As the saying goes, there is strength in numbers, and American Horse Council (AHC) members are critical to ensuring that the horse industry has a voice on Capitol Hill.

Traditionally, the AHC has held a Congressional Ride-In on the final day of the AHC’s Annual Meeting & National Issues Forum, where meeting attendees and AHC members go up to Capitol Hill and meet with their representatives on issues that are of importance to them and the horse industry.

After receiving member feedback, the AHC has decided to add a second Congressional Ride-In in the fall.

The AHC will introduce participants to the legislative process and discuss legislation that impacts the equine industry, and participants will visit Capitol Hill to meet with their elected officials and advocate on behalf of the industry. Finally, the AHC will host a debrief and networking session. All participants in the fall Ride-In will receive a special pin to represent their advocacy role on behalf of the AHC.

“The fly-ins are part of AHC’s ongoing effort to elevate the equine industry’s voice on Capitol Hill,” said AHC President Julie Broadway. “The fall Ride-In is a free event and all AHC members and horse enthusiasts are encouraged to participate.”

The AHC still encourages those attending the June meeting to set up appointments and visit with their representatives while they are in town. Please contact AHC Director of Policy and Legislative Affairs Bryan Brendle at for assistance in setting up appointments.