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03/27/09

UHC SPEAKER PROGRAM GROWING

The Unwanted Horse Coalition’s National Speaker Program has been up and running since January 2009 with immediate success. This program provides equine events around the country with UHC volunteers to speak about the issue of unwanted horses and what it means to “Own Responsibly.” To date the UHC has provided speakers for 12 events, with more set for the near future.

 “If you have an equine-related event coming up, please contact the UHC to request a speaker and we will try our best to accommodate you,” said UHC director Julia Andersen. “Any type of event is welcome. If the subject of unwanted horses is a matter of concern to your attendees, or you would like to help spread the word to ‘Own Responsibly,’ please take advantage of this program.”

 The UHC will provide literature for distribution at the event, as well as a PowerPoint presentation about the coalition and the unwanted horse issue. When contacted to request a speaker for an event, the UHC will try to locate the volunteers available and put those interested in touch with them.

 “We hope people will take advantage of this opportunity to spread the word about the issues surrounding unwanted horses and the work of the coalition to equine enthusiasts across the nation,” said Andersen.

 Anyone interested in requesting a speaker for an upcoming event please contact the Unwanted Horse Coalition at (202) 296-4031 or contactus@unwantedhorsecoalition.org.