FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 22 2021
American Horse Council
Contact AHC President: [email protected]
By: Julie Broadway
It’s a wrap! The AHC 2021 Virtual conference held June 14-18 was an overwhelming success. In addition to normal business matters and federal legislative and regulatory issues, this year the conference also featured a state legislative day and included 27 guest speakers!
AHC President, Julie Broadway, stated “We are just so pleased with the level of speakers and the participation from the attendees this year. It was such a rewarding and energizing event.”
“Just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed the conference this week – really good panelists, information and discussion!! – Thanks, Sarah”
“I feel this conference has been one of the most productive spring AHC meetings I have attended. You have had a superb range of topics and very qualified speakers. The discussion group members have shared a range of useful information. – Tom”
“You do such a good job of coming up with new ideas that broaden the industries understanding of each other and opportunities to work together – Kathy”
“Great conference. Loved the attendance from so many states! Thank you for all of your work and coordination! I am always inspired by the AHC conferences! – Tammy”
In addition, at the annual AHC’s Award Ceremony industry leaders were recognized for their numerous contributions. Dr. Peter Timoney was recognized with the Hickey Award for his 30+ years of contributions to the American Horse Council and the horse industry in general. Dr. Timoney has worked at the Veterinary Research Laboratory in Dublin, Ireland; Cornell University; and the Irish Equine Centre and has specialized in infectious diseases of the horse since 1972. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) was recognized with the Rolapp Award for her support for the $122 billion equine industry. Her leadership and support of common-sense equine welfare legislation such as the PAST Act, and efforts on trails access legislation on behalf of the industry in the last Congress make the selection this year very easy.
Video replays will be made available shortly, as will copies of presenter’s slides. AHC is hosting a virtual youth fly-in on June 24, 2021 (to register send an email to [email protected]) and look for details about the 2021 fall Ride-In in the coming months.
And, check out the 2020 AHC Annual report at Annual Reports – American Horse Council.
About the American Horse Council
As the national association representing all segments of the horse industry in Washington, D.C., the American Horse Council works daily to represent equine interests and opportunities. Organized in 1969, the AHC promotes and protects the industry by communicating with Congress, federal agencies, the media and the industry on behalf of all horse related interests each and every day. The AHC is member supported by individuals and organizations representing virtually every facet of the horse world from owners, breeders, veterinarians, farriers, breed registries and horsemen’s associations to horse shows, race tracks, rodeos, commercial suppliers and state horse councils.