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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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!

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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

2022 Delaware State Fair - Summer Nights & Carnival Lights

You always know it's fair week by the weather forecast. Lots of heat equals fair week and mother nature did not disappoint with the heat. But, neither did Delaware's equine community, they showed up in force this year. There was every size and color horse you could imagine at the fair competing in every kind of class from in-hand to riding and driving. There was something for all equine lovers to watch or show in. Congratulations to all who showed for a job well done.

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Newsletter 2

DEC Horseshow in Action!

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Newsletter 3

SDTR’s Herd of Horses

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Newsletter 4

Large Animal Emergency Rescue Training

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