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Welcome to the Delaware Equine Council – your connection to Delaware’s horse industry! We are an all-breed, all-discipline volunteer organization managed by a Board of Directors. The DEC actively promotes and enhances all things equine in Delaware.

The goals of the DEC include:

  • Unify, inform, and represent the diverse interests of all horsemen and horsewomen in Delaware
  • Facilitate communication between the equine community and governmental agencies
  • Create and identify educational opportunities that will enhance and promote the abilities of riders and the knowledge of horse owners throughout Delaware’s equine community.
  • Support the Delaware Equine Council Foundation in scholarship acquisition and dissemination

We are glad you are here and we welcome your input into any facet of the DEC and its endeavors. Please consider volunteering for one of our many committees.

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Announcements - Announcements

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Sign up for 2022 Excess Liability Insurance

Sign up for a new policy or renew your existing one. This is a great benefit for all DEC members!

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Meet the New Directors

WELCOME to our NEWLY elected Directors!
Dave Hobday
Gwen Hobday
Amy Dietz
2022 is going to be a GREAT year!

See the whole crew

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Emergency Equine Assistance Program

DEC Emergency Equine Assistance Program is a payment program designed to assist horse/equine owners who demonstrate financial need with the cost of hay, feed or veterinary services for their equines. Payments will be to the feed/hay suppliers or veterinarians to cover actual, documented out-of-pocket expenses incurred by the horse/equine owner.

More about the Emergency Assistance Program

Some of our members

Pictures of our members and events.

Our Newsletter

The Delaware Equine Council publishes a newsletter six times a year. This is distributed all over the state and is available on line.

Newsletter 1

AMBA Halloween Costume Trail Ride & Walk

Talk about a beautiful day! The weather was 100% cooperative for the Delmarva Chapter of the American Mustang & Burro Association (AMBA) annual trail ride/walk fundraiser on October 31, 2021, at the beautiful Redden State Forest Headquarters. We could not have asked for a better day.

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Newsletter 2

Movement, Symmetry, Comfort and Balance

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Newsletter 3

Celebrating Horses at Tuckahoe!

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Newsletter 4


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