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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.

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OUR MISSION

The American Horse Council works daily to advocate for the social, economic
and legislative interests of the United States equine industry.

health-welfare

Advocate for the health and well-being of horses by serving as a forum for discussion on welfare issues and sharing best practices.

advocacy

Be a trusted voice for the horse industry to the public and to government authorities. Synthesize and promote consensus-based AHC

programs

Serve as a resource on programs and initiatives that will advance and enhance the equine industry.

Did you miss the American Horse Council 2024 National Issues Forum and United Horse Coalition Annual Meeting? Check out our Highlight Reel below.

Learn more about the 2023 Economic Impact Study

The findings of the highly-anticipated 2023 Equine Economic Impact Survey have been officially released by the American Horse Council (AHC). The results shed light on the significant and robust contributions of the equine industry to the U.S. economy. The survey offers a comprehensive overview of the economic impact and trends within the equine sector and highlights how it reaches far beyond the pastures and ranch land across the country.

2023 Economic Impact of the Horse Industry in the usa

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$177 BILLION

Added to the Economy

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2.2 MILLION JOBS

Total Economic Impact

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$122 BILLION

Salaries, Wages, & Benefits

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6.65 MILLION

Horses in the United States

Farm Bill

American Horse Council Outlines Priorities for 2023 Farm Bill

The American Horse Council is committed to protecting the health and welfare of the U.S. equine population. We provide the following information in support of our funding requests to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Note most of these programs are not equine exclusive, nor does the current budgetary process identify outlays specific to equines. For example, the USDA Budget Summary for Fiscal Year 2023 only mentions horses/equines in two-line items. Neither line item offers a discrete funding amount for horses. Accountability and transparency for equine health and welfare programs should be adopted. We urge the Committee to direct the USDA to implement a process by which equine-related appropriations are listed as budgetary line items.

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Join us in Celebrating two National Horse Events in July

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American Horse Council Annual Conference a Resounding Educational & Legislative Success

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Farewell and Hail – AHC Announces Board of Trustees Officers

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American Horse Council National Issues Forum and Fly-In

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Breaking News: Contagious Equine Metritis Alert

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Seen Through Horses Campaign Returns May 2024

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American Horse Council Podcast Kicks Off Adopt a Horse Month

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American Horse Council Releases Congressional Scorecard For 118th Congress

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American Horse Council Releases Supporting Report for National Equine Economic Impact Study

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American Horse Council Announces 2024 National Issues Forum Speakers

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One Stop Shop: The Source Book Looks for Submissions of Equine Educational Resources

Nominations for 2024 American Horse Council Annual Awards Open

Nominations for 2024 American Horse Council Annual Awards Open

American Horse Council Internship Opportunities for Summer 2024

American Horse Council Internship Opportunities for Summer 2024

Results from the 2023 National Equine Economic Impact Study Released

Results from the 2023 National Equine Economic Impact Study Released

Outdoor Recreation Bill Passes House Committee

Outdoor Recreation Bill Passes House Committee

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Is your business organized as a Limited Liability Corporation?

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Help Celebrate Day of the Horse

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AHC President to serve on International Advisory Board

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Holiday gift-giving and tax deduction tips in 2023

AHC 2024 Dues Announcement

AHC 2024 Dues Announcement

2023 National Economic Impact Study Results Update

2023 National Economic Impact Study Results Update

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United Horse Coalition Launches Membership Drive Contest

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American Horse Council Supports California Horse Racing Board Regulation

American Horse Council Supports California Horse Racing Board Regulation

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT – Rescheduled Fall 2023 Fly-In

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT – Rescheduled Fall 2023 Fly-In

One Week Left for AHC Equine Economic Impact Survey

One Week Left for AHC Equine Economic Impact Survey

American Horse Council Seeks Conference Partner

American Horse Council Seeks Conference Partner

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Equine Industry Survey Overload – What You Need to Know

AHC Announces New Emeritus Appointments

AHC Announces New Emeritus Appointments

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