Washington Update From the American Horse Council

AHC LogoFounded in 1969, the American Horse Council is the national organization representing all segments of the horse industry in Washington. The AHC was organized by a group of horsemen concerned about federal legislation affecting their industry. They recognized the need for national and coordinated industry action in our nation's capital.

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Still Time to Register for the Drag Hunting Seminar - April 24th - 26th, 2015

The MFHA is conducting a Drag Hunting Seminar - April 24th - 26th, 2015, hosted by Alexis and Walter Macaulay at Misty Morning Hounds in Gainesville, FL. Guests should plan to arrive Friday April 24th. There will be a party that evening at the Manor House beginning at 6:30pm featuring traditional English fare. Saturday will begin at 7:00am with a drag hunting demonstration at the Misty Morning kennels followed by the seminar (lunch included). The cost of the seminar is $150 pp. Registration through April 17th or until space fills up. Click here for more information and to make your reservation today.

Another Trip to the Winner's Circle for Neil Morris and Sur La Tete

VaFHC Neil Morris by Liz CallarLiz Callar photoFormer steeplechase star Sur La Tete had nothing to prove at the Virginia Field Hunter Championships, held October 19, 2015 at Wind Fields Farm in Aldie, Va. The son of Sky Classic already has six Grade 1 stakes victories on his resume. Additionally, the three time Eclipse Award finalist retired as the National Steeplechase Association's fourth-leading lifetime earner. Yet, the now 16 year old former steeplechase star and his trainer, Orange County Hounds' Jt-MFH Neil Morris, succeeded in adding yet another accolade to an already sterling performance record by taking the 2015 Virginia Field Hunter Championship.

Upon the conclusion of the four phase competition (which included best turned out, an under saddle class, and mock hunt, followed by an individual jumping test for the eight finalists), judges Betty Oare and Charlie Evaskov awarded Morris and Sur La Tete with the top call.

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