Last Chance for Discounted Rates at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill for AHC’s Annual Meeting and National Issues Forum

Thursday May 20th is the last day to make your discounted reservations at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill for the AHC’s Annual Meeting and National Issues Forum June 20-23, 2010.  If you have not made your reservations, please be sure to make them before the deadline.  For more information on how to make your reservations at the discounted rate or to register for the AHC’s Annual Meeting and National Issues Forum, please visit the AHC’s Event Page.

The American Horse Council has announced that the theme for this year’s National Issues Forum is “Emerging Diseases: a Challenge to the Industry.”  This forum, which will be co-hosted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS), and the AHC, will be held June 21 and 22 in Washington, DC as part of the AHC’s annual meeting.  The annual meeting will run from June 20 to 23 and also include a Trails Forum, the annual Congressional Ride-In, AHC committee meetings, and a Congressional Reception.

Thomas A. Davis, Esq., the author of the Horse Owners and Breeders Tax Handbook, will conduct a Tax Workshop as part of the upcoming American Horse Council annual meeting in Washington, DC.  The tax session will be from 1:30 to 3:00 PM on Monday, June 21, at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill.  

Mr. Davis will discuss recent changes to the federal tax code affecting horse owners and others in the industry, including the recently-extended Section 179 expense deduction, "bonus" depreciation, the changes in the depreciation of race horses and other new tax provisions.  Mr. Davis will also review "hobby loss" issues, deductible breeding, racing and showing expenses, the passive loss rules, depreciation and sales of horses.  There will be time for questions and answers with Mr. Davis.

The American Horse Council invites all recreational riders and equestrians to attend the AHC Recreation Forum Tuesday, June 22, 2010 from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. at Hyatt Regency hotel on Capital Hill in Washington, DC.  The recreation forum will emphasize issues of importance to recreational riders around the country.

The highlight of the program will be two panel discussions.  The first panel will focus on building better relationships between equestrians and local federal land mangers and will include leaders from the National Park Service, National Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management and other federal agencies.   The second panel will spotlight the shared interest of equestrians, other recreation groups and conservationists.   

For a full schedule of events visit the AHC’s Event Page.