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Colorado Horse Council June Newsletter

The following is from the Colorado Horse Council: 2019 Heritage Ride Recap This year’s Heritage Ride was a success! Participants enjoyed riding their horses on the Arapahoe Racetrack and watching the Arabian, Thoroughbred and Quarter horses race. Riders took their horses through the Colorado Obstacle Challenge Series and 10 people won Cinch western shirts as a prize for their participation in the poker ride. “The barn tours gave participants behind the scenes access to the racetrack and the opportunity to learn the innerworkings of the industry,” said Bill Scebbi, MNM, executive director of CHC. CHC thanks everyone who participated and continues to support Colorado’s equine industry. Save the date for the next ride! The CHC will host a ride in ...
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VSV -Vesicular Stomatitis Virus Confirmed in Texas

The following is from the Colorado Horse Council: Colorado State Veterinarian's Office Vesicular Stomatitis Case Confirmed in Kinney County, Texas Stay informed! Stay informed and help us protect your rights as Horse Owners Join or Renew your Colorado Horse Council membership online today! Did you know you can renew membership or become a new member online at the Equine City Hall?  Just  Click Here! Save the postage and the time, and renew today! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 25, 2019 Veterinarians and Livestock Owners Contact:  Colorado State Veterinarian's Office, 303-869-9130 Media Contact:  Mary Peck, 303-869-9005, mary.peck@state.co.us Broomfield, Colo. - On June 24, 2019, the Texas Animal Health Commission announced a confirmed case of Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VSV) in a horse located in Kinney County. While ...
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Push “Restore Our Parks” Across the Finish Line!

The following is from the American Horse Council: American Horse Council Action Alert House Must Repair Neglected Trails, Support Restore Our Parks Act! As Congress moves toward a break in August, lawmakers have an opportunity to create a “super-majority” of supporters for the Restore Our Parks Act (ROPA) of 2019.   This important legislation will end the neglect of our nation’s public trails by funding National Park Service maintenance projects with revenues from energy development initiatives. Take Action ...
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Volunteer Appreciation Meeting – ( Fixed registration link)

The following is from Rocky Mountain Horse Expo Expo Feedback and Planning 2020 The 2019 Rocky Mountain Horse Expo was great and we thank all of you that helped to make it a success! You are invited to attend an Expo Appreciation Meeting and Celebration on May 4th, 2019, at Arapahoe Race Park Derby Day at the Park! Expo Appreciation Meeting starts at 1:30PM The Kentucky Derby Starts at 4:50PM Refreshments and Prizes to all that volunteered at the 2019 Expo! During our gathering we will go over the 2019 Expo activities and get your input and ideas. We will then start talking about 2020! Are you interested in helping in 2020? Come Join us! After our gathering you'll then ...
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Push the PAST Act to the House Floor!

The following is from the American Horse Council: American Horse Council Action Alert Push the PAST Act to the House Floor, Bill Gains 219 Sponsors! Since being introduced in January, the bipartisan “Sen. Joseph Tydings Memorial Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act” (H.R. 693) has gained 219 cosponsors, which is more than half of the members of the House of Representatives.  Under new House rules, any legislation gaining 290 or more co-sponsors will receive an automatic vote on the floor.  As soon as H.R. 693 gains 71 more supporters – a target the horse industry can reach with your continued advocacy – House leadership will schedule the bill for a vote on the floor, where it’s assured quick passage. H.R. 693 will ...
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Co-Sponsor the Bi-Partisan PAST Act of 2019!

The following is from the American Horse Council: American Horse Council Action Alert Tell Your Senators to Co-Sponsor the Bi-Partisan PAST Act of 2019! Following up on commitments made to the horse industry earlier this year, Sens. Crapo (R-ID) and Warner (D-VA) have led a bipartisan charge to re-introduce the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act of 2019 (S. 1007).  Other original co-sponsors include Sens. Blumenthal (D-CT), Casey (D-PA), Collins (R-ME), Daines (R-MT), Feinstein (D-CA), Markey (D-MA), Moran (R-KS), Toomey (R-PA) and Wyden (D-OR).  If your senator is an original cosponsor, be sure to contact his or her office to express thanks for taking the lead on equine welfare issues.  If you don’t see your senator’s name listed, be sure to take ...
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