Welcome to Vermont Horse Council
The NEKET Ride is Coming! and so is the Equine Industry Summit!
It's turned out to be a good riding season - hope you've had a chance to enjoy it - whether in a western or English saddle, bareback, driving a cart or taking a nice long walk with your favorite equine!
One way to enjoy your horse or mule is the NEKET Ride - a VHC fall tradition. Visit our Trail Activities page for more information about the ride.
The Equine Industry Summit will gather on October 25th at Vermont Technical College. This year's theme of Risk and Reward provides an opportunity for industry professionals to learn more about risk management and how to reap the rewards of increased business. Our Keynote Panel of Elizabeth Demas, Esq., Stuart Farnham of Nationwide Insurance, Pam Knights of Pam Knights Communications, Hilary DelRoss of the Vermont Department of Marketing and Tourism and Jessica Stuart Riley, Director of the VTC Equine Studies Program will address how to assess your business risk management, address risks, and then how to market your awesome equine programs and facilities and benefit from your good management! Check Summit info on our calendar page.
August 26 Trail Work Day on the NEKET Trails - details coming!
Safety Committee - Horse and rider safety is a top priority for VHC - we need someone to represent equestrian uses at the Governor's Highway Safety Alliance, plan outreach events with bikers, and develop our educational posters and materials. If you are concerned about vehicle and horse interactions - here's your chance to have an impact in eliminating impacts!
Membership Committee - Help spread the word and encourage membership in the VHC. Tasks include talking about VHC with horse owners, visiting businesses, staffing VHC booths at events, writing some letters - contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to help.
Take Photos and send them in for the newsletter, blogs and website!
Consider giving back by joining the Board of Directors - elections are held in January - if you are interested - volunteer now to learn more about the projects and programs VHC is working on!