Clarification on Essential Businesses, Specifically Boarding and Training facilities

The NCHC sought clarification on Essential Businesses, specifically as it related to our Boarding and Training Facilities. This resulted in the following statement: The North Carolina Horse Council, in consultation with the North Carolina State Veterinarian, provides the following guidance regarding equine boarding, stabling, and/or training of horses: Included in the umbrella of animal agriculture […]

Attention Trail Riders!

Attention Trail Riders: If you are home and want to help us work on keeping our trails open or adding additional trail miles, read the call to action below. If you can, help out by contacting your representatives in Washington and urge them to support this program.  

COVID-19 Information

Please note: The NCHC is making every effort to keep the website updated. Additional information can also be found on Facebook public or the Facebook group page. The North Carolina Department of Agriculture has clarified agriculture workers to include equine workers and caretakers. Please copy both documents below and have in your car should you […]

Hurricane Dorian Hotline

NCDA&CS activates hotline to help those impacted by Hurricane Dorian.  An operator will be available on the hotline between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. 866-645-9403 The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has activated its hotline to connect those impacted by Hurricane Dorian with resources that can assist with agricultural emergencies. The toll-free number […]

SB 315 – Farm Act of 2019

The North Carolina Horse Council is currently addressing issues with Senate Bill 315, The North Carolina Farm Act of 2019. One section of this bill addresses the expansion of the definition of agritourism activities. The proposed definition would include shooting sports. The NCHC lobbyist are working with multiple legislators to address our concerns. If you […]

Wake County Development of Park

Attention all trail riders! Wake County is conducting a series of community forums for input on the development of a 300 acre park along Hwy 42 in Willow Spring. There is a planning meeting on Tuesday, February 12, to discuss the proposed plan. All equestrians are encouraged to attend the meeting to offer input on […]


U.S. SENATORS INTRODUCE RTP FULL FUNDING ACT Contact: Washington, D.C. (November 1, 2018) – The Recreational Trails Program (RTP) has aided trail construction and maintenance projects and programs nationwide since 1991. Created through landmark surface transportation legislation, RTP reflected Congressional belief that federal gas taxes paid on motorfuel used in motorized nonhighway recreational activities […]