How does the Alabama Horse Council benefit its members?

Members of the Alabama Horse Council have the opportunity for participation in many equine activities, events and projects as well as a voice in Alabama’s Equine Industry.

Membership benefits include:

  • Educational Programs
  • Youth Development
  • Alabama Horse Fair (including advance notice of Fair information)
  • Member Trail Rides & Activities
  • Equine Related Legislative Interests
  • Trails, Land-use Acquisition Issues
  • Legislative Alerts

Additional Benefits:

American Horse Council – all AHC members receive all benefits of the American Horse Council. The AHC is a non-profit trade association based in Washington, DC, that works with Congress and other federal agencies on issues that impact the U.S. equine industry. Topics include trail access on public lands, immigration, taxes, gambling, equine welfare, import/export issues, disease control, and more. The ultimate goal of the AHC is to ensure that the equine industry works together in Washington, DC to “Keep Opportunities Open” for the horse industry. Offering discounts on/for: John Deere, Sherwin Williams, UPS, Nationwide Insurance, and Rx Drug Cards

USRider has created a special program just for Alabama Horse Council members!  For any member of AHC who joins USRider clickherelogoin 2017, each AHC member will receive $15 off the one-time activation fee.

PLUS, USRider will donate $10.00 for each new primary membership back to AHC.  Call 1-800-844-1409 to join – be sure to identify yourself as an Alabama Horse Council (AHC) member.  Or, join online at www.usrider.org – be sure to choose Alabama Horse Council in the “How did you hear about us?” box and put AHC17 in the promo code box to assure credit to our organization.  If you travel with your horse, USRider is the Equestrian Motor Plan for you since USRider is truly committed to the welfare and safety of their members and their horses.

Scholarships & Educational Opportunities:

Eligible for two $1,000 Scholarship towards equine related education.
Must be a member of AHC or the son or daughter of a current AHC member.

EquestrianProfessional.com, the leading business and educational resource for the industry, is pleased to announce its new partnership with the Alabama Horse Council.  AHC members will receive special discounts on memberships to the website, where they can learn about new ways to improve their businesses. What is benefiting the members of AHC to join with the Equestrian Professional Team?

Members gain access to a wide array of time saving tools and resources created specifically for horse business owners. From live webinars, articles and e-books that keep members up-to-date with the latest marketing trends and equine business laws to Equestrian Professional’s Online Calculators and Fast Track program, the site is geared towards supporting the busy professional grow a successful equestrian career and business.

Some of the most popular events and resources include:

E-books: Equestrian Professional’s Social Media Guides, The 150 Equestrian Marketing Tools and Jewels, Equestrian Professional’s Mobile Guide
Equestrian Professional’s Internet Marketing Guide

Calculators: Equestrian Professional’s Horse Sales Calculator, Marketing Calendar, Cash Flow Calculator, Payroll Calculator, Horse show Budget and Profitability Calculator. The calculators work on most mobile phones so they are perfect for the on-the-go lifestyle.

Live Events: Monthly Horse Business Webinars, Group Coaching Through Regular Member’s Only Master Classes

Plus, new content is added to the site weekly. From equestrian sports performance and teaching methods to new laws and how they affect horse business owners, and from how to utilize new technology in your horse business to the how to write a business plan, members gain access to an ever-expanding article, audio and video library.

The business of horses can be incredibly challenging. Which is why the AHC and EquestrianProfession.com decided to work together to bring business training to the horse professionals.

All Alabama Horse Council members will receive a 10% discount to the site. In addition to that offer, the AHC members are given a discount toward two different membership options. Memberships range from $206 for an annual membership which also includes a private consulting session to $26 per month for monthly plans. To learn more about the special memberships click here.  http://www.equestrianprofessional.com/public/Special-Discounts-for-Alabama-Horse-Council-Members.cfm

Riding Lessons and Training

Letitia Lockhart, Willow Way Farms,  5808 Harper Road, Northport, AL 35473 (256) 347-1013

Letitia is a CHA (Certified Horsemanship Association) certified riding instructor in English and Western disciplines. She has many show ring winning credentials such as National High School Rodeo in breakaway roping and pole bending, recipient of multiple rodeo scholarships. Competes professionally and trains barrel racing and breakaway roping. Letitia offers: lessons, training, boarding, horse sales.

Lessons $40/hour.

Offering AHC members 50% off first lesson – must show membership card to receive discount.

Riding lessons for beginner, intermediate or advanced riders in western

Riding lessons for beginner and intermediate in English

Riding lessons in beginner jumping

Riding lessons in: barrel racing, pole bending, breakaway roping, goat tying – adults and youth.

 

Feed, Tack & Western Wear Store Discounts:

Carousel Tack Shoppe, Birmingham, AL
10% off any purchase.

Phenix Serum & Western Store, Phenix City, AL
10% off any regular purchase – some exclusions may apply.

Preston’s Western Wear, Athens, AL
5% Discount off any regular purchase

1703 US Hwy 72 E, Athens, AL 35611(256) 233-0813

Trail Ride Destination Discounts:

Faye Whittemore Farms, Jasper, Al
Two (2) nights camping for the price of one (1). Two (2) visit limit.

Trails Etc., Hwy 82 East of Montgomery near Eufaula, AL

Trails Etc offers horse trails, overnight stabling, trailer hook-ups, trail competitions & horsemanship clinics. However long you want to ride, there are 60 miles of trails offering dense wooded paths, wide spaces and plenty of water crossings – all sandy enough for barefoot horses. Alabama Horse Council member benefit of 1 free stall (1 night) $15 value.    Show your membership card to receive your once a year benefit. www.trails-etc.com334-740-1336

 

**Any Business Member is eligible to list benefits they chose to offer AHC members.

Contact info@alabamahorsecouncil.org for more information on becoming a member or listing benefits.