AHC to Hold Meeting in Austin to Address the National Animal Identification System, EVA and other National Issues

The American Horse Council will be holding an Issues Forum in Austin, Texas to discuss current issues facing the horse industry such as the National Animal Identification System and its impact on horse owners. This meeting will also address the recent EVA outbreak, new developments in taxes for horse owners and breeders, the Unwanted Horse Coalition and access to trails. The meeting will conclude with and “Ask the Experts” panel.

“The AHC believes it is critical for horse owners to know about the national issues that are impacting our industry at this time. This meeting will allow for the sharing of information on issues that have been making the news,” said Jay Hickey, AHC President. “We feel that this is an excellent opportunity for horse owners to hear experts in each field and ask questions on the topics that are unique and significant to our industry.”

This informative meeting will be held on Monday, September 25, 2006 at the Marriott Austin Airport South, 4415 South IH-35 Austin, TX from 8:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Be sure to make hotel reservation for this important industry meeting. Rooms at the Marriott Austin Airport South will be held for the nights of Sunday September 24-Monday September 25th at a rate of $129 per night. Please indicate that you are calling to reserve a room within the American Horse Council’s room block.

Meeting information and registration can be found at www.horsecouncil.org, or by calling the American Horse Council at (202) 296-4031.

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