LINKS: State Horse Councils

State Horse Councils Alabama Horse Council Arizona State Horsemen’s Association Arkansas Horse Council Bay State Trail Riders Association (MA) California State Horsemen’s Association, Inc. Colorado Horse Council Connecticut Horse Council, Inc. Delaware Equine Council Florida Horse Council Georgia Horse Council, Inc. Greater Houston Horse Council (TX) Horse Council of Nevada, Inc. Horsemen’s Council of Illinois […]

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What Is Pony Club?

Pony Club is mainly a resource for young riders to have fun with other young riders by taking lessons and going to competitive rallies. A young rider can be any age between 4-25. Beginner level is for riders with little or no experience, called a D Level. D Level is divided into 3 groups- D1s, […]

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United States Polo Association

History of the United States Polo Association1890 – Present In 1990 the United States Polo Association celebrated its centennial anniversary as the governing body of polo in the United States. It was a 100 year chapter in the glorious and romantic history of the oldest of all equestrian team sports. Polo is perhaps the oldest […]

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The United States Trotting Association

Introduction There is nothing to compare with the thrills and excitement of harness racing. Imagine, though, for a moment what this great sport would be like if there were no rules for the horsemen, the officials, and the tracks to follow. The resulting chaos would ruin harness racing. The United States Trotting Association was created […]

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Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association

1. TOBA administers and manages the American Graded Stakes Committee. By virtue of this responsibility, TOBA protects and preserves the integrity of the sales catalogue page and, thus the breed. 2. TOBA is a founding member of The National Thoroughbred Racing Association and holds a seat on the Board of Directors. 3. TOBA serves as […]

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Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation

Saving Horses Is Saving People, Too Founded over two decades ago, the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s mission is clear and simply stated: To save Thoroughbred horses no longer able to compete on the racetrack from possible neglect, abuse and slaughter. The sad truth is that a vast majority of the general public and even many racing […]

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The United States Equestrian Federation

VISION STATEMENT The vision of United States Equestrian Federation is to provide leadership for equestrian sport in the United States of America, promoting the pursuit of excellence from the grass roots to the Olympic Games, based on a foundation of fair, safe competition and the welfare of its human and equine athletes, and embracing this […]

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The National Steeplechase Association

Company, Etc.: The National Steeplechase Association is the official sanctioning body of American steeplechase horse racing. The NSA licenses participants, approves race courses, trains officials, coordinates race entries, enforces rules, compiles an official database and oversees the national marketing and public relations efforts of the sport. Among the groups the NSA serves are owners, trainers, […]

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The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA)

Legend has it that rodeo was born on July 4, 1869 when two groups of cowboys from neighboring ranches met in Deer Trail, CO, to settle an argument over who was the best at performing everyday ranching tasks. That competition is considered to be the first rodeo which evolved into rodeo as we know it […]

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The American Riding Instructors Association

The American Riding Instructors Association (ARIA) was established in 1984 to help promote safe, knowledgeable riding instruction. ARIA’s official quarterly magazine, Riding Instructor, keeps its member instructors well-informed of matters pertaining to their profession. One of ARIA’s most successful means of meeting its goals has been to encourage instructors to attend its American Riding Instructor […]

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