Congressional Cavalry Program

In an effort to better represent and serve the horse industry in Washington, DC, the American Horse Council and the Appaloosa Horse Club have organized a new grassroots effort entitled, “The Congressional Cavalry program.” ApHC members can participate and help to make a difference in federal legislation and regulations that affect the horse industry.

A new Congress will begin in January of 2009. If you care about the national issues that impact you and the horse community, now is the time to get involved.

All ApHC members, including owners, breeders, veterinarians, trainers, competitors, recreational riders, service providers, and others who wish to be involved in grassroots efforts in Washington are encouraged to join the Congressional Cavalry program. The purpose of the program is to enlist individuals from all segments of the horse industry and in every Congressional district who will agree to contact their Representative/Senator or federal official when asked.

Cavalry members will be mobilized when there is a need for grassroots contacts, such as letters and phone calls. Members of the program will be put on an email or fax list so they can be contacted and activated quickly. The AHC will provide participants with whatever information is necessary. Participants will be free to do as much as they feel comfortable doing.

If you want to sign up or have any additional questions about the Congressional Cavalry program, please contact the American Horse Council at 2.2-296-4031 or


  1. Carrie Giannandrea Said,

    September 9, 2008 @ 11:11 am

    From the AHC website:

    “Please contact the equine association you are a member of or join the American Horse Council to become a part of this exciting initiative.”

    Folks…….the AHC organization in DC wants you to “pay” to join this exciting new initiative………another group that wants your money but won’t do a thing to protect the horse, the horsemen or the horse industry!

    Carrie Giannandrea
    Dances with Horses
    Formula One Farms

  2. Kaite Nighthorse Said,

    September 9, 2008 @ 12:21 pm

    I believe that should be “Cavalry,” not “Calvary.”

  3. Penny Whitehead Said,

    September 15, 2008 @ 3:57 pm

    I for one will give it a try, not much of use is free anyway and this industry sure needs some honest, and strong support from the horse community. They have stepped up and now, some are suggesting it isn’t worth it, I am not sure about others but at this point some real effort, hard work, rolled up sleeves and dollars are certainly called for to get something turned around. Long overdue but finally and now I hope those with the dedication do all they can to get things turned around and thank you AHC for finally stepping up and encouraging all horse owners to become involved and “own” their industry.

  4. Penny Whitehead Said,

    September 16, 2008 @ 1:45 pm

    Well, just a little added comment here. I went to the AHC website, requested info. I recieved just now a reply, no cost to participate in this program although membership is an option, as it has been all along. Just thought I would clear that up. An all voluntary program to reach out to other horse people and since we are members already as ApHC members, unofficially we are a part.

  5. Teri Oberg Said,

    December 19, 2008 @ 6:41 am

    Re: 9/16/08 post: I believe that is “received” not “recieved”. “i” before “e”, except after “c”. Rolled-up, stepping-up, all require hypens. Please use punctuation in your posts.

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