The NCHC strives to maintain effective government relations by interacting with state leaders and our government representative. We also closely track each year’s legislative session as it relates to governance of equine activity in the state.

Below are the recent updates regarding legislation

Procter Farm Preserve

The NCHC has been working for several years on this project. It is always great to see our hardwork pay off!  NEWS RELEASEContact: Communications Office Alice Avery, Communications Specialist Alice.Avery@wakegov.com, 919-856-7550 Communications Office After Hours, 919-857-WAKE wakegov.com/news For Release: Feb. 18, 2020 Construction to Begin on New Preserve Hikers and horseback riders will soon have new trails […]

Community Action Alert

Hello trail colleagues, American Trails has served for years as a board member of the Coalition for Recreational Trails (CRT) to support the federal Recreational Trails Program (RTP), which has directly funded more than 25,000 trail projects nationwide since 1993. It’s time now for every trail supporter to help move new House legislation to improve […]

Legislative Updates From the NC Horse Council

The North Carolina Horse Council (NCHC) would like to provide horse owners across the state updates on new legislation that we promoted during the 2017 General Assembly.  This was a very successful and positive session for all horse owners with the passage of the NC Farm Act of 2017. These measures passed into law thanks […]

Improving Equestrian Access to Public Land

Public lands are a vital part of our recreational structure and a large part of our equestrian landscape.  As development pressures continue to build and loss of agricultural and private land grows, access will become increasingly more important to the horse community and the equine industry.  We not only experience the loss of land due […]

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 […]

Trump Administration to Rollback Clean Water Act Rule

FEBRUARY 28, 2017 AHC Washington Update Copyright © 2017 American Horse Council Permission to pass on the AHC Washington Update to your members, readers, or others is granted on the condition that it is forwarded in its original form or directly linked with the AHC logo and a link to the AHC website. Trump Administration […]