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Welcome to the Wisconsin Horse Council (WHC) Website!

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The Wisconsin State Horse Council (WHC) is here for "the horse" and the people who own them or simply love them. We exist solely for the welfare of the horse and the betterment of our industry as a whole.

Our Mission

  • To represent and to foster a unified equine industry of Wisconsin.
  • To promote the equine through leadership, education, service and communication.
  • To take a pro-active role in the future growth and development of the equine industry.

Company Overview

WHC is a non-profit organization representing horsemen and women and the equine industry in Wisconsin. In representing the equine industry we promote the horse through leadership, education, and service, and take a proactive role in the growth of our industry.

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Draft Recreation Opportunity Analysis chapters available for public review and comments

The public has an opportunity through May 4 to comment on Recreation Opportunity Analysis that examines existing outdoor-based recreation opportunities and future recreation opportunities in eight regions throughout Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is seeking comments on draft chapters developed from information collected from the public in the fall of 2017 on the following regions:

The public is invited to provide feedback and suggestions on the draft chapters. The draft chapters can be reviewed by visiting dnr.wi.gov, and searching the keyword "ROA." A link to provide feedback is provided on the website. Public feedback for these five draft chapters is open through May 4, 2018.
The ROA process has been underway in other regions of the state. Earlier in 2017, the department analyzed and wrote draft chapters for the Upper Lake Michigan Coastal and Great Northwest regions. The department asked for the public to provide feedback for those two chapters. After considering the comments received, the department finalized these chapters. All the finalized chapters to the ROA can be found at this link ROA and scroll down to "Recreation Opportunity Analysis Document" tab.
For more information regarding the recreational opportunities analysis, search the DNR website for keyword "ROA." To receive email updates regarding the ROA process, click on the email icon near the bottom of the page titled "subscribe for updates for DNR topics," then follow the prompts and select "Recreation opportunities analysis," found within the list titled "outdoor recreation."


The Economic Impact of the Horse Industry on the United States

IT'S HERE! The American Horse Council Foundation's results of its 2017 National Economic Impact Study are now available!

Please click on the link below to be redirected to the American Horse Council's website page where you can get all of the details and a link where you can purchase the new booklets of information.




Congratulations to the 2018 Wisconsin Horse Council Award recipients.  This year we are presenting awards in four categories.

  • Equine of the Year – Caz (Casadero Sin Par), a Paso Fino owned by Tracy Porter of Milton
  • Horseperson of the Year – Karla Kegley of Franksville
  • Judge of the Year – Dawn Brandow of Antigo
  • Lifetime Achievement – Richard Berner of Watertown

These people and horse will be recognized at the WHC Awards Ceremony that is held at the Midwest Horse Fair in the Coliseum on Sunday, April 22 at 11:30 a.m.  Please join us in applauding these people and horse for the contributions they have made to our equine industry in Wisconsin.  Look for their bios in the MHF magazine, the CounciLetter, and on our web site in the near future.

Do you know someone who deserves to be nominated for recognition for their work in our equine industry?  Check out the WHC Awards Program on our web site www.wisconsinhorsecouncil.org.


Please click on the link below to read all about the Time To Ride Challenge!





Please click on the link below for all of the details and to access the donation form for this program.





Announcements and Notices

WHC Horsemen's Calendar of Upcoming Events

Want to know what equine related events and activities are going on in your area? Please click on the heading above to access a list of up-coming events and a form that you can complete and send to us to have your equine related activity added to this new calendar!

WHC Classified Ads

Exclusively for Wisconsin Horse Council members........

We are offering FREE classified ads on our website and in the newsletter!

Recreational Trail Aids (RTA) Program

This is a federal program administered in all states. Municipal governments and incorporated organizations are eligible to receive reimbursement for development and maintenance of recreational trails and trail-related facilities for both motorized and non-motorized recreational trail uses.

Legal Transportation of Horses Across State Lines

WHC would like to share this important information with you courtesy of InStride Edition, www.InStrideEdition.com. Please click here to access this excellent article.

Attention All WHC Members

Important information for all WHC Members! Please click below to read the details.

Great News for WHC Members!

Did you know that if you are a member of the Wisconsin Horse Council (WHC), you are also eligible for the American Horse Council's (AHC) Advantage Plan?


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