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American Horse Council Congressional Action Alert

The following is from the American Horse Council: American Horse Council Action Alert Contact Your Member(s) of Congress to Join the House Congressional Horse Caucus To:        State Horse Councils From:   American Horse Council    Date:    November 30, 2021 Re:        House Congressional Horse Caucus Tell Your Member(s) of Congress to Renew or Join the House Congressional House Caucus We urge your continued support of the horse industry in public policy on Capitol Hill by contacting your respective Member(s) of Congress in the U.S. House of Representatives to either renew their commitment/membership in the House Congressional Horse Caucus, or by joining the House Congressional Horse Caucus (if your Member(s) of Congress are not currently a member). Education of any industry on Capitol Hill ...
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AHC Latest News- November 2021

The following is from the American Horse Council: November 2021 Former members Copyright © 2021 American Horse Council The AHC News is published monthly and we'd love to recruit you back as a member. Don't miss out on the latest legislative and regulatory updates, along with news and industry efforts. AHC Annual Congressional Fly-In October 28th  - Highlights & Recap
  • Helping American’s veterans with Equine Assisted Services.  Rep. Andy Barr (R-KY) spoke to how evidence-based research has proven the effectiveness of EAS in helping youth, veterans, and the disabled community, Adaptive Sports Program through VA initially helped with funding for EAS with $1.5 million which was increased in 2020 to $5 million in grant appropriations.  Barr urged the attendees to contact Senators ...
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Rocky Mountain Horse Expo – Now Accepting Clinician/Event Abstract Forms

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

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

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 ...
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USDA Must Reinstate Horse Protection Rule!

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 ...
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