Julie Broadway

Equine Economic Study Finds Diverse Sectors And Employment Positively Impacted Since 2017

With increases since 2017 in both the total value impacted and equine-related employment, the 2023 findings of the Equine Economic Impact Survey by the American Horse Council (AHC) reflect the positive contributions of the equine industry on the U.S. economy, the organization said via a release Wednesday. The survey offers a comprehensive overview of the economic impact and trends within the sector and highlights how the industry reaches far beyond the pastures and ranch land across the country. Highlights include: Diverse Economic Sectors Impacted: $177 billion. That's the total value...

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Amid Daunting Industry Issues, A Message To Symposium Students: Don't Give Up

A panel discussion titled "From Data to Dollars: Understanding Horse Racing's Economic Impact As Racing's Future is Questioned" during Wednesday's Global Symposium on Racing hosted by the University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program (RTIP) led off with moderator Alan Foreman confronting "the elephant in the room that we dodge." Foreman, the chairman and chief executive officer of the Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association, said racing is facing an "existential moment" at a time when industry stakeholders increasingly must make the case for the sport's so-called social license to exist in the...

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AHC Board Elects New Officers, Approves Standing Committee Chairs

At the recent American Horse Council (AHC) Annual Meeting, the Board of Trustees elected new officers and filled standing committee chair positions, the organization said in a release Thursday. The new officers are: Dr Rick Mitchell, Chair; representing United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Marilyn Bertera, Vice Chair; representing United States Trotting Association Matt Iuliano, Treasurer; representing The Jockey Club Kristin Werner, Secretary; representing The Jockey Club At the same event, the following standing committee chairs were approved: Kathy Alm, of PATH International as chair of Equine Welfare Katie Flynn, DVM,...

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