Joint Leadership Council Works Together to Support Barns Through COVID-19
March 24th, 2020
"Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much." – Helen Keller
The Joint Leadership Council (JLC) is coming together to unite our efforts to support our memberships and professionals in the show horse community from the impacts of COVID-19. The JLC is a group comprised of individuals appointed by AHHS, AMHA, ASHA, ARHPA and UPHA, who work together towards the concerns of the trotting breeds. In the past week COVID-19 has become one of those concerns. In the current reality that is living with COVID-19, doing everything we can to "Flatten the Curve," our barns and equine business across each breed and discipline are suffering. The JLC commits to helping lessen that suffering through creating, promoting, and providing education on relief efforts and resources.
The precautions necessary to protect our loved ones' lives have left our community without the pillars of what build and drive the industry. When lesson barns can't give lessons, and there are no shows to take show horses, many barns, service providers, and vendors are now left without a viable revenue stream. To help combat these losses, the JLC encourages all able members to consider supporting their barn family in some of these simple but meaningful ways. Barns may need all the support we can give as they try to find a way to compensate for this unexpected halt to their businesses.
In addition to these simple ways to help support our barn families through COVID-19 pandemic, the JLC is also working on a joint initiative to raise funds for the benefit and relief of those in need from our memberships. More information on the joint relief fund initiative will be shared later this week.