We Serve as the Voice for the
North Carolina Equine Community

Join the herd and see what North Carolina Horse Council has to offer

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Trail Access

The NCHC  works to maintain public access to horse trails, to further funding for trail maintenance and support, and to establish new trails across the state.

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Exclusive Member Benefits

  • $1 million worth of excess liability insurance for equine activities (2020 benefits end December 31, 2020)
  • A business listing in the NCHC member directory
  • Discounts and member rates with associated equine companies
  • Associate membership with the American Horse Council
  • Access to newsletters/email bulletins

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Grants and Scholarships

NC Horse Council offers  grants including health and research, education to the community, trails, therapeutic riding and equine activities, development and scholarships.  In addition, we offer safety net grants to provide feed and hay assistance,  euthanasia and gelding vouchers.

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About North Carolina Horse Council

The North Carolina Horse Council exists to represent and further the common interest of the entire equine industry of North Carolina.  The North Carolina Horse Council is composed of volunteer individuals and groups from all breeds and types of horse activities, without bias. We are amateurs and professionals, horse hobbyist, commercial producers, local riding clubs, and larger corporations.

Mission Statement

To serve as the voice of the North Carolina Equine community through education, communication and representation.

Statement of Purpose

 

The North Carolina Horse Council exists to represent and further the common interest of the entire equine industry of North Carolina. The North Carolina Horse Council is composed of volunteer individuals and groups from all breeds and types of horse activities, without bias. We are amateurs and professionals, horse hobbyist, commercial producers, local riding clubs, and larger corporations.

The North Carolina Horse Council strives to maintain effective government relations by interacting with state leaders and our government representatives. We work closely with the N.C. Department of Agriculture, NC Farm Bureau and N.C. State University.

Membership Benefits

$1,000,000 excess equine personal liability insurance is available for NCHC Individual and Lifetime dues-paying members. This insurance is in excess of any other valid and collectible insurance. Some exclusions apply.

The NCHC is open to new ideas and new members. Contact us, come to a meeting, speak out, volunteer, and get involved.

The NCHC is the voice of the horse owners of North Carolina. We study and stay current on issues affecting the horse industry. Our membership in the American Horse Council ensures that we are also represented in Washington.

The NCHC Trails Committee works to maintain public access to horse trails, to further funding for trail maintenance and support, and to establish new trails across the state.

The NCHC works directly with representation from the Equine Health Program at the College of Veterinary Medicine to help communicate new horse health research and availability of new diagnostic equipment and treatments for serious problems that involve the health of North Carolina horses. The NCHC has supported horse health research through their granting program. The NCHC works directly with the State Animal Response Team (SART) to get information to horse owners about emergency planning and care in disasters. These organizations have received funding from the NCHC to enhance their efforts for North Carolina horses. Also the NCHC works directly with the Veterinary Division of the NCDA&CS to get information about horse infectious diseases like West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and other industry health related issues to horse owners in a timely manner.

Whether it’s an effort to limit trail access, monitor tack and horse thefts, track disease outbreaks, or educate about animal welfare issues, NCHC volunteers strive to keep horse owners informed.

Current members receive information on current events and updates as needed on issues involving horse affairs in NC.

Learn more about membership benefits today.

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License plates are available for the horse enthusiasts and those who want to support the NC Horse Council.

Economic Impact on North Carolina

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$3.44 BILLION ECONOMIC IMPACT

THAT COMBINE HORSE OWNERSHIP, EQUINE INSTITUTIONS & PROFIT-MAKING ORGANIZATIONS & TOURISM SPENDING BY PARTICIPANTS & SPECTATORS.

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NC RANKS 1 OF TOP 10 STATES

IN TERMS OF HORSE POPULATION

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$1 MILLION EXCESS EQUINE PERSONAL LIABILITY INSURANCE

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$423 MILLION ADDED VALUE

TO THE STATE’S ECONOMY WITHIN THE COMPETITION SECTOR

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$812 MILLION RECREATION SECTOR

TOTAL ECONOMIC IMPACT

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$734 MILLION COMPETITION SECTOR

TOTAL ECONOMIC IMPACT

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$190 MILLION RACING SECTOR

TOTAL ECONOMIC IMPACT

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$14.9 MILLION ADDED VALUE

TO THE STATE’S ECONOMY FROM THE EQUINE THERAPY

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$2.3 MILLION ADDED VALUE

TO THE STATE’S ECONOMY FROM THE EQUINE RESCUES & SANCTUARIES

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