AHC Celebrates 50 Years

The American Horse Council is celebrating 50 years of advocating for the equine industry.

In 1969, when the founders of the American Horse Council (AHC) first gathered to discuss formalizing an organization to advocate for the equine industry, no one had a crystal ball to look into the future to see all possible changes that could take place or how things could change so rapidly in 50 years.

Through the years, the one enduring variable has been the necessity for the industry to have a voice and to leverage horse enthusiasts, cultivate their knowledge and skills, to meet the changing needs of the industry. It’s these visionaries and extraordinary members whom AHC will honor and celebrate in its 50th year.

To commemorate its golden anniversary, AHC members and stakeholders will join together in a year-long 50th anniversary celebration that will carry through to the AHC Annual Meeting and Conference to be held in Washington, DC, on June 9-12, at the Georgetown Marriott. Mark your calendars!

The 2019 AHC conference is right around the corner, and we are accepting abstracts for presentations. Share something new, cutting edge and important with horse industry leaders. Submission deadline is March 1, 2019.

Conversely, got a topic you’d like to hear more about? Let us know and we’ll see if we can put together a presenter or panel of subject matter experts. Suggestions are welcome!

About the AHC

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.






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