American Horse Council to focus on ‘Power of Unity’

Posted: Feb. 13, 2017

The American Horse Council, which represents the broad equine industry in Washington, D.C., will focus on the importance of unity during its 2017 National Issues Forum.

The June 13 forum is part of the organization’s annual meeting scheduled for June 11-14 in the nation’s capital. This year’s theme is “The Power of Unity,” with Roger Dow, President and Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. Travel Association, the keynote speaker.

“The U.S. Travel Association works to engage, connect and inform the travel industry, similar to how the AHC seeks to inform and engage all segments of the equine industry,” Dow said in a release. “Although different in the types of businesses we work with, the AHC and the Travel Association are similar in that we both encourage working together to advance the industry.”

The forum will include a panel of researchers from the Grayson Jockey Club Research Foundation, AAEP Foundation, AQHA Foundation, Horses & Humans Research Foundation, and Colorado State University’s Temple Grandin Equine Center. They will discuss the importance of research for the industry, as well as any research they have done and its significance.

Allyn Mann of Luitpold Animal Health, sponsor of the forum, will be the moderator for the panel.

In addition, The Innovation Group will provide a progress report on the update of the National Economic Impact Study—the first one in more than 10 years—and the AHC will present its new strategic plan to give attendees an idea of what the organization will be undertaking in the future.

“Even if you are not a member of the American Horse Council, we encourage anyone involved in the industry to try to attend our annual meeting and National Issues Forum,” AHC President Julie Broadway said. “This is the only meeting where every segment of the industry gets together to discuss issues of importance to not only their respective fields, but to the industry as a whole.”

More information is available at the AHC website.