The Michigan Equine Legislative Day was started three years ago by Colonel Don Packard, Michigan Horse Council President. The mission for this event is to educate our state leaders about the diversity of the Michigan equine industry by showcasing the variety of equine professions, associations, businesses, and educational and therapeutic opportunities.
The 2020 event was held exclusively on the Capitol lawn stretching from the parking spaces in front of the lawn up to the Capitol steps where attenders could enjoy country music and dancing. Presentations from Michigan equine leaders took place under the tent from 9 - 11 am and 1 - 3 pm. From 11 am - 1 pm our equine vendors and leaders visited with our Michigan legislators about various aspects of the equine industry. Two media groups were on site to capture interviews to further help promote the equine industry. Thank you to Mi Farm Bureau's Janelle Brose for being onsite and developing some fantastic media pieces featuring equine issues which you can see on their MFB Mi Farm News 5 Facebook posts on Fridays and their weekly MFB email newsletter. We also thank Doug Damon with Davidson Blake Production and Bill Hall from Podium Video for taping interviews to develop a 15 min documentary on the Mi equine industry.
The Michigan Horse Council would like to thank these individuals for helping us present a diverse glimpse of the economic impact, opportunities, and blessings that horses provide to Michigan youth, families, associations, businesses and communities.
Michigan Horse Council Board and members:
We also thank our attenders from various groups who were on hand to visit and network with our Michigan leaders sharing your passion about horses and your associations.
Thank you to Tracy Mohnke with Tribute Feeds, Brighton Trail Riders and Jenny Cook with the Mi Equine Trail System for their financial support towards the 2020 Mi ELD event. We look forward to seeing everyone again on Tuesday, September 21st, 2021!