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Welcome!

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!

About IHC

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.

 

President 

David Coyle

317-491-5441

 

email David

Vice President

Victoria Hill

812-878-0216

email Victoria

Treasurer

Nick Schmutte

 

Board of Directors 

Bill Crane

Jon Chester

email Jon

Michelle Lawson

email Michelle

Beth Goodlett

Renetta Trissel

email Renetta

Scholarships Available

Equine Liability Signs

Delivery

Includes postage; mailed directly to you

$25.00

Pick Up

$20.00

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The Indiana Horse Council Foundation offers a number of scholarships. Click below for more information!

Meeting Dates

​IHC Board Meetings the 3rd Thursday of the Month: 7:00 PM. ,at the Hendricks Co. Fairgrounds & Conference Center, Danville IN 

 

Hoosier Horse Fair and Expo meetings are the 2nd Tuesday of the month, 7:00 PM, at the Hendricks Co. Fairgrounds & Conference Center, Danville IN

 

Please email ahead of time to make sure it hasn't been rescheduled: jhearon@isp.in.gov

Join 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, discounts on farm equipment, and more! 

Click below for the membership form!

Indiana Horse Council Foundation

Officers 

Secretary

Jeff Hearon

 

email Jeff

IHC Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, November 21st at 7pm

Hendricks Co. Fairgrounds & Conference Complex, Danville IN

Membership welcome

Dustin Everett

Patty Davis

email Patty

Danisa Lewis

Ashley Null

The Funds:

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

The Mission:

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.)