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.
These Exclusive Benefits Are Part of Joining the Herd
Both literally, through our presence on the World Wide Web, and figuratively through maintaining contacts across the state, the NCHC allows horse people to stay abreast of current events and opportunities. The NCHC interacts with the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service’s Regional Equine Information Network System to unite local horse interest into a statewide network.
Current members receive information on current events and updates as needed on issues involving horse affairs in NC.
Equine Personal Liability Insurance
$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 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 has entered into an agreement with the North Carolina State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine to work together to provide superior equine education to students and members of our equine community.
Current Events Management
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.
NCHC volunteers give their time and knowledge to come speak to your club or organization about the work NCHC performs and issues that affect us all.
A Voice for Your Concerns
The NCHC is open to new ideas and new members. Contact us, come to a meeting, speak out, volunteer, and get involved.
Horse Health Issues
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.