Minnesota Horse Council takes charge of MHSEA


The Minnesota Horse Council is pleased to announce that it will be taking over the administration of the Minnesota High School Equestrian Association program. The Minnesota Horse Council is a volunteer organization that gives back to the equine community. They are also the parent company of the MN Horse Expo, which is held each April at the MN State Fair grounds. The MHC is honored to be chosen as the volunteer organization to administer the MHSEA program.


The Minnesota High School Equestrian Association is a 501(3)(c) non-profit corporation whose mission is to promote equestrian disciplines as a high school team sport with an emphasis on education, citizenship and recognition of equestrian athletes. 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. By overseeing the administration of the MHSEA, the MHC will continue to grow the program and provide equine related opportunities and recognition to both groups.


The MHSEA was started in 2001 when Laura Moran and her high school-aged daughter, Melissa, created a program to provide young riders the opportunity to pursue a sport they love, enjoy the camaraderie of other high school equestrian athletes and earn high school recognition in “team” competition at the same time. The popularity of this program has grown and changed over the years but remains true to its goal of recognizing high school equestrian athletes accomplishments. A new committee made up of MHC board members has been formed to assist in the transition and will work closely with MHSEA founder Laura Moran to ensure a seamless transition.


The goals of the MHC are to promote and/or support equine educational activities; strengthen and facilitate communication among horse-related groups; and provide expertise, consultation and advice in horse-related matters. The MHC looks forward to helping promote and grow the MHSEA program.


The MHSEA does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, creed, age, sexual orientation or physical handicap, in any manner, with respect to this program. The MHSEA is an independent provider and does not provide training or riding lessons. The MSHEA is not sponsored by, administered by or sanctioned by a specific school, or school district or the MN State High School League. For more detailed information, please go to http://www.mhsea.org/ or send an email to info@mhsea.org.


For more information on MHC and upcoming volunteer opportunities, please visit www.mnhorsecouncil.org or info@mnhorsecouncil.org.

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