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AHC’s Congressional Cavalry Program Grows
The Congressional Cavalry, organized by the American Horse Council and some of its member organizations, continues to grow. “The most recent organizations to sign on are the American Paint Horse Association, the American Quarter Horse Association, the American Saddlebred Horse Association, and the U.S. Equestrian Federation,” said AHC President Jay Hickey. “They join the American Association of Equine Practitioners, the Thoroughbred Owners and ... Read the full article

The American Horse Council Wants You!
Join the Congressionally Calvary and make sure the voice of the horse community is heard in Washington!The American Horse Council continues to expand its grassroots program, the Congressionally Cavalry, but it needs you! In January a new Congress will take office and now is the time to get ready.The horse community is very diverse and has agricultural, sporting, gaming, entertainment and recreation components. Some national issues affect the en ... Read the full article

Join APHA in Supporting the American Horse Council and Saddle Up for the Congressional Cavalry
FORT WORTH, Texas—In an effort to better represent and serve the horse industry in Washington, D.C., the American Horse Council (AHC) and the American Paint Horse Association (APHA) are initiating a new direct grassroots effort entitled, “The Congressional Cavalry Program.” You can participate and help to make a difference. All individual horse owners, breeders, veterinarians, trainers, competitors, recreational riders, service providers and anyo ... Read the full article

American Horse Council Web Site Keeps Horse Industry Informed and Educated
WASHINGTON, DC November 29, 2007 –The American Horse Council’s (AHC) web site (www.horsecouncil.org) provides valuable and necessary resources as well as detailed educational information and the up-to-date news on the federal issues in Washington, D.C. that affect the horse industry, horse owners and equestrian enthusiasts throughout the United States.Because the AHC web site provides a detailed, user-friendly wealth of resources for the American ... Read the full article

Cardoza and Guthrie Named New Co-Chairs of the Congressional Horse Caucus
Congressmen Dennis Cardoza (D-CA) and Brett Guthrie (R-KY) will be the Co-chairs of the Congressional Horse Caucus in the 112th Congress. The Congressional Horse Caucus is a bipartisan group of Members of the House of Representatives formed to educate Members of Congress and their staffs about the importance of the horse industry in the economic, agricultural, sporting, gaming and recreational life of the nation. The Caucus currently has 38 mem ... Read the full article

Join the AHC’s Annual Congressional Ride-In
The American Horse Council is holding its annual Congressional Ride-In on Wednesday, June 17, in Washington, DC. The Ride-In will take place as part of the AHC National Issues Forum, which will focus on “The Welfare of the Horse” this year. All interested members of the horse community are encouraged to participate.There are many federal issues that Congress deals with that impact the horse industry, including taxes, immigration, welfare, acces ... Read the full article

American Horse Council’s New and Improved Web Site is an Essential Resource
WASHINGTON, DC – Keeping abreast of national legislation and regulations that affect all members of the horse industry just got a little easier. The American Horse Council’s newly improved web site provides timely and educational information on any issues in Washington, D.C., that relate to horses.Now, www.horsecouncil.org is a true reflection of the important work the American Horse Council does every day in Washington representing all segments ... Read the full article

British Horses Used on the Boer Affair
The Boer Revolution is one of the most important military conflicts in the history of the British Imperial Army. Its tactics and the British’s Army deployment have been studied for more than a century now, but what is seldom rememberd is the role the horse played on that expedition to South Africa. When the British Army began to mobilize its troops for deployment in northwest South Africa, the horses, as it had done in every prior military campai ... Read the full article

Urge your representative to sign a letter supporting LWCF and Forest Legacy Program
President Obama sought $620 million for the Land and Water Conservation Fund in his fiscal year 2011 budget request, an increase of $167 million over this year. But the president’s budget request is just that – a request to congressional appropriators – and it’s up to you to ensure that Congress feels compelled to provide that funding. You can help by asking your representative to sign a “Dear Colleague” lette ... Read the full article

Members of Congress Address AHC National Issues Forum
This year’s American Horse Council National Issues Forum, entitled “Congress on a Diet: What It Means for the Horse Industry,” highlighted the current budget environment in Washington. The issues forum was part of the AHC annual meeting held from June 19th to the 22nd that also included the annual Congressional Ride-In, AHC committee meetings, and a Congressional Reception.  Several Members of Congress spoke to attendees ... Read the full article

Nationwide Protests Planned to Halt Mustang & Burro Roundups
Boston, MA (October 7, 2010)— Following over 35 protests in late 2009/2010, rallies will resume this month in at least seven states nationwide to draw attention to the plight of America’s wild horse and burro herds. Protests in 12 more states are in the works. Currently nearly 40,000 wild horses and burros are held in pens and pastures at taxpayer expense while the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) private contractors rush to roundup ov ... Read the full article

2010 AHC National Issues Forum Focused on the Impact of Equine Diseases
This year’s American Horse Council’s National Issues Forum focused on infectious equine diseases and the impact those diseases have on our horses’ welfare and our industry’s health. The annual meeting was held from June 20 to 23 and also included a Trails Forum, the annual Congressional Ride-In, AHC committee meetings, and a Congressional Reception. The highlight of this year’s forum was a workshop co-hosted by the ... Read the full article

Control Split as 112th Congress Convenes
The 112th Congress convened in early January facing many of the same issues left over from the last Congress. But they may remain on the table as the emphasis in this Congress will be on cutting government programs and spending, reducing the deficit and debt, and spurring job growth. The House of Representatives has shifted to Republican control. Democrats still control the Senate, but the majority is smaller. More than 100 new members have t ... Read the full article

AHC National Issues Forum Highlights Informative Speakers
The American Horse Council’s National Issues Forum, entitled “Congress on a Diet: What It Means for the Horse Industry,” will feature several important speakers. “We are very pleased this year to have three Members of Congress and several Agency leaders to discuss this important topic,” said AHC president Jay Hickey. This year’s National Issues Forum will be held June 21 in Washington, DC during the AHC&rsquo ... Read the full article

AHC National Issues Forum to Focus on Emerging Diseases
The American Horse Council has announced that the theme for this year’s National Issues Forum is “Emerging Diseases: a Challenge to the Industry.” This forum, which will be co-hosted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS), and the AHC will be held June 21 and 22 in Washington, DC as part of the AHC’s annual meeting. The annual meeting will run from June 20 to 23 and ... Read the full article

AHC’s Annual Meeting and National Issues Forum is Fast Approaching!
The American Horse Council’s 2011 Annual Meeting and National Issues Forum, “Congress on a Diet: What It Means for the Horse Industry,” is only a few weeks away. Have you registered for the meeting yet?  In order to obtain the special meeting room rate, hotel reservations must be made at the WashingtonCourtHotel by May 27, 2011. Book your discounted hotel room today and you will find yourself greeted by a city rich with h ... Read the full article

AHC National Issues Forum to Focus on New Tenor in Congress
The American Horse Council has announced that the theme for this year’s National Issues Forum is “Congress on a Diet: What It Means for the Horse Industry.” This year’s National Issues Forum will be held June 21 in Washington, DC during the AHC’s annual meeting. The annual meeting will run from June 19 to 22 at the WashingtonCourtHotel and also include an update on the national equine health initiative, the Congres ... Read the full article

Phyllis Frazier named the Cover Artist for the 2008 HITS Saugerties Official Show Program
SAUGERTIES, NEW YORK (May 23, 2008)---HITS is pleased to announce Phyllis Frazier as its cover artist for the 2008 HITS Saugerties Official Show Program.Frazier selected the water color painting "Airborne" for the cover of the 2008 HITS Saugerties Official Show Program. The painting features a horse and rider, in profile, jumping a fence in a horse show competition. The attention is on the horse and rider, with the fence represented sparsely and ... Read the full article

Enjoy Horses and History at 48th Annual Hunt Country Stable Tour
MIDDLEBURG, Va., April 30, 2007 -- The 48th Annual Hunt Country Stable Tour will take place on Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Sponsored by Trinity Episcopal Church in Upperville, Virginia, this self-driven tour includes some of the most prestigious stables and equine facilities in Virginia.The Upperville/Middleburg area is home to many of the country’s premier Thoroughbred breeding farms, show hunter barns and ... Read the full article

Ariat International to Support Emergency Relief Fund
Union City, CA – (September 25, 2006) It’s time for the thirteenth annual Capital Challenge Horse Show, held in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. As one of the show’s largest corporate sponsors, Ariat International, Inc., the leading manufacturer of equestrian riding boots and apparel, will be sponsoring the American Hunter-Jumper Foundation’s (AHJF) Emergency Relief Fund focused GOT ARIAT! Program during the World Champion Hunter Rider classes. Establ ... Read the full article

 

 

 

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