Creating a unified voice to protect, preserve, and promote Delaware’s equine industry through leadership, service, and education
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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:
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.
Pictures of our members and events.
The Delaware Equine Council publishes a newsletter six times a year. This is distributed all over the state and is available on line.
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