Welcome to the Vermont Horse Council

Hello VHC Enthusiasts,     

Happy spring! The shedding has begun in earnest and trails are opening. Please remember to bring your equine partner into work again slowly so they remain sound for a great year of adventures together.

I am thrilled to let you know that the Vermont Horse Council has just signed a cooperative agreement with the State of Vermont Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation for multi-use trails that includes equines both riding and driving horse drawn vehicles. Both parties will work cooperatively to provide & maintain a functional and user-friendly multi-use horse trail system on state-owned land and to minimize user conflicts. The agreement has been years in process and a deep thank you go to the VHC Equine Activities Committee Jim Nickerson, Michelle Grald, Jean Audet, Jennette Cole, & Heidi Krantz for seeing this through to its fruition, a job well done to one and all.

2019 Educational Events:

  • ¬∑June 9, 2019, Working Equitation demystified (High Horse Farm, Sharon, VT)

  • July 13, 2019, Your Body/Your Horses Body (Field Farm, Barre, VT)

If you would like to help on a committee or with the impact study please reach out to a Board Member.

Horses are an important aspect of life in Vermont. From the days of draft horses working on the farm, the breeding of Morgan horses to our equestrian community, over 75,000 horses can be found in Vermont today. Occasionally, you will see them on the road.