The AHC is known for convening the equine industry’s visionaries and leaders in an intimate, 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.
The American Horse Council is pleased to announce the FINAL line-up and guest speakers for its June 14-18, 2021 Virtual Conference as follows:
Monday June 14: Federal Legislative & Regulatory Day
10:00 AM – Noon Legislative Updates with invited guests:
Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID) – Industry champion on horse protection issues and Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) – Small business and H-2B visa champion, member of the House Hispanic Caucus
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Regulatory Updates
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Health & Regulatory Committee with guests: Dr. Angela Pelzel- McCluskey and Dr. Iwona Popkowski of USDA
Tuesday June 15: State Day
10:00 AM – Noon State legislative issues with guests:
Amy Showalter – noted speaker, author and founder of the Showalter Group on grassroots advocacy;
State presenters include West Virginia – Maria Catignani, Mary Sell; Iowa – Jon Moss; Florida – Lonny Powell; Michigan – Jean Ligon and Colorado – Scott Dorenkamp.
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Coalition of State Horse Council Meeting
Wednesday June 16: Industry Sector Day
10:00 AM – Noon Recreation, Trails & Land Use Committee with guest: Brenda Yankoviak, National Forest Service (NFS)
Noon – 2:00 PM Show & Competition Committee with guests: Brooke Marie Jarvis & Tina DeDario of Jarvis Insurance
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Racing Committee with guest: Jerry Black, DVM on Horse Integrity & Safety ACT (HISA)
4:00 Pm – 5:00 PM Working Horse Sector Panel with invited guests: Kathy Alm of PATH Intl.; Tommy Doyle of Palmetto Carriage; William Crimbring- North America Mounted Unit Commanders
Thursday June 17: Equine Welfare Day
10:00 AM – Noon Equine Welfare Committee
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM United Horse Coalition /Equine Welfare Data Collective with guests
Dr. Stacie Boswell; Dr. David Ramey (Ramey Equine); Karen Gustin (Kentucky Equine Adoption Center); Christy Landwehr (Certified Horsemanship Association)
Day 5: Industry Initiatives Day
10:00 AM – Noon Marketing Alliance
Noon – 1:00 PM AWARDS Ceremony recognizing Dr. Peter Timoney & Senator Susan Collins (R-ME)
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Youth Engagement Task Force Update with guests: Katie Reynolds of AQHA & Kendyl Healy of PATH Intl.
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Diversity Equality and Inclusion Task Force Update with guest: Brianna Nobles of Mulatto Meadows
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM 2022 Economic Impact Study Update
Registration is open through Eventbrite and MUST be completed by Friday June 11th.
Video conference logistics will be sent to registered participants along with committee meeting agendas and bios for guest speakers.