March 21, 2020
Indiana Horse Council Members,
As President of the IHC, I regret to inform you that the membership has voted 56-22 to dissolve this once great institution. In the next few days I will be providing detailed information on the next steps in the dissolution process. The Indiana Attorney General and the Secretary of State provide a step by step process on how to dissolve a Not for Profit Corporation. The Board will stay in existence during this process which will include the following: Notification to the Indiana Secretary of State of Dissolution, submitting IHC approved minutes, providing financial records, and submitting letters to our creditors. In addition, the BOD has filed a theft claim with our insurance carrier and a police report with the local authorities.
The Indiana Horse Council, Inc. is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the well-being of the horse industry. The Indiana Horse Council, Inc. protects, promotes and preserves the interests and activities within the Indiana equine industry in areas of education, legislation, promotion and philanthropy. We pride ourselves in providing funding for horse owners and scholarships for prospective and current students. Thanks for visiting!
Where We Stand
"The Indiana Horse Council is opposed to any act that causes intentional harm to an equine and which is contrary to the horse's welfare."
Officers & Board of Directors
Becoming a Director on the Board of the Indiana Horse Council offers a unique opportunity to become actively involved in supporting the equine industry. IHC Directors make significant contributions to the organization as well as to specific areas of the equine industry. The IHC Board welcomes individuals with skills in areas such as communication, finance, law, equine legislation, event planning, youth programs, recruiting and human resource management.
IHC Board meetings are held the third Thursday of each month and are open to the public.
Board of Directors
Equine Liability Signs
The Indiana Horse Council Foundation offers a number of scholarships. Click below for more information!
IHC Board Meetings the 3rd Thursday of the Month: 7:00 PM. ,at the Hendricks Co. Fairgrounds & Conference Center, Danville IN
IHC Board of Directors Meeting
Thursday, March 19th at 7pm
Due to the recent declared state of emergency the BOD will conduct business via conference call or this BOD meeting. Stay tuned for updates on the March 21st meeting to decide the fate of the IHC. Thank you.
Indiana Horse Council Foundation
Through your generous donations, the Foundation supports educational scholarships, second careers for horses, medical research, disaster preparedness, emergency response planning, equine welfare education, rescue and neglect reporting, equine assisted programs, and other Indiana Horse Council (IHC) programs.
You can designate your donation toward one or more of our many funds:
• Racing Legacy Fund -
Retraining and retirement opportunities for Indiana race horses
• Trails Fund -
Acquisition, design and maintenance of horse trails in Indiana
• Indiana Horse Council Endowment -
IHC educational programs
• Equine-Assisted Programs Fund -
Use of horses as a therapeutic tool for people with disabilities
• Gail Hall Legacy Fund -
Operation of the Foundation
• Equine Welfare Fund -
Emergency response training
• Scholarship Fund -
funding for education and other scholarships for youth and adults
• Jim Kirkham Scholarship Fund -
legacy scholarship fund in honor of Jim Kirkham
• Marilyn Paton Kuhn Memorial Fund -
General funding support to the Foundation and IHC programs
• Helping Horses & Humans Fund -
Second careers for Indiana horses and equine assisted human rehabilitation
We are a 501(c)(3) Indiana non-profit corporation organized in 1992 by the Indiana Horse Council to encourage support of and funding for worthwhile charitable, scientific, and educational projects benefiting the horse and horse-related activities in Indiana by serving the needs of both donors and recipients.
Programs supported by the Foundation include educational scholarships, horse owner workshops, equine welfare education, rescue and neglect reporting, emergency planning, trails, land use and zoning activities, and second careers for horses. Funds for these efforts are awarded through various programs. A board of directors that is separate from the Indiana Horse Council board manages the funds and awards.
Types of Endowments -
Undesignated or Unrestricted - You want your charitable gift to accomplish the most to improve the quality of life for horses as well as the quality of life for people through horses. You believe that as conditions change, a group of citizens from the horse community will be best able to assess the current charitable needs and to be creative and flexible in the grantmaking.
Field of Interest - You are interested in a particular field (e.g. youth, education, research, horse welfare, therapeutic riding) but you do not want to restrict the grants to be made over the years to any specific organization serving that field.
Designated - You have a favorite charity or organization that you would like to support. You thus designate the specific charity or organization that is to receive the grants.
Donor-Advised - You may recommend distributions within IHCF funds and to other charitable organizations. Establishing a fund is easy, convenient and inexpensive. The minimum to open an endowment is $5,000, payable in installments (cash, securities and real estate can be accepted.)