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American Horse Council National Issues Forum

June 4, 2023 - June 6, 2023

Equine industry leaders, stakeholders and those active in legislative and regulatory entities are invited to come together at the at the Le Meridian Hotel in downtown Denver. Registration is now open, and the hotel block is still available for those interested in joining.

The conference kicks off on Sunday, with meetings that will discuss the present and future of equine welfare and care with the United Horse Coalition, Youth Engagement Task Force and the Coalition of State Horse Councils.

Monday, the National Issues Forum will kick off with the State of the Industry and keynote speaker, United States Senator Michael Bennet. Senator Bennet represents the state of Colorado and is on the Congressional Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry.

The tentative schedule the National Issues Forum:

Monday, June 5
Valuing the Industry (the Economics of the Ag & Horse Industry)
Dr. Gregory Graff – CSU Department of Ag & Resource Economics
Dr. Brian Wyman – Sr. Vice President Innovation Group
Julie Broadway – President, American Horse Council
Greening the Industry (Ecofriendly Practices in the Equine Industry)
Scott Evans – Green is the New Blue
Megan Fellows – Carbon Hoofprint
CSU Equine Program Capstone Class Presentation on Ecofriendly Practices
Protecting the Herd (Disease Mitigation & Biosecurity Discussion)
                        Joe LaFollette – League of Ag & Equine Centers
Dr. Nat White – Equine Disease Communications Center
Dr. Angela Pelzel-McCluskey – U.S. Department of Agriculture
Strengthening the (Horse) Community (AHC Marketing Alliance)

Tuesday’s lineup continues with discussions with the Health and Regulatory Committee and discussions on recreational trail and land use. The Horse Show and Competition Committee as well as the Racing Advisory group will also meet. The marquee for Tuesday will be honoring four champions of the horse industry with the annual American Horse Council lunch awards celebration.


Le Meridien Denver Hotel
1475 California Street
Denver, CO 80202 United States
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