The American Quarter Horse AssociationFebruary 28, 2013
AQHA will host a member forum on animal welfare at the 2013 AQHA convention.
Animal welfare, the single-most important issue facing the equine industry today, is the topic of the AQHA Member Forum at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, March 8, in the Imperial Ballroom at the 2013 AQHA Convention at the Hyatt Regency Houston.
In February 2012, the AQHA Executive Committee appointed a 12-member AQHA Animal Welfare Commission and since its formation, much has been done to proactively safeguard horses.
Today’s environment is vastly different than it was 20 or 30 years ago as it relates to animal welfare. The standards for the treatment of horses are much higher from the perspective of horse owners, the public and even the government. While the welfare of the horse has always been paramount to AQHA, the role of the Association has had to evolve as those expectations change.
During the forum, attendees will learn more about the proactive measures AQHA has taken to meet these expectations and will have the opportunity to give their input on animal welfare-related topics. There will be multiple presenters at the forum to speak on these subjects.
Member Forum Information Session
The member forum starts at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, March 8, in the Imperial Ballroom at the 2013 AQHA Convention at the Hyatt Regency Houston. The member forum is open to all AQHA members, even those not attending the convention. If not attending the entire convention, AQHA members can pay $25 to attend the member forum. Members can register for the forum on site.
1:30-4:30 p.m. – Open Member Forum (Open to all AQHA members)
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