American Horse Council’s National Issues Forum – Guest Speakers

American Horse Council’s National Issues Forum – Guest Speakers

Registration is open and video conference logistics will be sent to registered participants along with committee meeting agendas.


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2020 Virtual Conference Line-up

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AHC Announces 2020 Award Winners

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AHC Letter to Secretary Purdue

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President Trump Signs Bi-Partisan “Great American Outdoors Act”

President Signs Bi-Partisan “Great American Outdoors Act,” Designates “Fee Free” Day Moving Forward

This morning during a signing ceremony at the White House, President Trump signed the “Great American Outdoors Act,” a key legislative priority for trail riders across the country.  In addition to providing resources to address the backlog maintenance of public trails,  agency officials also ordered that entry fees to the nation’s public lands will be waived on Wednesday, August 5.  The Administration also designated August 4 to be “Great American Outdoors Day,” and will waive entry fees to public lands each August 4, moving forward.   To view a copy of the Department of Interior’s press release, please click on the following link:  https://www.doi.gov/pressreleases/secretary-bernhardt-designates-fee-free-day-public-lands-commemorate-president-trumps

Webinar – Putting Horses in the Public Eye

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Putting Horses in the Public Eye

August 17, 2020 AHC webinar

(Washington, DC) –  If you want to learn, get inspired and go behind-the-scenes with people who excel in putting horses in the public eye in ways that help our industry interest newcomers to horses and lifelong enthusiasts — then join the American Horse Council for a must-see webinar on August 17, 2020 at 1:00 PM ET.  Featuring a dynamic panel of experts, from television and film to live performances, they are masters at captivating the public with horses!

  • Ashley Avis is an American director, screenwriter and producer, who united her passions for horses and films for the upcoming feature film Black Beauty, which she wrote and directed in this modern-day reprisal of Anna Sewell’s classic tale. Scheduled for release in 2020, Black Beauty stars Kate Winslet, Mackenzie Foy and Iain Glen. Ashley is currently writing and show running a new television horse-themed series based on the iconic Breyer toy brand for Ron Howard, Brian Frazer, and Stephanie Sperber of Imagine Entertainment.  On the release horizon for 2021, is Ashley’s documentary film WILD BEAUTY: Mustang Spirit of the West.
  • Kansas Carradine comes from a Hollywood acting legacy, but horses have defined her performing career. As a member of Riata Ranch Cowboy Girls, Kansas appeared across the US and abroad trick riding and roping. Other credits include Disney’s “Hidalgo,” MTV, ESPN, CBS, and worldwide sporting events. Although raised in a rodeo arena, Kansas developed her unique style while touring with the acclaimed spectacle Cavalia, thrilling fans from California to Australia Roman-riding a 4-horse team and more. With a long view on Cavalia’s success, Kansas also worked behind the scenes—acquiring and training new trick horses for the show.
  • Plus author, journalist, and media consultant Elizabeth Kaye McCall who has been involved on the entertainment side of the horse industry for over 20 years. From writing about horses in film and TV to working with Arabian Nights to the French equestrian theater troupe Zingaro, she became the original horse industry liaison for Cavalia and helped build its reputation in the North American market.

 

Register to join us by emailing info@horsecouncil.org no later than August 14, 2020

 

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.

PRIZES!

PRIZES! Got Your Attention Now?

(Washington, DC)-  In honor of National Meet A Horse Day which is celebrated the third Friday each July (July 17, 2020), the American Horse Council (AHC) is pleased to announce a fun, social media contest to encourage promotion of horses. Beginning Monday, July 13 through Friday, July 17 anyone that posts a picture of them self with their horse doing their favorite activity, along with no more than 280 characters telling us why their horse means so much to them, and includes #AmericanHorseCouncil and #MeetAHorse will be entered to win a John Deere S240Lawn Tractor with 42-in. deck valued at $2600.  See the AHC website www.horsecouncil.org for contest rules and details!

The United Horse Coalition (UHC) and Equine Welfare Data Collective (EWDC) are excited to announce the July 2020 Data Drive. Any EWDC eligible organization that completes the current EWDC survey by July 15, 2020 and is (or becomes) a UHC nonprofit member will be entered in a raffle to win a brand-new Stihl leaf blower! Organizations that already meet the requirements will be automatically entered. UHC nonprofit members enjoy benefits such as membership to A Home for Every Horse and a listing on Equine.com, access to the A Home for Every Horse training portal, UHC educational materials for responsible ownership, an invitation to participate in the UHC Annual Meeting, and more! Complete the EWDC survey, become a UHC member, and learn more at: unitedhorsecoalition.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. 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.

#MeetaHorse Day Friday, July 17 – Contest

In honor of National Meet A Horse Day which is celebrated the third Friday each July ( July 17, 2020), the American Horse Council (AHC) is excited to announce a fun, social media contest to encourage promotion of horses. Beginning Monday, July 13 through Friday, July 17 anyone that posts a picture of you and your horse doing your favorite activity along with no more than 280 characters telling us why your horse means so much to you.  Post must include the hashtag #AmericanHorseCouncil AND #MeetaHorse will be entered to win a John Deere S240Lawn Tractor with 42-in Deck valued at $2600.  See the AHC website for contest rules and details!

 

John Deere S240 Lawn Tractor

American Horse Council’s National Issues Forum Moves to Virtual Event for 2020

American Horse Council’s National Issues Forum

Moves to Virtual Event for 2020

(June 15, 2020; Washington, DC) – After much deliberation, and in consultation with AHC members regarding their travel concerns due to the pandemic, AHC’s Annual Meeting & National Issues Forum originally scheduled for June 7-10, 2020 and postponed to October 2020, has now made the decision to forego an in person meeting and will instead be hosted in an online virtual format the week of October 26-29, 2020.

The AHC is known for convening the equine industry’s visionaries and leaders in an intimate three days of 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.

AHC President Julie Broadway stated “While disappointed we won’t be able to network and socialize, we are excited about the possibilities a virtual event allows us to embrace. We envision opening attendance to some speakers to anyone interested for free, while some educational content will be offered at a deeply discounted rate. We’d also like to have a virtual cocktail party and celebrate our Van Ness, Rolapp and Hickey Award winners.”

Registration will open on or around August 1, 2020 on the AHC website for the virtual conference www.horsecouncil.org  Guest speakers and specifics regarding meeting dates/times to be announced very shortly.

AHC will hold its 2021 meeting June 6-9 at The Le Meridien in downtown Denver, CO.Contact AHC President at jbroadway@horsecouncil.org for more information.

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.