Registration is now open for the American Horse Council’s 2014 Annual Meeting and National Issues Forum. You may register online here. Registration forms are also available online through the AHC website in the Events section, and can be filled out and sent in via email to [email protected], via regular mail to 1616 H Street NW, 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20006, or via fax to 202-296-1970.
If you have any questions about registering please contact Ashley Furst at [email protected] or 202-296-4031.
The theme for this year’s National Issues Forum is “Where Have All the Horses Gone.” Every major equine breed registry has seen a dramatic drop in the number of registered horses over the last five years. Is this a function of the economy or a fundamental, permanent change in the industry? What are the numbers? Is it an absence of owners, rather than horses? What will it mean for the industry, short and long-term? Are some breeds and activities affected more than others? What can, or should, be done about it?
The AHC’s National Issues Forum will focus on answers to these and other questions surrounding this important and perhaps critical issue. This year’s National Issues Forum will be held on Tuesday, June 24, in Washington, D.C., during the AHC’s annual convention. The annual meeting will run from June 22-25 at the Washington Court Hotel.