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Washington, DC—June 30, 2015. The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) met on Monday, June 15, during the American Horse Council’s 2015 Annual Meeting and National Issues Forum. Attendees heard presentations by member organizations, including The Jockey Club, The Equine Network, and the United States Trotting Association, on their current activities regarding unwanted horses. In addition, Matt … Read more
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Washington, D.C.—September 8, 2016. The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) has revitalized its Ambassador Program, a volunteer service involving members of the horse industry who represent the UHC at meetings nationwide to present information about the UHC and unwanted horses. Any organization or group interested in the issue of unwanted horses, how they can help reduce … Read more
New Online Resource Offers Tips, Highlights Successful Programs Washington, D.C.—August 22, 2016. The Unwanted Horse Coalition has released a new resource to inspire horse-related groups and organizations to become involved in the effort to help or prevent unwanted horses.Join the Effort: Programs to Help Unwanted Horses offers 16 specific strategies for groups of any size … Read more
Programs to Help Unwanted Horses and How Your Organization Can Make a DifferenceJoin the Effort to reduce the number of unwanted horsesMany members of the horse industry have undertaken new and successful initiatives over the last decade to address the issue of unwanted horses. Adoption programs, education about responsible ownership, and increased rescue and retirement … Read more
The UHC Blog: Guest ColumnBy: Lisa Schadt, President Manito Life CenterMany years ago, when my riding school was fairly new, I received a phone call from a veterinarian who had met a Standardbred horse on one of her farm visits. The horse was at risk of being euthanized or sold at auction, as she had … Read more
Washington, D.C.—August 11, 2016. The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation has awarded the Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) a grant of $10,000 to support expansion of the Operation Gelding program.Operation Gelding provides funds and materials to help groups nationwide organize low-and no-cost clinics for owners who might not otherwise be able to afford to … Read more
A small part of the job, but one of my favorites, is to discover and share good news about unwanted horses becoming wanted again.
June 20, 2016 – Washington, D.C. The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) held its annual meeting on Monday, June 13, 2016, during the American Horse Council’s Annual Convention and National Issues Forum at the Washington Court Hotel.Attendees included 31 members of the UHC as well as 21 representatives from other equine industry organizations interested in reducing … Read more