The American Horse Council (AHC) is asking horse industry participants to take a survey assessing labor and workforce needs in the equine world. At the recent AHC Annual meeting, attendees heard a proposal regarding the idea of the equine industry building a national network of “hosts” to offer an apprenticeship and/or certificate program to train […]
Colic was listed as the most important equine health concern in a survey of veterinarians and horse owners. Several other diseases were listed as pressing concerns on the list, which officials hope will be used to establish equine research priorities.
In 2019, the American Horse Council (AHC) will again offer internship programs available to both high school and college students. Students will be eligible to apply to one internship per year in the AHC Internship Program.
Horses will not classified as pets under federal law, but instead given a separate designation, according to the Farm Bill signed into law this week.
Registration is now open for the American Horse Council’s (AHC) 2018 Annual Meeting and National Issues Forum, to be held at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C. Registration information, along with a tentative schedule, is available on the AHC website. The theme of the National Issues Forum will be “Let’s Capitalize On It!” and will focus […]
The $122 billion equine industry is a growing segment of the U.S. economy, employing 1.74 million people, according to a recent economic impact study. The 2017 Economic Impact Study of the U.S. Horse Industry found that the care, business and recreation surrounding the 7.2 million horses in the country generated $79 billion in total salaries. […]
The American Horse Council Foundation (AHCF) is pleased to announce the results of its 2017 Economic Impact Study on Feb. 28 at a reception with the Congressional Horse Caucus on Capitol Hill.
Following confusion and frustration surrounding new transportation regulations, commonly known as the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate, the Department of Transportation (DOT) announced its plans to release a new website specifically tailored to the agricultural industry next week. The American Horse Council (AHC) met with the DOT, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) deputy administrator […]
The American Horse Council (AHC) is pleased to announce the 2018 National Issues Forum will take place on Tuesday, June 12, at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C. The theme will be “Let’s Capitalize On It!” and will focus on ways the equine industry can learn and grow from both equine and outside industry segments, […]
The American Horse Council (AHC) will host its 1st Quarter 2018 webinar on Monday, Feb. 12 at 3:00 pm ET and will address the recent Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate that has caused much confusion and a lot of questions throughout the equine industry.