Washington, D.C. - The Unwanted Horse Coalition’s (UHC) National Speaker Program has been up and running since early 2009 with approximately 100 speakers in the database. This program provides equine events around the country with UHC volunteers to speak about the issue of unwanted horses and what it means to “Own Responsibly”. The UHC is looking to expand its National Speaker Program by adding additional speakers and additional events to the schedule.
The UHC will provide literature to hand out at the event, as well as a power point presentation about the coalition and the unwanted horse issue. Speakers will be matched to events based on location.
“We encourage organizations to take advantage of this opportunity to spread the word about the issues surrounding unwanted horses and the work of the UHC,” said Ericka Caslin, Director of the UHC.
If you have an equine related event coming up, please contact the UHC to request a speaker. It has become increasingly important to educate the equine industry about the issues at hand and ways to get involved.
If you are interested in requesting a speaker for your upcoming event or are willing to represent the UHC as a speaker please contact the Unwanted Horse Coalition at 202-296-4031 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The UHC will do its best to accommodate all events.
The Unwanted Horse Coalition
The mission of the Unwanted Horse Coalition is to reduce the number of unwanted horses and improve their welfare through education and the efforts of organizations committed to the health, safety and responsible care and disposition of these horses. The UHC grew out of the Unwanted Horse Summit, which was organized by the American Association of Equine Practitioners and held in conjunction with the American Horse Council’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C., in April 2005. The summit was held to bring key stakeholders together to start a dialogue on the unwanted horse in America. Its purpose was to develop consensus on the most effective way to work together to address the issue. In June 2006, the UHC was folded into the AHC and now operates under its auspices.