Welcome to the Minnesota Horse Council!

MHC's Mission

The Minnesota Horse Council, a non-profit corporation, encourages and supports equine-related activities, concerns and education. Founded in 1935, the Council began as a vehicle for horse owners and exhibitors to coordinate horse activities with the Minnesota State Fair Board. Since then the Minnesota Horse Council has evolved into an umbrella organization uniting and supporting equine activities throughout the state.

Goals and Objectives

  • Promote and/or support equine educational activities.
  • Strengthen and facilitate communication among horse-related groups.
  • Provide expertise, consultation and advice in horse-related matters.


The Minnesota Horse Council works to support our state's horse industry through education, funding, communication and promotion of horse-related activities.  Our programs include the Minnesota Horse Expo, Grants, Scholarships, Direct Funding, Aisle of Breeds,  Education, Horseperson of the Year, Sponsorships, Disaster Relief, the Trail Blazers, Horse Welfare, the Pioneer Award and more. Contacting MHC Programs.


Join the Minnesota Horse Council and become a part of helping our state's billion dollar horse industry thrive!

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Minnesota Horsemen's Directory

The goal of the Minnesota Horsemen's Directory is to compile a comprehensive listing of horse-related services in and near the state so that horse-people can find relevant information quickly. 

The Directory includes hundreds of free listings -- businesses and organizations can submit a listing for free. Also included -- a Jobs section.

The MHC approves listings and will work to keep the Directory up-to-date. The Directory is advertisement-free. 

Visit the MN Horsemen's Directory!