The American Horse Council (AHC) is pleased to announce the adoption of a Safe Sport Code of Practice.
“The reputation and integrity of equestrian sports and all equine related programs and activities is maintained when all person’s act, and are seen to act, in a way which is of the highest ethical standards,” said AHC President Julie Broadway. “The #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have further brought to light the importance of maintaining a safe environment for all, and the equine industry is no exception to this.”
This Code of Practice, unanimously endorse by the AHC Board of Trustees reads:
To behave ethically necessitates an awareness of power differentials among all persons involved. This statement is intended to inform ethical judgments as persons consider asymmetric power relations among themselves and others they work with in professional roles. We recognize that this statement’s strength and requisite influence depend on its circulation, discussion, reflection, and use by the equine industry. It is the industry’s expectation that all equine organizations recognize “Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017” and US Center for Safe Sport, and adopt programs to support these initiatives.
The American Horse Council and its members are:
A tentative presentation by the U.S. Center for Safe Sport and a roundtable discussion will be held at the AHC’s National Issues Forum on Tuesday, June 12th in Washington, DC to identify best practices and tools to support this practice. Information about the National Issues Forum can be found on the AHC’s website here:http://www.horsecouncil.org/events/ahc-annual-meeting-national-issues-forum-2/.
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A message from Nancy Efrusy of Proud Lake Trail Riders concerning their upcoming events. We are pleased to have them as an organization member of the Michigan Horse Council. You can learn more about the Proud Lake Trail Riders by visiting them at Proud Lake Trail Riders Association.
I realize it does not feel like Spring….but Spring IS coming!!!
Proud Lake Trail Riders is very excited to share with you are events for the season.
On Sunday, June 3rd we will be rolling out a new ride called the GOURMET GALLOP. We all love horses, riding and food so we thought we would combine all three. This event will consist of riding to different destinations in Proud Lake and once you get there you will be served one course of a four course meal. As with most of our events, we will start camping on Friday, June 1st and of course camp Saturday night as well. Breakfast, movie night, potlucks, bonfires and tons of riding included on our camping weekends!
Come back and join us on Sunday, September 23rd for our CIRCLE RIDE!!! The Circle Ride consists of riding from the Proud Lake staging area to the Kensington staging area or visa versa! A portion of the proceeds of this ride will be donated to a local horse rescue. Lunch will be served at both locations. Camping will be at Proud Lake only starting on Friday, September 21st. All of the above fun camping stuff is included in this one as well!!!!
Looking forward to seeing all of you very soon!!!!
Proud Lake Trail Riders”