Welcome

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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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2022 DEC Industry Directory Ad Drive

The Delaware Equine Industry Directory is published each year by the Delaware Equine Council. This book contains over 75 pages of useful information about the equine industry in Delaware. Any equine related industry, business or organization that wishes can be listed and indexed in any of the fifty categories from Adoption to Veterinarian. Contact information for almost 30 non-profit organizations from the American Driving Society to the Wicomico Hunt is also included. The Delaware Equine Council is accepting business listings and advertisements for the 2022 directory. Get Your Business or Organization into the 2022 DEC Industry Directory!

Submit your information and/or buy an ad.

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The Mustang Discovery Ride

Take two young women with a passion for the iconic American Mustang, looking for a grand adventure, add 4 American Mustangs along with a curious wild born molly Mulestang and you have the ingredients for the “Mustang Discovery Ride”. Riders, Hannah Catalino and Lisanne Fear, will cover 12 states taking 12 months, with the assistance of their support crew. Starting in Delaware in September and ending their journey on the California coast next year.

See pictures of the event

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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

PEMF a 'Magna Wave' of the Future

The Delaware Equine Council’s June meeting was enhanced by a 45-minute demonstration by Brooke Baker of Small Wonder Equine Services at our new location just south of Harrington at Apex Stables owned and operated by Pamela Robichaud.

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Newsletter 2

Delaware Appaloosa's Father's Day Special ESWHSA Show

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Newsletter 3

Rescue is a Phone Call Away

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Newsletter 4

Member Spotlight

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