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Welcome to the Wisconsin Horse Council (WHC) Website!
The Wisconsin State Horse Council (WHC) is here for "the horse" and the people who own them or simply love them. We exist solely for the welfare of the horse and the betterment of our industry as a whole.
- To represent and to foster a unified equine industry of Wisconsin.
- To promote the equine through leadership, education, service and communication.
- To take a pro-active role in the future growth and development of the equine industry.
WHC is a non-profit organization representing horsemen and women and the equine industry in Wisconsin. In representing the equine industry we promote the horse through leadership, education, and service, and take a proactive role in the growth of our industry.
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AHC WASHINGTON UPDATE...
July 25, 2019
House Lawmakers Pass the PAST Act in Historic Vote!
On Thursday, July 25, the U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to approve the Sen. Joseph Tydings Memorial Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act of 2019 (H.R. 693) by a vote of 333 to 96. Even though lawmakers have introduced the PAST Act four times since 2013, today marks the first time the House has voted on the bill, which has always received broad, bi-partisan support. Today’s historic vote constitutes one of the most significant legislative wins for equine welfare since passage of the Horse Protection Act in the 1970s.
Since being introduced in January, the PAST Act has gained more than 300 co-sponsors. Under new House rules, any legislation gaining 290 or more co-sponsors moves to a “consensus calendar,” enhancing prospects for a vote on the floor. Thanks to continued advocacy from the horse industry, the PAST Act surpassed the 290-cosponsor threshold in June and gained a spot on the House consensus calendar. This spring, members of the American Horse Council (AHC) sent more than 270 letters to federal lawmakers urging support for the bill and resulting in today’s passage.
H.R. 693 will strengthen the Horse Protection Act and finally end the soring of Tennessee Walking Horses, Spotted Saddle Horses, and Racking Horses. AHC, along with most major national horse show organizations and state and local organizations, supports the PAST Act. Now that House lawmakers have done their part, AHC will focus its efforts on promoting the bill in the senate. For more information on the PAST Act, please contact AHC’s Bryan Brendle at 202-296-4031.
THE AMERICAN HORSE COUNCIL FOUNDATION PRESENTS -
The Economic Impact of the Horse Industry on the United States
IT'S HERE! The American Horse Council Foundation's results of its 2017 National Economic Impact Study are now available!
Please click on the link below to be redirected to the American Horse Council's website page where you can get all of the details and a link where you can purchase the new booklets of information.
Have you heard? The 2018 Time To Ride Challenge is now open for registration!
The purpose of the Challenge is to support individual equine businesses and organizations in attracting newcomers to horses by hosting an event at their facility. This grassroots approach gives barn owners the opportunity to grow their business by introducing non-horsey people to the beauty and benefits horses bring to our lives, while simultaneously growing the horse industry overall.
Visit the link below for more information and to register your barn today
TIME TO RIDE PROGRAM (AHC) LINK
AHC SUMMARY OF KEY ISSUES BEING FOCUSED ON WITH CONGRESS & REGULATORY AGENCIES (PDF) LINK
MAKING A DISEASE ALERT SYSTEM A REALITY!
Please click on the link below for all of the details and to access the donation form for this program.