Free webinar on COVID-19 financial assistance options for horse owners and businesses

Washington, DC — If you or your business is struggling financially due to COVID-19 related layoffs, closings, or reduced business, join and the American Horse Council to learn about some assistance options.

Ashley Harkins from the United Horse Coalition provided an overview of UHC and spoke about their resource database of safety net programs including rescues and hay banks for horse owners.

Bryan Brendle from the AHC described some pandemic-related federal assistance programs including unemployment assistance, federal tax rebates, and two small business loans made available by the CARES Act (the Paycheck Protection Program and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan). He also discussed who qualifies and how to apply for each of these.

To watch the video, click here.

AHC annual meeting rescheduled

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have reached all facets of the equine industry including the AHC’s annual meeting & national issues forum originally scheduled for June 7-10.

Our host hotel has unfortunately had to furlough a number of staff, and informed us this week that they did not feel they would have adequate resources to address our needs in June.

Please note our new dates are Oct. 25-28 at The Le Meridien in downtown Denver, Colo. A revised meeting schedule and agenda will be made available shortly.

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