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American Horse Council Develops COVID-19 Resource Center

In response to the hardships and challenges created by the pandemic, the American Horse Council has developed a COVID-19 Resource Center on our website to address human health, horse health and business health. The Center contains articles, news and, eventually, YouTube videos and other content to help horse owners, equine nonprofits, equine businesses and equine […]

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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 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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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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