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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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Broad View EAAT Needs Your Help!

Broad View is researching options to provide our proven Equine Assisted Learning program for at-risk youth in a new way via partnership with local horse farm owners. Youth participants in this type of program would learn a variety of life lessons, including self-regulation, basic horsemanship skills and safety, and horse care/farm upkeep completed on the farms of the community partners. We would also hope to provide academic tutoring and access to mentors as a part of this program. Ideally, we would like to work with late elementary/middle school youth in the areas of Dover and Seaford/Laurel. At minimum, our community parter would need a farm, a few horses, and some space to do our work. The bonus for you is some extra help with the endless chores that come with farm ownership while supporting youth who need it most in your community.

If this sounds potentially interesting to you and you have a farm near Dover, Seaford, or Laurel, DE, please click the link below to fill out a brief survey by July 15th. If you know a farm owner for whom it may be of interest, please forward the link! We will be in touch after the 15th with any interested parties to discuss. If you have questions, or would prefer to answer the survey via email or phone, reach out to us at broadvieweaat@gmail.com or 302-233-2308.

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Broad View EAAT Facebook Page

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New DEC Youth Pages!

The DECY has been design to bring kids of all ages together through membership drives, fun activities, craft parties, picnics, interactive web pages , and many other equine related events. We are fully supported by the Delaware Equine Council and their many adult members to bring education and comradery to future generations. You will make many new friends with the same interests, join them in a journey to grow as an equestrian or equine advocate. There is no requirement to own a horse just a love for them, or desire to learn.

Visit the DEC Youth Pages

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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

Not Your Ordinary Weekend Clinic!

Everyone in attendance agreed, Brendan Wise is not just a clinician/horse trainer, he’s special. One rider’s husband said, “I’ve seen a lot of trainers, but never have I seen one so involved and invested in each horse and rider”. Riders and horses of all levels benefited from his calm and clear instruction. Positive reinforcement perfectly timed to affirm the horse and rider. Behaviors such as rearing, bucking, getting loose, and being reactive were all met with, what I believe were, the “take away” words of the clinic: Be firm, be kind, and be fair.

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Newsletter 2

Delmarva Driving Show Spectacular

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Newsletter 3

Racing at Mount Harmon Plantation

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Newsletter 4

Program Gives At Risk Kids Hope

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