American Horse Council Joins Forces with AKC Reunite: Over 1 Million Equine Microchips Searchable

The American Horse Council has expanded the number of supporting organizations to their equine microchip lookup tool at Horselookup.org with the addition of AKC Reunite, bringing the number of searchable microchipping equids to over 1 million. AKC Reunite is the nation’s largest not for profit pet microchipping company. Founded in 1995 and an affiliate of […]

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Horse Industry Priorities Included In Congress’ FY2020 Spending Bill

While controversy surrounding impeachment proceedings dominated headlines at the end of 2019, federal lawmakers managed to pass a $1.4 trillion spending package to finance government operations through September 30, 2020. Fortunately for the equine sector, the appropriations law includes provisions consistent with industry advocacy, ranging from support for Equine Assisted Therapy (EAT) programs to a […]

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American Horse Council To Roll Out Tax Handbook 2019

The American Horse Council (AHC) is pleased to offer the 2019 edition of the AHC Tax Handbook, informing members of the horse industry about major changes brought about by landmark tax reform legislation, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”) of 2017. This statute rewrites key provisions of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code (“Code”) impacting […]

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Different Perspectives Discussed at American Horse Council National Meeting

The American Horse Council (AHC) Annual Meeting and National Issues Forum, held June 9-12, 2019, provided a wealth of information and ideas from different perspectives on how the equine industry can grow and how AHC members can continue to work together. Attendees were treated to insights ranging from cutting-edge topics designed to help equine athletes […]

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Congress Passes Agriculture Bill Defining Horses As Livestock, Not Pets

As the countdown to close the 115th Congress heads to the final stretch, Congress on Wednesday passed the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (H.R. 2), sending the legislation to the president, who is expected to sign the bill into law this week, according to the American Horse Council. Horse industry highlights include a revised statutory […]

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Unwanted Horse Coalition Launches Equine Welfare Data Collective To Track And Aid At-Risk Horses

The Equine Welfare Data Collective (EWDC), a collaborative effort to accumulate, analyze, and report data to enhance programming for transitioning and at-risk equines, has begun the collection of metrics within the equine welfare industry. The Collective was created by the Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC), a program of the American Horse Council (AHC), with funding partners being The Right Horse Initiative (TRH), The […]

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Universal Equine Microchip Look-Up Tool Spearheaded By American Horse Council

Through the American Horse Council’s (AHC) work with the United States Department of Agriculture, the United States Animal Health Association, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), and various equine organizations, we have identified the need for a universal equine microchip look-up tool to coordinate and streamline horse identification across multiple […]

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American Horse Council’s National Issues Forum Capitalizes On Industry Data, Opportunities

On Tuesday, June 12th, attendees of the American Horse Council’s (AHC) 2018 National Issues Forum, sponsored by Luitpold Animal Health, gathered to learn more about the theme of “Let’s Capitalize On It!” With a variety of speakers from different trades, attendees gained valuable insight as to how the horse industry can learn from other industries, […]

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American Horse Council Honors Late Tim Capps With Van Ness Award

Each year the American Horse Council (AHC) gives out the Van Ness Award, which is named in honor of the late Marjorie Van Ness of New Jersey, a long-time leader and friend to the horse industry. This award is presented to an individual that best emulates the dedication and commitment of Marjorie Van Ness to […]

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