American Horse Council
American Horse Council 2021 Virtual Congressional Fly-in a Big Success
Here is a recap of the American Horse Council's annual congressional fly-in discussions.
AHC Announces Exciting New Membership Benefits and 2021 Award Nominations
The American Horse Council (AHC) announced two new membership benefits and their 2021 award nominations.
American Horse Council’s National Issues Forum Guest Speakers
On October 28, The American Horse Council (AHC) National Issues Forum will feature four outstanding presentations.
Supreme Court Opens State Sports Betting Flood Gates
The court states that in the event Congress doesn’t place direct regulations on gambling, then states are free to enact betting laws as they see fit.
AHCF Announces Results of 2017 Economic Impact Study
Among statistics from the AHCF study were that 38 million, or 30.5%, of U.S. households, contain a horse enthusiast, and 38% of participants are under the age of 18.
Congress Strikes Budget Deal in Wake of Brief Funding Lapse
Lawmakers approved an important tax incentive to restore three-year depreciation of racehorses for FY2017, allowing race horse owners to take advantage of the incentive within their FY2017 tax submission.
Senate Passes Tax Bill, Moves to “Conference” to Negotiate Final Package
Senators passed its version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, which now heads to negotiations between the House and Senate.
National Equine Health Plan Published
The American Horse Council (AHC), in conjunction with the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and state animal health officials, is pleased to announce that the National Equine Health Plan (NEHP) is now available.
House Ag Appropriations Committee Vote on Horse Slaughter Defunding
The House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations voted July 12 against an amendment that Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.) and Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.) had offered to defund the USDA’s inspection of horse slaughter, a renewal of what was effectively a ban on the practice.
USDA-Animal Care Provides Horse Protection Act Progress Report
Bernadette Juarez, Deputy Administrator of APHIS-Animal Care, released an open letter to the management of horse shows, exhibitions, sales, as well as Horse Industry Organizations and Associations (HIOs), and the owners, trainers, exhibitors, and custodians of horses engaged in Horse Protection Act (HPA) covered activities.
Brendle Joins AHC Staff as Director of Policy and Legislative Affairs
The American Horse Council (AHC) announced today the addition of Bryan L. Brendle to their team as the Director of Policy & Legislative Affairs.
Panel Speakers Set for AHC's National Issues Forum
The American Horse Council is pleased to announce that speakers for the Research and Youth Panels at the upcoming National Issues Forum, sponsored by Luitpold Animal Health, have been set!
Registration Open for AHC's Annual Meeting & National Issues Forum
Registration information, along with a tentative schedule and link to make room reservations is available on the AHC website Events tab.
Executive Actions on Immigration and the Horse Industry
Recently, President Trump issued several executive orders relating to increased immigration enforcement and border security. These actions will impact many employers...