Reminder of paperwork regulations for horses and other equines traveling in Wisconsin

With very few exceptions, horses and other equine animals entering Wisconsin need: Current certificate of veterinary inspection (CVI) (no more than 30 days old) which must include: A complete physical origin and destination address; Official individual identification for all animals, regardless of age; and (one of the following): a microchip number of a unique microchip […]


UW-River Falls Equine judging students among top ten in the nation

Six students from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls competed at the AQHA World Championship Collegiate Horse Judging Competition in Oklahoma City, OK. Two team members finished in the top ten, out of 42 individual competitors. Olivia Fischer of Chilton finished eighth overall and eighth in the halter class and Zoe Donahey of Janesville took eighth […]

Club/Association News News

Wisconsin Horse Council and WSH Equine Foundation Scholarship deadlines approaching

Deadlines for the Wisconsin State Horse Council Scholarships are approaching. The Jan Spencer Scholarship deadline is February 15th, 2019. Jan Spencer was a member of the Wisconsin Horse Council and served in several officer positions. She was active in the equine industry and an advocate for education. After Jan’s passing in 2015, the Jan Spencer […]

Health, Wellness, & Nutrition News

Michigan Dept of Ag and Rural Development has confirmed first case of EHM for 2018

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has confirmed the first case of equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy (EHM) for 2018. The five-year-old Standardbred gelding from Washtenaw County tested positive for EHV-1 after developing a sudden onset of neurologic signs: weakness, incoordination in the hind limbs and difficulty urinating. The horse is currently under veterinary care […]

Business News

FMCSA Announces New ELD Waiver

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced additional steps to address the unique needs of the country’s agriculture industries and provided further guidance to assist in the effective implementation of the Congressionally-mandated electronic logging device (ELD) rule without impeding commerce or safety. FMCSA is announcing an additional 90-day […]

Business News

A Deeper Dive Into the AHCF’s 2017 Economic Impact Study

(Washington, DC)- While the equine industry as a whole generates approximately $122 billion in total economic value, it’s commonly thought that the “big three” that are the primary economic drivers: Recreation, Racing, and Competition. However, the American Horse Council Foundation (AHCF) felt it was also important to bring in a new sector of the industry’s […]