American Horse Council

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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Former American Horse Council Staffer Sentenced To 27 Months In Prison For Embezzlement

Ashley Furst, 35, of Highlands Ranch, Colo., was sentenced today to 27 months in prison for her role in an embezzlement scheme in which she stole over $545,000 from a non-profit organization in the District of Columbia. The announcement was made by U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu and Nancy McNamara, Assistant Director in Charge of […]

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Survey Results Establish Equine Research Priorities

Colic (gastrointestinal diseases) is considered by both equine veterinarians and horse owners as the most important equine health care problem in need of more answers, according to the results of research surveys conducted in partnership by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation and the American Horse Council (AHC) Foundation. In 2018, AAEP and […]

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Former American Horse Council Employee Pleads Guilty In $545,000 Embezzlement Scheme

Ashley Furst, 35, of Highlands Ranch, Colo., pled guilty Jan. 29 to a federal wire fraud charge stemming from an embezzlement scheme in which she stole more than $545,000 from the American Horse Council, a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C. The announcement was made by U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu and Nancy McNamara, Assistant Director […]

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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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American Horse Council’s Unwanted Horse Coalition Transitions To New Name And Focus

The American Horse Council’s Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC), formed in 2006 to bring attention to the issue and challenges of unwanted horses, will be renamed and rebranded as the United Horse Coalition. The changes reflect the industry’s unity around the importance of aftercare and the progress and extensive resources that have come to fruition since the […]

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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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View From The Eighth Pole: Making The Public’s No. 1 Cause Our Cause

A survey entitled “Causes Americans Care About,” undertaken earlier this year by Ketchum, a global public relations firm, reveals the No. 1 cause among people in this country is animal welfare. Forty-one percent of those surveyed listed it as their top cause, followed by children’s education, hunger, disease research and disaster relief. It’s not just […]

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Lawsuit Alleges Fired American Horse Council Employee Stole $588,061

A former director of communications for the American Horse Council has been named in a federal lawsuit for allegedly stealing $588,061.84 from the organization over a more than four-year period through an elaborate scheme involving electronic money transfers, falsified bank and payroll documents and an unauthorized loan. The matter is also under investigation by 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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