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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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Photos from the Brendan Wise Clinic

Come see the photo album from the Brendan Wise Clinic along with all our other albums.

Go to the Photo Albums Page

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Registration Open: DEC Schooling Show Series

The DEC is hosting a show series at Apex Stables.

  • Saturday, June 11, 2022
  • Sunday, September 11, 2022
  • Sunday, October 23, 2022
Register Now!

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Go to the Events page to register

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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!

Sign Up or Get More Information

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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

DEC Scholarship Banquet

An unusual springtime snowstorm complete with strong winds and whiteout conditions happened on March 12th, but not even Mother Nature could stop the Delaware Equine Council Foundation from bringing together scholarship donors and student recipients to celebrate the successes of the next generation.

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Newsletter 2

In memory of Linda Chick

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Newsletter 3

In Memory of George Parris

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Newsletter 4

Preventing Grass Founder

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