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Where Have All the Horses Gone?

Over the last ten years, every major equine breed registry in the U.S. has seen a dramatic decrease in the number of registered horses. This will be the subject of a National Issues Forum presented by the American Horse Council (AHC) at their annual convention on June 24, 2014.

The forum will address the many questions swirling around this problem: the numbers, the reasons, economic or social, trends, breeds, and industry responses. The annual meetings and panel discussions will run from June 22–25 at the Washington Court Hotel in D.C.

AHC’s Congressional Reception will be held on Tuesday night, June 24, on Capitol Hill. This affords members of the horse community to visit informally with their elected representatives to discuss industry concerns. The AHC annual Congressional Ride-In will be held the following day affording yet another opportunity for members of the horse community to discuss important issues with elected representatives and federal officials.

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Posted May 21, 2014