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Marean elected AHC trustee

Donald G. Marean has been elected to the American Horse Council Board of Trustees. Marean served four years in the Maine House of Representatives (2005-2008), and was re-elected to the House in 2012 and again in 2014, where he is currently serving.

“I am really looking forward to opportunity to serve as a trustee of The American Horse Council,” said Marean. “Currently I am serving my fourth term in the Maine House of Representatives and I sit on the Joint Standing Committee of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. I have been on this committee all four terms and I am hoping I can bring some legislative experience to AHC. Maine has about 35,000 horses and contributes approximately $320 million annually to Maine’s economy.”

“The AHC is pleased to have someone like Don serve as a trustee,” said AHC President Jay Hickey. “He not only has experience in the horse industry, but also in the legislative arena. You don’t get that combination very often.”

Marean is chairman of the U.S. Trotting Association’s District 9. He owned and operated Standish Hardware & Feed Co. for 30 years and sold the business to his employees in 2008. In 1988 founded Lindon Farm, with his wife Linda, and ran it until 2009 as a Standardbred breeding facility. In 2010 they retired from breeding, but continue to own and race horses.


NEWS & NOTES

Make travel plans for AQHA World Show

As a member-driven organization, it is important to the American Quarter Horse Association to listen to the input of the Association’s exhibitors, trainers and owners. AQHA members are putting in time and resources all year long to qualify for one of the most prestigious horse shows in the world, and the Association is committed to meeting the needs of its valued members with a more exhibitor-friendly schedule in 2015.


TAHC encourages equine owners to consult with veterinarian regarding vaccinations

With the recent rain and flooding across Texas, mosquito activity is expected to increase. Texas Animal Health Commission officials encourage equine owners to consult with their private veterinary practitioner regarding vaccinating their horses against mosquito-borne illnesses such as Eastern Equine Encephalitis, Western Equine Encephalitis, Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis and West Nile Virus.


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