OUR PURPOSE IS TO PROMOTE ALL FACETS OF IDAHO’S EQUINE INDUSTRY, TO SERVE AS ITS VOICE, MONITOR LEGISLATION AFFECTING EQUINE ACTIVITIES, AND BE THE SOURCE OF INFORMATION AND RESOURCES FOR IDAHO’S HORSEMEN AND HORSEWOMEN.
The Annual Directors and Representative meeting will be open for registration at 8:30 am with a continental breakfast available with meeting to start at 9:30 am. Public is welcome.
12:00 Noon Lunch will be served followed at 1:00 pm with horse industry speakers: Idaho Horse Board, Colonel Stitt from the Idaho National Guard, Idaho Parks & Recreation, Idaho Non-Motorized Trail information, etc.
Come back for the evening event which is dinner at 6:00 pm with a No Host Bar available at 5:30 pm.
2024 Miss Rodeo Idaho, Ashley Kerby, will speak, followed by Nikeela Abrams “2023 Idaho Business Review Woman of the Year”. Nikeela is an attorney, a member of the Idaho Racing Commission, a jockey, a horse owner, wife and a mother. She has a powerful and intriguing story to tell so do not miss it.
Evening mingle starts at 5:00 p.m. Dinner served at 6:00 pm Please join us for an evening of fun and socializing. It will be a good time to get to know other members of the horse community.
We need an RSVP for dinner by November 4th to give the count to our caterer.
The No-Host Bar will be available to purchase drinks starting at 5:30 p.m.
The Idaho Horse Council was organized in 1975 with the purpose of creating a united front representing horse organizations, individual horse owners, and others involved with the horse industry in Idaho. The Council was created because charter members realized that: “As horse ownership and use increases, so do restrictions in the form of administrative or legislative regulations concerning various issues including travel, trail use, zoning, health requirements, horse shows and rodeos, tax status, racing, and access to state and federal lands.” The original founders believed that unless the horse industry is vigilant, informed and united, it will have no appreciable impact on the myriad of regulations beginning to affect the industry.
Each year the Idaho Horse Council produces the State’s largest equine Expo which attracts exhibitors and spectators from across the United States. The Expo features highly regarded trainers and clinicians from across the state and nation, the latest in products ranging from jewelry to arena equipment, entertainment, industry-related seminars, youth activities, and competitions from youth roping, to trail events and even jousting.