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UHC Meets During AHC’s Annual Meeting; Celebrates 10th Anniversary

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

UHC Hosts Annual Meeting, Operation Gelding to be Expanded

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

Volunteer

Your Good Works for Horses Start HereYou don’t have to acquire a veterinary degree to make a powerful impact on equine welfare. Volunteers are the lifeline of non-profit organizations working to make better lives for horses across America. Your “good works” could mean spending an hour each week cleaning stalls at a local rescue or  … Read more

Resources For Rescues

Resources for RescuesThe following are links to materials and organizations that can provide assistance to rescue / rehabilitation / sanctuary facilities.Guidelines for RescuesBasic Guidelines for Operating an Equine Rescue or Retirement Facility (Animal Welfare Institute / Humane Society)Care Guidelines for Rescue and Retirement Facilities (AAEP)Equine Sanctuary & Rescue Facility Guidelines (UC Davis)AccreditationGlobal Federation of Animal  … Read more

Purcell Joins the Unwanted Horse Coalition

Washington, D.C.—March 23, 2016. Jennifer Purcell, Ph.D., has joined the American Horse Council as the Director of the Unwanted Horse Coalition. Purcell will be responsible for overseeing communication efforts between the UHC and the greater equine community, working closely with UHC members to enhance current and future efforts of the organization, and establishing and cultivating  … Read more

Unwanted Horse Coalition Updates

Unwanted Horse Coalition Website     The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) is excited to announce the launch of its new website. In addition to general information about the UHC and the unwanted horse issue, the site also features membership and donation information for those looking to contribute to the UHC’s mission. Like the old website,  … Read more

Unwanted Horse Coalition Launches New Website

Washington, D.C.—November 23, 2015. The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) is excited to announce the launch of its new website at www.UnwantedHorseCoalition.org. In addition to general information about the UHC and the unwanted horse issue, the site also features membership and donation information for those wishing to contribute to the UHC’s mission. All UHC educational brochures  … Read more

Before you donate/retire…

Before you donate/retire… Finding a new home for a horse is not always an easy job and various equine facilities play a role in providing care or finding new owners for horses. Whether an owner is searching for the perfect retirement farm or looking to donate their horse to a worthy cause, there are questions  … Read more

Media Roundup

The UHC continues to spread the word about unwanted horses through its monthly Media Roundup. The news summary is sent out via e-mail and contains articles that detail what organizations in the community are doing to understand and help solve the problem. It also reports on the activities within the UHC.Media Roundup resumed in March  … Read more