SHCAC 2003 Fall Meeting
fall meeting of The State Horse Council Advisory Committee of the
American Horse Council was held in Amarillo, Texas, October 31 through
November 2, 2003. 65 individuals representing 18 state horse councils
attended the meeting, hosted by the American Quarter Horse Association.
sponsors included the American Quarter Horse Association, Colorad
Horse Council, Michigan Horse Council, Minnesota Horse Council &
Expo, Primedia, Wisconsin State Horse Council, Indiana Horse Council,
Utah Horse Council, Kentucky Horse Council, Maryland Horse Council,
Really Big Coloring Books, Iowa Horse Council, New Jersey Horse
Council, New Mexico Horse Council, New York State Horse Council,
Pennsylvania Equine Council, Wisconsin Quarter Horse Assn., New
Hampshire Horse Council. Many thanks for your generous support!
Photo of Diane Jones, President Emeritus of NYSHC, receiving 2003
Van Ness Award from Jay Hickey, AHC
President. November 1, AQHA Heritage Center and Museum, Amarillo,
Opening Reception on Friday evening provided a chance for members
to reacquaint themselves with old friends, as well as a to offer
a warm welcome to newcomers. Saturday morning an educational seminar
was offered. The theme was "Organizational Structure of State
Horse Councils." Val Cole, NM, and SHCAC Vice Chair, opened
with an overview of How to Form a Horse Council. Dr. Jerry Walker,
IN, SHCAC Chair, followed with a presentation on Strategic Planning
& Organizational Structure. Lisa Derby Oden, NH, SHCAC Communication
Chair, then summarized a survey of State Horse Council Structure
that was sent earlier in 2003 to horse councils around the
country. The educational seminar closed the morning with a panel
discussion about State Horse Council Structures That Work. Member
of the panel were: Diane Jones, NY; Jill Montgomery, CO; Jean Ligon,
MI; Lisa Derby Oden, NH; and Neil Shaw, OH. Seminar proceedings
can be found at www.statehorsecouncils.org.
afternoon provided time for SHCAC sub committees to meet in concurrent
working sessions. The Sub-Committees that met were: Issues, chaired
by Cindy Schonholtz, CO; Marketing, chaired by Lucinda Davis-Griesey,
IN; Communications, chaired by Lisa Derby Oden, NH; Trails, chaired
by Dave Petrie, WI; Horse Fairs and Expos, chaired by Glen Eaton.
Satellite meetings were held later in the afternoon of the Animal
Welfare Council and State Horse Council Alliance.
evening the AQHA treated all attendees to a terrific Chuck Wagon
Cookout at the AQHA Heritage Center & Museum. Jay Hickey, president
of American Horse Council presented the Van Ness Award to Diane
Jones, president emeritus of New York State Horse Council. The Van
Ness Award is given annually to one person in the United States
that has demonstrated outstanding service to the horse industry
at the state level.
the meeting wrapped up with the SHCAC Business Meeting. Jay Hickey
and Amy Mann, both of AHC, were present to update on AHC initiatives.
Sub-committees made their reports, and a new Ad Hoc committee was
formed. Jean Ligon, MI, leads the new committee that will take on
the task of researching and constructing a model for Designation
and Zoning for Equine Communities. The 2004 Fall Meeting will be
held in Ohio, November 5-7, 2004.