MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

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

  • Sept 8 & 9- First Aid/Equine Health Symposium; Membership Meeting Free to members $40 non-members; Membership Barbecue$15; Membership Trail Ride at Willoughby State Park Free to members $50 non-members  Proceeds support our scholarship programs          

  • Oct 11- BOD Meeting, 7:30 - 9 pm Via WebEx conference call (members contact kcolejeannette@gmail.com for sign in information)    
                       
  • Oct 27 - Membership Meeting, 10A-12P, TBD location and speaker
     
  • Nov. 29:  Vermont Equine Industry Summit-save the date!  It's at Vermont Tech. College and this year's focus is Human Resource Management
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  • 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!

Volunteers are busy gathering surveys at equine events across the state. Information from the survey will be included in the Vermont Equine Industry Economic Impact Study. This initial survey looks at events in Vermont and the expenses related to participation, such as travel, accommodations, stabling and entry fees. If you participate in events in Vermont, please take the survey  at  https://bit.ly/2LGjFBl.

A second survey is planned to assess the impacts 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. FUNDING is needed to implement this phase of the study. To donate click here