The Measure of Tomorrow - Speakers Set and Registration Open for 2023 American Horse Council National Issues Forum

Horses younger and older grazing in a sunlit pasture.
Horses younger and older grazing in a sunlit pasture. Dace Kirspile

Newsdate: Tuesday, May 16, 2023 - 11:00 am

What can you learn in three days? Learn eco-friendly practices for your barn. Learn how to protect your herd with proper disease mitigation and biosecurity. Learn how we can work together to strengthen the horse community.

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The joys of well-cared for healthy horses.
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Learn about the latest developments in legislative activities that can, and will, affect your beloved industry and animal.

All of this and more is happening during the 2023 American Horse Council’s Annual Conference and National Issues Forum June 4-6 in Denver, Colorado.

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.

“This year’s edition of our conference and forum proves to cover so many facets of what’s affecting our industry,” says Julie Broadway, president of the AHC. “With our central location, we’re hoping to see many leaders and members of the industry in beautiful Denver.”

Registration is open:
Hotel Reservations are due by May 12 at Le Meridien Hotel, 1465 California Street, Denver, Colorado:

Press release by by Ashley Harkins

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