IHC Board Development & Personnel Committee
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
- 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
- Equine Scholarships and Education Opportunities: The Indiana Horse Council Education Committee is pleased to provide links for students seeking funding for secondary education.
- 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
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
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
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
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
Chairman 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.
IHC MARKETING COMMITEE
Chairman Yvette Anderson-Rollins
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
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.
- Membership Dues to increase in 2013 - Read more
- Clairification on Insurance Policy - Read more
- Individual and Family Members may purchase a $1 Million Equine Excess Personal Liability Insurance from the Indiana Horse Council.
IHC RACING COMMITTEE
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
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.
IHC TRAILS, LAND USE &
Chairman -Yvette Anderson-Rollins
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:
(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.
QUEEN CONTEST COMMITTEE
Chairman - Frances Garrett