Committee News

IHC Board Development & 
Personnel Committee
Chairman Jennifer Wilson-Reagan - Contact Committee Chair
Nomination: An individual may be nominated for election as a director by a nominating committee of the board or from the floor at a meeting of members at which directors are elected. If you are interested in any of these committees, please let us know.


IHC Education Committee
Chairman Melinda Gerrish - Contact Committee Chair
  • Indiana Horse Council Scholarships: The Indiana Horse Council annually awards scholarships to members who are pursuing higher education and are committed to the horse industry. Scholarships are available for students attending technical school, working towards a bachelor's degree, or are in graduate school. 

Visit the IHC Foundation website to fill out an
IHC Scholarship Application

  • Equine Scholarships and Education Opportunities:  The Indiana Horse Council Education Committee is pleased to provide links for students seeking funding for secondary education.

  • Equine Studies:
Purdue University
St. Mary's of the Woods
My Horse University-Michigan State University 
Eastern Iowa Equine College
Bethany College
The University of Findlay
William Woods University
Centenary College
Delaware Valley College
Fountain Valley School
Lake Erie College
Midway College
Equine Science Center
HorseSchools.com

  • Other Helpful Sites:
Next Student Equine Scholarship list
Racing Scholarships

  • Horse Owner Workshops: The Indiana Horse Council hosts and sponsors Horse Owner Workshops through the work of the Education committee. Grant funds for community organizations seeking to sponsor workshops teaching novice horseowners more about management of their animals may be applied for by contacting a member of the Education Committee. 

       Workshop Application

  • Horseman's Conference: The Horseman's Conference is hosted by the Indiana Horse Council and the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine in January of every year. Topics change every year to reflect the requests of participants and important issues in the horse industry. Check back soon for dates and registration for our next conference.

  • Hoosier Horse Fair and Expo: The Education Committee coordinates the lectures and the workshop arena for the Hoosier Horse Fair and Expo. Each year 20-30 lectures and 15-20 educational workshops are offered. In 2003, the Education Committee piloted the "Horsin' Around at the Hoosier Horse Fair" activity. This combined effort with the 4-H Horse and Pony Youth Advisory Board, brought inner city children under the age of 12 to the Horse Fair to learn more about horses. 


IHC Equine Assisted Program Committee
Chairman Tara Lane - Contact Committee Chair
                                 or call 812-533-9431
Therapeutic riding centers and equine assisted programs welcome donations of horses, tack or monetary contributions. Donations may be tax deductible. For more information on making donations or to learn more about the program, please contact the current committee chairperson.


IHC Youth Development
 & 4H Committee
Chairman Jessica peters - Contact Committee Chair
This committee focus on support and building the future of the horse industry by nurturing equine-based youth programs. The committee strives to bring youth involvement to the various aspects of IHC.


IHC FINANCE COMMITTEE
Chairman Yvette Anderson-Rollins - Contact Committee Chair
                                                    or call 812-797-4540
Fiduciary responsibility is the focus of this committee, which oversees the budget for the Indiana Horse Council, reporting on income, expenses and providing guidance on the status of various financial obligations.


IHC Governmental Affairs Committee
Chairman Jennifer Wilson-Reagan - Contact Committee Chair
Keeping the concerns of horseowners and the equine industry in the forefront of Indiana’s legislatures is the goal of this committee. Areas such as trail rights and development, breeding, racing and zoning are some of the many areas involved.


IHC HOOSIER HORSE FAIR & EXPO™ 
Chairman Vic Boyer - Contact Committee Chair
              Mike Gerrish
The Hoosier Horse Fair & Expo is the single largest fundraising event hosted by the Indiana Horse Council. Proceeds from this signature event fund educational workshops, scholarship programs, disaster relief, rescue efforts and much more.
Visit www.hoosierhorsefair.org 


IHC MARKETING COMMITEE
Chairman Yvette Anderson-Rollins - Contact Committee Chair
The Marketing Committee oversees the IHC website, social media, print communications and the IHC brand.  Articles for publication may be submitted to the committee chair for review (author understands that articles may be edited or abbreviated). News, events, shows and other equine related happenings may be forwarded to the committee chair for inclusion on the IHC calendar (pending review and approval). 


IHC MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE
Chairman Tara Lane - Contact Committee Chair
                                 or call 812-533-9431
Strengthening the numbers of both individual and business/association members is the goal of the Membership Committee. The committee also seeks to expand the benefits offered to its members by partnering with businesses.  

  • Individual and Family Members may purchase a $1 Million Equine Excess Personal Liability Insurance from the Indiana Horse Council. 


IHC RACING COMMITTEE
Chairman Dustin Birge - Contact Committee Chair
The Racing committee works to keep the horse industry informed about what is happening on the track and track-side. It assists with legislative issues, safety, gambling and any other areas that affect the racing industry.


IHC SHOW DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
Chairman – Katie Teeters - Contact Committee Chair
The IHC Horse Show Development committee encourages cooperation and cohesiveness between all breeds and discipline organizations in the Indiana equine industry. This committee also oversees the Octoberfest Horse Show, a multi-discipline, 3-day show open to all ages and breeds.  

The IHC Horse Show Development committee meets quarterly (The Octoberfest Horse Show committee meets monthly) and is looking for new members. If you are interested helping develop competition venues in Indiana that are safe, fun, and competitive places to show, then the IHC Horse Show Development Committee needs you.
Horse Show Sponsorship Application


IHC TRAILS, LAND USE & 
ZONING COMMITTEE
Chairman  - Yvette Anderson-Rollins - Contact Committee Chair
The trails committee works in conjunction with the Indiana Trail Riders Association and the Hoosier Backcountry Horsemen to build, protect and preserve the trails Hoosier riders enjoy. The committee also works with the Department of Natural Resources and the National Forestry Service in the management of trails. The committee is involved a number of trail-focused educational conferences both regionally and nationally.


IHC EQUINE WELFARE COMMITTEE
Chairman Mike Gerrish
  • Indiana Equine Neglect Reporting 
          Calls to report suspected cases of equine neglect may be 
           directed to one of the following organizations: 

           Indiana Horse Council: 317-599-0720
           (all calls will be documented in case report form);

           Indiana State Board of Animal Health: 
           317-544-2400 (or 317-227-0300)

          Or local county Sheriff Department.  

  • Individuals wishing to remain anonymous when reporting concerns may contact the Indiana Horse Council and the office will contact appropriate authorities. 
  • Local authorities may contact the Indiana Horse Council to request education, resource (i.e. hay, farrier, hauling, etc.), or assistance in evaluating animal condition/s and possible solutions (outside of legal recourse). Should the officer deem it necessary to prosecute, IHC recommends that contact be made with the Indiana Board of Animal Health to request an official field veterinarian review. 
  • NOTE: Equine professionals may only assist within the jurisdiction of local authorities, and with accompanying authorities. 
  • Animals with a body condition score of 1-2 should be considered critical and require immediate action. Animals with a body condition score of 3 should be seen within 1 week. When contacting the above organization, please indicate immediate action requested.

​Learn to recognize neglect and abuse of equines 


QUEEN CONTEST COMMITTEE
Chairman - Jessica Peters - Contact Committee Chair
BECOME A MEMBER
Join Us
Join the IHC today! Your membership will provide you with many benefits, including the option for purchasing a million-dollar excess liability insurance policy for your equine operation, an annual subscription to our IHC newsletter, and more!

Benefits of IHC Membership
Here are just a few of the great perks of membership:

  • Substantial discount on Massey Ferguson and Challenger equipment (up to 34%!),  Toro and Ex-Mark commercial equipment (up to 26%!), huge farm paint discounts through our partnership with Equine Savings, purchased through your local dealer.  Call 877-905-0004 or 502-370-5315. This is a member-only exclusive!    www.equinesavings.com
  • FREE  ticket to the Hoosier Horse Fair & Expo*
  • FREE  $2,000 accidental death & dismemberment benefit
  • Discounted  liability coverage **
  • Advanced notice of upcoming IHC sponsored shows, events and workshops
  • Discounts to IHC sponsored clinics and workshops
  • FREE  subscription to Take the Lead newsletter

*Must be a member by March 1st to receive a ticket to the HHF&E for the same membership year.  Members may pick up their free ticket to the Hoosier Horse Fair & Expo at the Will Call Office located at the main entry of the West Pavilion during fair hours.

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Join now!
Start Saving BIG today as a member of the
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Membership Opportunities

INDIVIDUAL WITH INSURANCE                 $50.00
$1 Million Equine Excess Personal Liability Insurance, IHC Membership Card. One (1) organization Vote, Horse Industry Business Discounts, Volunteer Opportunities, One (1) Hoosier Horse Fair & Expo Ticket.

INDIVIDUAL NO INSURANCE                     $30.00
IHC Membership Card. One (1) organization Vote, Horse Industry Business Discounts, Volunteer Opportunities, & One (1) Hoosier Horse Fair & Expo Ticket.

FAMILY WITH INSURANCE                       $80.00
$1 Million Equine Excess Personal Liability Insurance, IHC Membership Card. Two (2) organization Vote, Horse Industry Business Discounts, Volunteer Opportunities & two (2) Hoosier Horse Fair & Expo Tickets.

FAMILY NO INSURANCE                            $40.00
IHC Membership Card. Two (2) organization Vote, Horse Industry Business Discounts,  Volunteer Opportunities & two (2) Hoosier Horse Fair & Expo Tickets.

YOUTH                                                     $20.00
IHC Membership Card. Horse Industry Business Discounts, Volunteer Opportunities & One (1) Hoosier Horse Fair & Expo Ticket.

BUSINESS                                               $105.00
IHC Membership Card. One (1) organization Vote, Horse Industry Business Discounts, Volunteer Opportunities & One (1) Hoosier Horse Fair & Expo Ticket.

ASSOCIATION                                          $80.00
IHC Membership Card. One (1) organization Vote, Horse Industry Business Discounts, Volunteer Opportunities & One (1) Hoosier Horse Fair & Expo Ticket.

LIFETIME (Individuals Only)                  $205.00
IHC Membership Card. One (1) organization Vote, Horse Industry Business Discounts, Lapel Pin, Volunteer Opportunities & One (1) Hoosier Horse Fair & Expo Ticket. (Liability Insurance option of $20 will be billed annually).


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Insurance
Individual and Family Members may purchase a $1 Million Equine Excess Personal Liability Insurance from the Indiana Horse Council. 
Learn more - FAQ

Equine Liability Insurance Copy of Policy
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A copy of the benefit available does notconstitute coverage)

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Recent IHC Events
​Pictures and Information from the most recent IHC events.  Proper credit is given where provided.



IHC Supports Tornado Victims
​Recently Southern Indiana was hit hard by storms and tornadoes. The Indiana Horse Council was there in the aftermath to offer help and supplies as well as support. Photos by Jim Noel
Indiana Horse Council advertisers are provided as a service to those interested in the items or service offered for sale to members. The advertisements do not reflect the opinions or endorsements of the Indiana Horse Council or any of its employees or members. The listing of events does not constitute an endorsement of a particular event. 
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Communications Building
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