The USA’s Unwanted Horse Coalition has celebrated its 10th anniversary, with delegates to the American Horse Council’s National Issues Forum in Washington, DC, last month learning more about the group.
UHC chairman Dr Doug Corey discussed the events that led to the formation of the UHC in 2005, its current activities, and the coalition’s future plans. Dagmar Caramello, director of the UHC, also explained the educational programs and initiatives of the UHC, particularly its Operation Gelding program which has assisted in castrating more than 1100 stallions over the last few years at clinics in 33 states.
The UHC presented an award to Dr Kent Carter, president of the Association of Equine Practitioners, for the AAEP’s foresight in organizing the UHC and their continuing support.
A broad range of speakers from the federal government and the horse industry addressed the American Horse Council’s National Issues Forum, on June 16. The theme of the forum was “Protecting and Promoting the Horse.” This year’s forum drew about 175 delegates and was held in conjunction with the AHC’s annual convention, which ran from June 14 to 17 at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill.