Call for Applicants for American Horse Council (AHC) At-Large Board Opportunities

In January 2018, the American Horse Council added two “at-large” seats to its Board of Trustees. The first “at large” seat is filled by the current Chair of the Coalition of State Horse Councils.  The second “at-large” seat is determined by application. Effective in 2022, the AHC Board of Trustees will add a third “at- large” seat designated for a Young Adult (between the ages of 20 – 35 years old) which will also be determined by application.

Beginning February 1st, 2022, the AHC President will accept applicants for TWO “at-large” seats from current AHC members to serve a two-year term on the AHC Board (“at-large” trustees may be elected to serve a maximum of two 2-year terms). These applicants will fill the at-large seat of Dr. Billy Smith of American Paint Horse Association whose term is expiring, and the new at-large Young Adult seat.  Applicants (and/or their organization) must be willing to commit to the time needed to serve on the board and cover expenses necessary to attend meetings, etc.

In March 2022 the AHC Board of Trustees will review all applicants and elect trustee(s) based upon 1) the need for that sector of industry to have a voice not currently represented by sitting trustees, and 2) the individual’s background and knowledge of the equine industry.

AHC Board Chair, Dr. Rick Mitchell, stated “As the national organization representing the equine industry in Washington, DC, the AHC strives to be inclusive while ensuring the board is a manageable size and the trustees are strongly committed to AHC’s mission. These additions will serve AHC well as we look ahead at challenges facing the equine industry.”

To learn more or apply, contact AHC President, Julie Broadway, at .


  • Applicant must hold current AHC membership (individual or as designated representative of AHC organizational member).
  • Shall actively participate in essential tasks related to AHC board.
  • Shall attend AHC Board of Trustees meetings generally held once a year in person at the AHC Annual Conference in June (3-to-4-day commitment), and three times per year via video conference (minimum 90 minutes per call). Additional ad-hoc meetings may be added as deemed necessary to conduct business.  Representatives are also asked to make every effort to support AHC advocacy events such as annual fly-ins and other congressional meetings as needed. Elected representatives are responsible for their own travel expenses and accommodations for in-person meetings.
  • Must be mindful of potential conflicts of interest and ensure decisions made during their work with AHC support the AHC mission, goals and objectives and are not based on personal motivations.
  • Shall be expected to dedicate an average of 8 hours per month to AHC correspondence and tasks. Representative may be asked to also serve on one of AHC standing committees or ad hoc task forces such as Finance, Audit, Membership, Health & Regulatory, Equine Welfare, Show & Competition, Racing or Recreation/Trails/Land Use.

 About the American Horse Council
As the national association representing all segments of the horse industry in Washington, D.C., the American Horse Council works daily to represent equine interests and opportunities.

Contact: Julie Broadway
American Horse Council
Phone: 202-296-4031