The world in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks will provide the backdrop for the American Horse Council convention April 6-9 in Washington, D.C. The official theme for the convention is "2002...A World Changed."
A general session on April 8 will feature discussions on international movement of horses, security measures for major events and farms, foreign labor and the horse industry, equine identification, and environmental regulations that impact the horse industry.
"The world and the way we do business changed in a matter of minutes on that morning in September, and the AHC wants to offer its members information on how the changes might affect the horse industry," AHC president Jay Hickey said.
The convention will include meetings of state horse councils. The Van Ness and John W. Galbreath awards will be presented April 8, the day the Congressional reception and dinner will be held.