Michigan Horse Council

Promoting and Protecting the Horse Industry Since 1973

Accomplishments

Proceeds from the annual Michigan Horse Expo allow the MHC to fund its operation and programs, and generously support the horse industry through its scholarship and philanthropy grants.

Since formalizing our philanthropic efforts in 2000, the MHC’s total for grants and scholarships has surpassed the quarter million dollar mark, with the total now exceeding $260,000.

Some of our larger contributions have been $30,000 to the Mary Ann McPhail Center at MSU (a facility dedicated to equine gait and lameness research and veterinary clinical services), and $80,000 for the construction of the South Barn at the MSU Pavilion.

Other smaller grants have been made to build or improve equine trails and campgrounds, support the equine exhibit at the Michigan State Fair, help competitors from Michigan youth equine groups (such as 4-H and rodeo teams) pay for travel to national competitions, Assist the Cheff Center following the collapse of their arena roof, support county 4-H clubs, provide funding for MSU Extension research and educational programs, support the Youth Education Wagon Train, and most recently, help pay for equine rescue following Hurricane Katrina.

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Jul 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Moderated by Brian Housh with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy and presented by a panel of elected officials, this webinar will discuss successful tactics & strategies employed to establish funding mechanisms and innovative policy initiatives that support the development of trail networks demanded by constituents. Price: $19 for...
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all-day Ranch Horse Association of Michigan @ Berrien County Youth Fairgrounds
Ranch Horse Association of Michigan @ Berrien County Youth Fairgrounds
Jul 27 – Jul 29 all-day
Ranch Horse Association of Michigan (RHAM) offers classes for all levels of riders (Open, Amateur, Novice Amateur, Youth, Novice Youth)! Variety of classes offered, including cattle classes, trail, ranchmanship, horsemanship, reining, ranch riding, walk/trot, showmanship, halter, and more! *WEEKEND HIGHPOINT AWARD*
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all-day National Day of the Cowboy
National Day of the Cowboy
Jul 28 all-day
National Day of the Cowboy
National Day of the Cowboy is observed annually on the fourth Saturday in July. The era of the cowboy began after the Civil War in the heart of Texas. Cattle were herded long before this time, but in Texas, they grew wild and unchecked. As...

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