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
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
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
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 Vests: Heather Ragsdale,
Cassandra Guillette, Hinesburg, Vermont
Williams, Fairfield, Vermont
$25.00 Certificate from Tony’s Tack/Home Depot & Garden
$50.00 Gift Certificate from Walker’s in St. Albans.
$25.00 Gift Certificate from Guy’s Farm & Yard
1 year Membership to Vermont Farm Bureau & a VHC Hat
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
(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.