Upcoming Events and The Latest News

  • Nov. 29: Vermont Equine Industry Summit-Vermont Technical College, Randolph, VT. The 2018 agenda includes: an update from the working group focused on developing the “Economic Impact Study of Horses in Vermont” and guest speaker and HR Professional, Teresa Miele, who will be presenting on the topic of “Finding, Hiring, and Training Quality Employees” using non-traditional and creative strategies. Additionally, there will be time for facilitated networking, an update from the Vermont Farm Bureau, and a catered lunch. $25

  • Dec 13 - BOD Meeting, 7:30 - 9 pm Via WebEx conference call (members contact kcolejeannette@gmail.com for sign in information)

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.

 EQUINE INDUSTRY STUDY UNDER WAY!

We have completed the first phase of the equine industry economic impact study. Thanks to the dedicated volunteers who attended over 25 equine events this summer to administer over 400 surveys.

Funds are needed to move forward on the second phase of the survey. This survey will assess the expenses of horse ownership by asking Vermont horse owners about costs associated with owning and managing a horse, including, feed, vet and farrier services, and ancillary expenses such as fencing, barn construction, vehicles and trailers. Support this important project by clicking here