Horsemen's Council of Illinois serves as the voice of the horse industry in our state to protect our animals and our rights as horsemen, educate within and outside our industry about horses and their impact, and to advocate for horses and for you, the horse lover. HCI is the only horse association in this state that represents all breeds, all disciplines, and every type of horse-related enterprise throughout our state. READ MORE

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American Horse Council 2017 Economic Impact Study Launched in June
American Horse Council Equine Industry Study is underway. Your participation is critical!
The survey will be done in phases. HCI members are encouraged to complete a survey now. General "horse public" will be surveyed in July.

  • USDA Animal Care has posted a newly designed version of the Animal Welfare Act and Animal Welfare Regulations that features numerous updates and upgrades.

    More than just a visual upgrade, this new version contains all of the regulatory changes we’ve implemented since we posted the previous version in November 2013, including: the Retail Pet Store Rule; Importation of Live Dogs Rule; and the revised definition of exhibitor

     The new booklet is posted here. We encourage you to bookmark this link and use this electronic copy of the booklet, as it will always contain the most up-to-date regulatory changes. However, if you need a printed copy, please contact us at acwest@aphis.usda.gov [(970) 494-7478] or aceast@aphis.usda.gov [(919) 855-7100].

    HCI is pleased to announce that four bills and one resolution helpful to horse owners have been filed in Springfield's 2017 legislative session; and even more proud that all four bills have already been passed by both House and Senate.  Click on the Key Issues header and choose the Legislation option for details.   


    Act now to renew or join so you have full advantage of all the benefits for 2017.

    The HCI events calendar has been updated with nearly 100 new events such as trail rides, horse shows, rodeo events and clinics. Plenty to do! Click here to see the full list of events.
    Upcoming events in June:
    June 23 IDCTA Dressage Schooling Show - Camp Lake, WI
    June 24 IPHA Firecracker Classic - Boone County Fairgrounds
    June 24-26 Lee Smith Clinic - Triangle H Farm - Edwardsville
    June 24 IDCTA Summer Kick Off Dressage Show - Camp Lake, WI
    June 24 White Oaks Benefit Open Show - Morrison, IL
    June 24 Quincy Saddle Club Horse Show - Mendon, IL
    June 25 Central Illinois Saddle Club Fun Show - Springfield, IL

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