The Arizona Horse Council is Arizona’s Official Affiliate of the American Horse Council, Washington D.C. The organization’s mission is to protect equestrian’s rights and promote the equine industry in Arizona. Organized in the 1960’s, as ASHA, the Arizona Horse Council is member supported by individuals and organizations representing owners, breeders, equine professionals, and horsemen’s associations for youth programs, recreational riding, horse events and commercial suppliers.
The American Horse Council is the national association representing all segments of the horse industry in Washington, D.C. The American Horse Council works daily to represent equine interests and opportunities. Organized in 1969, the AHC promotes and protects the industry by communicating with Congress, federal agencies, the media and the industry on behalf of all horse related interests each and every day.
“Issues important to the horse industry will be on the table. Comprehensive immigration reform, internet wagering, tax reform, animal welfare, trails legislation, equine health, and the farm bill are important to the equine community,” noted Jay Hickey, president of the American Horse Council, which represents the horse industry in Washington. “Overriding all debate, however, is how existing programs can be paid for and whether new programs can be initiated in a Congress that will be focused on reducing spending and the size of government.” Click here to read more...
The mission of the American Horse Council is:
To promote and protect the equine industry by representing its interests in Congress and in federal regulatory agencies on national issues of importance;
To unify the equine industry by informing industry members of regulations and pending legislation, and by serving as a forum for all member organizations and individuals; and
To advise and inform government and the industry itself of the equine industry’s important role in the United States economy.
The mission broadly describes the AHC’s purpose as an organization.