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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Application Deadline Extended To:
NOVEMBER 15, 2017
Get Your Nominations Sent In!
There are thousands of horsemen, horsewomen and organizations in Illinois who positively influence others in the equine community and serve as examples of good sportsmanship, good horsemanship and promoting the equestrian way of life in Illinois. Also there are thousands of horses who have impacted individual lives as well as the equine industry. Horsemen's Council of Illinois has established two annual awards to celebrate the importance of the horse and equestrian life in our state. Nominations for these awards will be accepted now through October 31, 2017. Honorees will be announced at the Illinois Horse Fair in March. Now is the time to submit an award nomination for these special individuals, organizations and horses. Applications can be accessed below or email for fillable forms.

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  • 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].

    8/25/17 UPDATE:  Governor Rauner has signed all four of our Bills that were passed by the House and Senate in 2017.  An important Resolution to help us have more horse trails was also passed by the legislature in the spring session.  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 2018.

    The HCI events calendar is in need of activities. IF you have event that you would like to be listed please email a flyer and information. It's never to soon to start advertising 2018 events! 


    Support the Carriage Horses

    Help support the Chicago Carriage Horses by signing the petition of support. Please feel free to share the link!

    Support Carriage Horses Petition

    For more information on the Carriage Horses please visit our Key Issues page.

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