2023 – Call for Horse Industry Directory Listings

2023 – Call for Horse Industry Directory Listings

The American Horse Council is proud to produce the horse industry’s leading source for all things equine!

The 2023 Horse Industry Directory (HID) will have thousands of listings including equine publications, federal and state sources of information, breed registries and associations, show and sports organizations, racing and gaming organizations, and service providers. The HID also includes handy facts and figures about the industry, including breed registration numbers and trends, a guide to interstate health requirements, industry meetings and conference dates/locations, and a synopsis of important legislative and regulatory happenings.

Of course, all AHC business and organizational members receive a free listing!

Non-Members may purchase a three-inch-by-three-inch listing for $25 or receive a free one-line listing (name, contact, address, and phone).

Great advertising opportunities are also available. If you would like to advertise in the HID, please contact Julie Broadway at jbroadway@horsecouncil.org for a rate card.

We encourage past entries to go online and check your listing for the most current information at

Business Directory – American Horse Council

Submissions and/or updates to 2023 listings are due by January 31st, 2023.

Contact info@horsecouncil.org if you have questions or would like to submit a new entry. The final product will be available on the AHC website in digital format in March.

 

Hay Shortages, Prices & Spoilage putting strain on Horse Owners wallets

 

 

Contact: Julie Broadway
American Horse Council

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

 

For Immediate Release

AHC announces 1st Qtr. 2023 Webinar Feb 20, 2023, 1:00 PM ET

Hay Shortages, Prices & Spoilage putting strain on Horse Owners wallets

 

When it comes to purchasing hay this year, John Q. Horse Owner says, “We are between a rock and a hard place.” Nationally, hay stocks are down 6 percent year over year according to USDA’s Crop Production Report on January 12th.

We’ve already seen hay prices climb nationally,” Katelyn McCullock, Livestock Marketing Information Center Director said. “Alfalfa is well over $200 a ton, and other hay has been bouncing around $140-150 a ton. I don’t think this sets us up to have any sort of price breaks before this summer. And that’s only if you get a pretty good first cutting in some of these areas.”

Join AHC on Monday February 20, 2023, at 1:00 PM ET to hear from Louise Calderwood, Director of Regulatory Affairs at American Feed Industry Association; Emily Stearns AHC Health, Welfare & Regulatory Affairs Liaison, Ashley Harkins United Horse Coalition Director, and AHC President Julie Broadway on all the ways the equine industry is being impacted by hay shortages and high prices, recent botulism outbreaks, and learn about cost effective alternatives for feed/nutrition and resources for horse owners in need.

To register send an email to info@horsecoucil.org by February 17th noon 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.

It’s the most wonderful time of the Year. To Give the gift of securing your horse passion this holiday season!

It’s the most wonderful time of the Year.
To Give the gift of securing your horse passion
this holiday season!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT INFO@HORSECOUNCIL.ORG

(Washington DC, December 20,2022) Your donation through our AHC Foundation helps us ensure the longevity and sustainability of the equine community and industry.

It may not sound glamorous, or pluck at your heartstrings… but the fate of the equine industry lies in knowing ourselves – what we contribute to the economy in dollars, in jobs, and in our constituents (voters).  Not to mention the importance of societal contributions like health and well-being, green space, and volunteers, as well as the preservation of the rich heritage, legacy, and culture of the equestrian lifestyle.

If you want to support the industry, or maybe honor a horse, a friend or a loved one this season, consider making a 100% tax-deductible donation to our fundraising campaign for this important research. Why is an economic impact study especially important now? Major economic changes have occurred during the past few years.  Not only have business closures and resulting federal stimulus programs related to the pandemic had a direct impact, but the industry has adapted to historic changes made to the tax code since 2017. Currently, industry leaders, universities, regulators, and equine enthusiasts are operating with years-old data. An updated study will allow everyone to make accurate, data-driven decisions that protect the industry and help sustain our way of life for future generations.

We absolutely must be able to tell our story to create an awareness of and an interest in the equine industry; to help provide positive relationships, including congressional and media relations; to identify local partners and supporters and offers an opportunity to recognize those relationships; to identify the industry as a player in the local, state & national economy, and to enable us to advertise ourselves by first identifying our contributions.

Consider keeping a loved one’s memory and passion for the equines they love and care for alive and well – make an End of Year gift in their honor and we will be more than happy to send them their digital acknowledgment for the holidays, all we need is their email address! Please include the name of the person and their mailing information in the comments of the donation form, or email info@horsecouncil.org . The last day to have your in-honor gift emailed is December 23, however, year- end tax-deductible contributions will be accepted, and receipts provided through December 31st.

https://horsecouncil.org/economic-impact-study/

We hope you will share this opportunity far and wide. Happy Holidays!

AHC Office to relocate January 1, 2023

Contact: Julie Broadway
American Horse Council

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

For Immediate Release

AHC Office to relocate January 1, 2023

(Washington DC) The American Horse Council (AHC) was recently notified by our landlord at 1616 H St NW in Washington DC of the pending sale of the property with intentions to repurpose the building. Thus, after many years in this wonderful old location near the White House, AHC will be downsizing and relocating within the greater DC-VA-MD (DVM) area. A search for a possible new office location has been underway for the last few weeks, and we are pleased to announce our new address

1775 Tysons Blvd, 5th Floor, Suite 6110 McLean VA 22102. The phone will remain 202-296-4031.

Also, the USPS has informed us that periodical mail including magazines, newsletters, and other periodicals cannot be forwarded, please remove us from your mailing list.

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.

American Horse Council’s Marketing Alliance Introduces Here For Horses, Designed To Help Create Lifelong Associations With the Horse Industry

Contact: Julie Broadway

American Horse Council

Phone: 202.296.4031

E-Mail: info@horsecouncil.org

For Immediate Release

 

American Horse Council’s Marketing Alliance Introduces Here For Horses,
Designed To Help Create Lifelong Associations With the Horse Industry

 

December 12, 2022 (Washington, D.C.) — The horse industry is a broad, far-reaching industry that touches many lives—from horse enthusiasts to spectators to those who serve the industry through volunteerism or through employment within the industry itself.

As the national association representing all segments of the horse industry in Washington, D.C., and the only national association exclusively representing every segment of the vast equine industry, the American Horse Council works daily to represent equine interests and opportunities. AHC believes that the more opportunities available to use horses in various activities, the better the overall health of the industry and those who participate. With that mission in mind, the American Horse Council’s Marketing Alliance was formed in 2011 when leaders from around the equine industry sought ways to revitalize the industry. The Marketing Alliance was built with the understanding that a thriving and robust equine industry benefit all who are a part of it.

With a new strategic plan objective to create lifelong engagement with the equine industry, the Marketing Alliance introduces Here For Horses and its website HereforHorses.org, a website with an introductory video designed to foster interest in horses. Most importantly, the Here For Horses website shares pathways for visitors to make a connection with a horse, either as a spectator or as a hands-on participant within the horse industry. Potential and current horse enthusiasts can now find information on events, education, volunteer opportunities, and places to learn to ride or drive a horse.

HereforHorses.org is excited to go public at the same time as the 2022 National Day of the Horse, which occurs on December 13. The National Day of the Horse encourages people within the United States to think about the contribution of horses to the economy, history, and character of the United States. Throughout history, the horse contributed significantly to the advancement of civilization of various cultures in North America, and around the world, and served as a vital means of transportation, and it still serves an important role in modern American culture today.

Help discover how the horse impacts the American horse industry today and find out where you can have a connection with horses at www.HereForHorses.org. When you visit, don’t forget to check out the video developed by the American Horse Community.

Members of the AHC Marketing Alliance include: the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), American Paint Horse Association (APHA), American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA), Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA), Equine Network, National Reining Horse Association (NRHA), Purina, Spalding Laboratories, United States Equestrian Federation (USEF), United States Pony Clubs (USPC or Pony Club), Purina and Zoetis.

If your organization would like to become a Here For Horses Partner at a foundational level and help shape the next chapter of horse industry engagement and awareness strategy, please visit https://hereforhorses.org/become-a-partner.

American Horse Council

As the national association representing all segments of the horse industry in Washington, D.C., the American Horse Council (AHC) 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, racetracks, rodeos, commercial suppliers, and state horse councils. Learn more at www.horsecouncil.org.

American Horse Council is giving away a John Deere S240 Riding Mower!

Contact: Julie Broadway

American Horse Council

Phone: 202.296.4031

E-Mail:  info@horsecouncil.org

 


For Immediate Release

 


American Horse Council is giving away a John Deere S240 Riding Mower!

 


The American Horse Council (AHC), the voice of the horse industry in Washington, D.C, is announcing their Member Appreciation Giveaway. Thanks to a gracious donation from their partners, Equine Discounts, the American Horse Council will be giving away a John Deere S240 Riding Mower to one lucky winner.


Any person or organization that is a member of the American Horse Council, United Horse Coalition (UHC), or Equine Welfare Data Collective (EWDC), is eligible to win. To enter, email a brief video or written statement about what you find valuable or important about the work of the AHC, UHC, or EWDC to info@horsecouncil.org by 11:59 pm EST on October 23, 2022. Make sure to include your name, organization your representing (if applicable), address, and phone number in your submission.


“We love our members and know they love us…and we want to reward them for helping us share the word about what we do,” says Julie Broadway, President of the American Horse Council, “This is just another way of us saying “thank you” for being a member.”


The winner will be chosen at random from the submissions and announced on October 24, 2022.


To view the full contest rules, become an American Horse Council or United Horse Coalition member, or participate in the Equine Welfare Data Collective, reach out to info@horsecouncil.org


Contest Rules


About the American Horse Council
, United Horse Coalition, and Equine Welfare Data Collective


As the national association representing all segments of the horse industry in Washington, D.C., the American Horse Council (AHC) 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, racetracks, rodeos, commercial suppliers, and state horse councils. Learn more at
www.horsecouncil.org


The United Horse Coalition (UHC)
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. Learn more at unitedhorsecoalition.org


The Equine Welfare Data Collective (EWDC),
a program of the United Horse Coalition, was launched in 2018. The EWDC is a collaborative effort to accumulate, analyze, and report data to enhance services for transitioning and at-risk equines. The EWDC was created by the United Horse Coalition (UHC), a program of the American Horse Council (AHC), with past and present funding partners being The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) and its program The Right Horse (TRH), the Foundation for the Horse, and US Equestrian Trust.

Participation in the EWDC is free, and all data collected is aggregated so no individual organization is identified. To view EWDC reports or contribute data, please visit the EWDC website at www.unitedhorsecoalition.org/ewdc/ or contact us at EWDC@horsecouncil.org.

August 15th is National “Check the Chip” Day!

 

It’s National “Check the Chip” Day!

 

August 15, 2022 (Washington, DC) – Today is National “Check The Chip” Day — a day to check on your horses’ microchips and make sure they’re registered and that information is up to date.

 

Microchips are extremely important for keeping your horses safe. Many animals reunite with their owner’s thanks to their chips.   A microchip is a great way to guarantee the identity of a horse and facilitate fair competition. The American Horse Council and AHC Foundation are happy to support this through two different programs. First, thanks to the great support of our member Equine MicrochipID, the AHC offers free microchips to horse owners. Second, the AHC is proud to debut our updated horse-specific microchip lookup tool, a website helping owners, competitors, rescuers, and law enforcement correctly identify horses.

 

The microchip is the first part, but your horse’s microchip number is only half of the journey. The second part requires that the microchip number is registered with a manufacturer registry and/or your breed/competition organization. If you know the horse’s specific microchip ID number, you can contact the registry and make sure your info in their database is current.

 

If you don’t know the registry, but you have the microchip ID number, you can use it to search the American Horse Council’s microchip lookup tool. This can provide you with the name of the manufacturer so you can contact them. We just completed a new update to the search tool and are providing the most comprehensive information available for microchipped horses in the United States.

 

The tool, https://www.horsemicrochiplookup.com/, is a great chance for you to look up who your horse is registered with, and update that information as needed. It also contains the link you need to sign up for free microchips. Please contact the American Horse Council for more information about microchipping your horse.

 

 

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 US equine industry contributes $122B in total value added to the US economy annually and employs 1.7M people. In total 30.5% of 38M US households contain a horse enthusiast.

 

AHC Announces Leadership Appointments

Contact: Julie Broadway
American Horse Council

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

For Immediate Release

AHC Announces Leadership Appointments

Washington D.C. –Friday June 24, 2022 The Board and Leadership of the American Horse Council are pleased to announce the following leadership appointments for June 2022 – June 2023 term.

Board of Trustees: Dr. Rick Mitchell (USEF) – Chair; Marilyn Breuer-Bertera (USTA) – Vice Chair; Matt Iuliano (TJC) – Treasurer; Dr. Glenn Blodgett (AQHA) – Secretary; Jim Gagliano (TJC) – Past Chair; Tom O’Mara (USEF); Russell Williams (USTA); Don Marean (USTA); David Foley (AAEP); Joe Wilson (TRA); Tom Rooney (NTRA); Christy Landwehr – at large; Justine Staten (CSHC) – at large; and Austin Halvorson (Young Adult) – at large.  https://www.horsecouncil.org/about-us/board-of-trustees/

Committee Chairs: Equine Welfare – Kathy Alm, CEO of PATH Intl.; Health & Regulatory – David Foley, ED AAEP; Show & Competition – Dr Billy Smith, ED APHA; Racing Advisory – Joe Wilson,  President TRA; Recreation, Trails & Land Use – Randy Rasmussen, Director of Public Lands and Recreation BCHA.  https://www.horsecouncil.org/ahc-committees/

 

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.  

PAST Act received unanimous support from House Subcommittee

Contact: Julie Broadway
American Horse Council

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

For Immediate Release

PAST Act received unanimous support from House Subcommittee

Washington D.C. –Thursday, June 23rd, 2022, The American Horse Council saw the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act (H.R.5441) receive unanimous support from the House Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. The AHC urged the committee to markup the PAST Act and approve it as introduced, as already passed by an overwhelming bipartisan House vote of 333-96 in 2019. The current version of the PAST Act lays out a common-sense solution to prevent the continued practice of soring and is limited in scope to Tennessee Walking Horses, Racking Horses and Spotted Saddle Horses.

The PAST Act, as introduced, addresses several specific aspects of the business and competition concerns that are not replicated in any alternative presented historically. Any legislation that falls short of requiring USDA licensing of inspectors will fail to address the conflict of interests present in the existing inspection system. Additionally, any change in language that limits scientifically recognized inspection techniques should be called into question, including language to prohibit palpation. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine final report on Methods of Detecting Soring – released in January 2021 after a comprehensive 16-month study by experts – embraced palpation and observation of horse movement as the basis of all examinations for leg pain and lameness when performed by appropriately trained inspectors.

The AHC supports this legislation, as does the American Association of Equine Practitioners, The United States Equestrian Federation, the American Quarter Horse Association, the American Paint Horse Association, the American Morgan Horse Association, the Pinto Horse Association of America, the Arabian Horse Association, the American Saddlebred Horse Association, the United Professional Horsemen’s Association, the Appaloosa Horse Club, the American Veterinary Medical Association and many other state and local groups. This bill is focused on the problem it is intended to solve and does not adversely affect other segments of the show industry that are not soring horses and have no history of soring horses.

Please contact the American Horse Council with questions or comments.

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.  

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.