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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!

Monthly Meeting Clinicians!

Apex Stables' new meeting room
671 Williamsville Rd.
Houston, DE 19954

June 21st- Magna Wave with Brooke Baker
July19th- Emergency Equine Rescue Ambulance (ERA) with Jo Ann Bashore

Come and bring a friend!
More about the Emergency Equine Rescue Ambulance

We value our members

With all that’s happened in 2020, DEC has decided to GIVE BACK. We’d like to give everyone who is a current 2020 member, their 2021 membership FREE.
This is Delaware Equine Council’s way of saying, “Thank YOU!”

We Are Back!

The DEC family is excited to announce that our Public Meetings are starting again!! We meet on the third Monday of every month. You’ll need to check our Facebook page to find the location. We are looking for a new permanent meeting place because the Firehall is now charging for each meeting. If you know of a great central location that can hold 20 to 30 people, let us know. We’re happy to provide a donation to the site for the privilege of using the facility.

We are also excited to announce we’re on board with our annual FALL rides!! “Autumn on the Brandywine” riding event will be held on September 11, 2021 and The Member Appreciation Day ride/drive will be held on Sunday, September 26, 2021. Mark your calendars!

Thank you for all your patience during the difficult down time over the last year and a half.

We’re looking forward to seeing you!

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.

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The Very Latest

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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

Spring Has Sprung on the Shore

Spring is here and we are all out and about with our horses do ing all things exciting, from trail riding to horse shows and everything in between. May saw the return of Karen's Shows by Diamond State Horse Shows. Why do we call them "Karen's Shows?" The show series Karen's Shows is in honor of Karen Kershaw. Karen had her show series for many many years. They were great shows to take a young horse or to just show off your finished horse. It was a fun friendly place to take your horse. When Karen retired, it left a gap in the horse shows in the area. Karen had her shows year-round and I am sure some of them didn't make a profit but she continued to have them! So Annett Farms decided to have a show series. Karen had a formal name for her shows but everyone called them "Karen's Shows". Are you going to Karen's Show next weekend? Etc. Etc. So I called Karen and asked her if it was okay if we called our show series "Karen's shows". She said yes! Karen has left this world so there is now a special year-end award in honor of Karen's horsemanship skills which will carry on for many years. June 6th is the next all English Karen's Show and June 12th is the next Annett Farms Ranch Show

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Newsletter 2

Recognize Your Horse’s Dental Problems

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Newsletter 3

Using Nutrition to Manage Horses with Gastric Ulcers

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Newsletter 4

Bits Affect More Than Your Horses Mouth

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