Olympic Gold Medalist and Therapeutic Youth Rider to Take Part in Ceremony Marking Release of U.S. Horse Industry Study

American Horse Council


Washington DC - Olympic Gold Medalist David O’Connor, and 11-year-old Ben Gibbs, a member of the Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program, will join Jay Hickey, president of the American Horse Council, and Rep. Don Sherwood (R-PA), a horse owner and breeder, in a ceremony marking the release of the most comprehensive study ever done on the US horse industry. The announcement will be held at the National Press Club in Washington, DC at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 28.

The study, The Economic Impact of the Horse Industry in the United States, commissioned by the American Horse Council and several member organizations, demonstrates how the horse industry contributes significantly to the nation’s economy and lifestyle.

Who: David O’Connor, 2000 Olympic Gold Medalist and president of the US Equestrian Federation; Jay Hickey, president of the American Horse Council; Congressman Don Sherwood (R-PA), horse owner and breeder; Ben Gibb, an 11-year-old member of the Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program.

Where: National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC, Murrow Room.

When: Tuesday, June 28, 10:00 a.m.

What: Release of comprehensive national study on the horse industry in the US.



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