b' SupportedrestoringandmakingpermanentfavorabletaxtreatmentLaunchedwiththeAmericanAssociationofEquinePractitionersfor land donated for conservation purposes, particularly landthe equine disease communication center (edcc) that will collect donated by farmers and ranchers. this will benefit horse farms andand report real time information about disease outbreaks as well help protect land for equestrian uses.as provide the information needed to respond to and manage thoseWorkedwithotherindustriestosecure,intheFY2016omnibus outbreaks. the edcc will help protect the horse industry from spending bill, beneficial provisions relating to the h-2B temporary,the threat of infectious disease outbreaks and keep horse moving non-agricultural worker program, including a returning workerdomestically and internationally. exemption to the visa cap and improvements to some of the most Heldthesecond100DayHorseChallengeaspartoftheAHCsonerous provisions of the 2015 h-2B rule. these changes make thetime to ride initiative that seeks to increase awareness of, h-2B program less burdensome for employers, including those inand interest in, horse-related activities. hundreds of stables, the horse industry. organizations and businesses participated in the 100 dayWorkedwithotherrecreationaluserstore-authorizetheFederal horse challenge by hosting events that attracted over 41,000 highway administrations recreational trails Program (rtP) thatnewcomers to horse activities.provides $85 million in annual funding for trails throughout the ContinuedtogainsupportfortheAHCWelfareCodeofPractice.country. rtP provides funding directly to the states for recreationalthe code of practice is a broad set of principles designed to trails and trail-related facilities for all recreational trail users andestablish good welfare procedures for organizations to follow to has greatly benefited equestrians. Put the horse First, and has been endorsed by 53 national horse organizations.14Breed reGistries and associations2021 horse industry directory'