December 29, 2022
Michigan Horse Council
Mr. Sasha Glover – Communications Director
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Michigan Horse Council to Celebrate 50th Anniversary in 2023
The Michigan Horse Council (MHC) will celebrate its 50th Anniversary in 2023. Founded in 1973 with the mission to “Promote and Protect the Horse Industry”, the Michigan Horse Council has been doing just that through a variety of events, legislative actions, and financial investments into Michigan equine organizations.
“As we approach the Golden Anniversary of the Michigan Horse Council, let us celebrate the health and strength of this organization. Only the Horse could lead such a diverse and dedicated group of humans for over 5 decades” said current Michigan Horse Council President, Inger Lanese.
Since 1973 the Michigan Horse Council has built a wide variety of events that advocate, positively impact, and engage individuals to participate in the equine industry. Some of these events include Equine Legislative Day, Michigan Horse Expo, Statewide Trail Ride, and monthly Virtual Equine Coffee Hours. Most recently, Michigan Horse Council partnered with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to help execute the first Michigan Shoreline Ride.
The Michigan Horse Council has also been very active on the legislative front to ensure that the Michigan equine industry is supported and protected by state, regional, and national leaders.
Financial support of the Michigan equine industry is another vital part to the Council’s success over these 50 years. Since 2017 Michigan Horse Council has awarded $29,000 in scholarships, $20,086 in education and youth development, $7,089 to various associations and partner groups, $7,750.00 to Michigan trails, and $24,620 to promote the Michigan horse industry to Michigan legislators.
“What a pleasure to see how this organization has progressed, the Michigan Horse Expo, the support to all organizations, and the fiercely loyal professionals that lead this organization” said Past President and 50th Anniversary Chair, Colonel Don Packard. This committee is also being chaired by Past President, Mike Foote.
At the 2023 Michigan Horse Expo being hosted on March 10-12 at the Michigan State University Livestock Pavilion is where the Michigan Horse Expo will host many of its celebrations to commemorate this golden anniversary. Not only will the 2023 Michigan Horse Expo celebrate the Council’s 50th anniversary, it also marks the 40th Anniversary of the Michigan Horse Expo.
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