American Horse Council’s National Issues Forum

Moves to Virtual Event for 2020

(June 15, 2020; Washington, DC) – After much deliberation, and in consultation with AHC members regarding their travel concerns due to the pandemic, AHC’s Annual Meeting & National Issues Forum originally scheduled for June 7-10, 2020 and postponed to October 2020, has now made the decision to forego an in person meeting and will instead be hosted in an online virtual format the week of October 26-29, 2020.

The AHC is known for convening the equine industry’s visionaries and leaders in an intimate three days of 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.

AHC President Julie Broadway stated “While disappointed we won’t be able to network and socialize, we are excited about the possibilities a virtual event allows us to embrace. We envision opening attendance to some speakers to anyone interested for free, while some educational content will be offered at a deeply discounted rate. We’d also like to have a virtual cocktail party and celebrate our Van Ness, Rolapp and Hickey Award winners.”

Registration will open on or around August 1, 2020 on the AHC website for the virtual conference  Guest speakers and specifics regarding meeting dates/times to be announced very shortly.

AHC will hold its 2021 meeting June 6-9 at The Le Meridien in downtown Denver, CO.Contact AHC President at for more information.

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 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, race tracks, rodeos, commercial suppliers and state horse councils.