VHC ‘s Annual Meeting and Educational Seminar will be held at the Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Blacksburg, VA on Saturday, March 30, 2019. Registration begins at 8:00, educational sessions from 10:15-3:45. Registration fees are $25.00 for non-members, $20.00 for members, lunch included. Silent auction, youth track, health and welfare issues, vendor booths and networking provided. 

Please CLICK HERE  for a tentative schedule of events.  

Please CLICK HERE to register for the day (includes lunch)!

During the Annual Meeting, the Horse Council will also be presenting the VHC Annual Awards, designed to recognize the contributions of all who work diligently to promote and protect the equine industry in the Commonwealth.  If you know someone who has had a significant impact on Virginia’s equine community, please visit our Awards page to see the list of categories and to enter a nomination.  All nominations must be entered by March 15th!


The Virginia Horse Council is your voice for the expanding equine industry in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Council is a not-for-profit organization formed by horsemen for Virginia horsemen. The membership and Board of Directors represent all breeds. The purpose of the Virginia Horse Council is to promote and improve the horse industry in Virginia.

Our mission is to serve as the umbrella organization of the Virginia equine community and to monitor legislative issues affecting horsemen and horses in the Commonwealth.  The vision of the Virginia Horse Council (VHC) is to be recognized as a leader in providing broad representation to all facets of the equine industry before the Virginia General Assembly and Congress.  The VHC collaborates with other areas of the agricultural community and helps facilitate communications between members of the equine industry and state and federal agencies.  The VHC aspires to keeps Virginia horsemen informed of regulations and pending legislation they may impact them, and to provide educational opportunities that further enhance the industry.

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Join now and get membership benefits for 2019!  After we receive your membership application, you will receive a Welcome Packet which will include:

*Membership Card*
*VHC Scholarship information*
*Info on exciting Member Benefits*
*In-Excess policy (if purchased)*

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After last week’s blizzard & heavy rainfall, many rural Nebraska communities and ranchers are in dire need of assistance. The flooding caused devastating damage to homes and ranches as well as loss of life & livestock. As people are trying to salvage what they can, help is needed.  If you wish to send monetary donations use the links below:

Nebraska Farm Bureau
Nebraska Cattleman Disaster Relief Fund

If you can volunteer or have hay, feed, fencing supplies, or other needed physical items to donate, please use these links:

Nebraska Farm Bureau Disaster Exchange
Nebraska Blizzard/Flooding Resources

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Thank you for considering donating to help rural America!


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