From the American Horse Council
The American Horse Council has released the agenda for its National Issues Fall Forum Nov. 2 in Lexington. Deadlines for registration are approaching.
AHC members have until Oct. 17 to take advantage of the discount hotel rate, while sponsors have until Oct. 24 to register and accredited press members by Oct. 26. Complete details and online registration forms are available on the AHC Web site at www.horsecouncil.org.
The forum, to be held at Keeneland, will precede the State Horse Council Advisory Committee fall meeting. Here is the agenda and speakers for the Issues Forum:
“Preserving Our Land and Use”: Conservation Easements. Margaret M. Graves, attorney and board member of the Bluegrass Conservancy, and Shannon Bishop Arvin, of Stoll Keenon Ogden.
“Do You Have a Match?”: Immigration Issues Facing the Horse Industry. Charles R. Baesler Jr. of Stoll Keenon Ogden.
“Keeping the IRS at Bay”: Federal Tax Laws for Horse Owners. Doug Romaine of Stoll Keenon Ogden.
“The ‘Ins and Outs’ of Movement”: Import/Export Issues for Horse Owners. Dr. Andrea Morgan, associate deputy administrator for regional operations at the United States Department of Agriculture.
“The Sleeping Giant”: Update on Equine Piroplasmosis. Dr. Kent Fowler, chief of the Animal Health Branch of the California Department of Food and Agriculture.
“Own Responsibly--Spread the Word”: Latest from the Unwanted Horse Coalition. Katy Carter, coordinator of the Unwanted Horse Coalition.
“AHC National Issues Fall Forum Update”: Federal Legislation and Regulations Affecting the Industry. Jay Hickey, president of the AHC.