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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. This is a mission that your Virginia Horse Council Board of Directors takes seriously and is both committed to following and is dedicated to fulfilling.

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UPDATE: No New Cases of EHM in Virginia

NO NEW CASES OF EQUINE HERPESVIRUS MYELOENCEPHALOPATHY (EHM) IN VIRGINIA ~ State Veterinarian commends farm in Fauquier County for quick action that led to early detection and may have prevented spreading the disease ~ Dr. Richard Wilkes, State Veterinarian with … Continue reading

Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy (EHM) Confirmed in a Virginia Horse

EQUINE HERPESVIRUS MYELOENCEPHALOPATHY (EHM) CONFIRMED IN A VIRGINIA HORSE Dr. Richard Wilkes, State Veterinarian with the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS), announced this afternoon that a horse in Virginia has been confirmed positive for Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy … Continue reading

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