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The Farmers Market takes place on the National Mall right on 12th street, and is a “living laboratory” for farmers around the country. Every Friday from May 5 to October 27, more than 30 farmers, ranchers, and small businesses gather to sell their organic produce, flowers, homemade breads, and locally made foods. “Part of the AHC’s work is to introduce people to horses and increase accessibility not only to the horses themselves, but the horse industry as well,” said AHC President Julie Broadway. “We felt this partnership with the USDA’s Farmers Market was a perfect opportunity to have people come meet a horse in a relaxed atmosphere. Summer is a great time for families to connect with their local stables, and plan to add horse activities to their schedules.” Most city residents no longer have the opportunity to interact with,and benefit from, horses," said Victoria Lowell, President of the Washington International Horse Show. "We appreciate being a part of the AHC's ‘Meet a Horse Day’ as we prepare for WIHS, held at Capital One Arena, October 22-27, 2019, including a free Kids' Day on Saturday Oct. 26. Both these programs extend the opportunity to experience the joy of connecting with horses here in our Washington DC community." Make plans to stop by the Farmers Market on Friday, July 19 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.  Use the hashtag #HorsesInDC and #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. [post_title] => Meet a Horse in Washington, DC! 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Hickey Jr. Award presented in honor of the past AHC President, “Jay” Hickey, who served from 1993 to 2016.  The new award will be presented annually to an individual who has been a great supporter of the horse industry and the American Horse Council. The 2019 Hickey Award was presented to Thomas “Tad” Davis of Davis & Harman LLP for his outstanding service to the horse industry. In 1985, Tad joined with Bill Harman to form Davis & Harman LLP. As a founding partner, he specializes in legislative and administrative law issues—particularly in the areas of tax, financial markets and agricultural policy. Since AHC’s formation in 1969 Tad has authored several editions of the AHC Horse Owners and Breeders Tax Handbook, which is recognized as the leading authority on tax issues relating to the horse industry and been editor the AHC Tax Bulletin. Hickey was present at the reception to help AHC President, Julie Broadway, present the award to Davis. [post_title] => Inaugural James J. 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Mr. Lindgren is an owner and breeder in Minnesota who owns Honey’s Sox Appeal the #3 all-time money earner at Canterbury Park. When asked about his win Mr. Lindgren replied, “I’m shocked!” Mr. Lindgren says he joined the AHC so that he would be up to date on tax and legislation in the horse industry. The announcement was made Tuesday during the AHC’s 50th Annual Meeting by AHC President Julie Broadway. Mr. Lindgren will be getting his new John Deere from a local dealer in his area soon. The AHC and NTRA Advantage sponsored this contest through the AHC Advantage Plan.  This plan offers significant discounts on brands including: John Deere, Nationwide, Sherwin Williams Paints, Office Depot, UPS, RedBrand Fence, Dover Saddlery, Premier Equestrian arena footing, Triple Crown Nutrition, US Rider, and SmartPak. 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