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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!

We value our members

With all that’s happened in 2020, DEC has decided to GIVE BACK. We’d like to give everyone who is a current 2020 member, their 2021 membership FREE.
This is Delaware Equine Council’s way of saying, “Thank YOU!”


Nominations are now being accepted for these Board positions:
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Director
Please contact any of the current Board members to add your name to the list of nominations and have an opportunity to join DEC’s active Board of Directors. TOGETHER we can do GREAT things!

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.

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Upcoming Events

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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

Tornado Causes DEVASTATION!

A record setting tornado ripped through two horse farms north of Smyrna during Tropical Storm Isaias on August 4th. In the blink of an eye, the tornado caused countless miles of destruction hitting C-Line Stables south west of Odessa and Cedar Lane Farm north east of Smyrna. Thankfully, all horses and humans were spared, but the cleanup and rebuilding begins. Carlotta Cline, owner operator of C-Line Stables, lost most of the roof off both of her barns, fencing, sheds and house. Seemingly, the only thing spared was her indoor arena, which several years ago had to be rebuilt due to a huge snowstorm that collapsed that roof.

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Newsletter 2

Ruthie’s Ruminants: RABIES

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Newsletter 3

Melanomas in Horses: New Topical Treatment Shows Promise

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Newsletter 4

Keeping Your Horse Cool

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