July 22, 2018
AAEP Joins AQHA Alliance The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has joined the American Quarter Horse Association's Marketing Alliance, according to an announcement made at the 62nd Annual AQHA Convention in Dallas. Through this alliance, AAEP and AQHA will team to educate horse owners about horse health. AAEP will serve as the Health Authority for AQHA's educational initiatives while AQHA will provide professionals for AAEP member sessions on horsemanship topics. "I believe this alliance will be extremely valuable by providing beneficial resources and information to owners, Members and the equine industry on ways to improve the health of horses," said Bill Brewer, AQHA Executive Vice President. AAEP was created in 1954 as a group of 12 charter members who saw that together they could direct the focus of equine veterinary medicine. Its mission is to improve the health and welfare of the horse, to further the professional development of its members, and to provide resources and leadership for the benefit of the equine industry. Today, AAEP is headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky, at the National Horse Center of the Kentucky Horse Park. Created in 1999, the AQHA Alliance is designed to promote equine groups and performance organizations. These partnerships recognize performance associations as the appropriate authority for competitions; equine groups as the official provider of a specialty service while the American Quarter Horse Association is acknowledged as the foundation breed, which provides the bloodlines for the majority of horses used. For more information on this new alliance partner or how to contact AAEP, call AQHA at (806) 376-4811 or visit AQHA's Web site at www.aqha.com.
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