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 serve as the lobbyist on issues affecting, horsemen, horsewomen 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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The Virginia Horse Council is a dedicated supporter of the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, VA, and we would like to draw your attention to the amazing raffle going on right now to benefit the Horse Center! 

Raffle to win a 2015 Platinum Coach horse trailer or $15,000 CASH. PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE VIRGINIA HORSE CENTER. Tickets are $100/each and only 500 tickets will be sold! Cash, check and credit cards are accepted.

For more information please call Blue Ridge Trailers at 434-985-4151, e-mail at info@blueridgetrailer.com or call the Virginia Horse Center office at 540-464-2966.

Join The Virginia Horse Council now through December 31 and SAVE on 2016 Membership fees!

Join now and get November and December membership benefits for 2015, as well as membership benefits for 2016 for a discounted price!  After we receive your membership application, you will receive a Welcome Packet which will include:

*Current Newsletter*
*Membership Card*
*Chart of Contacts*
*VHC Scholarship information*
*Info on exciting Member Benefits*
*In-Excess policy (if purchased)*
*Ride Alert Pack (if requested)*


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RideAlert  Member Benefit Continues for 2015!

The VHC introduced an exciting one-time member benefit in 2013 that continues for 2015- all active members, who have not previously received a RideAlert bracelet and are interested, will receive at no cost a RideAlert “Visible Identification for People” bracelet. This is a $24.99 value”
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In the event of an emergency, those first on the scene will see the rider’s visible RideAlert wristband and call the RideAlert 24/7 Incident Response Center using the Incident Number clearly displayed on the wristband. The Incident Response Center will request the wristbands Unique ID to identify the person in question so as to relay any appropriate medical information to those on the scene.They also contact the member’s next-of-kin and family with details of the incident, the caller’s name and phone contact details and anything else that helps the members and family to be reunited. Our members will receive a one year’s free subscription to this great service, and will have the option of renewing directly with RideAlert if they wish.

Members who would like to receive a bracelet for this service need to contact the VHC via email at info@virginiahorsecouncil.org, indicating their interest. A packet with a bracelet and full RideAlert instructions will be mailed out to all interested VHC members who have not previously received one.

If you are interested in receiving the RideAlert membership benefit, please get your membership to the VHC right away!

Please click below for more information on this membership benefit!