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Notice Regarding the Horse Protection Act



Showing a united front, a delegation of leadership and members from the American Saddlebred Horse Association (ASHA), the United Professional Horsemen's Association (UPHA), the American Hackney Horse Society (AHHS) and the American Morgan Horse Association (AMHA), in addition to the United States Equestrian Federations's Dr. Stephen Schumacher, just returned from the final in-person public hearing regarding the USDA's Horse Protection Act proposed rule changes.

It is imperative that our membership go to the USDA website and make comments on behalf of our trotting breeds. To help with this process and to keep the membership updated with ongoing developments, the ASHA has created a separate page https://www.asha.net/horseprotection on our website.

There are bullet points outlining topics for comment as well as copies of the presentations made at the in-person public hearing. More information will be added as it becomes available.

The deadline for making comments is September 26, 2016.

This is the most important thing you have ever done for the American Saddlebred. Please do your part.

Thank you.

Bob Funkhouser, President 

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