What's New: Equine Welfare News 2021

Rocky Mountain Horse Expo – Now Accepting Clinician/Event Abstract Forms

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The following is from the Colorado Horse Council:

Help Rebuild, Design and Educate

2022 Expo

Get involved and support the equine community!

Call for Presenters September 30, 2019 – Deadline

Early Registrations helps scheduling assignments

Submit Abstracts Early!

2022 RMHE Clinicians – Call for Abstracts

The Colorado Horse Council is currently accepting clinician abstracts for those wanting an opportunity to present during the

2022 Rocky Mountain Horse Expo.

These forms are required to schedule all clinics, workshops, events and gatherings during the show.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: September 30. 2021

Mark your calendar for next year’s Expo on

February 24-28, 2022

at the National Western Stock Show Complex.

All abstracts need to be submitted online at the

Rocky Mountain Horse Expo Website

Submit your abstract early to help with schedule assignments.

Online  Clinician/Event Entry Form

Executive Director Message

Bill Scebbi,CEO/Executive Director

We are very excited about the planning phase of Expo 2022. It provides us with a great opportunity to support of Colorado equine community as well as introduce others about the greatest human animal bond know to man.

Expo 2022 will be the first Expo managed as an event by the newly formed foundation, The Equine Heritage Foundation. This is the educational organizations that :

Promotes the Heritage of the Horse

Protects the Heritage of the Horse

Develops the Future Heritage of the Horse

Your support of this organization is extremely important to all involved or wanting to become involved in the the equine industry

It has been a tough time for everyone and the work of our equine associations is important. We ask that this year, especially, you become involved, support and promote our work . We are here serving all equine enthusiasts!

Working Together Better Than Ever

Foundation Donation are Always WelcomedClick here

Special Notice

With the large request for time slots during the

Rocky Mountain Horse Expo, it is important that there is ample planning and scheduling of events and gatherings.

Please consider the following when planning your Expo experience

  • ·     Clubs, organizations and special event coordinators must submit an Abstract Form to be consider for scheduling.
  • ·     Clinicians wishing to present Pre Expo Clinics, Workshops, and Demonstrations must submit an Abstract Form early in order to secure the limited time slots.
  • Any groups or organizations wishing to hold meetings or events during Expo must also submit the Abstract Form in order to be placed on the schedule and allow for appropriate venues.

By submitting abstract forms allows for the Expo management to organize, plan and implement you activity appropriately. The information submitted on the forms automatically enters your request into a database. This will assist us in securing your information in one scheduling platform

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact the show manager.

Thank you,

Bill Scebbi

RMHE Manager

Mid-Year Membership Renewal/New Membership Offer

Responsible Horse Owners are Members of the

Colorado Horse Council

It’s not too late to renew your CHC membership this year!

Renew today to benefit from exclusive member opportunities, services and discounts for the rest of the year.

Here are a few ways that your membership makes a difference:

-Membership fees help pay lobbyists to promote equine interests at

the State Capitol

-Allows you to make informed decisions with legislative updates

about the equine industry

Here are a few ways your membership directly benefits you:

-$1 million worth of excess liability insurance for equine activities

(Insurance benefits for 2021 end December 31, 2021)

-2 Rocky Mountain Horse Expo Grounds Admissions tickets

-A business listing in the CHC member directory

-Discounts and member rates with associated equine companies

-Access to member mailing lists/directories/newsletters/email bulletins

Renew your CHC membership at Renew here

Become a new CHC member at Join here

The Colorado Equine Community Mourns the loss of Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

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The following is from the Colorado Horse Council:

Norm Brown Lifetime Achievement Recipient

Passed Away – June 14th, 2021

“Norm Brown made great contributions to the equine community in our state. His enthusiasm, dedication and support of the work of the Colorado Horse Council is well documented and appreciated. His leadership moved our organization into a leadership role throughout the country!”

CEO/Executive Director, Bill Scebbi.

North Forty News, Wellington: Norman (Norm) Edward Brown passed away on June 14, 2021, at the age of 89. He was born to Charles E. and Ethel Mae Brown in Conklin, New York on February 8, 1932. Two years later, his family moved to Brown family farm along the banks of Williams Pond in Montrose, PA. The farm has been owned by the Brown family since 1860.Norm and his dad farmed with horses and milked cows by hand. Norm attended a one-room 8 grade country school across the pond from his house. During winters, he would skate to school after ice covered the pond, and at lunchtime, the kids would climb the hill outside the school and sled back to school.

Norm attended high school in Montrose. PA. After high school graduation, Norm received a Senatorial Scholarship to Penn State. He enrolled in Air Force ROTC program, and while at Penn State, Norm received a varsity letter as First Assistant Basketball Manager.

After receiving his BS in Dairy Husbandry in 1954, Norm was commissioned as Second Lieutenant in the Air Force. He was stationed in Florida. After 2 years, he was offered relief from active duty as there was “no conflict”. He continued in the Air Force Reserves until 1976 receiving an honorable discharge as a major.

Upon completion of his active duty, Norm became an Extension Agent in Clearfield County, PA. After 6 years, Norm went to Colorado where he received his M. Ed. in Extension Education and got married. Norm and Donna moved back to Clearfield County where they had 2 children, Russell and Trisha. Later, Norm was offered a position in Jefferson County.

In addition to his work as a county agent, Norm was the horse show announcer at the Keystone International from 1969- 1973. He announced the horse pulling contest at PA State Farm Show 73-74.

Later, Norm and his family moved to Wellington, Colorado where they helped Donna’s mother (Marie) run her farm. They took over all farm operations after Marie’s death in 1999.

Norm continued to work as a county agent, this time in Adams and Larimer counties. Eventually, he became County Extension Director in Adams County, a post that he held for 6 years before his retirement in 1987. His career in extension was distinguished with numerous awards including the Distinguished Service from the National County Agents Association.

After his retirement, Norm worked as an agricultural consultant. His biggest client was Rabobank. He also took the lead role in running the farm in Wellington which he continued to do up until his death.

While in Pennsylvania, Norm and Donna bred their two Arabian mares and they continued to breed Arabians in Colorado. Norm and Donna were the first husband and wife team to be presidents of The Colorado Arabian Club (Norm in 1977 and Donna 1981-83). Norm primarily showed Arabians at halter, and in 1975, he showed Marie’s Arabian mare to a Top Five at the Arabian Region 8 Championships. In 2011, Norm completed a Century Club Ride on Trisha’s Arabian gelding Amie Phoenix+. This enabled him to be the 88th horse and rider team to join this prestigious list (where the age of horse and rider total at least 100 years).

Norm was also active in the Colorado Horse Council (CHC), a founding member of the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo, an original board member of the Colorado Horse Development Authority, and on the management team of the Western National 4H Horse Classic. While Norma was a leader in CHC, the state legislature passed the Equine Liability law and Hold Your Next Horse Show in Colorado (the first guide of horse show facilities in the state) was published. These and other achievements led to Norm being named the Colorado Horse Person of the Year (1995) and Lifetime Achievement award in 2013.

After Norm’s parents passed away, he inherited the family farm in Montrose, PA. Russ now owns the farm, continuing the 160-year-old family ownership.

Norm was well-known as an avid Penn State sports fan, and he perfected his trademark technique of yelling at the TV ensuring his part to ensure a Penn State victory. His love of sports permeated his life, from swimming and diving in Williams Pond as a child and teen, trying out for the New York Yankees as a young adult, surfing the Atlantic while in the Air Force, to running 5K races with his daughter in his mid-50’s. Later in life, he enjoyed attending collegiate wrestling matches with Russ, basketball and volleyball games with Donna, and bluegrass concerts with Trish. He was also well-known for his skills of irrigating, tractor driving, and being a beer aficionado.

Norm is survived by his loving wife Donna; his two children Russ (Jackie Meier) and Trisha who were the apples of his eyes; his sister-in-law Jeannette (Nico Bink) as well as countless people to whom he was a mentor and second father. He was proceeded in death by his parents Charlie and Ethel; his brother Kenneth; and his daughter-in-law Aadria.

In lieu of flowers or donations, the family would appreciate your support of the Norman and Donna Brown Mountain View Arabians Scholarship in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Penn State. Gifts may be written out to “Penn State University” with “Norm Brown scholarship” in the memo and mailed to: College of Agricultural Sciences, 240 Ag Administration Bldg., University Park, PA 16802.

 

Coalition of State Horse Councils, Virtual Meeting, Tuesday, June 15th, 1:00PM Eastern Time ( 11:00AM Mountain Time)

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The following is from the Colorado Horse Council:

Coalition of State Horse Councils

Annual Summer Meeting

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 1PM Eastern Time

Good Afternoon Everyone,

I hope this email find you all well!

Please find attached the Agenda for our Coalition of State Horse Councils meeting next week, Tuesday June 15, 2021, 1PM (Eastern Time). This meeting is in conjunction with the 2021 AHC Conference, which is virtual as well. There are great presentations and wonderful opportunities for you to learn about our equine industry. Again we encourage your to take advantage of these presentations and REGISTER.

This June meeting of the Coalition is a Zoom Meeting and you may login without attending the entire AHC Conference.  Please find our agenda below. Your input at this meeting is very important to our growth and development and suggest that you invite others from your state organization to attend, especially if your cannot attend. Please forward this invitation to anyone you think can be helpful for input.

I look forward to being with you. After this our uncertain times and we are excited to continue with the building our Coalition of State Horse Councils!

Best Regards, Bill Scebbi, CSHC Chair

Here is the Invitation:

Bill Scebbi is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: The Coalition of State Horse Councils – Tuesday, June 15th, In Conjunction with 2021 AHC Conference.

Time: Jun 15, 2021 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Here is the Agenda

COALITION OF STATE HORSE COUNCILS

June 15, 2021

1:00PM (Eastern Time)

Zoom Virtual Meeting

Topics Subject to Change

Call to Order – Chair, Bill Scebbi

Secretary’s Report – Minutes – Prepared by Sue Gray

Financial Report –Tom Tweeten, Financial Liaison

State Updates – Tom Tweeten – Brief update from each State Representative (3 min report)

Presentation: The Coalition Website, Bill Scebbi will lead the review of the Coalition of State Horse Councils new website, the various areas that will help with communication, calendars and other options for the state’s use.

Round Table Discussion:

  • Recruiting New State Members, Sue Gray from North Carolina Horse Council will lead a discussion on how best to provide value and services to state Horse Councils.
  • Horse Expos How to Best to Work Together, Ann Swinker has helped develop many equine educational events and will lead this discussion to see how state can work together on their major events.

Old Business

New Business

 Meeting Adjourned

For more information

Email: Bill@coloradohorsecouncil.com

USDA Must Reinstate Horse Protection Rule!

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The following is from the American Horse Council:

American Horse Council Action Alert

Senate “Sign-On” Letter to USDA Supporting Horse Protection

As you might recall, in early 2017, the outgoing Obama Administration issued a final USDA rule on the Horse Protection Act (HPA) to end the practice of “soring” of a horse’s limb. This rule mirrors the industry-endorsed “Prevent All Soring Tactics” (PAST) Act by taking common sense measures to protect certain Tennessee Walking Horses and Racking Horses from the practice. Unfortunately, the Trump Administration suspended the HPA rule four years ago and never reinstated it.

The horse industry and its allies in Congress are currently lobbying the new Administration to bring the HPA rule back, by circulating a petition to USDA. Contact your senators today and urge them to sign the petition below and reinstate the Horse Protection Rule of 2017!

Take Action

USDA Must Reinstate Horse Protection Rule!

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The following is from the American Horse Council:

American Horse Council Action Alert

House “Sign-On” Letter to USDA

Supporting Horse Protection

As you might recall, in early 2017, the outgoing Obama Administration issued a final USDA rule on the Horse Protection Act (HPA) to end the practice of “soring” of a horse’s limb.  This rule mirrors the industry-endorsed “Prevent All Soring Tactics” (PAST) Act by taking common sense measures to protect certain Tennessee Walking Horses and Racking Horses from the practice.  Unfortunately, the Trump Administration suspended the HPA rule four years ago and never reinstated it.

The horse industry and its allies in Congress are currently lobbying the new Administration to bring the HPA rule back, by circulating a “Dear Colleague” sign-on letter, and petition to USDA.  Contact your House lawmaker today and urge him or her to sign the congressional letter and petition below and reinstate the Horse Protection Rule of 2017!

Take Action