Category: American Horse Council

Monthly American Horse Council Episode:  1rst Tuesday of Every Month

Your Hosts: Julie Broadway (President) and Megan Arszman (Marketing & Communications) of the American Horse Council

Description:  This monthly episode from the American Horse Council highlights members doing amazing horse related things around the county.  Plus, we look at the legislation and regulations that affect riders in all 50 states.   


Julie Broadway has over 30 years of leadership experience in both for-profit and non-profit sectors, Julie holds a BS, MBA, Executive Certificate in Non-Profit Leadership and is Certified Association Executive ®. She’s a life-long horse enthusiast ranging from recreational rider, breeder, and show competitor. A native of NC, she and her husband now reside in DC along with their Pembroke Welsh Corgis and Morgan horses.

In her down time, she enjoys volunteering (past president of PATH International and current on the PATH Intl Credentialing Council), horseback riding, gardening and cooking. “I’m passionate about the equine industry because horses have enhanced my life and well-being so profoundly,” said Julie. “Working at the AHC is a way to give back to the equine community and ensure the long-term health of the industry.”

Megan Arszman is the Marketing and Communications Specialist for the American Horse Council. She is an accomplished creative professional with a proven track record in feature and copywriting, event coverage, social media management, marketing and promotions. Arszman’s extensive experience in the horse industry spreads beyond the 18 years she’s been a professional to her life growing up with horses and competing in a variety of events and organizations. As the former Communications Coordinator with the Indiana Horse Racing Commission, she saw, firsthand, the importance of the everyday horse owner and lover’s role to keep the horse industry from being stagnant and to grow outside of the smaller boundaries the industry has found itself in.

Past Episodes:

For the USEF, the Future is Now for February 6, 2024 by the American Horse Council

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Board President Tom O’Mara joins Julie and Megan to discuss a variety of topics including the 2024 USEF Annual Meeting, social licensing and the future for equestrian sport in the United States. As Board President of the USEF, O’Mara shares the strategic plan for the association and how important it is for horse owners and enthusiasts to follow the federation as it leads the way for all disciplines and breeds in the U.S. “We’ve done a lot of work, and I think we’ve done a lot to be able to talk about how the future is today, … and it’s time to start thinking about it,” says O’Mara.

In the Legislative Update, Julie discusses an update on the Farm Bill and the delay in Congress.

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Horses and Youth: The Impact the Horse has on Authentic Leadership Development for December 5, 2023 by American Horse Council

Is it possible to be simultaneously passionate about winning a competition and the welfare of the horse? This is the question Adam Snow and Dr. Shelley Onderdonk ask in their latest book published by Trafalgar Square, and the question Julie and Megan are asking listeners. We share stories of Adam’s polo career and how he learned, along with wife and veterinarian Dr. Shelley, how to get the most out of his ponies on and off the field, while making sure they’re happy, healthy and sound. Dr. Shelley and Adam believe that their experiences are an acknowledgement that doing good for the horse is good for results in the competitive arena. Learn how you can go about improving the win-win situation for not only your horse, but yourself.

In the latest Legislation Update, Julie shares progress on Miniature Horses being approved as therapeutic and assistance animals with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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