American Horse Council invites all equestrians to National Issues Forum

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American Paint HorseThe American Horse Council’s 2011 Annual Meeting and National Issues Forum, “Congress on a Diet: What It Means for the Horse Industry,” is only a few weeks away. Have you registered for the meeting yet? Register Today!

In order to obtain the special meeting room rate, hotel reservations must be made at the Washington Court Hotel by May 27, 2011. Book your discounted hotel room today and you will find yourself greeted by a city rich with history, culture, and political influence in the heart of our nation’s capital. Only three blocks from the U.S. Capitol Building and National Mall, you will enjoy the only accommodations on Capitol Hill with a true view of the U.S. Capitol Building. Call 202-628-2100 to make your reservations today! Mention the AHC meeting to receive the discounted rate.

The 2011 National Issues Forum will be held June 21 in Washington, DC during the AHC’s annual meeting. The annual meeting will run from June 19 to 22 at the Washington Court Hotel and also include an update on the national Equine Health Initiative, the Congressional Reception and the annual Congressional Ride-In. This year’s meeting will also see the return of the AHC’s Breed Roundtable, a popular event that brings together leaders of horse associations to discuss common issues of importance to the industry. The AHC’s various committees, including the Unwanted Horse Coalition, will also meet to discuss issues affecting the equine community.

Some meeting topics that will be included are: A full meeting schedule can be seen on the Events Page on the AHC website.

“The highlight of this year’s forum will be presentations from Members of Congress, staff and federal regulatory agencies on the new fiscal realities in Washington. They will discuss how Congress’s efforts to deal with the country’s deficits may result in cut-backs to federal programs and spending that could affect the horse industry,” said AHC president Jay Hickey. “There is a new paradigm in Washington that will affect all American industries, including the horse industry.”

More information on the Forum and the entire AHC annual meeting, including registration and hotel information can be found on the Events Page on the AHC’s website or by contacting the AHC.

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