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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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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

Heather Vitale – TV Personality and Third Generation Horsewoman

In the 1950s, Elmer and Helen Looney took all their savings (a total of $350) to purchase a harness horse. That, as it would turn out, would be the beginning of a legacy and have a huge impact on the sport of harness racing.

Decades later, their daughter Jo Ann would become the first woman to win a race at The Meadowlands. Jo Ann’s daughter Heather Vitale, has become an ambassador and one of the most loved and celebrated figures in the sport

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Newsletter 2

Tribute to Connie Lundquist

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Newsletter 3

Large Animal Emergency Rescue Training

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Newsletter 4

Delaware 4-H’ers Compete at State Hippology Contest

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