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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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DEC 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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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


The Board of Directors of the Delaware Equine Council Foundation decided to postpone their March 14th fundraiser and presentation of five $1,500.00 scholarships due to the uncertainty of the Corona Virus. The Board will decide when to reschedule the event. The money raised at the Dinner/Dance/Auction is used to provide scholarships for the next year. We hope that all of you will weather this pandemic without contagion and will join us when the event is rescheduled. We’d like to thank the Moose Lodge for differing much of the cost of canceling the event. The awards will still be sent to the worthy winners’ schools to help with the cost of their 2020-2021 tuition.

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Newsletter 2

Plunge for Funds!

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Newsletter 3

Stressors and Foaling Mares: What Do We Know?

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Newsletter 4

Helping the Senior Horse Eat More

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