
Amy Showalter – noted speaker, author and founder of the Showalter Group on grassroots advocacy;
State presenters include West Virginia – Maria Catignani, Mary Sell; Iowa – Jon Moss; Florida – Lonny Powell; Michigan – Jean Ligon and Colorado – Scott Dorenkamp.
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM     Coalition of State Horse Council Meeting


Wednesday June 16: Industry Sector Day 

10:00 AM – Noon       Recreation, Trails & Land Use Committee with guest:  Brenda Yankoviak, National Forest Service (NFS)
Noon – 2:00 PM          Show & Competition Committee with guests: Brooke Marie Jarvis & Tina DeDario of Jarvis Insurance
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM     Racing Committee with guest:  Jerry Black, DVM on Horse Integrity & Safety ACT (HISA)
4:00 Pm – 5:00 PM     Working Horse Sector Panel with invited guests: Kathy Alm of PATH Intl.; Tommy Doyle of Palmetto Carriage; William Crimbring- North America Mounted Unit Commanders


Thursday June 17: Equine Welfare Day

10:00 AM – Noon       Equine Welfare Committee
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM     United Horse Coalition /Equine Welfare Data Collective with guests
Dr. Stacie Boswell; Dr. David Ramey (Ramey Equine);  Karen Gustin (Kentucky Equine Adoption Center); Christy Landwehr (Certified Horsemanship Association)


Day 5: Industry Initiatives Day

10:00 AM – Noon       Marketing Alliance
Noon – 1:00 PM         AWARDS Ceremony recognizing  Dr. Peter Timoney & Senator Susan Collins (R-ME)
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM     Youth Engagement Task Force Update with guests:  Katie Reynolds of AQHA & Kendyl Healy of PATH Intl.
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM     Diversity Equality and Inclusion Task Force Update with guest: Brianna Nobles of Mulatto Meadows
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM     2022 Economic Impact Study Update


Registration is open through Eventbrite and MUST be completed by Friday June 11th.


Video conference logistics will be sent to registered participants along with committee meeting agendas and bios for guest speakers.


AHC announces June 24, 2021 Virtual Youth Fly-in Calling All Youth!

 

 

 

Contact: Julie Broadway
American Horse Council

Phone: 202-296-4031
Email: jbroadway@horsecouncil.org

For Immediate Release

AHC announces June 24, 2021 Virtual Youth Fly-in
Calling All Youth!

(Washington, D.C., June 3, 2021): Participation in advocacy and communicating with the government, especially lawmakers, is the essential foundation of American democracy. While COVID-19 has brought abouts changes to the way we conduct a congressional fly-in, it is still important to engage with lawmakers.

The American Horse Council (AHC) will hold its second annual virtual fly-in for youth on Thursday, June 24, 2021 beginning at 10:30 AM ET.  AHC Staff will provide advocacy 101 tips and review the most current legislative and regulatory issues facing the equine industry. A series of industry advocates and congressional staff will be available to meet with attendees to hear their thoughts, suggestions, opinions, and feedback on issues.

 

This event is open to all youth (13 years of age and older) who would like to learn about advocacy, hear about the federal legislative and regulatory issues affecting the US equine community, and meet with congressional members and staff to discuss the issues.

Tentative agenda:

  • Overview of American Horse Council and key legislative and regulatory issues 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
  • Advocacy 101, including tips for congressional meetings 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM
  • Statement from Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), Winner of 2021 Rolapp Award 11:45 AM-Noon
  • Brown Bag Lunch with Q&A Session Noon to 1:00 PM
  • Meetings with congressional offices, industry executives, and advocates 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Office of Rep. Andy Barr (R-KY) – Priorities for the Congressional Horse Caucus
  • Office of Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD) – The congressional spending process
  • Office of Sen. Shelley Moore-Capito (R-WV) – Saddle-up for trails legislation
  • Annise Montplaisir and Ellen Taylor – You’re hired! Careers in the Horse Industry
  • Jon Baselice, U.S. Chamber of Commerce – Perspectives from the business community
  • Allison Crittenden, American Farm Bureau Federation – Agriculture and advocacy
  • Conclusion

To register send an email to info@horsecouncil.org no later than June 22 at Noon ET. If you have questions, contact American Horse Council President, Julie Broadway at jbroadway@horsecouncil.org

Fly-ins are often the biggest asks for advocates, but time and time again, these events not only serve as an incredibly impactful tactic for our stakeholders, but also an incredible opportunity to spotlight our greatest assets – our youth!

 

About the American Horse Council

As the national association representing all segments of the horse industry in Washington, D.C., the American Horse Council works daily to represent equine interests and opportunities.

AHC announces May 27, 2021 Webinar:  Helping Horses At- Risk and In Transition

 

Contact: Julie Broadway
American Horse Council

Phone: 202-296-4031
Email: jbroadway@horsecouncil.org

For Immediate Release

AHC announces May 27, 2021 Webinar:  Helping Horses At- Risk and In Transition

(Washington, D.C., May 3, 2021):

Join the American Horse Council on Thursday May 27, 2021 at 1:00 PM ET to learn about some of the many resources available to help owners, horses at risk, and horses in transition.

Register in advance for this meeting no later than May 26, Noon ET.

http://bit.ly/AHCWebinar

 

Ashley Harkins, Program Director for the United Horse Coalition will demonstrate the UHC Equine Resource Database, explore safety net programs available nationwide to help owners in need of assistance, share the UHC’s COVID Resource site, and reveal new initiatives planned for 2021.

 

The mission of the UHC is to advocate Responsible Ownership through education. One of the many facets of this mission is to inform owners about assistance options, not only during the pandemic, but in any type of hardship.

 

Included in the discussion will be Emily Stearns, Program Manager of the Equine Welfare Data Collective (EWDC). The EWDC is a program of the UHC to collect, analyze, and report data on at-risk equines, those in transition, and the multitude of equine welfare organizations working diligently to help those in need.

 

The webinar will conclude with updates coming from UHC Members A Home For Every Horse (AHFEH), the ASPCA/Right Horse Initiative, and the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) about some of the programs and initiatives they have been working on to help owners, at-risk horses, and horses in transition.

This webinar is being sponsored by Pyranha-Adeptus, your trusted leader in insect control.

About the American Horse Council

As the national association representing all segments of the horse industry in Washington, D.C., the American Horse Council works daily to represent equine interests and opportunities.

 

About the United Horse Coalition

The United Horse Coalition is a broad alliance of equine organizations that have joined together under the American Horse Council to educate the horse industry about the issues facing horses at-risk or in transition. We seek to provide information for existing and prospective owners, breeders, sellers, and horse organizations regarding the long-term responsibilities of owning and caring for horses, as well as focusing on the opportunities available for these horses.