Vermont Horse Council
“Creating a Unified Equine Voice”
Per the by-Laws of the Vermont Horse Council
This is the notification of the VHC Annual Meeting to be held.
MARCH 16, 2014
1:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.

The Stone Grill Restaurant, Morrisville, Vermont


The Vermont Horse Council is proud to have sponsored the 2014 Extreme Trail Challenge at

Sunday Morning, April 27, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Rules and Forms

Extreme Trail 2014 Instructions & Map

2014 Vermont Farm Show/VHC Booth – Respectfully submitted by Carmel Stone.   

On January 28, 29 and 30th Vermont Horse Council attended the 2014 Vermont Farm Show.

I feel it was a very successful 3 days.  The Safety Vests were a great addition to the booth.  People were

very interested in the PSA and VHC PowerPoint presentation that was running on the laptop at the booth.

I would like to thank the following people for volunteering their time helping out at the booth:

Morris Lasell, Mike Civitello, Ken Hoeppner, Roger Morin, Patricia Branon, Suzanne & Eric Martin, Vicki & Doug Smith, Lynn Knight and Patrick Jones, Terry Rose, Linda Corey and Tim Stone.  Their time and support made it possible for VHC to be well represented at the Farm Show.

It was great to have such a variety of people stop by the booth and chat about horses.  I think having chocolate

treats on hand was an added draw.  Chocolate and horses, you can’t beat that combination!  People asked interesting questions and told stories of horses they own or have owned.  It was heartwarming to see the expression in people’s eyes when talking about horses and asking questions about Vermont Horse Council.

The booth was a great place to meet and network with people from all over the state.  

This year’s raffle earned $107.00 for the Cliff Murray Scholarship Fund.

The winners of the VHC Cliff Murray Scholarship Raffle are:

3 VHC High Visibility Safety VestsHeather Ragsdale, Starksboro, Vermont

                                      Cassandra Guillette, Hinesburg, Vermont

                          Gail Williams, Fairfield, Vermont

$25.00 Certificate from Tony’s Tack/Home Depot & Garden

                        Deb Heleba, Lincoln, Vermont

$50.00   Gift Certificate from Walker’s in St. Albans.

                        Jane Tulloh, Jeffersonville, Vermont

$25.00  Gift Certificate from Guy’s Farm & Yard

                        Mike Civitello, Chelsea, Vermont

1 year Membership to Vermont Farm Bureau & a VHC Hat

                        Leon McAllister, Hardwick, Vermont

A big thank you goes out to the local business owners who donated the above items to Vermont Horse Council for the raffle.

It’s the Law

Many people are not familiar with the law when it comes to horses and motorized vehicles.  Whether you are a resident or a visitor, please familiarize yourself with these important facts.  And always think, “SAFETY FIRST”.

Title 23: Motor Vehicles

Chapter 13: Operation Of Vehicles

§          1014. Persons riding animals

A person riding an animal or driving any animal-drawn vehicle upon a road is granted all of the rights and is subject to all of the duties applicable to the driver of a motor vehicle by this chapter except those provisions of this chapter which by their very nature can have no application. (Added 1971, No. 258 (Adj. Sess.), § 3, eff. March 1, 1973.)

§          1127. Control in presence of horses and cattle

(a) Whenever upon a public highway and approaching a vehicle drawn by a horse or other draft animal, or approaching a horse or other animal upon which a person is riding, the operator of a motor vehicle shall operate the vehicle in such a manner as to exercise every reasonable precaution to prevent the frightening of such horse or animal and to insure the safety and protection of the person riding or driving.

(b) The operator of a motor vehicle shall yield to any cattle, sheep, or goats which are being herded on or across a highway. (Added 1971, No. 258 (Adj. Sess.), § 3, eff. March 1, 1973; amended 1989, No. 55.)

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