AHC’s 1st Quarter Webinar to Discuss ELD Mandate

January 25, 2018 – Washington, DC – The American Horse Council (AHC) will host its 1st Quarter 2018 webinar on Monday, February 12th at 3:00 pm ET and will address the recent Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate that has caused much confusion and a lot of questions throughout the equine industry.

“We have been getting quite a few phone calls and emails with questions about the ELD Mandate and how it is going to not only affect the industry, but individuals as well,” said AHC President, Julie Broadway. “We hope that holding a webinar addressing the mandate would be a compliment to the brochures we have already put together on this issue.”

The webinar will address the details of what the ELD Mandate includes, and who is required to have an electronic logging device.  We will also discuss requirements for Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), as well as what the AHC is doing to mitigate the effects of the proposed changes on the equine industry.

Both AHC members and non-members are encouraged to attend the webinar. The webinar will also be recorded and posted on the AHC website for those that could not attend. Please register online here, and you will receive an email with login instructions two days before the webinar date.

Contact: Ashley Furst

View on AHC Website


About the American Horse Council 

As the national association representing all segments of the horse industry in Washington, D.C., the American Horse Council works daily to represent equine interests and opportunities. Organized in 1969, the AHC promotes and protects the industry by communicating with Congress, federal agencies, the media and the industry on behalf of all horse related interests each and every day.

The AHC is member supported by individuals and organizations representing virtually every facet of the horse world from owners, breeders, veterinarians, farriers, breed registries and horsemen’s associations to horse shows, race tracks, rodeos, commercial suppliers and state horse councils.

The National Reining Horse Association is not responsible for information contained in this press release. Please contact the author or submitting organization for further information, requests or questions.

Varsity Reining Club Scholarships Awarded

For Immediate Release – January 23, 2018 – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – The National Reining Horse Youth Association (NRHyA) Varsity Reining Club (VRC) encourages youth to positively impact their communities through the sport of reining and volunteerism. At the conclusion of 2017, VRC awarded more than $5,000 in scholarships to students who were the highest point earners in their respective divisions.

VRC points awarded based on participation in philanthropy, creativity, publicity and scholastic achievement. Within these primary areas of focus, participants may record activities such as photography, community service and fundraising. Participants were awarded scholarships based on their age as of January 1, 2017: Varsity (ages 14-18) or Junior Varsity (13 and under). Award winners are:

1. Grace Wilson (pictured) – Smithfield, VA – 5,190 Points
2. Casey Abbo – Woodside, CA – 4,245 Points
3. Cyann Molengraaf – Simonshaven, NL – 2,315 Points
4. Taylor Stephens – Thousand Oaks, CA – 2,229 Points
5. Cullen Le Roy – Lowell, IN – 1,545 Points
6. Taylor Masson – Davie, FL – 1,230 Points
7. Morgan Ritz – Comstock, NE – 1,215 Points
8. Olivia Klug – Columbus, NE – 1,048 Points

Junior Varsity
1. Reed Selner – Plymouth, IN – 2,555 Points
2. Shelby Lukes – Dumfries, VA – 2,470 Points
3. Reis Novaro – Davie, FL – 1,290 Points
4. Robin Foster – Strawberry Plains, TN – 1,053 Points
5. Kalena Reynolds – Whitesboro, TX – 1,020 Points

The Varsity Reining Club is free for all current NRHyA members and serves as an innovative tool to help youth become more involved at a local level while developing valuable life skills. Learn more and enroll online today at varsityreining.com.

For more information on the National Reining Horse Youth Association, please visit nrhya.com, find NRHyA on Facebook or contact (405) 946-7400 and youth@nrha.com.

LIFELINE Equine® Acquired by Stride Animal Health®


Stride Animal Health®, a division of Bluebonnet Feeds® of Ardmore, Oklahoma has acquired the rights to the LIFELINE Equine® brand of bioactive proteins.  APC, Inc., the Ankeny, Iowa supplier of the serum-based ingredient, reached an agreement with Stride Animal Health® to market and sell all LIFELINE Equine® products for the U.S. equine market, effective January 1, 2018.  “We are excited to add this unique technology to the Stride Animal Health® line, which offers innovative solutions for horses under stress and performance”, announced John Langemeier, President of Bluebonnet Feeds. A new and improved product will be marketed under the name LIFELINE+ Equine® and will replace prior products, LIFELINE Equine Elite® and LIFELINE AgeWell®.

Bluebonnet Feeds® is dedicated to the nutritional health of animals, producing some of the most advanced feed products in the equine feed industry.  Bluebonnet® was a pioneer in digestive support technologies for decades, including utilization of probiotics, prebiotics, and other unique ingredients to help animals reach their genetic potential. Bluebonnet® was prompted to develop the Stride Animal Health® line of supplements for customers who didn’t have regional access to Bluebonnet Feeds®.

Beginning with Stride® 101, one of the first equine diet balancers on the market, and Transform DSI®, the unique digestive support package in Intensify® horse feeds, the Stride Animal Health® brand was born. Stride Animal Health® offers innovative solutions that maximize health and reduce the risk of discomfort and disease. Stride Animal Health® offers natural technologies that may even serve as an alternative for drug use in some situations. Quality products that solve problems for horses are continuously being developed and added to the Stride® family which makes LIFELINE Equine® an excellent fit.

The mission of Stride Animal Health® is to utilize research and science to develop solutions that create longevity and fulfillment for your equine companion. A unique combination of FDA approved natural ingredients and exclusive manufacturing capabilities ensure integrity and efficacy of all ingredients.

For more information and to place orders, go to www.strideanimalhealth.com, visit your closest Stride Animal Health® or Bluebonnet Feeds® dealer, or call (800) 365-2456.

100 Mill St SE | Ardmore, OK 73401
P: 580-223-3010
F: 580-223-4737
E: info@strideanimalhealth.com

The National Reining Horse Association is not responsible for information contained in this press release. Please contact the author or submitting organization for further information, requests or questions.

American Horse Publications Launches Fourth Equine Industry Survey, Sponsored by Zoetis

JANUARY 22, 2018 – Today American Horse Publications (AHP) launches its fourth Equine Industry Survey at www.ahphorsesurvey.com. Horse owners who live in the United States, are 18 years of age and older, and who currently own or manage at least one horse are invited to complete the survey by April 1, 2018.

The survey, which is hosted every three years, will gauge participation trends and management practices in the U.S. equine industry, identify critical issues facing the equine industry as perceived by those who own or manage horses, and better understand issues pertaining to horse health.

The online survey is made possible by a sponsorship from Zoetis, the leading animal health company dedicated to improving equine wellness, every day. Zoetis has sponsored the survey since its inception in 2009.

“We are proud to once again sponsor the AHP Equine Industry Survey,” said Sally Amtmann, senior equine marketing manager, Zoetis. “We hope that the survey will continue to help identify successes and opportunities for improvement in the equine industry that horse owners, veterinarians and professionals can unite to resolve.”

“AHP is grateful for its partnership with Zoetis to provide ongoing and vital data on the trends in horse care, management, and welfare of horses in the U.S.,” said Christine W. Brune, AHP executive director. “We appreciate the cooperation of our members and the industry in promoting this survey and will strive to maintain or exceed responses in 2018.”

The study is anonymous; this means that no one – not even members of the research team – will be able to associate information that is given with respondents. When the survey results are tallied, only aggregated results will be presented.

The survey sponsor and AHP members who promote the survey will receive complete results of the 2018 survey to release through their own channels up to 60 days prior to release of the survey results to the AHP membership. The general equine industry may request a summary of this new information by contacting the AHP office at ahorsepubs@aol.com after September 15, 2018.

Horse owners and enthusiasts are invited to promote the survey by sharing this link with horse-owner groups and individual horse owners. The more information we collect, the better we make our world for horses.

The 2018 AHP Equine Industry Survey is being conducted by American Horse Publications (AHP). Dr. C. Jill Stowe is providing consulting services for data collection and analysis to the AHP. Dr. Stowe is an associate professor of Agricultural Economics at the University of Kentucky.

Contact: Chris Brune

(386) 760-7743

Email: AHorsePubs@aol.com


American Horse Publications is dedicated to excellence in equine media through education and communication. AHP strives to be the primary source of education, resources and networking for the equine media community. We believe a proactive approach in an ever-evolving communications-driven world allows us the flexibility and opportunity to promote, support and reward excellence in equine media. For more information, please contact Chris Brune, American Horse Publications atahorsepubs@aol.com or 386-760-7743 or visit the AHP website at www.americanhorsepubs.org.

Zoetis (zō-EH-tis) is the leading animal health company, dedicated to supporting its customers and their businesses. Building on more than 60 years of experience in animal health, Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and markets veterinary vaccines and medicines, complemented by diagnostic products, genetic tests, biodevices and a range of services. Zoetis serves veterinarians, livestock producers and people who raise and care for farm and companion animals with sales of its products in more than 100 countries. In 2016, the company generated annual revenue of $4.9 billion with approximately 9,000 employees. For more information, visit www.zoetisUS.com.

The National Reining Horse Association is not responsible for information contained in this press release. Please contact the author or submitting organization for further information, requests or questions.

Reining Horse Foundation Scholarship Deadline Moved to March 1

For Immediate Release – January 22, 2018 – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – High school seniors who are members of the National Reining Horse Youth Association (NRHyA) are encouraged to apply for scholarships made possible by the Reining Horse Foundation (RHF). Applications must be postmarked by March 1, 2018, for consideration. At least seven academic- and need-based scholarships will be awarded by an independent committee based upon applicants’ academic achievement, financial need, future goals and involvement with horses and NRHyA.

At this time, the scholarships range from $750 to $2,000, with three awarded at the highest level. Recipients in 2017 included Terri-June Granger of Ala., David Gringeri of Vt., Nicholas Muir of Wash., Quinn Sutherland of Mont., Megan D’Andrea and Morgan Knerr of Ohio, and Jarid Walton of Mich. Previous recipients are eligible to reapply.

Chairman of the foundation’s Scholarship Committee is NRHA Vice President and Foundation Board member Mike Hancock. He said, “The foundation is committed to this scholarship program and what it means to our youth and their future. We appreciate every donor who makes the program possible through their support of fundraising efforts.”

Applications are scored based on 30 percent for the level of need: 25 percent for academics, 20 percent on the essay, 15 percent on school and extracurricular and equine/agriculture involvement and 10 percent on references. For 2018, the essay is centered around NRHA’s new mission to promote the reining horse worldwide, while celebrating and advancing the finest traditions of western horsemanship. Applicants are to respond to, “How have you been affected by your involvement with reining, and how will you help NRHA and NRHyA fulfill this mission?”

Additionally, several other scholarship opportunities are available to NRHyA members throughout the year. To learn more about the different opportunities visit NRHyA.com.

For more information about the RHF Scholarship program, visit reiningfoundation.com or nrhya.com or call (405) 946-7400.