AHC National Issues Forum Wraps Up

Lizzy Schultz

The American Horse Council’s (AHC) Annual Meeting wrapped up last month with the National Issues Forum, with several relevant presentations and discussions on major issues and projects currently at the forefront of the council and the horse industry in general. Christie Schulte, Marketing Manager for the AHC Time to Ride Campaign, provided attendees with the campaign’s 2016 progress report, as …

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Congress Members to Speak at AHC Forum

Lizzy Schultz

The American Horse Council (AHC) has announced that several Members of Congress will speak at the AHC National Issues Forum during the AHC annual convention on June 14, sponsored by Luitpold Animal Health, in Washington, DC. The decision falls in line with this year’s theme of “Putting More Horsepower in Congress.” Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS), Chairman of the Senate Agriculture …

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AQHA Expands Time To Ride Challenge

Lizzy Schultz

Since its introduction in 2014 by the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA), the Time to Ride Challenge has introduced more than 60,000 people to horses through first-time horse experiences with the support and involvement of hundreds of stables, clubs and equine businesses nationwide. The Challenge awards $100,000 cash and prizes to hosts that offering the most unique experiences that attract …

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Omnibus Provisions To Impact Horse Industry

Lizzy Schultz

The American Horse Council has announced that the Omnibus Appropriations Bill recently passed by Congress, which will fund government agencies and programs until the end of the fiscal year, September 30, 2016, contains several provisions that will directly impact the horse industry and industry professionals. A major provision includes reforms to the H-2B Temporary Non-Agriculture Worker Program, making the program …

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