• AHC Examines Equestrian Helmet Standards Bill
    On May 1, 2014, Congressman Jim Himes (D-CT) introduced the Christen ODonnell Equestrian Helmet Safety Act of 2013 (H. R. 4552). The bill would require the Consumer Product Safety Commission to establish standards for equestrian helmets. It does not mandate the use of helmets when riding horses.
  • President Signs Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act into Law
    On August 1, 2014 President Obama signed into law the Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act, allowing veterinarians to transport controlled substances with them when they provide services away from their clinics.
  • Equine Disease Communication Center Entering the Home Stretch
    The Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC) is in the final phases of completion, and is expected to be operational in early 2015. An industry initiative, the EDCC seeks to be the official place for accurate dissemination of information regarding a disease outbreak.
  • Double Dan Horsemanship in 2014!
    We are so excited to announce to you that Double Dan Horsemanship will be back to the Michigan Horse Expo in 2014. These guys were amazing to watch and learn from in their multiple demonstrations in 2013. Based on the response we received after the 2013 Expo, we knew we had to get them back!
  • We are excited to announce some of our 2014 Michigan Horse Expo Speakers & Clinicians
    As we approach the 6 month mark before the 2014 Michigan Horse Expo, we get excited to start signing contracts with our speakers and clinicians. We have just confirmed with a contract that Dr. Lew Sterret will be one of our attractions!
  • Horse | Rider of the Year
    This year the Michigan Horse Council is initiating a brand new award for the Horse or Rider of the Year. It was brought to our attention that several Michigan horses and/or riders had attained levels of accomplishment that were worthy of recognition.
  • AHC - 2015 International Trails Symposium ~ May 17-20, 2015
    American Trails presents the National and International Trails Awards Program to recognize the tremendous contributions of volunteers, professionals, and other leaders who are working for the betterment of trails both nationally and internationally.
  • Mandatory 30-Minute Break Period for Drivers Hauling Livestock Waived
    The Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration (FMCSA) has announced they are granting a limited one year exemption from the mandatory 30-minute rest period in the hours-of-service regulations for commercial motor vehicle drivers transporting livestock, including horses.
  • Equestrian Helmet Standards Bill Introduced
    On May 1, 2014, Congressman Jim Himes (D-CT) introduced the Christen ODonnell Equestrian Helmet Safety Act of 2013 (H. R. 4552). The bill would require the Consumer Product Safety Commission to establish standards for equestrian helmets. It does not mandate the use of helmets when riding horses.