Black Elected American Horse Council Chairman

Jerry Black, DVM, was elected June 15 at the American Horse Council’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C..

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Jerry Black, DVM, was elected chairman of the Board of Trustees of the American Horse Council (AHC) at the organization’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. on June 15. The AHC represents the horse industry before Congress and the federal regulatory agencies in Washington.

Black is the Wagonhound Land and Livestock Chair in Equine Sciences and is the director of the Equine Reproduction Laboratory and the Equine Science Undergraduate Program at Colorado State University (CSU). He is a 1971 graduate of the veterinary school at CSU.

“I am honored to serve as chairman of the Board of Trustees of the American Horse Council,” Black said. “The AHC board is representative of the equine industry and is well positioned to lead the AHC in its mission of representing the various breeds, disciplines, and activities in dealing with the many issues that come before Congress and the federal regulatory agencies. Like the industry itself, the AHC board is diverse and includes individuals from all sectors of the horse industry.”

Jay Hickey, AHC president, added, “We are very fortunate to have Dr. Black as the chair of the AHC. His broad background in the horse industry, not only with our industry’s veterinarians, but also with the Quarter Horse and cutting horse industry, is a great asset to the AHC. His experience with many sectors of the industry is unique. He has also been involved with the AHC for many years, including chairing the animal welfare committee and serving three years as vice-chairman

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