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  • TEEFA | Minnesota Horse Coun

    TEEFA Temporary Emergency Equine Feed Asssitance In 2008, a longtime Minnesota Horse Council member, seeing a need for financially strapped horse owners, set up a donation station at his place of business. In early 2009 he approached the MHC with $400 that had been donated. He asked the MHC to manage the distribution of the funds. Thus the Temporary Emergency Equine Feed Assistance (TEEFA) committee was formed. ​ TEEFA is run by a committee made of up MHC Board members. The committee relies on individual donations and fundraising efforts by groups and organizations such as 4-H, FFA, etc. to help raise additional monies needed to feed hungry horses as well as funds from the Minnesota Horse Council (beginning in 2014). There is assistance available for those horse owners facing temporary financial hardships which may affect their ability to feed their horses. Feed assistance is provided by direct payment to the vendor for feed or hay. All information received from the applicants will be kept confidential. ​ TEEFA Application

  • Minnesota Horse Expo | Minnesota Horse Coun

    Minnesota Horse Expo The Minnesota Horse Expo is a long-standing beloved event sponsored by the Minnesota Horse Council which began in 1982. For 42 years, the Minnesota Horse Expo has offered a variety of vendors, exhibits, Equine clinicians/presenters, and many more exciting opportunities to educate horse owners and horse fans. Visitors can choose from clinics and lectures, demonstrations, vendor exhibits, walking through the horse barn, horse and pony rides, carriage rides and more. ​ The expo is a not-for-profit event sponsored by the Minnesota Horse Council. The funds generated by the Expo are used support MHC's scholarships, grants, direct funding and trail improvement grants. Over the years, more than three million dollars has been raised at this event, primarily through the efforts of volunteers. Your support of the Minnesota Horse Expo has a significant impact on.... ​ Please visit the Minnesota Horse Expo website for information and the Minnesota Horse Expo Facebook page for highlights and updates on the upcoming Expo!

  • Certified Rescue | Minnesota Horse Coun

    Certified Rescue As aid to those individuals that want to donate time, money or resources to equine rescue facilities, the Minnesota Horse Council believes it is imperative to identify and recognize rescues that meet standards of care. In order to become certified, a rescue facility must show they have non-profit status (501 (c) (3)) and that they meet or exceed the AAEP guidelines for equine rescues and retirement facilities. The guidelines are available at aaep.org . The Minnesota Horse Council lists the following stables and rescue organizations that meet its certification guidelines but does not warrant or endorse these organizations for any other purpose. To date, these rescue organizations have met our standards: ​ Sundown Horse Shelter in Hugo www.sundownhorserescue.org Contact: Cherie Mackenzie MN Hooved Animal Rescue in Zimmerman www.mnhoovedanimalrescue.org Contact: Drew Fitzpatrick MN Retired Racehorse Project in Savage Contact: Jen Selvig This Old Horse at Wishbone Ranch in Hastings www.thisoldhorse.org/wishbone-ranch Contact: Nancy Turner ​ Haven Acres in Hampton https://www.havenacresmn.org contact: Jennifer Heath ​ Save The Brays Donkey Rescue in Milaca https://www.savethebrays.org/ contact: savethebrays@gmail.com ​ If you are a rescue facility that would like to be certified, please review the guidelines at aaep.org and then email our Certified Rescues Program by phone at 763-755-7729 or by mail at: P.O. Box 96 Monticello, MN 55362-0096

  • Recognition | Minnesota Horse Coun

    Recognition The Minnesota Horse Council recognizes and honors outstanding individuals and horses in the Minnesota equine community through the awards listed below. Horse Person of the Year Horse of the Year Pioneer Award

  • Horse of the Year | Minnesota Horse Coun

    Horse of the Year Every year the Minnesota Horse Council honors and recognizes a horse for their outstanding service. Each application is evaluated based on the described service and impact the horse had on the industry or those around them. There is no age or breed limitations. Active and retired horses are also encouraged to be nominated. If you know of a horse that should be considered for the Horse of the Year, please use the application below to send in you nomination! ​ ​ Horse of the Year Application Horse of the Year The Minnesota Horse council would like to congratulate the Recipients of the Horse of the Year Award horse for their outstanding service to the horse industry. 2023- Lesson Horse: Black Horse 2022 - Therapy Horse: Echo 2020 -Community Service Horse: Sinclair 2020 - Therapy Horse: Royal Jade Lady 2019 -Lesson Horse: Glitter 2016 - Lesson Horse Chocolate Chip Kisses 2016 - Therapy Horse: Buddy 2014 - CH Heirrevenerent 2013 -Therapy Horse: Joker 2013 - Lesson Horse: Sweet William 2013 - Service Horse in Memoriam: Spirit

  • Home | Minnesota Horse Coun

    MINNESOTA HORSE COUNCIL WELCOMES YOU! ABOUT THE MINNESOTA HORSE COUNCIL Our 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. Programs Exceeding Your Expectations Membership Join the Minnesota Horse Council and make a difference. Your membership in the Minnesota Horse Council will help us foster growth and promote a vibrant Minnesota equine community. Programs The Minnesota Horse Council promotes and supports the Minnesota horse industry through a variety of activities and funding mechanisms. Resources The Minnesota Horse Council provides links and information the MHC has considered relevant and accurate for MN horse owners and enthusiasts. Join us for Minnesota's largest equine trade show and breed exhibition April 26th-28th 2024! ​ Minnesota Horse Council Event Calendar GET IN TOUCH Name Email Subject Message Submit Thanks for submitting!

  • Resources | Minnesota Horse Coun

    Information and Resources relevant for horse owners and enthusiasts. ​ Resources Programs for Riders With Disabilities ​ Equine Education Opportun ities Riding Lessons Equine Indoor Facilities Ho rse Rentals/Trail Rides Disaster Response Team MN Horsemen's Directory

  • Programs | Minnesota Horse Coun

    Programs Listed below are the ways the MHC promotes and supports the state's horse industry through a variety of activities and funding mechanisms. Direct Funding Grants Scholarships Sponsorships TEEFA

  • Aisle of Breeds | Minnesota Horse Coun

    Aisle of Breeds The Minnesota Horse Council and the Minnesota Horse Expo, in conjunction with the Minnesota State Fair, has a display in the south entrance to the Horse Barn during the Minnesota State Fair. We have ten stalls (one for supplies) that are decorated for the event. Horse owners volunteer to bring different breeds of horses to the Aisle of Breeds (at no charge) for display and for the general public to view and learn more about the different breeds of horses. Horses usually stay from one to three days. ​ A current Coggins test is required (and a Health Certificate if out of state - except Wisconsin). The owner of the animal (horses, mules, and donkeys) are encouraged to have a table and chairs in front of stalls to provide breed information, and where the horse is from. TV's are welcome. Two State Fair tickets are given each day to the animal owners and there is free parking for horse trailers (no motor homes). The State Fair for 2024 is August 22nd through September 2nd If you are interested in participating contact Gayle Belden Email gaylebelden@mnhorsecouncil.org . ​

  • Scholarships | Minnesota Horse Coun

    Scholarships The future of the industry lies in the hand of the next generation who carry the torch for the promotion and support of the equine industry as they continue to lead and grow. The Minnesota Horse Council has actively supported the equine related pursuits of individuals for 20 years through the Tony Gasser Memorial Scholarships. ​ Tony Gasser was a well-known Minnesota Horseman and active in the Minnesota Horse Council. In his will he left money to start a scholarship fund to offer scholarships to students in equine-related fields. This was the beginning of the MHC/Tony Gasser Memorial Scholarships, back in 1984. ​In 1991, the Minnesota Horse Council determined that 5% of the total annual profits from the Minnesota Horse Expo should be dedicated to increasing these funds and increasing their investment of the horsemen of the next generation. In recent years, about 20% of the profits from the Minnesota Horse Expo have been given by the Minnesota Horse Council to deserving students in the form of academic scholarships. The Minnesota Horse Council offers this investment in the next generation through the yearly scholarship opportunities. Please see the scholarship application details in the document below. ​ Scholarship Application ​ ​ ​ ​ Past Scholarship Recipients The Minnesota Horse council would like to congratulate the recipients of the MHC/Tony Gasser Memorial Scholarships. the MHC recognizes these individuals for their hard work and wishes them the best on their future endeavors! 2022 Scholarship Winners Paige Gabrielson - Colorado State University, College of Veterinary Medicine Macy Hanks - University of Arkansas Morgan Schelske - University of Minnesota, Crookston 2021 Scholarship Winners Paige Gabrielson - Colorado State University, College of Veterinary Medicine Cameron Gallenberg - University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine Morgan Johnson - Southwest State University 2019 Scholarship Winners Kiera Balding - Carlton College McKenzie Cselovski - South Dakota State University Autumn Eggers - Kansas State University Hannah Eggert - University of Nebraska, Lincoln Paige Gabrielson - Colorado State University, College of Veterinary Medicine Cameron Gallenberg - University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine Erin Halla - University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine Morgan Johnson - Minnesota West Community and Technical College Amanda Olson - University of Minnesota, Crookston Michaela Von Schenk - University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine 2018 Scholarship Winners Kathryn Crum - University of Minnesota, Crookston Paige Gabrielson - University of Wisconsin, River Falls Cameron Gallenberg - University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine Kelsey Hagerty - North Dakota State University Erin Halla - University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine Charlotte Knopp - Mount Holyoke College Amanda Olson - University of Minnesota, Crookston Alexandra Resnick - University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine Katie Treadwell - Undecided Michaela Von Schenk - North Dakota State University Tori Winters - University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine 2017 Scholarship Winners Kalley Christopherson - University of Wisconsin, River Falls Angie Esselman - University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine Paige Gabrielson - University of Wisconsin, River Falls Cameron Gallenberg - University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine Erin Halla - University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine Sabrina Hart - University of Wisconsin, River Falls Charlotte Knopp - Mount Holyoke College Alexandra Resnick - University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine Morgan Schmidt - Ridgewater College Natasha Spiczka - University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine

  • About | Minnesota Horse Coun

    ABOUT MINNESOTA HORSE COUNCIL 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 . Board of Directors The Minnesota Horse Council is guided by up to 17 directors who each serve a three-year term. Ann Graney Hoffmann, President 952-469-4640 annhoffmann@mnhorsecouncil.org Gayle Belden, 1st Vice President 763-439-1675 gaylebelden@mnhorsecouncil.org ​ Darrell Mead , 2nd Vice President 612-860-4645 darrellmead@mnhorsecouncil.org ​ Dawn Moore, Secretary 612-819-1708 dawnmoore@mnhorsecouncil.org ​ Elissa Lindsoe, Treasurer 612-819-4512 elissalindsoe@mnhorsecouncil.org Karen Clark 763-682-5324 karenclark@mnhorsecouncil.org David Fleischhaker 651-402-5512 davefleischhaker@mnhorsecouncil.org Sandy Helgeson 612-275-5016 sandyhelgeson@mnhorsecouncil.org Judy Jensen 763-972-6397 judyjensen@mnhorsecouncil.org Trina Joyce 612-729-7798 trinajoyce@mnhorsecouncil.org Doug Persian 763-242-5570 Dougpersian@mnhorsecouncil.org Meg Sax 320-761-3990 megsax@mnhorsecouncil.org Tracy Turner, DVM 651-440-1964 tracyturner@mnhorsecouncil.org

  • Membership | Minnesota Horse Coun

    ABOUT THE MINNESOTA HORSE COUNCIL Join MHC and make a difference! Our member stables, saddle clubs, breed organizations, tack shops, businesses and horse people represent over 7,000 horse lovers in the state. Your membership in the Minnesota Horse Council will help us foster growth in and promote a vibrant Minnesota equine community. ​ The MHC stays in touch with members through its monthly newsletter, "For Horses Sake," which is also mailed to other state horse councils, state and national publications, tack shops, local, state and federal agencies, various media, and other interested individuals and groups. Your membership in the Minnesota Horse Council will help us foster growth in and promote a vibrant Minnesota equine community. Join now, using the form below! Become a Member Today! Application Information: Select an item ($) Family - $31.00 Family Membership & Equisure - $72.00 Individual - $26.00 Individual Membership & Equisure - $47.00 Youth (Under 18) - $16.00 Business/Corporation - $36.00 Certified Stable - $46.00 First name Last name Email Address Phone How did you find out about us? Select an option Volunteer Interests Aisle of Breeds Disaster Response Expo Horse Welfare/Humane Treatment Promotion/PR/ News Therapeutic Riding/Programs for Riders with Disabilities Trails Other Please tell us more about you and your involvement with horses! Submit Thank you! PDF Printable Membership Form Equisure Application & FAQs

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