AHC's Issues Forum Scheduled for June 24

"Where Have All the Horses Gone" is the theme for this year's forum.

"Where Have All the Horses Gone" is the theme for the American Horse Council's 2014 National Issues Forum held June 24 in Washington, D.C., in conjunction with the AHC's annual meeting. The annual meeting is scheduled for June 22-25 at the Washington Court Hotel.

According to the AHC, the Issues Forum will seek to answer questions related to the dramatic drop in the number of horses registered by every breed registry over the past five years.

The AHC's convention will also include a congressional reception, the "Congressional Ride-In," meetings of all AHC committees and the Unwanted Horse Coalition, and the AHC's breed roundtable. The breed roundtable, the only meeting that brings leaders of various horse organizations and disciplines together, will be held on Monday, June 23.

The congressional reception June 24 in the Dirksen Senate Office Building is an opportunity for the horse community to visit informally with members of Congress and discuss industry concerns.

During the annual "Congressional Ride-In" June 25, members of the horse community meet with their elected representatives and federal officials to discuss important issues affecting them. It is open to all within the horse industry, even if they are not attending the annual meeting.

More information on the forums and the entire AHC annual meeting, including registration and hotel information, can be found on the AHC's website.