Unwanted Horse Coalition Transitions to New Name, Focus

The coalition will be rebranded as the United Horse Coalition to reflect the industry’s unity around the importance of aftercare and the progress and extensive resources that have come to fruition since its inception.
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The American Horse Council’s (AHC) Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC), formed in 2006 to bring attention to the issue and challenges of unwanted horses, will be renamed and rebranded as the United Horse Coalition.

The changes reflect the industry’s unity around the importance of aftercare and the progress and extensive resources that have come to fruition since the UHC’s inception. The coalition’s new mission statement reads: “Through industry collaboration, the UHC promotes education and options for at-risk and transitioning horses.”

“The industry has responded with significant resources dedicated to aftercare, and so the UHC is poised to move to a new phase by focusing on serving more as a clearing house for education and options available to help at-risk and transitioning horses,” said AHC President Julie Broadway. “The power of the coalition has long been its ability to promote and encourage industry collaboration, so it’s a natural evolution that we now embrace that role more fully given the programs offered by organizations such as Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, The Right Horse, ASPCA, EQUUS Foundation, and Thoroughbred Charities of America, and more locally through state horse councils and others

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The American Horse Council was organized in 1969 to represent the horse industry in Washington before Congress and the federal regulatory agencies. It is a nonprofit corporation that represents all segments of the equine industry.

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